Grues tourism and travel guide

Photo of Grues in Vendee

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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Faute-sur-Mer at 7 km and La Tranche-sur-Mer at 12 km.

Grues, France: places to visit and attractions

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 peninsula - or...

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 an enjoyable promenade...

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, gothic, classical and...

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lucon guide


at 14 km (direction north-west)

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

See Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits guide


Seaside resort at 14 km (direction west)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide


at 19 km (direction west)

Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard is a small resort in Vendee where you can visit the house and...

See Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


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 very pretty and...

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 on the Ile-de-Ré...

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 some attractive villages....

See Ile de Re guide
Chateau de Talmont

Chateau de Talmont

Castle at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Talmont guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


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

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

See Marans guide

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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.


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

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