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La Tranche-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Tranche-sur-Mer in Vendee

Visit La Tranche-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant and with an enjoyable promenade behind the beach

La Tranche-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 Tranche-sur-Mer. For detailed visitor information see the La Tranche-sur-Mer travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Longeville-sur-Mer at 10 km and Jard-sur-Mer at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Tranche-sur-Mer, 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 Tranche-sur-Mer in Pays de la Loire.

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 east)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide
Ile de Re

Ile de Re

Island at 17 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Ile de Re guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction 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
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lucon guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Port Bourgenay guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 29 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 29 km (direction south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 29 km (direction south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Tranche-sur-Mer


Markets in and near La Tranche-sur-Mer

Market days in La Tranche-sur-Mer: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (7km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (7km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (14km)
  • La Couarde-sur-Mer: market every day - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market every day except Tuesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (19km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (23km)

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

Tourist attractions near La Tranche-sur-Mer, France

What to do at La Tranche-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 Tranche-sur-Mer.


Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (13km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (32km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (35km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (38km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (31km)

Geography and distances

La Tranche-sur-Mer is in the west of France at 36 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: La Tranche-sur-Mer is 397 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Tranche-sur-Mer

Canton: Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85360

Distance to La Tranche-sur-Mer

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 397 km

from Calais: 565 km

from Nice: 743 km

from Bordeaux: 180 km

from Strasbourg: 732 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 Tranche-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found no other towns and villages within

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

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