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La Genetouze tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Genetouze in Vendee

Photo is of Bretignolles-sur-Mer at 28 km from La Genetouze

Visit La Genetouze: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bretignolles-sur-Mer at 28 km and Chateau d'Olonne at 30 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Genetouze, 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 Genetouze in Pays de la Loire.

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



Seaside resort at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide


Seaside resort at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide


Seaside resort at 33 km (direction south)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 34 km (direction south-south-west)

The small resort of Bourgenay has a port and...

See Port Bourgenay guide


Seaside resort at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 40 km (direction south-east)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in...

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 40 km (direction south-east)

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for...

See Lucon guide


Seaside resort at 42 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 43 km (direction south)

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style...

See Clisson guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Genetouze


Markets in and near La Genetouze

  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (8km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (17km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (28km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (31km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (32km)
  • Sables d'Olonne: market every day (32km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (33km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (35km)

More information about La Genetouze, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near La Genetouze, France

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

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (34km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (38km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (43km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (33km)
  • Planète sauvage (parc) (48km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (48km)

Geography and distances

La Genetouze is in the west of France at 9 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: La Genetouze is 373 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Genetouze

Canton: Poiré-sur-Vie

Arrondissement: Roche-sur-Yon

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85190

Distance to La Genetouze

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 373 km

from Calais: 530 km

from Nice: 765 km

from Bordeaux: 222 km

from Strasbourg: 723 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 Genetouze from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Poire-sur-Vie, Mouilleron-le-Captif and Venansault.

This page in French: Visiter La Genetouze

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