The place :
Facing off the islands of the ile d’Yeu and ile de Noirmoutier amidst pinetrees, Saint Jean de Monts has a huge sand beach and a very pleasant and tonic Oceanic climate to show off. An exceptional sunshine combined to an environment dedicated to sport activities, are this Vendée resort’s most invaluable assets.
This part of the Pays de la Loire region’s coastline is called the “Coast of Light”, stretching out between dunes and forests down the Vendee bocage countryside. The charming seaside resorts of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and Sables d’Olonne, are just a stone’s throw away. Hotels and residences :
Two different hotels nestle in the park surrounding the thermal spa centre: hotel Mercure and a tourist guesthouse. Both are adjacent to the well-being centre.
Hotel "Mercure Le Sloï - Accor Hotel"
This hotel is situated just 300m away from the sea, in the heart of a 700ha forest, which features an 18-hole golf course. It boasts 44 rooms, with 3 of them specially equipped for people with a disability. Its glass gallery gives you direct access to the institute, as you are free to walk from your room to the wellness institute in your bathrobe.
Each room is fitted with: balcony with eating table and chairs, bathroom/toilets, hairdryer in the bathroom, mini-bar, television (Canal+, foreign channels), radio set, alarm clock, automatic alarm clock.
Hotel amenities: animals welcome, swimming pool, outdoor closed car park, tourist information desk, reception safe, access ramps to common rooms for disabled people, bay-sitting services upon request.
Residence Atlantic Golf
25 apartments and studios are at your disposal, with a private terrace and comfortable facilities and accomodation, fit to house 1 to 6 people. Hotel services are also available upon request.
The guesthouse residence is also connected to the Thermes marins centre, and you will be free to walk directly from your apartment to the treatments in your bathrobe.
It features 2 studios for 1 or 2 persons, 13 studios for 4 maximum, 4 apartments T2 that have a housing capacity of 6 and 6 duplex apartments fit for 5.
All apartments and studios are fitted with a dining area, a balcony with a garden lounge, a television set, a direct-dial telephone, a fully equipped kitchenette, a bathroom with toilets and a hairdryer.
A whole range of services are also at your disposal for the time of your stay: bed and bathroom linen, outdoor carpark, luggage handling, 24h reception, massages, bread, bike and windsurf local, acces to the outdoor swimming pool, iron and ironing table.
For an aditional fee: animals are welcome, final cleaning-up or during your stay, change of linen, baby equipment, baby-sitting services upon request, laundry services and take-away food. Restaurants :
Restaurant "Le Sloï (Hôtel Mercure)"
This restaurant opens out on the pineda and looks out to the swimming pool. More importantly, it serves traditional regional dishes and health menus, where seafood and local products tastily and succesfully blend.
The restaurant is open from 12am to 2pm and from 7 to 10pm. Animals are allowed. Children menus are also available. Sports and Activities :
Set in the midst of a truly exceptional decor, the Thermes Marins spa centre really represents a golden destination for amateur and confirmed athletes. Indeed, tennis (2 indoor and 12 outdoor tennis courts), bike rentals, golf (Saint Jean de Monts golf has both an 18-hole and 9-hole courses) horse-riding, sailing, boat excursions, jet skiing, big game fishing, archery, boules, and jogging trails, are all on offer in and around the spa centre.
A certain number of bikeways run inside the Thermes marins’ park itself, and the 2 hotels are surrounded by cycling tracks and promenade trails. Feel free to explore Saint Jean de Monts’ vicinity, in order to extend your excursions. The tracks that follow the Atlantic coast between the island of Noirmoutier and the Sables d’Olonne, via the Roche sur Yon, are a must for confirmed riders.
Regarding night-time entertainment, a discotheque is just outside the Hotel Mercure. The nearest cinema is in the city centre, just 2.5 kms away.
The Pays de la Loire region is also rich in cultural wonders you might want to catch a glipse of, such as Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, les Sables d’Olonne (the Vendee Globe sailing race departs from there in November), La Tranche sur Mer, la Roche sur Yon, and the islands of Noirmoutier and Yeu, peaceful havens in the Atlantic Ocean.
In the north of the region, the Marais Breton stretches out towards La Rochelle and the Marais Poitevin, which are protected natural reserves offering a wide range of interesting landscapes.
For a calm and relaxing day, you might also want to entertain yourselves at the Puy du Fou theme park. Access :
Paris 460 km 4h50mnBy train
TGV to Nantes 2h10mn from Paris, and then NantesBy plane
Nantes airport 1h05mn flight from Paris