La Tremblade, Charente-Maritime tourism & sightseeing

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La Tremblade is a small town on the south-west coast of the Charente-Maritime department in western France and within the Dominial Forest of La Coubre. It is closely associated with Ronce-les-Bains, the seaside resort and surfing beach associated with the town to the west.

Exploring La Tremblade

Although the beach and the oyster port are the main attractions in La Tremblade there are a few minor monuments to see in the town itself such as the 19th century Church of the Sacre-Coeur, built to replace the Protestant temple that once stood here, and a newer protestant temple.

The brick and stone market hall in the town was built in 1864 and is still used for the local oyster market.

Apart from the town centre, there is also a traditional harbour area used largely by oyster fishers known as La Grève - be sure to enjoy some of the local oysters when you visit! You can see several of the traditional cottages used by the oyster farmers along the waterside.

Head next to the coastal region called the Pointe de la Coubre to see the lighthouse known as the 'Phare de la Coubre', and the sand dunes pressing up against the forest behind.

Activities close to La Tremblade

The coastal section to the west largely consists of large sand dunes fronting onto the sea - there are more than 20 kilometres of beaches close to La Tremblade -  and backed by a landscape of forests.

These ensure ample opportunities for you to enjoy the natural environment of the area, with various quiet paths and tracks enabling you to see the  natural environment and enjoy the shade of the pine and oak forests.

You can also cross the kilometre long bridge called the Pont de la Seudre to reach the Ile d'Oleron.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Charente-Maritime guide and the Poitou-Charentes guide.

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Address: Tremblade, Rochefort, Poitou-Charentes, 17390, France || GPS: latitude 45.769444, longitude -1.141667

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre: site of natural beauty (5 km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre: zoo or wildlife park (9 km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan: site of natural beauty (10 km)
  • Brouage Fortifications: grand site of france (10 km)
  • Hiers-Brouage: site of natural beauty (10 km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre: site of natural beauty (11 km)
  • Mornac-sur-Seudre: most beautiful village (11 km)
  • Royan: town of art and history (19 km)
  • Pointe de Suzac: site of natural beauty (21 km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie: remarkable garden (23 km)
  • Rochefort: town of art and history (24 km)
  • Forêt de Suzac: site of natural beauty (24 km)

Market days in La Tremblade, France

Regular market(s) are held in La Tremblade each every day except Tuesday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)

The French version of this page is at La Tremblade (Francais)