Located in the heart of the Atlantic Arc, in the Vendée department, halfway between Nantes and La Rochelle, the town of Les Sables-d’Olonne is one of the emerging tourist destinations in France. For those of you who dream of a beach adventure alone, with friends, as a couple or as a family, this is the ideal destination. A camping trip to Les Sables-d’Olonnewill allow you to discover a city with many facets.
Les Sables-d’Olonne, its thousand beaches and its unmissable places
If there is one thing that the people ofLes Sables d’Olonne can really boast about, it is the long sandy beaches around which the town was built. The evidence of the commercial and port activities is still palpable. So don’t hesitate to visit the fishing harbour and the industrial harbour in the basin, or the marina. Take a walk along the fill and admire the two-century-old villas. Go water-skiing or ski jeting on one of the many beaches in the town : the Plage du Président, the Plage de Tanchet, or the Grande Plage. Nearby, take your children to visit the animals at Les Sables-d’Olonne Zoo. It’s a very rewarding experience, especially for children. For adults, stop by one of the two casinos in the town: the “JOA Les Pins” casino and the “Les Atlantes Les Sables-d’Olonne” casino. Les Sables-d’Olonne also aims to be a flowery town and has demonstrated this by winning the towns and villages in bloom competition three times. . See for yourself the many varieties of flowers grown in the municipal greenhouses and in the Roseraie of Les Sables-d’Olonne. Further afield, visitthe salt marshes of the Olonne island. But don’t leave without a visit to the Chaume district and its shell museum.
Events not to be missed in Les Sables-d’Olonne
It is impossible to talk about Les Sables-d’Olonne without mentioning the Vendée Globe. This famous French sailing race takes place every four years, and the start is in Les Sables-d’Olonne in November. It is a single-handed round-the-world race, with no assistance or stopovers, which takes place on board 60-foot IMOCA monohull yachts. It is one of the biggest sailing events in France and in the world, not to be missed. In addition to this great event, discover other events of great tourist interest. Visit the porcelain painting workshops for adults in Soulans. And for your little ones, take them to the creative workshop for children. Don’t miss out on the 2018-2019 cultural season: exhibitions, theatres, children’s activities, the Telethon in the Sables-d’Olonne cantons, festivals and cinema.
Whether it’s for a weekend or a few days of rest, Les Sables-d’Olonne is a great destination for a camping holiday.