Tourism in Saint Jean de monts


A small town on the Coast of Light, Saint-Jean-de-Monts has 8 kilometres of beaches which are great for walking, horse riding or even land yachting. The forest and marsh are also terrific spots for long nature hikes. You can tour the town and explore the surrounding area by tourist train, bicycle, go-kart or electric scooter.

Thrill-seekers will undoubtedly love Explora Parc, a leisure park in the middle of the forest. With family or friends, you can do a treetop adventure course or take part in laser tag, archery tag, archery, trampolining or virtual reality games. A treasure hunt for the whole family gives kids the chance to make their first attempts at orienteering whilst having fun.

Fans of video games should head to La Tête à l’Envers, with its 400 m² of games. And if you’re with friends, you will surely catch the giggles over and over again with Escape & City Games in Saint-Jean-de-Monts.


Ancient accounts tell us that Saint-Jean-de-Monts was under the control of the lords of Le Bois Masson well before the French Revolution. The town was reborn under the reign of Napoleon I, who issued a decree endowing the municipality with a secondary school. Unfortunately, that institution would be relocated to Bourbon-Vendée. On that spot, the town hall and a presbytery were built.

You should know that this town in the Vendée department, between Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez and Notre-Dame-de-Monts underwent enormous work to stabilize the sand of its beaches. The goal of course was to prevent the sand from taking over a substantial part of the hinterland. In 1862, the French State entrusted the management of the dunes and sand to the Water and Forestry Administration.

Five years later, in 1867, the beaches of Saint-Jean-de-Monts began to be visited by thousands of swimmers. In the early 20th century, the town’s population was recorded as 5,000 inhabitants.


The town of Saint-Jean-de-Monts saw tremendous progress, particularly in the area around the beach. So many hotels were built that, a few years before the First World War, it had nearly 100 buildings containing housing and shops. Saint-Jean-de-Monts boasts 8 kilometres of beaches which attract thousands of tourists from France and even other European countries.

They travel there for unforgettable Vendean holidays, engaging in water sports for some and camping for others. In 1947, the French State eliminated the railway line passing through town. Luckily, this regrettable state of affairs did not prevent the development of the seaside resort’s tourism.

vacances saint-jean-de-monts


Located just 12 kilometres from Saint-Jean-de-Monts, about a 16 minute drive, the 4-star campsite Les Biches is ideal for exploring the entire Vendée coastline. In the middle of a pleasant pine forest, camping pitches and a wide range of rentals are available to holidaymakers. Whether you would rather camp under the stars or stay in a mobile home close to Saint-Jean-de-Monts, you will be amazed by the quality of amenities on offer, as well as the entertainment and activities we provide.

Wellness and sport are at the heart of our campsite. A whole area is devoted to relaxation, with a steam room, hot tub and sauna: the perfect spot after a walk along the Corniche Vendéenne coastal trail or a session on one of the campsite’s sports grounds! Game lovers will also appreciate the campsite’s game room and escape room. The restaurant and snack bar offer a variety of options for a delicious meal. The bar is the ideal meeting place and party venue during your camping holidays near Saint-Jean-de-Monts.

To cool down, you can always choose between the beach just 5 kilometres away and the campsite’s water park, including a heated indoor pool and a paddling pool with games for kids.


The mobile homes available for rent at Les Biches near Saint-Jean-de-Monts feature a particularly wide variety of options. Whatever range you choose, our mobile homes, chalets all come with a kitchen with all mod cons, a deck with patio furniture and a separate bathroom and toilet. They can accommodate 2 to 8 people.

Groups with children can opt for a Family mobile home or cottage in the campsite’s pedestrian area reserved for families. Young couples and groups of friends might choose to rent a wood lodge or cabin in the middle of the forest. Our Prestige cottages are reserved for holidaymakers looking for absolute comfort.

Whatever your budget, a mobile home rental at Les Biches near Saint-Jean-de-Monts will be the ideal starting point to explore the Vendean coast.

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