The town is situated in the west of the département, between Notre-Dame-de-Monts and Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez. It is split in two by a long plantation of pine trees, stretching from north to south along the coast. The centre-ville lies to the east of the cordon, while the seafront forms a lively center to the west.
Saint-Jean-de-Monts is renowned for its sandy beach, more than eight kilometers long. Due to its often low tides, it offers a great area for walkers, fishermen, and beach games.
The town is noteworthy for the recent restoration of its seafront, a vast town planning operation taking over five years to complete. The hugely successful result now means a network of footpaths and cycle tracks are enhanced by an array of plants, flowers and shrubs.
The predominantly flat terrain has allowed for the development of a vast 500km² network of cyclepaths, known as the Sentiers Cyclables de la Vendée. These paths stretch from the island of Noirmoutier in the north, south past Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.
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75 years at Abbe ; The Bar Harbor museum of Indian artifacts and basketry presents special events for its anniversary.
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