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La Garnache tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Garnache in Vendee

Photo is of Saint-Jean-de-Monts at 20 km from La Garnache

Visit La Garnache: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean-de-Monts at 20 km and Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Garnache, 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 La Garnache in Pays de la Loire.

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



Seaside resort at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is the beach resort next to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie...

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 23 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 23 km (direction south-south-west)

The port town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is an attractive and traditional town,...

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction south)

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is one of the smallest Vendee resorts - still...

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Pornic is one of the liveliest and most vibrant harbour...

See Pornic guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

On Noirmoutier island you can find lots of sandy beaches and...

See Noirmoutier guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 35 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Pornic, a traditional port town with an attrcative harbour, is well placed...

See Jade Coast guide


at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Nantes guide
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

Explore the Ile d'Yeu on foot or by bike to...

See Ile d'Yeu guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 44 km (direction south-south-east)

Chateau d'Olonne is a very small resort, well placed...

See Chateau d'Olonne guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 44 km (direction south)

The lively town of Sables-d'Olonne is our favourite resort on the...

See Sables d'Olonne guide


Seaside resort at 47 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The beach at Saint-Brevin-les-Pins is the main attraction and...

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Garnache


Markets in and near La Garnache

  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (6km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (16km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (21km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (22km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (23km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (24km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (27km)

More information about La Garnache, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near La Garnache, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (11km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (25km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (41km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (41km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (43km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (43km)
  • Port-Joinville (44km)
  • Île Héron (France) (44km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (46km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (46km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (47km)
  • Loire Estuaire (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (26km)

Geography and distances

La Garnache is in the west of France at 40 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: La Garnache is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Garnache

Canton: Challans

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85710

Distance to La Garnache

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 525 km

from Nice: 795 km

from Bordeaux: 248 km

from Strasbourg: 740 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 Garnache from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bois-de-Cene, Challans and Froidfond.

This page in French: Visiter La Garnache

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