Les Sables d’Olonne

Les Sables d’Olonne

Les Sables d’Olonne is renown as the home of the world famous Vendeé Globe yacht race which is held every 4 years. The next race is in 2012.

With its wide sandy beaches which give the town its name, Les Sables d’Olonne has much to offer.

What to do, see and visit :
• Rambling (forest and marshes), salt marshes, boat trip to the Ile d’Yeu, golf, water sports, thalassotherapy, casinos, bowling, go-karts.
• The zoo, the covered market, the districts of Chaume and Ile Penotte, the bird sanctuary, the ports.
• Sea-shell museum, motor museum, Ste Croix abbey (contemporary art), museum of popular traditions…

The official website is here (in French)