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  • Driving
  • Bicycling

Public transport

With many bus routes servicing the whole of the Vendée, you can travel very cheaply on the CAP Vendée network.  Use the interactive map on the Cap Vendée website to see all the routes.

Listed below are the routes running to La Tranche sur Mer :

Parking zones in La Tranche sur Mer

Periods of paid car parks

From April 28th to September 2nd, 2018 the car parks become chargeable, every day. Except for the La Terrière car park, for which the rates will apply from June 30 to September 2,2018.

New blue zones

To enable people access to local shops, part of l’Avenue de la Plage will be part of the blue zone, (maximum time limit of 1 hour). This new area includes La Rue Jules Ferry, La Rue l’Hôtel de Ville and under Les Halles, (excluding market days, Tuesday and Saturday mornings and out of season). Parking discs for € 1 are available at the Tourist Office.

New parking meter zones

La Voie du Maupas, (running parallel to the Maupas car park) as well as the car park at La Terrière beach and part of l’Avenue des Citronniers to La Terrière become paid parking zones.

Pedestrian areas

La Tranche sur Mer offers over 1500 free parking spaces. The town has 980 paying parking spaces which encourage a faster turn around and easier access to local shops.  From 1st April 2016, all parking pricing will be standardized across the board.

Standard pricing from 1st April to 31st August

  • From 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.:  €0.30 per 15 minutes
  • From 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 a.m. :  free

FUN BUS (free shuttle bus)

The Fun Bus is a public transport service financed by the town of La Tranche sur Mer.  It’s free and available to everyone.  It enables you to get to the different areas of the town and to the beaches.  Respect it, it’s running just for you!  The Fun Bus goes into the main traffic circulation and aims to limit the number of cars travelling during the peak summer period.

The Fun Bus runs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings only.
Look at the timetable for the Winter Fun Bus


ÉCOBUS (navette gratuite)

From July 8th to August 27th, you will find the free shuttle that will take you from the free car park of the Forcin roundabout (at the entrance of the town) to the roundabout of L'Auniscéane Piscine (near the central beach). Passage every 20 min, from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 8pm.