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What to do in Les Sables d'Olonne?

The best activities of Les Sables d'Olonne

The seaside resort of Les Sables d'Olonne will win you over with its wonderful location by the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by the sea as well as greenery such as forests, dunes and marshland make it a wonderful destination all year round. In addition, Les Sables d'Olonne is an excellent destination for a holiday with family and friends thanks to the many activities it offers. 

What exactly is there to do in Les Sables d'Olonne? We have listed the best activities for you!


#1. Water sports

Due to the wonderful location of Les Sables d'Olonne by the sea, there is plenty to do for water sports enthusiasts. Besides swimming at one of the beaches there is also the possibility to go surfing, kayaking, jet-skiing, kite surfing, paddle boarding and much more. Are you still inexperienced? There are numerous schools and associations to be found on the coast of Les Sables d'Olonne!

#2. Cycling and hiking

There are numerous hiking and biking trails to be found in Les Sables d'Olonne. The Vendée is even named the best cycling region in France and offers you the opportunity to go on a wonderful ride. Rent a bike from the reception of Oasis Les Jardins and take the bike path right from the resort to start your route! You can also go to the forest or the marshes for a great variety of other landscapes.

#3. Zoo des Sables d'Olonne

The zoo of Les Sables d'Olonne is located only 5 minutes from Oasis Les Jardins. A visit to this gigantic zoo is absolutely worth it. With no less than 4 hectares there is plenty to discover and you are assured of a successful day out with the entire family. The Zoo des Sables d'Olonne is an eco zoo with 40 endangered species such as lions, monkeys, anteaters and penguins.

A very welcoming zoo with lots of trees. The animals seem to be at ease here. The path is well shaded and it is easy to walk around. I really appreciated the diversity of species and the explanatory panels. D.L. on Google

#4. Spend your day on a boat

Start your day of boating from the famous Vendée Globe quay and set sail for the ocean! With or without a boating licence, you're able to hire a boat in Port Olona and set sail for an afternoon or a day. What your day will look like: resting in the sun, relaxing on the open sea and picnicking on your boat. You can also opt for a tour with breathtaking views of the coast. A wonderful day in Les Sables d'Olonne!

#5. Beach days

A holiday on the Atlantic coast is not successful without heading to the beach! What to do in Les Sables d'Olonne? These are the most beautiful beaches in the region:

  • Tanchet beach, 2 km from the resort
  • La Grande Plage des Sables d'Olonne, 5 km from the Resort
  • Paracou beach, in La Chaume
  • Veillon beach, in Talmont Saint Hilaire

Both in summer and throughout the year, the beaches of the Vendée are a wonderful destination for a day trip. 


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