Thire tourism and travel guide

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Visit Thire: highlights and tourist information

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Thire is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 34 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Thire is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lucon at 16 km and Fontenay-le-Comte at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Thire, 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 Thire 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 Thire

Markets in and near Thire

  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (18km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (34km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (34km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (35km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Benet: market Monday (37km)

More information about Thire, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Thire, France

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (45km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (29km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (29km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (0km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (10km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (31km)
  • Forêt de Benon (42km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (21km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (38km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Thire

Canton: Sainte-Hermine

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85210

Distance to Thire

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 532 km

from Nice: 722 km

from Bordeaux: 193 km

from Strasbourg: 694 km

Getting here

Thire 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 Thire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Themer, Pouille, Saint-Aubin-la-Plaine, Saint-Etienne-de-Brillouet, Saint-Jean-de-Beugne, Saint-Juire-Champgillon, Saint-Valerien and Sainte-Hermine.

This page in French: Visiter Thire