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Where to find the most beautiful walks in the forest around Saint-Jean-de-Monts?

Nothing better than a walk in the forest around Saint-Jean-de-Monts to enjoy your vacation... The Tropicana presents the most beautiful outings!

If you are looking for escape and freshness under the green shade, Saint-Jean-de-Monts and its surroundings have hidden treasures in store for you.

Our region, famous for its golden beaches and endless horizons, is also home to magnificent forests, true sanctuaries of biodiversity.

But as always with Vendée, the most complicated thing is choosing. Are you looking for the best forest walks around Saint-Jean-de-Monts?

Perfect: Tropicana, your 5-star campsite in Saint-Jean-de-Monts , has all the tips you’re looking for.

Put on your walking boots to explore the most beautiful forest walks around our beautiful town. Let’s go !

The national forest of Saint-Jean-de-Monts

From the Tropicana, head towards the Saint-Jean-de-Monts national forest, a true green lung of our region.


This majestic expanse of maritime pines and holm oaks stretches along the coastline for several kilometers.


The marked trails will take you through varied landscapes, where the sweetness of the air and the scent of the conifers will accompany you at every step.


Don’t forget to stop at the observatory to admire the diversity of birds that inhabit this forest.

The Parée Jésus trail, an immersion in nature

A little further south, the Parée Jésus trail offers a wilder experience. This hiking trail , suitable for all levels, winds through a dense forest before reaching the salt marshes.


Here, nature reigns supreme, and it is not uncommon to come across deer at dawn or dusk . Let yourself be surprised by the magic of this place where time seems to have stopped.


A walk in the forest around Saint-Jean-de-Monts not to be missed, at any time of the day.

The Monts forest, between dunes and marshes

For lovers of biodiversity, the Pays de Monts national forest is a must.


Located between land and sea, this protected natural area offers a unique ecosystem where fixed dunes, gentle marshes and forest coexist.


The designed trails invite you to discover the exceptional fauna and flora of this environment where each season takes on its own colors. You will not believe your eyes !


The Barre-de-Monts trails, discovering history

Finally, don’t miss the trails of Barre-de-Monts, which will take you in the footsteps of the history of the Vendée.


These paths, which run along the ocean, will allow you to discover the remains of fortifications dating from the Second World War.


The forest is dotted with bunkers and blockhouses, silent testimonies of the past. This walk combines historical interest and natural beauty, offering exceptional views of the Ile d’Yeu.


This walk in the forest around Saint-Jean-de-Monts is fun and opens a door to history. Something to please young and old alike , for sunny days.


▶ Also read: Noirmoutier. This is how the blockhouses on the island were erected during the Second World War


All our advice for a beautiful walk in the forest around Saint-Jean-de-Monts

To fully enjoy these walks in the forest, some precautions are necessary. Indeed, finding the forest walk around Saint-Jean-de-Monts that suits you best is only the first step. You then need to prepare it:


  • Bring good walking shoes for the comfort of your feet on the trails
  • Carry plenty of water, especially in summer, to stay hydrated
  • Don’t forget your camera or binoculars to immortalize the flora and fauna
  • Respect the surrounding nature by staying on marked trails and not leaving any waste behind.


Saint-Jean-de-Monts and its surroundings are full of natural wonders that are just waiting for you.


Whether you’re a seasoned walker or simply looking for a leisurely stroll with the family, our forests offer you a range of opportunities to reconnect with nature.


Ask for information at Tropicana to find out the best walk in the forest around Saint-Jean-de-Monts.


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For any request, you can contact the reception who will be happy to provide you with information at the following times :

9 am-12pm / 2 pm-6pm in low season

(from April 13 to July 3, 2020 and from August 30 to September 20, 2020)

9 am-1pm / 2 pm-7pm in high season

(July 4 to August 29, 2020)

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