Chateau-d'Olonne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chateau-d'Olonne in Vendee

Visit Chateau-d'Olonne: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Chateau-d'Olonne is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, 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).

Popular places to visit nearby include Sables d'Olonne at 4 km and Port Bourgenay at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chateau-d'Olonne, 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 Chateau-d'Olonne in Pays de la Loire.

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Chateau-d'Olonne

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

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.

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (59km)

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)

  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts (41km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Geography and distances

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

Chateau-d'Olonne 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 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