Information about the area
Saint Vincent sur Jard (85520) is located in the department of Vendée which is in the region of The Pays de la Loire. It is part of a group of small towns « La communauté de Communes of the Talmondais »
It is 75km from La Rochelle, 22km from Les Sables d'Olonne, 37 km from La Roche Sur Yon 18 km from La Tranche sur Mer
In the last census (2012) there were 1220 inhabitants. They are called Vincentais and Vincentaises ,
Its area is 1465 hectares (14.65 km2) and the altitude varies from 1 to 23 metres.
Saint Vincent sur Jard is on the South Vendée coast in a beautiful little bay facing the Ile de Ré. It enjoys a microclimate : it offers many hours of sunshine and fresh sea air .
This explains why this little village has become a family friendly resort where people can enjoy peace and quiet. It is surrounded by a variety of landscapes where forests, beaches, dunes, countryside and marshes, coexist for the well being of everyone.
The coast of sand and rocks enables people to fish and practice all kinds of water activities
They can also go walking or cycling, and then discover the wealth of its Neolithic past with many dolmens and menhirs that dot the countryside.
Saint Vincent sur Jard owes its reputation to Georges Clemenceau, who, in 1919, came and retired to a fisherman's cottage built in the dunes. He welcomed many friends, these including the famous painter Claude Monet who helped him create an "impressionist's garden".
By Order dated 15th February 2011, the prefecture of Vendée granted the official title of "Touristic Town" to Saint Vincent sur Jard.
October 2010: the Council of Architecture, Planning and Environment (CAUE) awarded one flower symbol to our town during the ceremony of « Villes et Villages Fleuris ».
October 2013: it was awarded a second flower.