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Grand-Landes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Grand-Landes in Vendee

Photo is of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 25 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 25 km and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Grand-Landes, 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 Grand-Landes in Pays de la Loire.

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



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,...

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...

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction west)

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

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...

See Chateau d'Olonne guide


at 37 km (direction west)

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

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...

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...

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


at 39 km (direction south)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


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

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style having ben...

See Clisson guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 42 km (direction south)

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

See Port Bourgenay guide


at 45 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

One of the largest towns in France, Nantes has many monuments,...

See Nantes guide


Seaside resort at 45 km (direction south)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 46 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Grand-Landes


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

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