Camping in La Tranche sur Mer
Whether you’re keen to surf the waves on Plage de la Terrière, take a walk through fine sand dunes or explore enchanting streets lined with pretty orange-roofed houses, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied when camping in La Tranche sur Mer.
Located in the Vendée, this coastal destination is packed with both old and new attractions that make the most of the balmy climate and the region’s centuries old history.
Top campsites in La Tranche sur Mer
For a mix of sun, sea and sightseeing in the Vendée, opt for one of our wonderful Canvas Holidays campsites in La Tranche sur Mer. Stay within peaceful parkland at Camping les Almadies, that offers free shuttles to the town centre in addition to excellent onsite facilities.
If you want to camp even closer to the beach, Camping du Jard is just 700m from the sandy shoreline. You’ll find La Tranche sur Mer less than 3km away too, while the campsite itself boasts an indoor and outdoor pool as well as lots of sports and activities for kids.
Popular places in La Tranche sur Mer
Found in the Pays de la Loire and on the edge of the beautiful Vendée, La Tranche sur Mer is an idyllic location for a more relaxed camping trip in France. It’s situated just north of the Île de Ré and around an hour’s drive from La Rochelle, meaning day trips can give you the best of both worlds when it comes to natural and cultural attractions.
La Tranche sur Mer itself features over 8km of glorious sandy beaches in addition to the salt marshes of the Le Baie de l'Aiguillon Nature Park. The town’s pretty Mediterranean-style architecture, sleepy ambiance and warm climate have all helped make it one of France’s holiday hotspots in the summer months.
Things to do when camping in La Tranche sur Mer
Plage de la Terrière - Located just outside the main town, this vast beach is well-known for its impressive waves. Go to watch the wind sports and surfers, and dare to join in yourself.
La Rochelle - A coastal city nicknamed La Ville Blanche for its mass of limestone buildings, La Rochelle was once one of France’s most important ports. It’s famed for its maritime history and quaint Old Town that’s filled with medieval and Renaissance architecture, including the Tower of the Lantern lighthouse and the Saint-Nicholas Tower fortress.
Île de Ré - A small flat island with white-washed houses, sandy beaches and miles of cycle tracks to explore. At the lively harbour of St Martin-de-Ré, children can ride on the ‘donkeys in pantaloons’ - traditional clothing that protected the animals from mosquitoes out on the salt marshes.
Le Baie de l'Aiguillon Nature Park - Spread out over 12,000 acres, this nature park is mostly salt marshes and mudflats that are the habitats of a whole host of wildlife. Le Baie de l'Aiguillon is also an important site for migratory birds, and you can view hundreds of swans, geese, avocets and other waterfowl at certain times of the year.
Puy du Fou - This highly-rated historical theme park features breath-taking re-enactments and shows, including a Roman arena, Viking raids and a huge birds of prey display.