Les Sables-d’Olonne, endless sea and glorious beaches! The large beach along the town’s seafront promenade, Le Remblai, always remains popular each year, its vast stretch of soft fine sand welcoming a varied range of craft, bathers and those just out for a stroll. The resort’s sailing school is conveniently located close by, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities for watersports during your holiday. After all the fun and laughter in the waves, stop off on the promenade for a delicious ice cream or other refreshment. You’ll find a wide range of eateries, cafés and bars open in high season, with a festive holiday ambiance guaranteed! Then stretch your legs with a walk along one of the 2 jetties that lead to the town’s lighthouses. The superb view over the seascape is simply unbeatable.
Make the most of all the attractions the town has to offer during your stay in the Vendée. On holiday with the children? Take a trip to the Zoo des Sables for an entertaining day the whole family is certain to enjoy. Particularly as this is a zoo with a difference, notably through all the actions it has taken in favour of preserving biodiversity. An Ecozoo that will raise awareness amongst young and not so young, set in the heart of an island of greenery.
History buff and heritage enthusiast? Discover the fascinating buildings of La Chaume, an unspoilt area typical of Les Sables d’Olonne. The Tour d’Arundel, home to the Maritime Museum, and the Fort Saint Nicolas, renowned for its art exhibitions. But that’s not all! There’s also the Sainte Croix Abbey and the Seashell Museum to visit and even an Automobile Museum! There is certainly no lack of museums to explore in this fascinating seaside resort.
After having discovered the treasures of Les Sables d’Olonne, take a little time out for a lazy stroll around the fishing harbour. Its décor and atmosphere will immediately immerse you in the world of the sailors and the sea. Watch the fishing boats as they return to port. Take a walk along the quays with the fishing harbour and the fish auction or “criée” on one side, as the boats unload and sell their catch the traditional way, and a multitude of restaurants on the other. Then end your visit with a boat trip through the famous Salines and enjoy exploring the salt pans that criss-cross the Marais d’Olonne marshes.
Les Sables d’Olonne never fails to hit the international headlines every 4 years with the renowned Vendée Globe, a non-stop, single-handed sailing race around the world. A celebration of sailors, sailing and the oceans themselves. A challenge, a show and a spectacular event that draws hundreds of thousands of people.
If you’re looking for an entertaining way to end your evening, there are no less than 2 casinos that remain open until 3am in low season and 4am in high season. Why not try your luck!
So, how about it, fancy a trip to discover Les Sables-d’Olonne? Don’t hesitate to ask for further information at campsite reception, we’ll be delighted to offer all the advice you need and point you in the right direction.