La Tranche-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Longeville-sur-Mer at 10 km and Jard-sur-Mer at 15 km.

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

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 reserve and peninsula...

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 as...

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 a...

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 some...

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 Saint-Martin-de-Ré is very...

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...

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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 on the Ile-de-Ré...

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 Chateau de...

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 roman, gothic,...

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at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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...

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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...

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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 tank...

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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 part of the...

See La Rochelle harbour guide

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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