La Tranche-sur-Mer

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For homonymy, see Trenche.
La Tranche-sur-Mer
The beach at La Tranche-sur-Mer
The beach at La Tranche-sur-Mer
Coat of arms of La Tranche-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
La Tranche-sur-Mer is located in France
La Tranche-sur-Mer
La Tranche-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 46°20′38″N 1°26′18″W / 46.344°N 1.4383°W / 46.344; -1.4383Coordinates: 46°20′38″N 1°26′18″W / 46.344°N 1.4383°W / 46.344; -1.4383
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement Les Sables-d'Olonne
Canton Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Serge Kubryk
Area1 17.63 km2 (6.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,691
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 85294 / 85360
Elevation 0–25 m (0–82 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.

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

The final stages of the Action of 30 June 1798, during which all three combatant frigates grounded, was fought just off the harbour.

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