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The church of Our Lady of the Assumption
The church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Coat of arms of Longeville-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Longeville-sur-Mer is located in France
Coordinates: 46°25′31″N 1°29′18″W / 46.4253°N 1.4883°W / 46.4253; -1.4883Coordinates: 46°25′31″N 1°29′18″W / 46.4253°N 1.4883°W / 46.4253; -1.4883
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement Les Sables-d'Olonne
Canton Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Bridonneau
Area1 38.05 km2 (14.69 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,305
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 85127 /85560
Elevation 0–30 m (0–98 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

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


North of the Marais Poitevin, Longeville-sur-Mer is situated in the south of the Vendée department, along the Côte de Lumière (English: Coast of Light).The commune gives its name to a coastal forest of pines and oaks. The town's central village lies one kilometre inland, but the municipality itself comprises three smaller seaside resorts, these beings the hamlets of 'Le Bouil', 'Le Rocher' and 'Les Conches'. A celebrated surf spot, named Bud Bud, is found at Les Conches, whilst the road leading from the beach to the nearby town of Angles passes through a marsh, from which one may observe wild birds, including storks.


As of the 2008 census, Longeville-sur-Mer had a population of 2,328 (an increase of 18% as compared to 1999). The commune ranks as the 4,337th largest in France (4,676th in 1999) and the 72nd largest of the 282 communes in the department.

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