Bretignolles-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bretignolles-sur-Mer in Vendee

Visit Bretignolles-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: Bretignolles-sur-Mer is one of the smallest Vendee resorts - still has a big beach though!

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Bretignolles-sur-Mer. For detailed visitor information see the Bretignolles-sur-Mer travel guide

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is situated in the Vendee, Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 34 km from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital. (General information: Bretignolles-sur-Mer is 400 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 12 km and Sables d'Olonne at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bretignolles-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Bretignolles-sur-Mer in Pays de la Loire. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Bretignolles-sur-Mer

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Markets in and near Bretignolles-sur-Mer

Market days in Bretignolles-sur-Mer: weekly market: Thursday & Sunday;

Local markets

  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (0km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (3km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (10km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (12km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (15km)
  • Sables d'Olonne: market every day (16km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (31km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (32km)

More information about Bretignolles-sur-Mer, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions to visit near Bretignolles-sur-Mer, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bretignolles-sur-Mer and wondering what to do next!

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (33km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (33km) [Map]
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (39km) [Map]
  • Port-Joinville (39km) [Map]
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (40km) [Map]
  • Marais de Machecoul (41km) [Map]
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (41km) [Map]
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (42km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts (24km) [Map]
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts (31km) [Map]

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (18km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bretignolles-sur-Mer

Canton: Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85470

Distance to Bretignolles-sur-Mer

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 400 km

from Calais: 552 km

from Nice: 785 km

from Bordeaux: 223 km

from Strasbourg: 752 km

Getting here

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is in the west of France. Most visitors arrive by car from a cross-channel ferry port - Saint Malo is convenient at around 3 hours drive. For driving distances to Bretignolles-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Bretignolles-sur-Mer): Brem-sur-Mer, Givrand, La Chaize-Giraud and Landevieille.

This page in French: Visitez Bretignolles-sur-Mer