Camping La Tranche-sur-Mer

Discover La Tranche-sur-Mer, a seaside village in the southern Vendée. With 300 hours of sunshine per year, fall under its unique insular charm with beaches of soft fine sand certain to delight all ages.

Do you know La Tranche-sur-Mer?


Also known as the little California of the Vendée, La Tranche-sur-Mer offers its visitors so many unique moments, between blissful lazing and exciting discoveries.


This little-known town has successfully resisted becoming a modern concrete jungle, retaining the traditional character of its housing, typical of that found in the surrounding marshes. The result is an opportunity to explore four enchanting multi-facetted districts. In the centre, the church, covered market and pedestrianised streets; to the south lies the coastal area of La Grière; fringed by the neighbouring forest you’ll find the lighthouse district; and finally, to the north, backed by dunes, the hamlet of La Terrière.


Looking across to the Île de Ré, the wide bay of the Anse du Maupas and its 13km beach of soft fine sand, offers an impressive choice of water-based activities, from shellfish gathering to surfing or SUP. On dry land, the youngest will adore mounting-up for a pony ride and then, from 7pm the gates of the Île aux Pirates open for endless fun for everyone. With artisan ice creams from Fun Ice and play areas in Funland, this theme park has all the ingredients for a great evening out with family or friends. 




Did you know?

The name of La Tranche-sur-Mer dates back to 1938 and originally came from a natural phenomenon. When the sea reclaimed its rights, the water flooded inland creating a cutting, known in French as a “tranchée” this was then shortened to La Tranche.


On your programme?

Swimming, sunbathing and lazing with the family.