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Olonne-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Olonne-sur-Mer in Vendee

Photo is of Sables d'Olonne at 4 km from Olonne-sur-Mer

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.

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!

Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 4 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 5 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide


Seaside resort at 12 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See Port Bourgenay guide


at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


at 22 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction north-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 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 36 km (direction north-west)

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

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

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

Ars-en-Ré is one of the pretty villages to explore on the...

See Ars-en-Re guide


at 43 km (direction north-west)

The resort of Notre-Dame-de-Monts is one of the quiter resorts of the...

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide

... 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

What to do at Olonne-sur-Mer? 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)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Geography and distances

Olonne-sur-Mer is 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).

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

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

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