Olonne-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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Visit Olonne-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Olonne-sur-Mer is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 31 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Olonne-sur-Mer is 402 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Sables d'Olonne at 4 km and Chateau d'Olonne at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Olonne-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 Olonne-sur-Mer in Pays de la Loire.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Olonne-sur-Mer

Markets in and near Olonne-sur-Mer

  • Sables d'Olonne: market every day (4km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (12km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (12km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (20km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (22km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (24km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (30km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (32km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (35km)

More information about Olonne-sur-Mer, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Olonne-sur-Mer, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Olonne-sur-Mer.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (22km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (43km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (49km)
  • Port-Joinville (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts (36km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (6km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Olonne-sur-Mer

Canton: Sables-d'Olonne

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85340

Distance to Olonne-sur-Mer

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 402 km

from Calais: 558 km

from Nice: 776 km

from Bordeaux: 211 km

from Strasbourg: 749 km

Getting here

Olonne-sur-Mer is in the west of France. Most visitors arrive by car from a cross-channel ferry port - Saint Malo is convenient at around 3 hours drive. For driving distances to Olonne-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateau-d'Olonne, Sables d'Olonne and Saint-Mathurin.

This page in French: Visiter Olonne-sur-Mer