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Bretignolles-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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Visit Bretignolles-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

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.

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 of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bretignolles-sur-Mer in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


Seaside resort at 12 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction north-west)

At Saint-Jean-de-Monts you will enjoy the extensive sandy beaches and one of...

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Port Bourgenay guide


at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


at 31 km (direction north-west)

The resort of Notre-Dame-de-Monts is one of the quiter resorts of the...

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction south-east)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

Explore the Ile d'Yeu on foot or by bike to see scenic...

See Ile d'Yeu guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction south-east)

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant and with an...

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The small town of Les Moutiers-en-Retz is best known for the nearby...

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


at 51 km (direction north-west)

On Noirmoutier island you can find lots of sandy beaches and a...

See Noirmoutier guide

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

Map of places to visit near Bretignolles-sur-Mer


Markets in and near Bretignolles-sur-Mer

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

  • 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 near Bretignolles-sur-Mer, France

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

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (33km)

Sites of natural beauty

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

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Geography and distances

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is in the west of France at 34 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Bretignolles-sur-Mer is 400 kilometres from Paris).

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

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 as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brem-sur-Mer, Givrand, La Chaize-Giraud and Landevieille.

This page in French: Visiter Bretignolles-sur-Mer

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