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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Sainte-Foy - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Common retro coast Sainte-Foy is a rural village located along River Vertonne. Businesses and activities (markets was and associational activity) punctuate the life of Foyens.

Geographical information

Latitude46.5458320 (N 46° 32’ 45”)
Longitude-1.6721150 (W 1° 40’ 20”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 59m
Surface area15.62 km²
Population1908 inhabitants
Density122 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (28 km, 31 min)
Insee code85214
IntercommunalityCC de l'Auzance et de la Vertonne
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Grosbreuil6 km (9 min)
La Chapelle-Achard6.3 km (9 min)
Saint-Mathurin6.4 km (9 min)
Le Girouard7 km (9 min)
Olonne-sur-Mer9.1 km (11 min)
Château-d'Olonne9.4 km (12 min)
La Mothe-Achard10.7 km (14 min)
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire10.8 km (14 min)
L'Île-d'Olonne12.3 km (14 min)
Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups12.6 km (16 min)
Les Sables-d'Olonne14.5 km (19 min)
Poiroux15 km (19 min)
Nieul-le-Dolent15.4 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

The church of the town should be built on the place called "Le Pré of the Church." But according to legend, the stone brought in the day would mysteriously found the next day at the site of the present church in the village center. After a few months, we finally see a willingness of heaven and the church was built on the current site and the town around.

The windows of the choir depict episodes from the life of St. Foy, virgin martyr. The mystery remains of the first church of the 11th century was it destroyed for the construction of the present church in the 19th century? Some parts have they been maintained? The western part is very similar to models of that time ...

Events and festivities

Markets theme on the first Sunday of each month, in Halls, of April to June

Markets in the summer, every Sunday, in the halls, from July 7 to August 25.

Each year, the music festival, it was Foy ...


Place Church
Place Church
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Town Hall
Town Hall
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Saturday 10 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 20°C
Sunday 11 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 18°C
Monday 12 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tandem parachute jump in Vendée
Sports sensations280 € Château-d'Olonne (9.2 km)
Jet Ski hire at Sables d’Olonne
Sports sensations110 € to 260 € Les Sables-d'Olonne (10.1 km)
Visit the Farm Animals
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 9 € Avrillé (14.8 km)
Internship at an art enameller
Arts and Crafts45 € to 65 € Ars-en-Ré (39 km)
Accrobranche Explora Parc in the dune forest
Sports sensations10 € to 21 € Saint-Jean-de-Monts (42 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mountain biking trail in Brem-sur-Mer
Cycling itineraryIntermediate3h00Brem-sur-Mer (12.6 km)
The Lock trail
HikeEasy2h00Olonne-sur-Mer (12.6 km)
Circuit n°7 - la chaize giraud
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate50 minLandevieille (15.4 km)
Circuit n°2 - l'aiguillon sur vie
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h10L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie (16.6 km)
Circuit n°9 - coex
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h00Coëx (18.5 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals