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A holiday in Saint Jean de Monts is a break from the daily grind, a chance to enjoy the simple things in life and forget about the superfluous. Everything is within easy reach yet the atmosphere in this seaside resort suggests infinity is just around the corner.
Saint Jean de Monts combines the best of beaches (vast, gently-sloping, fine and sandy, and current-free!) with countless leisure activities, some of them commonplace, others more unexpected.
Take advantage of everything on offer. Enjoy yourself with family or friends. Meet new people. Savour every moment. Life’s good here!
St Jean de Monts, the heart of any trip to Vendée
Enjoy a holiday within easy reach of everything – the islands of Noirmoutier and Yeu, the Corniche vendéenne (coast road), the Vendée Marshes, Le Puy du Fou etc.
Go for a walk, take a cycle ride
, or ride a horse
in the shade of the pine trees, the heart of the marshes or at the seaside. Whatever you want to do, you can do it here.
Drink in the sea view as you walk along the prom or on the jetty.
Prepare to be dazzled!
St Jean de Monts boasts vast stretches of countryside filled with changing colours. There are 8 km of golden sandy beach in summer, 4,000 hectares of silvery marshes in winter and 765 hectares of russet forest in autumn.
The beach often provides quite a spectacle. Every day, you can see a line of sand yachts, or kite surfers indulging in acrobatic twists and turns in the air. During the Caval'Océane event, hundreds of horses take to the sand.
The history of seaside resorts is evident here in the local architecture – the rounded lines of the 1950s villas, the curves and pyramids of the 1970s apartment buildings, and the stone frontages of the first holiday homes.
A great place for foodies
The stalls at the daily market
in the town centre are full of colourful fresh, local produce from April to September.
Taste a few lesser-known specialities such as fionaïe (custard dessert), eels, caillebotte (curd cheese), rata de margatte (calamari stew) etc.
Enjoy some of life’s simple pleasures by taking a picnic to one of the beaches
or the pinewoods.
A holiday atmosphere
For your well-being: enjoy the bubbles at a spa
resort overlooking the pinewoods. Walk in the sea. Or do some pilates.
To enjoy the fresh air: live life to the full on the 18-hole golf course
with its fabulous view of the sea. Visit the leisure park in the forest
or the water sports complex
. There are more than thirty instructors here
, ready to ensure that you get the most out of your holiday.
And in the evening, have fun and meet other people. Play games and enjoy some gastronomic delights on the Avenue de la mer and at the casino
. Watch the street entertainment and special events. This is the place to come and meet people, the place to let your hair down.
Not far from Saint Jean de Monts, you can explore the vineyards and castles of the Loire Valley, see the weird and wonderful machines at L’Ile de Nantes, and explore the world’s best park at Le Puy du Fou.
Still can’t quite make your mind up? Well, find out why you should spend your holidays here, in Saint Jean de Monts. It only takes a minute!