Les Sables d'Olonne
The epic of the Vendée Globe takes place here, combining an emblematic channel and hundreds of thousands of visitors attracted to ultimate dreams and performances.
The city prepares its future by becoming the place of welcome and preparation of all the challenges encountered on the high seas. In June 2016, it will host the arrival of the prestigious Transat New York – Vendée : a full scale test for the class Imoca 60 boats.
Les Sables d'Olonne has been an oceanic city throughout all its history, and is also a famous and multifaceted seaside resort with a 3 km sandy beach, a remarkable museum of contemporary art, a picturesque city center and a colourful fishing harbor.
Many leisure activities are also available for visitors : a thalassotherapy center, two casinos, a congress center and all sport facilities for outdoor and water sports.
Les Sables d'Olonne, a dynamic city to be discovered or rediscovered by everybody !