Chateau-d'Olonne tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Chateau d'Olonne is a very small resort, well placed for exploring the coast and visiting Sables d'Olonne

Chateau-d'Olonne 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 Chateau-d'Olonne. For detailed visitor information see the Chateau-d'Olonne 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 Chateau-d'Olonne in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sables d\'Olonne at 4 km and Port Bourgenay at 8 km.

Chateau-d'Olonne, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau d\'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort less than one km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide
Sables d\'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 4 km (direction west)

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 8 km (direction south-east)

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

See Port Bourgenay guide


at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide
Chateau de Talmont

Chateau de Talmont

Castle at 10 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 13 km (direction north-west)

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

See Brem-sur-Mer guide


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

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 17 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


at 17 km (direction east-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


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide


at 24 km (direction east)

The village of Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits in Vendée has a large medieval market hall and a...

See Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits guide


at 27 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
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 29 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

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

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Markets in and near Chateau-d'Olonne

  • Sables d'Olonne: market every day (3km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (14km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (16km)
  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (26km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (28km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (29km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (30km)

More information about Chateau-d'Olonne, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Chateau-d'Olonne, France

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


Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (17km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (3km)

Geography and distances

Chateau-d'Olonne is in the west of France at 30 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Chateau-d'Olonne is 402 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chateau-d'Olonne

Canton: Sables-d'Olonne

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85180

Distance to Chateau-d'Olonne

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 402 km

from Calais: 560 km

from Nice: 772 km

from Bordeaux: 206 km

from Strasbourg: 748 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 Chateau-d'Olonne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Olonne-sur-Mer, Sables d'Olonne and Sainte-Foy.

This page in French: Visiter Chateau-d'Olonne