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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Luçon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Luçon is a must visit South Vendée: the plain to the north, south and Marais Poitevin such a cord, its channel to the sea, this is the jewel offered numerous witnesses of history that you find along the streets. The old port, the fishing district, the chapels, the cathedral and its cloister .... and a water tower with a unique architecture in the world. Walkers will delight in the bucolic garden Dumaine nestled in the heart of the city .... By discovering this city, you will understand why already Pictones time, the man had chosen this place to live in mild climate and why the 21st century is so attached to the "Belle" which also offers the diversity of shops and services, all the attractions of a country town.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.4547720 (N 46° 27’ 17”)
Longitude-1.1670620 (W 1° 10’ 1”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 40m
Surface area31.52 km²
Population9891 inhabitants
Density313 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (33 km, 37 min)
Insee code85128
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Né de la Mer
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Les Magnils-Reigniers5.2 km (9 min)
Chasnais5.3 km (10 min)
Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine6.9 km (9 min)
Corpe7.7 km (11 min)
Triaize8 km (10 min)
Péault8.1 km (13 min)
La Bretonnière-la-Claye8.6 km (13 min)
Lairoux9.7 km (11 min)
Mareuil-sur-Lay-Dissais10.6 km (13 min)
Champagné-les-Marais10.8 km (12 min)
Nalliers11.3 km (14 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Beugné11.5 km (14 min)
Bessay11.6 km (13 min)
Curzon12.4 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Notre Dame Cathedral: Gothic style above all, it has ancient Roman parts and more recent classic style. It was elevated to a cathedral in 1317 and was classified a historical monument Aug. 9, 1906. She welcomed Cardinal Richelieu who was bishop of Luçon reformer and set about rebuilding the city destroyed by the wars of religion. The cathedral has a harmonious cloister, a remarkable furniture that you can find free or through guided tours.

Jardin Dumaine: beautiful park of more than 4 hectares cited among "the most beautiful gardens in France." The basin and its bronze nymphs, the bandstand, the fables of La Fontaine illustrated topiary and orangery will amaze your ride.

Chapel of St. Ursula: painted altarpiece late seventeenth and ceiling.

Chapels St. Thérèse of Carmel and the water tower.

Historic Centre of Luçon.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Markets Halles every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

Expo Fair on August 15.


Notre Dame
Notre Dame
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Inside Notre Dame
Inside Notre Dame
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Royal Abbey of Saint-Michel-en-Herm: a heritage treasure marsh dried, 13 centuries of history and a unique and exceptional architecture to discover during tours from mid-June to mid-September, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Deluol Museum in Saint-Michel-en-Herm man, André Deluol, was inspired by the beauty of the human body and left a legacy of more than 150 works, paintings and sculptures. The pleasure is magnified by the size of the stone, marble and wood.

Island Dive: this ancient island in the Gulf of Pictones, cradle of the Marais Poitevin, reveals the wealth of both historical and natural heritage. Stunning views over the Bay of Aiguillon.

National Nature Reserve Michel Brosselin: created October 15, 1976, this National Nature Reserve protects 207 hectares with about 120 recorded species of birds each year, stilt, redshank, pintail, Eurasian Spoonbill ... Division of Natural Areas Marais Poitevin at 2 rue du 8 mai in Saint-Denis-du-Payré. Information +33 2 51 28 41 10.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse-drawn carriage trips in Sud-Vendée
Nature and the great outdoors160 € to 950 € Sainte-Hermine (12 km)
Visit the Farm Animals
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 9 € Avrillé (27 km)
Internship at an art enameller
Arts and Crafts45 € to 65 € Ars-en-Ré (38 km)
Tandem parachute jump in Vendée
Sports sensations280 € Château-d'Olonne (43 km)
Jet Ski hire at Sables d’Olonne
Sports sensations110 € to 260 € Les Sables-d'Olonne (48 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Laves Wood
HikeEasy1h00La Taillée (20 km)
Mountain biking trail in Brem-sur-Mer
Cycling itineraryIntermediate3h00Brem-sur-Mer (52 km)
The Lock trail
HikeEasy2h00Olonne-sur-Mer (53 km)
Circuit n°9 - coex
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h00Coëx (53 km)
Circuit n°7 - la chaize giraud
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate50 minLandevieille (53 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals