Saint-Jean-de-Monts

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TownSaint-Jean-de-Monts
Insee code85234
Postcode85160
Latitude46.7915280
Longitude-2.0644560
AltitudeFrom 0 to 30 meters
Surface61.72 km²
Population8417 inhabitants
Density136 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsLe Perrier at 6.2 km
Chief townLa Roche-sur-Yon (at 62 km, 61 min)Notre-Dame-de-Monts at 6.7 km
DepartmentVendéeSaint-Urbain at 10.3 km
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Saint-Jean-de-Monts, French commune located on the Coast of Light in the department of Vendee and region of Pays de la Loire is one of the most popular resorts on the Atlantic coast. Split into two by a pine forest - the Forest Hills Country - the resort has ecological areas: the marsh and forest are the top two. The beach, 8 km long and often turbulent, is the delight of residents and tourists. By 1867, the first bathers come since 1892 and enjoy the many artists who are inspired by their works. At the end of the nineteenth, Saint-Jean-de-Monts is a big country estate about 4500 inhabitants, situated on the edge of the dune, marsh between agricultural and young forest. In the shelter of the forest and protected from storms, St. John saw his life as chief town of the district away from any major thoroughfare, turned mainly to the marsh. The town houses are still clustered around the old church. Until the late 19th century, it is mainly the church organizations that are a pretext for mass gatherings. With the arrival of tourists, porters modernity, new events are organized: air shows, horse racing, concours d'elegance car. Foreigners staying in the country receives the bulk of lightness with which the country's youth is courting. They talk about custom typical: the maraîchinage. It was so, how dating and marriage to the test that accosted visitors. In this custom are all comparable local habits: dialect, survival of the langue d'oil, songs and dances, Veuze archetypal medieval bagpipes, and round the hammocks that have their origins in Renaissance costumes carved traditional fashion of the old regime. It is modernity that will install the entire French territory after the war 14-18. Between 1920 and 1950, with the popularization of the automobile and the arrival of the railway, Saint-Jean-de-Monts soars. From 1950 the embankment was built and the streets are increasing in the area of the beach. If the beach and the open spaces of the station are among its main assets, local products are not to be missed with brioche Vendée préfou his, her or its vendee mogette maraîchines specialties.


SIGHTSEEING

The leisure facilities Saint-Jean-de-Monts can practice many sports and recreational activities: biking on numerous bike paths, horse riding, skating, water sports to water sports, recreational activities in the forest on the site of Jesus Dressed, golf, mini- Golf, spa marine, fishing, cinema?? The town offers a diverse natural heritage. The dunes are rich in a particular vegetation, and many organized tours to the discovery of this ecosystem. It is among the pines and oaks of 25 km of forest as we cross many squirrels, rabbits and sometimes deer and certain species of birds like the falcon squire. In addition to its wide open spaces and its 25 kilometers of bicycle paths, Saint-Jean-de-Monts enjoys places of walks to discover. These include the pier, boardwalk to the sea, is where many walkers and fishermen. The Bather, sculpture by Henry Murail, located between the beach and the shopping street of the resort, symbolizes the predominance of water in this seaside resort and in addition to the three birds of John and Joel Martel, who had been designed in memory of Charles and Auguste Lepere Milcendeau.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Leisure centresBeach of La Parée-du-Jonc,   Beach of the Centre-Nautique,   Beach of the Demoiselles,   Beach of the Golf,   Beach of the Tonnelles,   Big Beach of Saint-Jean de Monts,   Casino La Pastourelle,   Golf Course of Saint-Jean-de-Monts,   Racecourse of the Atlantique
MonumentsL'estacade
Performance hallsConference Centre of Saint-Jean-de-Monts

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Kid's Wednesdays: February school holidays, sports or entertainment program for fun 6 / 12 years: yachting, workshop, kitchen??

Kid's Follies: children's festival, spring school holidays, fun exhibitions, performances for young audiences, workshops and activities??

X-Trail Pays de Monts, in the month of February: running wild.

Roller Attitude in April, July and August meetings to map the initiation and development for children and adults.

Duathlon in the month of April.

The Dune, in May, hiking in the dark through the forest and beach.

Instant Home Show, in May, room decorating with conferences.

Vendee bike in May, animated journey departing from Saint-Jean-de-Monts.

Festival Déferlante the spring festival of street theater for all audiences.

Vendee Atlantic Beach Rugby, in June, discovered rugby version beach.

Spring theater, in June, features the work of young theater.

La Mie Caline Basketball GB, in June, basketball tournament.

The Bonfires of Saint John and the music festival in June, musical entertainment.

The International Triathlon, the month of June

Exhibitions at the Palais des Congres Odysséa in July and August.

The festival Déferlante the Summer Festival of street performances and live music outdoors.

Planet Beach in July and August, discovered beach sports (beach volleyball, beach rugby?). Matinees Zen, aqua sea, fitness. Visit family and baby moments.

Kids' Wednesdays in July and August, sports and games for 6 / 12 years: beach volleyball, stroll GPS??

Cinété: in August, film on a giant screen on the beach.

Caval'Océane: in September, equestrian competitions and events on the beach free access.

Naturel'Monts Show in October, living sustainable development, eco housing and organic market. With workshops and conferences.

Here you got the funk: All Saints holidays, entertainment for the family around the gourd: exhibition, workshops, children's ball, animations??

Atlantic Lounge Zen: in November, lounge wellness workshops and conferences.

Fall / Winter Shows in the Auditorium Odysséa: humor, theater, concert??

All year: flea markets, attics, empty, horse racing??

Detailed program on the website of the Office of Tourism Saint-Jean-de-Monts.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

The Vendée has many tours and DoLandmarks family to visit.

The Vendee is a swamp of its landscape features and skiff rides allow, for example on the Canal du Perrier, discover its rich fauna and flora.

A boat trip to the island of Yeu you will see a different side of the Vendee. By bike or on foot, be sure to explore the wild coast of this island and its small port of Grindstone. Many departures are conducted from the port of Fromentine.

Another island not to miss is that of Noirmoutier. For the bridge or the passage of Gois at low tide, you can access all year. You will be surprised by the vast landscape punctuated by salt marshes, oyster beds and low houses, white and covered with pink tiles. Many activities are accessible to families: the leisure park du Gois, the island of butterflies, aquarium.

If you prefer, rather than an island to discover a village full of flowers and run by artisans, the village offers everything Sallertaine summer workshops for children and lots of activities, performances, street theater and throughout the year rides carriage and canoeing. You can also visit the Museum of Mie Caline and the mill temporarily, only windmill in France never stopped turning.

The Daviaud museum Marsh Vendée in La Barre-de-Monts is an ideal place for a family visit! In this great site outdoor treasure hunt for children, events and exhibitions are there to help us discover the salt harvest.

Kulmino installed on a water tower at Notre-Dame-de-Monts is a place to discover all public fun and interactive environment and water. The 5 / 12 years can have a play book, and many shows, events and exhibitions are organized nature.

Passio, museum Milcendeau / Jean Yole in Soullans, is a museum dedicated to the painter Charles must Milcendeau. Set in lush greenery, one discovers the house and studio of the artist, his works, and a beautiful garden. A booklet-game "Mystery at the Museum" is available for 5 / 12 years and an audio guide is available.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Accrobranche Explora Parc in the dune forestSports sensationsFrom 10 € to 20 €Saint-Jean-de-Monts

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PHOTOS

Tanks sailing groupTanks sailing group
 
The yachting alone with the sun and the seaThe yachting alone with the sun and the sea
Great beach Saint-Jean-de-Monts rather busyGreat beach Saint-Jean-de-Monts rather busy
 
Great beach to the pier and buildings in the backgroundGreat beach to the pier and buildings in the background
Pine Forest, trailPine Forest, trail
 
Large rather crowded beach, the pier in the backgroundLarge rather crowded beach, the pier in the background
Beach and the esplanade of the seaBeach and the esplanade of the sea
 
Pine Forest, bicyclePine Forest, bicycle
Pine Forest, bicyclePine Forest, bicycle
 
Asked facing the blue sky, end of the esplanadeAsked facing the blue sky, end of the esplanade
Evening facing the seaEvening facing the sea
 
International TriathlonInternational Triathlon
Cie Beau Geste for Surging SpringCie Beau Geste for Surging Spring
 
CyclocrossCyclocross
BMX and Roller for Planet BeachBMX and Roller for Planet Beach
 
Fishing plaice on the boomFishing plaice on the boom
The pier jutting out into the oceanThe pier jutting out into the ocean
 
Games on the beach in front of the boomGames on the beach in front of the boom

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WEATHER

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Tuesday 22 April
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Wednesday 23 April
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantChai Carlina  
9.1
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Chai Carlina wine bar, located in Saint-Jean-de-Monts, welcomes you for a gourmet break in a charming and beautifully arranged. The room appears in shades of beige and brown wooden...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-Monts27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel-Restaurant l'Espadon  
7.5
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
For special occasions like your meals with family, friends or business you will receive a heat that will transform your stay into an unforgettable moment.
Located in Saint-Jean-de-Monts25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCale 29  
9
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
On an exceptional beach 8 km long, the casino of Saint-Jean-de-Monts is the appointment time to reference the Vendée coast. It is not only famous for its casinos but also for its Brasserie...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-Monts21 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 1 bedroomChez Martine et Régis    
9.5
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Régis and Martine will be glad to welcome you to 400 meters from the seafront, the wide range of ladies in a large guest room 20 m² (Theme seaside) for calm in a separate building with...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-Monts65 € the double room 
House with 2 bedrooms73 route de la pibole    
10
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Private rented bed and breakfast in St Jean de Monts. Price 62 € including breakfast for 2 persons, extra 30 € for children's room including breakfast. Maximum 4 people. This location...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-MontsFrom 32 € to 62 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLa petite chatelaine    
9.9
Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
The little lady is a bourgeois style house in a hundred years we renovate 1km500 It is located about from the ocean, especially Zion ocean resort of Saint Hilaire de Riez. We offer...
Located 11.5 km from Saint-Jean-de-MontsFrom 75 € to 100 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 4 personsCoté mer au gré des marées  
10
  SPECIAL OFFER
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
On the 1st floor of a quiet building with 2 floors facing the sea, and some steps of the beach, we welcome you to this comfortable studio situated. You will stay at the rate of tides...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-MontsFrom 260 € to 490 € per week 
House for 4 personsGite La Bourrine à Saint Jean De Monts   NEW
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
You will be charmed by this unusual housing situation in thatched mud wall. Private garden of 300 m² offers a quiet view of the state forest with direct access to the many bike paths....
Located in Saint-Jean-de-MontsFrom 300 € to 650 € per week 
House for 6 personsMaison la dounure  
10
  SPECIAL OFFER
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
House of 90 m² with a capacity of 4 to 8 beds (2 rooms). Private garden of 400 sqm approx. Garden furniture. Parasol. Barbecue. Sunbathing. Welcome drink on Saturday evening at 19 hours....
Located in Saint-Jean-de-MontsFrom 400 € to 750 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
119 places over 2 haCamping La Prairie ****     SPECIAL OFFER
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
We welcome you to Camping La Prairie **** in St Jean de Monts for a great family holiday. Come and enjoy the sandy beach 800 m by the paths where sunbathing and fariente await you for...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-MontsFrom 16.50 € to 27 € per day 
174 places over 3 haCamping La Davière Plage    
7.6
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
900 m from the beach with direct access path through the forest, find yourself on a sandy beach. Camping available on heated pool and wading pool, all public entertainment during the...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-MontsFrom 14.80 € to 22 € per day 
106 places over 2 haFlower Camping Plein Sud****  
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Welcome... Under the sun, Nicole, Chris and their team invite you to share the serenity of their site. Here, generations are found, the spirits recognize and form a family... Read,...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-MontsFrom 15 € to 25 € per day 

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HOTELS

Résidence Spa Atlantic Golf - Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-MontsRésidence Spa Atlantic Golf     
8.1
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Just 300 metres from Atlantic beaches, this residence has an outdoor, salt-water swimming pool with views of Saint-Jean de Monts Golf Course. Guests receive free access to the thalassotherapy...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-MontsRoom from 60 €
Best Western Spa Atlantic Thalasso - Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-MontsBest Western Spa Atlantic Thalasso     
7.9
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Situated 300 metres from a long sandy beach, this hotel overlooks St Jean-de-Monts Golf Course. Guests have free access to the thalassotherapy centre with its heated, saltwater pool,...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-MontsRoom from 80 €
Babord - Tribord - Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-MontsBabord - Tribord     
7.9
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Located in a summer resort renowned for its long fine sand beach, Hotel Babord-Tribord offers a warm and friendly welcome in Saint-Jean-de-Monts, 200 metres from the beach. Hotel Babord-Tribord...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-MontsRoom from 53 €

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Mercure Côte Ouest Les Sables d'Olonne Thalasso et Spa
Located in Les Sables d’Olonne, Mercure Les Sables d'Olonne Thalasso & Spa is opposite Tanchet Beach. It offers free access to the fitness centre and has...
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