Brem-sur-Mer travel guide

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Brem-sur-Mer is a small village and seaside resort in Vendée, a short distance south of Bretignolles-sur-Mer and about 15 kilometres north of Les Sables d'Olonne.

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France This Way review: there is not a great deal to see in Brem-sur-Mer apart from the beach, but if you are staying in one of the campsites here there are a couple of places of interest to visit during your stay

Beach at Brem-sur-Mer

Visits to Brem-sur-Mer will be centred along the beach, which is long and sandy with occasional rocky parts to explore. Although it seems like one long beach there are three separate named parts to the beach:

  • Plage des Dunes, the long straight beach closest to the village centre
  • Plage de la Normandelière, the northernmost section of the beach, backed by marshes
  • Plage de Sauveterre, at the southern end of the beach and backed by the forests of the Dominial Forest of Olonne.

Attractions in Brem-sur-Mer

In the centre of Brem-sur-Mer there is a church, the town hall and a small number of shops and cafes. Sites of interest in the surrounding area include:

  • The village of La Gachère is a small traditional fishing village (fishing no longer takes place here) on the southern edge of Brem at the meeting point of the Auzance and Vertonnne rivers with white houses surrounded by marshes. It is hard to imagine now but until the 19th century this was a busy port village.
  • The Church Saint Nicholas of Brem dates from the 11th century, making it one of the oldest churches in Vendée, although much of what we see today is a result of later reconstruction after damage caused during the Wars of Religion. The nave and the apse are the oldest parts of the church.
  • In the centre of Brem-sur-Mer you can take a stroll through the Park de Gênets

Mairie in village centre in Brem-sur-Mer

Attractions nearby

Most of the attractions in the area are to be found in and around Les Sables d'Olonne, a large resort with an extensive beach to the south of here.

To the north of Brem-sur-Mer at Bretignolles-sur-Mer you can visit Vendée Miniature, a site dedicated to recreating the most interesting and typical examples of architecture in the Vendée region in miniature format.

You can find more travel ideas in the Vendee guide and the Pays de la Loire guide.

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Chateau d'Olonne

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Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

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Address: Brem-sur-Mer, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Sables-d'Olonne, Pays de la Loire, 85470, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 46.606, longitude -1.82965

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne: zoo or wildlife park (14 km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: ville fleurie 4* (27 km)
  • Georges Clemenceau house: national monument (30 km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: ville fleurie 4* (34 km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux: site of natural beauty (36 km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée: site of natural beauty (42 km)
  • Port-Joinville: site of natural beauty (42 km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu: site of natural beauty (42 km)
  • Marais de Machecoul: site of natural beauty (43 km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu: site of natural beauty (44 km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu: site of natural beauty (45 km)
  • Ars-en-Re: most beautiful village (50 km)

Market days in Brem-sur-Mer, France

Regular market(s) are held in Brem-sur-Mer each Tuesday & Friday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)

The French version of this page is at Brem-sur-Mer (Francais)