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La Tranche-sur-Mer

A magnificent seaside resort attracting tens of thousands of holidaymakers, La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small town in the western center of France in the Vendée department. It is a particularly popular destination in the Pays de la Loire region. A real seaside holiday village, the commune affectionately known as “Little California” in France attracts more than 100,000 tourists every summer. This tourist success of a small town with about 3,000 inhabitants is due to its attractions. It’s already holiday time ! If you would like to visit this French commune or spend a few days here with your family, here is a presentation of its various tourist attractions.

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The tourist attractions of La Tranche-sur-Mer

When we talk about a seaside resort, we naturally think of the beautiful view of the sea, the square, the fine sand, the sun… La Tranche-sur-Mer is endowed with magnificent beaches that stretch over 13 km. It is the perfect place for all those who love swimming. The geographical situation and the spots of La Tranche-sur-Mer allow it to be the ideal place for many nautical activities such as surfing, kitesurfing, sand yachting, windsurfing, etc. This seaside resort has a water sports center and a water sports school especially for children.

La Tranche-sur-Mer also has amusement parks, cinemas, an auditorium, a tourist train, a mini-golf course and playgrounds and picnic areas to offer you unforgettable moments of entertainment.

With its “Famille plus” label, La Tranche-sur-Mer is an excellent destination for family holidays. You will have a holiday experience like no other.

A short history

The origins of La Tranche-sur-Mer go back to prehistoric times, more precisely to the Neolithic period, which means that some prehistoric remains (bone material, pottery, flint, etc.) still exist there today.

With agriculture, fishing and other economic activities as its main activities, the municipality has been inhabited by settlers from Asia Minor and many other populations.

Initially called La Tranche, it was not until 1938 that the suffix “sur-Mer” was added to the name of the commune.