Saint Jean de Monts is a coastal town, set along the so called ‘Coast of Light’ within the Vendee department of the Pays de Loire region of north-western France. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in this resort, which is popular amongst both local and international tourists, will find that there is a wonderful choice of self catering accommodation available for holiday rental here. There are spacious apartments set in grand buildings, many enjoying spectacular ocean views. Further inland from the resort there are a number of rustic cottages and old farmhouses, as well as imposing chateaux for those with plenty of euros at their disposal.
Perhaps the biggest attraction for most visitors looking to spend their holidays in Saint Jean de Monts is its glorious sandy beach. Stretching for over 5 miles, it is amongst the most popular and most visited along the French Atlantic coast. Here tourists can enjoy numerous water sports, including surfing and kite sailing, as well as beach games, or to simply bathe and top up their tan, weather permitting! Away from the beach, visitors may wish to indulge in a spot of cycling, lake fishing, excellent nature walking and bird spotting opportunities and there are also several golf courses, of a high standard, located throughout this region of France.
Whilst enjoying your holidays in Saint Jean de Monts, one nearby city that is well worth a visit is Nantes, which lies a short drive to the north-east of your cosy self catering accommodation. This is a very historic city, even in French standards, and as such, there are numerous attractions to happily while away a full day for you. Take in some of the fabulous architecture in the old churches and cathedrals here: some examples being The Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul, The Church of The Holy Cross and The Castle of The Dukes of Brittany. There are also a good number of museums to enjoy in Nantes and these include The Natural History Museum, The Fine Arts Museum of Nantes, a Planetarium and The Nantes History Museum. The Jardin des Plantes de Nantes will provide the perfect park setting to enjoy a leisurely afternoon stroll and perhaps even a picnic lunch.
The weather for your holidays in Saint Jean de Monts will be considerably milder than back in the UK, but not exactly Mediterranean standards. Expect Summer temperatures to hit the mid to high twenties degrees Celsius. Winters usually see temperatures around 9 to 11 degrees Celsius. Saint Jean de Monts is on the coast and therefore the average annual rainfall for this part of France is around 22 inches.
The nearest airport for your holidays in Saint Jean de Monts is Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE). This is only around an hour’s drive away from your self catering apartment. There are a few airlines that operate services from the UK to this airport and they are City jet (through Air France) from London City (LCY), easyJet, Ryan Air and Flybe. There are other airports to choose between and these are Manchester (MAN), London Gatwick (LGW), Leeds-Bradford (LBA) (Seasonally) and East Midlands (EMA).