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Boulogne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Boulogne in Vendee

Photo is of Chateau de Tiffauges at 29 km from Boulogne

Visit Boulogne: highlights and tourist information

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Boulogne is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Tiffauges at 29 km and Clisson at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Boulogne, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Boulogne in Pays de la Loire.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 29 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee, known...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style having ben...

See Clisson guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman, gothic,...

See Luçon cathedral guide


Seaside resort at 43 km (direction south-south-west)

At Longeville-sur-Mer you will enjoy the lively market in the town as...

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide


at 43 km (direction south-west)

The small town of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire is mainly known for the Chateau de...

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


Seaside resort at 45 km (direction west-south-west)

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is one of the smallest Vendee resorts - still has a...

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction west-south-west)

Chateau d'Olonne is a very small resort, well placed for exploring the...

See Chateau d'Olonne guide


Seaside resort at 46 km (direction south-west)

Jard-sur-Mer is a very pleasant, if quite small, Vendee resort with a...

See Jard-sur-Mer guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 48 km (direction south-west)

The small resort of Bourgenay has a port and a popular beach...

See Port Bourgenay guide


Seaside resort at 48 km (direction west)

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is the beach resort next to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie...

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide


at 48 km (direction west)

The port town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is an attractive and traditional town, very...

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction west-south-west)

The lively town of Sables-d'Olonne is our favourite resort on the Vendee...

See Sables d'Olonne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction east-south-east)

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval castle...

See Vouvant guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vendee

Map of places to visit near Boulogne


Markets in and near Boulogne

  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (8km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (33km)
  • Clisson: market Friday (33km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (39km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (43km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (43km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (44km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (44km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (44km)

More information about Boulogne, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Boulogne, France

What to do at Boulogne? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Boulogne.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (29km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (36km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (43km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (44km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (32km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cholet (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (32km)
  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (48km)
  • Planète sauvage (parc) (49km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (54km)

Geography and distances

Boulogne is in the west of France at 16 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Boulogne is 357 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Boulogne

Canton: Essarts

Arrondissement: Roche-sur-Yon

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85140

Distance to Boulogne

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 357 km

from Calais: 517 km

from Nice: 755 km

from Bordeaux: 225 km

from Strasbourg: 707 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chauche, La Merlatiere and Saint-Denis-la-Chevasse.

This page in French: Visiter Boulogne

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