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La Roche-sur-Yon tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Roche-sur-Yon in Vendee

Photo is of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire at 28 km from La Roche-sur-Yon

Visit La Roche-sur-Yon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Talmont-Saint-Hilaire at 28 km and Longeville-sur-Mer at 28 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Roche-sur-Yon, 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 Roche-sur-Yon in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 28 km (direction south-west)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


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

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


at 32 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 32 km (direction south-east)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Port Bourgenay guide


Seaside resort at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 37 km (direction south)

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide


at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 45 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Roche-sur-Yon


Markets in and near La Roche-sur-Yon

Market days in La Roche-sur-Yon: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday;

  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (19km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (30km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (31km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Sables d'Olonne: market every day (33km)
  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (33km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)

More information about La Roche-sur-Yon, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near La Roche-sur-Yon, France

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

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (26km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (35km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (46km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (33km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (45km)

Geography and distances

La Roche-sur-Yon is in the west of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Vendee department (general information: La Roche-sur-Yon is 372 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Roche-sur-Yon

Canton: Roche-sur-Yon

Arrondissement: Roche-sur-Yon

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85000

Distance to La Roche-sur-Yon

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 372 km

from Calais: 532 km

from Nice: 757 km

from Bordeaux: 215 km

from Strasbourg: 719 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 Roche-sur-Yon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Les Clouzeaux and Mouilleron-le-Captif.

This page in French: Visiter La Roche-sur-Yon

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