Grand-Landes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Grand-Landes in Vendee

Photo is of La Roche-sur-Yon at 24 km from Grand-Landes

Visit Grand-Landes: highlights and tourist information

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Grand-Landes is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Grand-Landes in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Roche-sur-Yon at 24 km and Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 25 km.

Grand-Landes, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Roche-sur-Yon

La Roche-sur-Yon

at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Roche-sur-Yon guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-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 26 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


at 27 km (direction south-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 31 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide
Chateau d\'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

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

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide


at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide
Sables d\'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide
Chateau de Talmont

Chateau de Talmont

Castle at 39 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de Talmont guide


at 39 km (direction south)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits guide


at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style having ben largely re-built...

See Clisson guide

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Markets in and near Grand-Landes

  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (23km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (23km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (23km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (25km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (26km)
  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (27km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (32km)

More information about Grand-Landes, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Grand-Landes, France

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

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (45km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (23km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (31km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (45km)
  • Île Héron (France) (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (34km)
  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (38km)

Geography and distances

Grand-Landes is in the west of France at 24 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Grand-Landes is 375 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Grand-Landes

Canton: Palluau

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85670

Distance to Grand-Landes

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 375 km

from Calais: 526 km

from Nice: 779 km

from Bordeaux: 236 km

from Strasbourg: 730 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 Grand-Landes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Palluau, Palluau, Saint-Etienne-du-Bois and Saint-Paul-Mont-Penit.

This page in French: Visiter Grand-Landes