Visitors commuting to the Vendée Globe village accounts for 63% of the total impact of the event. It is a major way of reducing emissions!

Aware that such a challenge cannot be met alone, the Vendée Globe has brought together public and private players, the Département de la Vendée, the town and conurbation of Les Sables d'Olonne, the Pays de la Loire Region, the SNCF Group, En Vendée, SyDEV and ADEME in particular to set up a complete range of low carbon footprint mobility solutions.



With TGV INOUI, get ready to experience the incredible maritime adventure of the Vendée Globe!

Discover our offers to make your experience unforgettable by securing you a privileged place at the start of this round-the-world race.

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Choosing TGV INOUI means doing something for the planet! It means reducing by 90%, on average, the C02 emitted for an equivalent journey by road or by air! Come and join us for a unique event, combining a passion for sailing and a commitment to a sustainable future.

Plan your trip (daily departures direct from Paris) and join us in supporting these heroes of the oceans, while adopting environmentally-friendly solutions.

If you get off the train, it takes just 12 minutes to walk to the Village (850 m).

A free shuttle bus, the Marinette 1 centre-ville plage, also runs between the SNCF station and the Village.

Visit the SNCFCONNECT website and app, in stations, shops, SNCF-approved travel agencies and by telephone

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Région Pays de la Loire TER

The Pays de la Loire Region is offering you soft mobility solutions to enable you to attend the start of the biggest single-handed round-the-world sailing race, non-stop and without assistance, so there's no parking problem and it's good for the planet!

In addition, the Region is offering a €5 ticket from all stations in the Pays de la Loire region to Les Sables d'Olonne. The Live ticket will be available to buy online from 10 October 2024.

Getting off the train, it takes just 12 minutes to walk to the Village (850 m).

A free shuttle bus, the Marinette 1 centre-ville plage, also links the SNCF station to the Village.

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Intercités will be taking you to the Vendée Globe from Bordeaux, Jonzac, Saintes, Rochefort, La Rochelle and Luçon with an exceptional return service running on Saturday 09, Sunday 10 and Monday 11 November 2024. Take advantage of the comfort of our wifi-equipped trains to get to the heart of the event with complete peace of mind, arriving at midday in Les Sables d'Olonne. Book your tickets from 09 July on SNCF Connect!

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Make the Vendée Globe a collective adventure and opt for car pooling!

By opting for carpooling, you can make your journeys more convivial! The organizers are setting up dedicated car parks for carpoolers, closer to the entrances to the village, to encourage carpooling, which is both economical and environmentally friendly.

A car driving along a country road


Les Sables d'Olonne

Oléane... Mobilités welcomes you on board its buses with:

  • A 1 euro Day Pass
  • A 3 week pass for 10 euros

5 main routes from:

  • L'Ile d'Olonne, Olonne, every 20 minutes (A)
  • Pôle Santé, la Chaume - Arundel, every 20 mins (B)
  • Côte sauvage, Grands Guérêts, every 40 mins (B)
  • Château d'Olonne centre, Pironnière, every 30 mins (C)
  • Océanes, Boussole, every 30 mins (D)
  • Château d'Olonne, every 30 mins (E)

NEW: During 4 Sundays, buses will run on Sundays, every 30 minutes, with specific more direct routes.

Two buses driving along a country road


Les Sables d'Olonne

Come to the Vendée Globe by shuttle bus!

Several large park-and-ride facilities will be set up and signposted from the main access roads to Les Sables d'Olonne. The first of these will be located in the Vannerie sector (access from the Pierre Levée roundabout).

These car parks will be served by free shuttles every 15 minutes from 9.30am to 10pm.

The "Marinettes", your free shuttles, will be back every day during the Village period, up to and including 11 November:

  • Marinette 1: beach centre
  • Marinette 2: la Chaume

They run every 15 minutes from 9.30am to 10pm, so you can travel freely between the Village, the town centre and La Chaume!

There will also be two maritime connections:

  • Ferry A: between Place d'Armes in La Chaume and Quai Guiné in the town centre
  • Sea bus: between pontoon G-bis at Port Olona and Quai Guiné
Three city buses parked one behind the other


Les Sables d'Olonne

Come to the Vendée Globe by bike!

To find your cycling route, has an interactive map of cycling facilities and a route calculator dedicated to cycling. A real cycling GPS in your pocket!

800 cycle parking facilities will be available in the immediate proximity of the Village entrances.

In addition, the town of Les Sables d'Olonne is offering self-service electric bicycles, strategically located in thirteen stations, to get you around Les Sables d'Olonne. The "Petites Reines" bikes are available 24/7 and the first 15 minutes are free. One station is located in the village, at Port Olonna.

A man dressed in summer clothes cycling in the city


Save time and come to the Vendée Globe by foot!

Getting off the train, it takes just 12 minutes to get to the Village (850 m).

Good for your health, easy to get to and 100% free, walking is the way to go. From the Village, walking is also:

  • The main beach, 12 minutes away (850 m)
  • The fishing port 8 minutes away (600 m)
  • Arundel Tower and Château St Clair 17 minutes away (1.3 km)
  • MASC 19 minutes away (1.4 km)
A woman from behind, equipped with hiking poles, walking on a country lane

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