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A general view of Saint-Nicolas' Quarter
A general view of Saint-Nicolas' Quarter
Coat of arms of Brem-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Brem-sur-Mer is located in France
Coordinates: 46°36′19″N 1°49′48″W / 46.6054°N 1.8301°W / 46.6054; -1.8301Coordinates: 46°36′19″N 1°49′48″W / 46.6054°N 1.8301°W / 46.6054; -1.8301
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement Les Sables-d'Olonne
Canton Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
Intercommunality Côte de Lumière
 • Mayor (2008–) Christian Praud
Area1 15.85 km2 (6.12 sq mi)
Population (2060)2 2,471
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 85243 /85470
Elevation 0–55 m (0–180 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Brem-sur-Mer is a commune in the Vendée département in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

It was created in 1974 by the merger of the former communes of Saint Martin-de-Brem and Saint Nicolas-de-Brem

The commune is a beach resort on the Atlantic Ocean (sur-mer means "on-sea"); "Brem" is derived from the Gaulish "Bram".


Historical population of Brem-sur-Mer
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 986 1018 1161 1425 1709 2054 2471


The main activity of the commune is tourism. It has an industrial area with fourteen companies. It is also known for its vineyard, planted during the Middle Ages by monks.


Brem-sur-Mer is a twinned with Flag of Germany.svg Mammendorf, Germany.

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