ACTIVITIES IN VENDÉE: WHAT TO DO IN SAINT-JEAN-DE-MONTS?
Located on the Côte de Lumière in Vendée, the town of Saint-Jean-de-Monts has a beautiful seaside resort that makes it a popular summer destination. Would you like to stay in this city for the next summer holidays? Here are some practical ideas to make your stay memorable.
Take the walk in the state forest
Extended on the dunes of the northern coast of the Vendée, the state forest of the Pays de Monts attracts several thousand visitors each year. It is home to various natural areas, which allows it to accommodate a great wealth of flora and fauna. With an area of 2,280 hectares covered with vegetation, it is an ideal place to be in communion with nature.
During your stay in Saint-Jean-de-Monts,be sure to take a stroll through this wooded expanse. You will find large holm oaks, maritime pines as well as several other unusual plant species. Be sure to contemplate the charm of songbirds nesting in the branches of the green landscape. During your walk, you will also come across small animals such as squirrels, mallards and lizards. This natural forest has many wonders in store for you.
Travelling France’s longest bike route
Give more charm to your stay in Saint-Jean-de-Monts by cycling on the bike. With a distance of 1200 km,this route is clearly the longest veloroute in France. The velodyssée takes you through several iconic landscapes as well as tonic and wild paths with the ocean as a backdrop. Its exceptional itineraries allow you to discover the terroirs of the West of France through a true cycling odyssey.
The route of the velodyssée will allow you to discover the landscaped varieties as well as the tourist and natural riches of France. Take advantage of the trip to contemplate the green woods and the moors of gorse located between Roscoff and Carhaix-Plouguer. From Redon to Nantes, you will be seduced by the dynamism and variety of bucolic landscapes. This glorious two-wheeled journey reveals its secrets through its beautiful landscapes that pass one after the other.
Make a detour to one of the must-see sights of the bike ride
It is unthinkable to imagine a route on the bike without making a hook to some must-see sites such as the Pilat dune and the Cordoba lighthouse.
The Dune of the Pilat
Located near the Arcachon Basin,the Pilat dune is the highest sandy formation in Europe at more than 104 metres high. It offers panoramic views of the ocean on one side and a green landscape on the other side.
The lighthouse of Cordoba
Located at the mouth of the estuary formed by the confluence of the Garonne and the Dordogne, the Cordoba Lighthouse offers a wonderful view of the Atlantic Ocean from the top of its 68 meters. Beautifully built, it watches over the sailors.
Discover the wonders of the city with the centre of the Golden Places campsite
Take a seat at Les Place Dorées campsite to give a new taste to your stay in Saint-Jean-de-Monts. The 4-star campsite on the Côte de Lumière is full of fun activities for children and adults. It also offers a variety of mobile homes as well as nude pitches to set up your tent. It is an ideal centre to discover the wonders of the city of Saint-Jean-de-Monts.
What to do in Saint-Jean-de-Monts? For a memorable stay, be sure to take a stroll through the State Forest of Monts. You can also walk the bike ride to see its charming landscapes. To discover the attractions of Saint-Jean-de-Monts, don’t hesitate to settle down in the 4-star camping campground Les Places Dorées.