The Pays de la Loire region
Every four years in Les Sables-d'Olonne is given the big start of this extraordinary adventure. The Pays de la Loire Region is a historical partner of this great popular festival, which is attended by sailing enthusiasts and lovers of great entertainment, from all over France but also from foreign countries.
The immense success of the Vendée Globe bears witness to this ability to believe in the craziest bets while remaining faithful to strong values: audacity, courage, innovation, team spirit. The adventure is unique. With, in particular, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and major cultural events such as the Folle Journée in the region, the Pays de la Loire has resolutely become a land of major events, rich in emotion and performance, and a land of challenges. The Pays de la Loire Region places its commitment in this 2020 edition under the sign of challenges, both sporting and ecological, through the protection of the oceans.
The Pays de la Loire is also a diversity of landscapes, a large natural and cultural heritage, and a great tourist destination. The Pays de la Loire Region is looking forward to seeing you from 17th October at the Vendée Globe Village to write a new chapter together in this exceptional human and maritime adventure!