Top 10 Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne, France

September 1, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Les Sables-d'Olonne in France, from Europe region, is best know for Points of Interest & Landmarks. Discover best things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Les Sables-d'Olonne

1. Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte

Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
Excellent
56%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 711 reviews

Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte

Reviewed By AndreaetGary - Guichen, France

Well worth the visit, the imagination behind some of the fresques is amazing. Small streets make for a cool stroll when it is hot!!

2. Le Remblai

Promenade Georges Clemenceau, 85100, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
Excellent
49%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 316 reviews

Le Remblai

Reviewed By fabetlucy - eschentzwiller

take care of the wind, it can be cold, but le remblai is the right place to go, as the water seems to be calmer and warmer than in other places :o)

Quai Guiné, 85100, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France +33 2 51 96 81 00
Excellent
52%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

Navette Maritime - Passeur A

Reviewed By Jeremy85100 - France

A nice way to cross the channel and either go to la chaume or les sables. Cheap and fast and also a necessity. It will save you a 15 min car ride

4. Museum du Coquillage

8 rue du Marechal Leclerc, 85100, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France +33 2 51 23 50 00
Excellent
32%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 173 reviews

Museum du Coquillage

Reviewed By LondonBallerina - London

Well I went because I'd been told I must (several times by several people) What a fascinating place, you walk through the gift shop to get to the museum, not the best starting point in my opinion, but my goodness, the exhibits they have are amazing, beautifully laid out and all the information you need in french and English. Actually, I would go again!

5. Zoo des Sables d'Olonne

Route du Tour de France, 85100, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France +33 2 51 95 14 10
Excellent
27%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Zoo des Sables d'Olonne

Nature lovers, the Sables d'Olonne zoo is expecting you within walking distance from the ocean! Wild flora and fauna have found here their island dedicated to biodiversity research and conservation. Alongside 100-year old trees and lush vegetation, 350 rare animals inhabit this oasis: Atlas lions, Kordofan giraffes, Amur leopards, monkeys, maned wolves, red pandas, giant anteaters, armadillos and other birds will have you discover a fascinating world.

Reviewed By WDD83 - Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom

We went with our children, 1 & 4yr old. We drove 50mins to the zoo and it was really worthwhile. A lovely setting in shaded woodland walk with a good variety of endangered animals and signs (in French) about the conservation etc. This is not a full day out, we spent 3-4hrs including lunch and fed parakeets nectar and had a really great day out. Cost was €16 per adult and €11 for over 3s.

6. Prieure Saint Nicolas

La Côte Sauvage, 85100, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
Excellent
45%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Prieure Saint Nicolas

Reviewed By beebux - Paris, France

The prieuré was an ancient monastery in the ancient régimes and has been restored into an art gallery today. You will find surrounding it a very military outlook on the sea with the legendary canons protecting the island. A nice stroll on an afternoon.

7. La Plage du Paracou

Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
Excellent
44%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

La Plage du Paracou

Reviewed By Robin S - Reigate, United Kingdom

This is a lovely sandy beach just a couple of miles from les Sables d'Olonne, and unlike the massive beach, both in length and depth, fronting that town, it is quite small and fairly intimate. It is also far less crowded, and therefore more relaxing. At high tide there is a lagoon just deep enough to swim in, and almost enclosed by a wall of stone, making it a safe place for children to splash around in. There are also life guards patrolling this beach, which is very reassuring, as stretches of this coastline can be very dangerous and treacherous. The sand is soft, almost made for children to build sand-castles.
There is also a toilet and a snack bar, as well as an ice cream kiosk, which strangely doesn't open when people might want to buy ice creams. As the weather was so hot for our 10 days there, that was quite disappointing and frustrating, as well as being bad business. In fact, we never saw it open once.
I'd still go back to this beach.

8. Le Musee du Blockhaus Hopital

Rue De Verdun, 85100, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France +33 2 51 32 80 12
Excellent
54%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Le Musee du Blockhaus Hopital

The authentic bunker in the town centre opens its doors to a voyage through time. Come to discover the story of Les Sables d'Olonne from 1939 to 1945 with vivid and realistic scenes which will plunge you into the ambiance of the period. Constructed in 1943 and reamaining intact since 1945, it is now open to the public and you can visit 20 rooms inside.

Reviewed By crocos69 - La Rochelle, France

Ouvert en 2017, ce musée dans le vrai blockhaus hôpital des Sables d'Olonnes. Très bien documenté avec de nombreux objets jamais vus dans les autres musées de la seconde guerre mondiale. Des reconstitutions vraiment réalistes. A ne pas manquer en famille.

9. Casino JOA les Pins

14 avenue Rhin Et Danube, 85109, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France +33 2 51 21 69 12
Excellent
29%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 225 reviews

Casino JOA les Pins

Reviewed By Pat V - Saint-Denis, Reunion Island

If you have nothing to do you can spend your hollidays in this place but the town is worth seeing do not hesitateThank you Pat for your comment. We quite agree with you that our casino is great but the Sables d'Olonne offers so many beautiful things to discover that it would be a shame not to enjoy !

10. Musee de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix

Rue de Verdun, 85100, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France +33 2 51 32 01 16
Excellent
35%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Musee de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix

Reviewed By LordKPlymouth - Plymouth

although you pay to enter the art is very interesting, and on those very hot Vendee days a nice afternoon meander in here and cool. You can learn about the local fishing traditions by picture on the top floor. There are also some quite famous art works on display /or there was. the building was an old priory.

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