Here is the beginning of the Vendée Globe that unites an iconic channel and countless visitors who love adventures and ultimate performances.

Vendée Va'a, Transat New York – Vendée Les Sables, Golden Globe Race: The city of Les Sables d'Olonne is the place to welcome and prepare all the challenges at sea and on the high seas.

Ocean city by its history and maritime by its culture, it is also touristic by its many facets: a long sandy beach, a remarkable museum of contemporary art, a picturesque city centre, a colourful harbor, remarkable naturals sites such as the Olonne marshes and the wild coasts of the Château d'Olonne district.

Leisure activities are also available: a thalassotherapy area, two casinos, a convention centre, facilities for all outdoor and nautic sports, a cultural season rich in its diversity and large-scale events for all.

To each one his discovery or his rediscovery of the city of Les Sables d'Olonne: all the energy of a city in front of the sea.