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Brem-sur-Mer

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Brem-sur-Mer - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée
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The municipality of Brem-sur-Mer offers the joys of the sea and nature. Ideally located between the seaside resorts of Les Sables d'Olonne (15 km) and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (15 km), Brem-sur-Mer invites you to discover its many aspects for your family vacation or romantic in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Brem-sur-Mer holds numerous remains of a rich past. Association of former municipalities of Saint-Martin de Brem and Saint Nicolas de Brem, Brem-sur-Mer originated from a distant past. The Brem Romanesque St. Nicolas church founded in the eleventh century is one of the finest medieval monuments of the department. As you walk, you will also see the menhir of Crulière, historic monument in 1934, also called "The Devil's Stone."

Brem-sur-Mer is today a renowned wine center who got in 1984 the name VDQS (Delimited Wines of Superior Quality), and in spring 2011 the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC). Do not hesitate to go to meet producers in the cellars of the country!

The soil is also honored with the Maison du Terroir and Delights located in the Parc des Genêts. Its gourmet restaurant located in the same park will delight your taste buds!

Geographical information

MunicipalityBrem-sur-Mer
Postcode85470
Latitude46.6057000 (N 46° 36’ 21”)
Longitude-1.8298800 (W 1° 49’ 48”)
Surface area15.85 km²
Population2649 inhabitants
Density167 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (40 km, 43 min)
Insee code85243
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de St Gilles-Croix-De-Vie
DepartmentVendée
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Bretignolles-sur-Mer4.1 km (7 min)
La Chaize-Giraud5.3 km (7 min)
Landevieille5.5 km (8 min)
Vairé6.1 km (7 min)
L'Île-d'Olonne6.9 km (8 min)
L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie9 km (11 min)
Olonne-sur-Mer10.4 km (13 min)
Saint-Julien-des-Landes12 km (14 min)
Saint-Mathurin12.2 km (14 min)
Coëx12.7 km (14 min)
Givrand13.3 km (16 min)
Saint-Révérend13.7 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

The historical heritage of Brem-sur-Mer will delight history buffs. The Church of St. Nicolas de Brem (eleventh) with its triangular pediment, its murals and crucifix from the XVII is one of the oldest churches in Vendee.

A short detour at a walk, you will discover the menhir of Crulière also referred to as "The stone the devil".

Stroll in the country Brem cycling or walking through the two loops cylotouristiques circuits and footpath 'Vines and campaign "that will make you appreciate the beauty of the landscapes. You will pass in the typical village of Gachère, ancient port formed by the mouth of Auzance and Vertonne. A little further, just watch the wind farm consisting of 5 wind turbines (between Landevieille and Vairé).

The Cabane site in the marshes of the Chabossière, offers water activities (canoeing, stand up paddle), fishing, and also oyster bar.

An amusement park is located on the town (open from April to September).

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

Brem-sur-Mer offers various events throughout the year:

Medieval Festival and craft market from May 1 around the church Saint-Nicolas.

Numerous summer events: concerts, summer evenings... Oktoberfest, whaling race, Broc'à Brem.

Hiking and walking accompanied bikes, fishing trips on foot, night markets, storytelling walks, tours with different themes: nature, heritage...

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The Church of St. Nicolas de Brem (eleventh century)
The Church of St. Nicolas de Brem (eleventh century)
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Downtown
Downtown
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Typical village of Gachère
Typical village of Gachère
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February Vendée to Brem-sur-Mer
February Vendée to Brem-sur-Mer
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Brem-sur-Mer, charming holiday destination for...
Brem-sur-Mer, charming holiday destination for...
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Gachère
Gachère
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Menhir Crulière
Menhir Crulière
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Campaign
Campaign
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The roundabout Core Earth
The roundabout Core Earth
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The vineyard Bremen
The vineyard Bremen
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The Brem-sur-Mer Tourist Office
The Brem-sur-Mer Tourist Office
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A tobacco approach shot
A tobacco approach shot
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off-season ride along the beaches
off-season ride along the beaches
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The sea is formed before kick tobacco
The sea is formed before kick tobacco
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Kilometres of beaches for holidays
Kilometres of beaches for holidays
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Fun for the shellfish
Fun for the shellfish
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Entrance to the ancient port of Gachère
Entrance to the ancient port of Gachère
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Former whaling port of Gachère
Former whaling port of Gachère
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Former salt marshes of the Roman period
Former salt marshes of the Roman period
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The Auzance and bottom Gachère
The Auzance and bottom Gachère
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Fortified church St. Nicolas eleventh century
Fortified church St. Nicolas eleventh century
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Several factors suggest a Templar church
Several factors suggest a Templar church
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Saint-Nicolas is one of the oldest churches in Vendée (eleventh century)
Saint-Nicolas is one of the oldest churches in Vendée (eleventh century)
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St. Nicolas church of the eleventh century
St. Nicolas church of the eleventh century
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Gothic pool, baptismal font of the eleventh century
Gothic pool, baptismal font of the eleventh century
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Pillar supporting the roof mounted wedges
Pillar supporting the roof mounted wedges
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Coastal Drive, Gachère and its bridge on Auzance
Coastal Drive, Gachère and its bridge on Auzance
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

A museum of miniature reproduction of the villages on the Vendée is neighboring to Brétignolles-sur-Mer.

Museums, parks, flowers, water parks ... are located around the town and delight young and old.

Visiting the islands of Noirmoutier (60 km) and Yeu.

A hundred miles of Brem-sur-Mer, the visit of a famous park that offers numerous performances is a great way to immerse yourself in the history of the Vendee.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Renting a jet-ski without a license
Sports sensations25 € to 240 € Les Sables-d'Olonne (11.7 km)
Jet Ski hire at Sables d’Olonne
Sports sensations110 € to 260 € Les Sables-d'Olonne (11.9 km)
Tandem parachute jump in Vendée
Sports sensations280 € Château-d'Olonne (17 km)
Stained glass creation demonstration in all its forms
Arts and Crafts2 € Maché (22 km)
Accrobranche Explora Parc in the dune forest
Sports sensations10 € to 22 € Saint-Jean-de-Monts (28 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Le Grand Parcours trail
HikeIntermediate4h00Brem-sur-Mer
Mountain biking trail in Brem-sur-Mer
Cycling itineraryIntermediate3h00Brem-sur-Mer
The Lock trail
HikeEasy2h00Olonne-sur-Mer (2.9 km)
Circuit n°7 - la chaize giraud
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate50 minLandevieille (6.1 km)
Circuit n°2 - l'aiguillon sur vie
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h10L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie (6.9 km)

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