Discover charming Les Sables d’Olonne
The resort is located close to the Atlantic Coast which boasts a wide variety of sandy beaches where many water sports can be practiced. It is a wonderful place surrounded by beautiful nature. There is a lot to do in the place Les Sables d’Olonne. Below are a number of places described, which are definitely worth a visit.
- Green surroundings
- On the coast
- Art & culture
- Water sports
Quartier Ile penotte
In the centre of Les Sables d’Olonne you can discover the beautiful Quartier Ile penotte. Only a few steps from the beach, you will find the narrow, winding streets. With the most beautiful art works. The houses are decorated with colourful mosaics with seashells.
Rue de L’enfer
The narrowest street of France is located in the centre of Les Sables d’Olonne. Rue de l’Enfer means ‘the street of hell’ and is named after the famous rock with a narrow gap ‘Le Puits d’Enfer’. ‘Le Puits d’Enfer’ can be found along the coast route from the resort to the city centre of Les Sables d’Olonne.
The port/ boot trips
The port of Les Sables d’Olonne is a true fisherman’s port and is the most important harbour in the Vendée. Enjoy delicious fresh sea food, directly out of the Atlantic Ocean. Take one of the multiple boat trips. For example to La Chaume. Or visit one of the beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean.
The architecture of La Chaume in Les Sables d’Olonne is definitely worth a visit. The characteristic cottages are in great contrast with the modern tourist blocks from Les Sables d’Olonne. Here you will find the Tour Arundel, a lighthouse and the Fort St-Nicolas, a fort that once guarded the harbour mouth.