Les Sables d’Olonne hosts the Vendée Globe every 4 years.
You can sunbathe on the large sandy beach, one of the best in Europe.
Here are a few ideas for visits:
Musuems -- Musée des Traditions Populaires – Olonne sur Mer, based in an 1890 school, it presents the life of the local inhabitants at the beginning of the 20th century.- Museum du Coquillage – Sables d’Olonne, approximately 45 000 exotic shells in wonderful shapes and colours from all over the world.- Musée de la mer et de la pêche – Sables d’Olonne, an exhibition that changes every year, devoted to the marine world and fishing of yesteryear.- St Nicolas priory - Sables d'Olonne, a place devoted to culture and events.- Ste Croix abbey - Sables d'Olonne, in a beautiful 17th century building, home to a large collection of contemporary and modern art.
Guided tours -- Guided tour of the fish auction and fishing port – Sable d’Olonne.- Commented tour in tourist train – Sables d’Olonne, a fun way to discover the town.