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Grues tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of La Faute-sur-Mer at 7 km from Grues

Visit Grues: highlights and tourist information

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Grues is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

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!

La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 7 km (direction south-south-west)

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve and...

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman,...

See Luçon cathedral guide
Lucon

Lucon

at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

See Lucon guide
 
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Longeville-sur-Mer

Longeville-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 14 km (direction west)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
Jard-sur-Mer

Jard-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide
Saint-Martin-de-Re

Saint-Martin-de-Re

at 22 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide
Ile de Re

Ile de Re

Island at 23 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Ile-de-Ré is an island with lots of sandy beaches and...

See Ile de Re guide
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide
Marans

Marans

at 26 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the...

See Marans guide
Ars-en-Re

Ars-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Ars-en-Ré is one of the pretty villages to explore on the...

See Ars-en-Re guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 29 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 29 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide

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Map of places to visit near Grues

 
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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

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

Aquarium

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Grues is in the west of France at 31 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Grues is 387 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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