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La Tranche sur Mer
is one of the finest holiday resorts in the Vendée and attracts visitors
every year who come to relax in the almost Mediterranean climate, take in the
many cultural events and enjoy the vast array of sporting activities that the
Listed below are many of these activities with links to
further information where appropriate.
Amusement Parks. L'Ile Aux Pirates. 115 Bld. Des
The world of Children. Open every day July/August.
Portique. Mickey club on the Beach. Tel. 06 13 79 25 62
Beach club for
3-12 year olds July and August.
Mondays to Saturdays. 9.30- 12.30 &
3.30 - 6.30
Cycling: Cycling is not only a good way of keeping in trim
while on holiday, it is also one of the best ways to discover the area around
you, with hundreds of kilometres of cycle tracks in the vendée, all clearly
marked and often taking you to places difficult to get to by other means.
you are able to bring your bikes you will enjoy the convenience of being able to
cycle where you want when you want and of course at a reasonable
should you need to hire bicycles the following establishments offer bike hire in
Atout Cycles. 125 Bl.Mar.de Lattre de Tassigny. Tel. 02 51 27 71
Bien ric. 23,rue Sables d'Olonne. Tel. 02 51 30 10 44.
Cyclo Trek. 21,rue Pertuis
Breton. Tel. 02 51 30 40 50.
Fishing: The main types of fishing are beach casting and
deep sea fishing although of course you could include "Peche a Main" literally
hand fishing or the collecting of shell fish from the rocks and sands at low
Because of the popularity of the beach during the day, beach casting
is usually reserved for night time, rough weather or out of season. It would be
true to say that most fishermen prefer the more isolated beaches both north and
south of la Tranche-sur-Mer
Deep sea fishing is well catered for and a list
of boats that make fishing trips is listed in our section on Boat Charters in the Vendée
Flying: If you want to just take a look at the Vendée from
the air, take lessons or even make a parachute jump then the following may
Aeroclub Aerodrome, route la Roche-sur-Yon . Tel. 02 51 27 70 40
Flights and lessons.
Golf: Mini golf 9, Avenue des
Nolleaux La Griere Plage. Tel. 02 51 87 92 98.
MANDALA RANCH- Horse and pony riding in the village and the
Chemin de la Casse à la Bonne Femme les Conches. 85560
Longeville-sur-Mer- Tél. 06 33 74 40 44
30 bis, rue des Tulipes - Les Conches - 85560 Longeville-sur-Mer.
06 07 12 81 83 - 02 51 33 87 16 Open the whole year.
Karting: Vendee Kart. La Jonchere. Angle, Nr. La Tranche.
Tel 02 51 30 89 96.
Www.vendee-kart.fr 15March to 31 Nov. July-Aug 10h to
PAINTBALL EXPERIENCE AND QUAD EVASION. Park California.
Quad / paintballs / buggy track or randonnées in the marsh.
Paintball Information - Tel.
06 21 70 10 74
Information quad - Tel. 06 21 70 10 74 www.quadevasion72.com
All the sailing and surfing disciplines are well catered for at La Tranche
from taking lessons to hiring equipment, and many events are organised every
The following events have been scheduled for 2011.
26th June Raid
Hawaiian Paddle Board, 5th addition
Windsurfing. 26th Raid.la tranche/ile de re
7th August. Catamarans 9th
17th/18th sept Surfing Competition
The following centres have
lesson or equipment hire.
Centre Nautique Tranchais. Route de
l'embarcadère Tel : 02 51 27 44 14.
Koa Surfing School. Plage de la Terriere.
Tel.06 12 57 29 51.
Nova Fun. 52, Ave Victor Hugo. Tel. 02 51
27 42 90.
Rental/Lessons. Www. perso.wanadoo.fr/novafun/.
Le Palmier, 14, rue du
pertius Breton. Tel. 02 51 27 45 90. www.le-palmier.fr
Sail & board shop.
12 Route de la Roche-sur-Yon.
Moorings for boats. Harbour Master. Tel.02 51
27 45 89.
Skate Boarding. Skate park. Ave.General du Gauille. Parking Stade
Swimming: The sheltered bay of la Tranche-sur-Mer is
ideal for swimming and for those that seek more thrills of the Atlantic
rollers then the beaches to the north offer some exceptional venues,
though it is important to remember that there are often strong under currents
and many of the beaches do not have supervision.
The alternative is the
indoor Aquatic Centre of l'Aunisceane has all the water activities needed to entertain you and the
Tennis: Club FFT rue du Pertius Breton Tel. 02 51 30
Virtually everyday in July and August there are activities ranging
from competitions for building sand castles to mussle toning, from beach
football competitions to hiking expeditions. For a full list visit the agenda
page of the La Tranche Tourist Office
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