La Faute-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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La Faute-sur-Mer is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near La Faute-sur-Mer. For detailed visitor information see the La Faute-sur-Mer travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Martin-de-Re at 15 km and La Flotte-en-Re at 16 km.

La Faute-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 9 km (direction west)

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide


at 15 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...

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

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 16 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 16 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Ile de Re guide


Seaside resort at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 18 km (direction north-east)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 18 km (direction north-east)

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

See Lucon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Ars-en-Re guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

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

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

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

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

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La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

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

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 23 km (direction south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix of...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

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

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the harbour in La...

See La Rochelle towers guide

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Markets in and near La Faute-sur-Mer

Market days in La Faute-sur-Mer: weekly market: Thursday & Sunday;

  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (0km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (10km)
  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (17km)
  • La Couarde-sur-Mer: market every day - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (20km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (20km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market every day except Tuesday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market Tuesday (20km)

More information about La Faute-sur-Mer, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near La Faute-sur-Mer, France

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


Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (20km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (29km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (34km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (34km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (38km)
  • Forêt de Benon (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (38km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (48km)

Geography and distances

La Faute-sur-Mer is in the west of France at 38 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: La Faute-sur-Mer is 393 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Faute-sur-Mer

Canton: Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85460

Distance to La Faute-sur-Mer

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 393 km

from Calais: 564 km

from Nice: 735 km

from Bordeaux: 176 km

from Strasbourg: 726 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 La Faute-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm.

This page in French: Visiter La Faute-sur-Mer