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La Tranche sur Mer

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The holiday resort of La-Tranche-sur-Mer, is on the Atlantic coast in the south of the Vendée. It faces south towards the Ile de Re and has one of the most favourable climates in the Vendée, and with 8 kilometres of fine sandy beaches it is one of the Vendée’s most popular resorts. The white painted houses and Narrow streets give the town a Mediterranean atmosphere. For most of the year it is a sleepy quiet resort, but in July and August the streets and beaches burst into life with a multitude of holiday makers. The evenings come alive with entertainment, featuring both shows and street artists. La Tranche-sur-Mer is also a Mecca for water sports, and in particular windsurfers and surfers, and with its excellent nautical centre, the dingy sailors are also well catered for, and many national and international events are held here especially windsurfing events.

This very popular seaside resort originally known as 'Carvor' has been an active port for centuries due to the protection afforded it by the Ile de Re. Today the port is more an anchorage for pleasure boats, though during the season there are excursions by boat to and around the Ile-de-Re, Fort Boyard, L'ile d'Aix and La Rochelle from Mondays to Fridays. As one would expect of a popular holiday resort the needs of the inner man are also well catered for with a varied selection of eateries from crêperies, pizzerias, bistros and restaurants to snack bars and ice cream parlours. The shopping experience is also well covered with shops selling such diverse things from gifts and souvenirs to beach goods and clothes. Apart from the glorious beach la Tranche has many other attractions which include l'Aunisceane a swimming pool complex, karting, Hores riding and the Amusement Park, Le Monde des Enfants - L’Ile aux Pirates for further details see Activities La Tranche-sur-Mer

In the evenings the La Tranche-sur-Mer comes alive with street entertainment and shows. In May there is a two day jazz festival with various artists in 3 locations. In 2010 this was held on the 8th and 9th of May. There are other shows throughout the year, and for details of these see the
calendar of events 

Markets. Tuesdays and Saturdays Place de la Liberte
              Wednesday (July/August) La Griere.
              Sundays La Terriere, rue du Commerce.

Art Galleries: Roland Chaigne. 48 rue des Sables. Tel. 02 51 30 35 42.
                    J.C.Vaillant. 68, Boulevade des Vendeens. Tel. 06 98 13 08 55.
                    Caribbean Art. Haitian Art. 1, la Plage. Tel. 06 13 79 25 62.
                    Workshop PH'Art. Stain glass & water colour. 170,rue du Phare.
                     Tel. 02 51 30 82 46.
Cinema. Boulevade la Petite Hollande. Tel. 02 51 30 76 67.

Discos: L'Aciena 149,Bld. Le Lattre de Tassigny. Tel. 02 51 27 48 84.
           La Grange. 126,Bld. Le Lattre de Tassigny. Tel. 02 51 27 73 89.

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