Bretignolles-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie at 10 km and Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 12 km.

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

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



at 3 km (direction south-east)

Brem-sur-Mer is a small resort with a long beach to the north of Les...

See Brem-sur-Mer guide


at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

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...

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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 coast...

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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 coast and...

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Seaside resort at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

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...

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Chateau de Talmont

Chateau de Talmont

Castle at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau of Talmont is a ancient castle, now in ruins, in the Vendee...

See Chateau de Talmont guide


at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

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 Vendee coast...

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 harbour and...

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


at 33 km (direction south-east)

Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard is a small resort in Vendee where you can visit the house and...

See Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard guide
La Roche-sur-Yon

La Roche-sur-Yon

at 34 km (direction east)

La Roche-sur-Yon has an attractive town centre around the gardens of the Place Napoleon...

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

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

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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