Grues tourism and travel guide

Photo of Grues in Vendee

Visit Grues: highlights and tourist information

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Grues is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 31 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Grues is 387 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include La Faute-sur-Mer at 7 km and La Tranche-sur-Mer at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Grues, 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 Grues in Pays de la Loire.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Grues

Markets in and near Grues

  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (7km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (7km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (21km)
  • La Couarde-sur-Mer: market every day - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (25km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (27km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market every day except Tuesday - seasonal market only (27km)

More information about Grues, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Grues, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Grues.


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (30km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (19km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (40km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (22km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (28km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (38km)
  • Forêt de Benon (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (36km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Grues

Canton: Luçon

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85580

Distance to Grues

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 387 km

from Calais: 557 km

from Nice: 737 km

from Bordeaux: 183 km

from Strasbourg: 722 km

Getting here

Grues 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 Grues from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Curzon, La Jonchere, Lairoux, Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer, Saint-Denis-du-Payre and Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm.

This page in French: Visiter Grues