Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

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Start with the Top Sights in Les Sables-d'Olonne

If you're in Les Sables-d'Olonne to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

L'île Penotte

⭐️ 4.6 (8814)

Aquarium de Vendée

⭐️ 4.0 (4668)

Le Château des Aventuriers

⭐️ 4.4 (3892)

Puits d'Enfer

⭐️ 4.6 (3087)

Casino JOA des Sables d'Olonne - Les Pins

⭐️ 4.1 (2637)


⭐️ 4.4 (1705)

Museum of Shell

⭐️ 4.3 (1215)

Hospital Blockhouse Museum

⭐️ 4.4 (1160)

Museum of the Holy Cross Abbey

⭐️ 4.3 (380)

Les Sables D’Olonne

⭐️ 4.5 (16)

Musée du Sable Association

⭐️ 3.8 (5)

The top affordable restaurants in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Les Sables-d'Olonne city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Fleurs de Thym

⭐️ 4.3 (1820)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Le Port

⭐️ 4.7 (1346)

Price Range: $$

César et Rosalie

⭐️ 4.5 (1290)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant La Cotriade Les Sables d'Olonne

⭐️ 4.7 (997)

Price Range: $$

Le Bistrot Gourmand

⭐️ 4.3 (943)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (830)

Price Range: $$

Le Moulin à Poivre

⭐️ 4.6 (790)

Price Range: $$

Le Carré

⭐️ 4.2 (773)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant-Traiteur Le P'tit Phare

⭐️ 4.6 (679)

Price Range: $$

La Fleur de sel

⭐️ 4.4 (594)

Price Range: $$

Terre et Mer

⭐️ 4.4 (514)

Price Range: $$

End your night in some of the best bars in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Les Sables-d'Olonne, curated exclusively for you.

The Little Bar

⭐️ 4.2 (1223)

Price Range: $$

Havana Café

⭐️ 4.2 (590)

Price Range: $$

Obbo Bar Resto

⭐️ 4.3 (526)

Price Range: $$

La Bodega

⭐️ 4.2 (460)

Price Range: $$

Le Bronx

⭐️ 4.1 (434)

Price Range: $$

Bar Du Pont

⭐️ 4.2 (413)

Price Range: $

L'Etoile de Mer

⭐️ 4.3 (353)

Price Range: $


⭐️ 4.2 (310)

Price Range: $$

Le Mollymalone Bar

⭐️ 4.4 (306)

Price Range: $$

La Taverne du Passage

⭐️ 4.1 (193)

Copains Comme Cochons

⭐️ 4.8 (180)

Price Range: $

Pick from the best places to stay in Les Sables-d'Olonne

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Les Sables-d'Olonne you've come to the right place.

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Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Les Sables-d'Olonne?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Loulou Côte Sauvage

⭐️ 4.6 (735)

Price Range: $$$

Le Cayola

⭐️ 4.6 (711)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the marina and its adjacent area: The marina of Les Sables-d'Olonne is the largest in Europe, and apart from its boats, visitors can also visit bustling seafood and vegetable markets in the attached square, see concerts and watch fishing boats unload fresh catches.
  2. Visit the Musée de la Marine: This museum celebrates the region’s maritime history and its strong links to the sea. Here visitors can explore the evolution of sailing vessels, and also learn about the sailors who sailed them.
  3. Tour the island of Ré: The island of Ré is located in the Bay of Biscay, just off the coast from Les Sables-d'Olonne. It is home to picturesque beaches and tranquil bays, and can be reached via boat or ferry. There are also plenty of sights to see on the island, including Les Vieux Salins Saltworks, the Nature Reserve of La Belle Henriette and the Sableaux National Park.

Les-sables-d-olonne is a great place to visit throughout the year, but the summer months of June through September are the ideal time due to mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine. This season is great for soaking up some sun, swimming, and exploring the town's range of attractions. The days are longer and the nights are warmer, making for the perfect time for adventuring and relaxation.

Les-Sables-d'Olonne is a great destination for a few days of exploration and relaxation. With nine beaches to explore, one could easily spend a day or two alternating between the beach and the Les-Sables city centre. For those looking for a bit of nature, the Olonne forests and hiking trails provide plenty of opportunities to marvel at the beauty of the region. For a more cultural experience, visitors can also explore the fascinating Vendée history, churches and iconic castle. With so much to offer, two to three days is an ideal amount of time to enjoy all that Les-Sables-d'Olonne has to offer.

Traveling around Les Sables-d'Olonne, France is easy and convenient. You can take the public bus, known as Bus Verts, which run throughout the city and its surrounding areas. If you’d rather explore on your own, there are plenty of car and bike rental options. Walking is also a great way to get around, as Les Sables-d'Olonne is walkable and pedestrian-friendly.

Les Sables-d'Olonne is an interesting place for kids to explore with plenty of fun attractions and activities. Start with a visit to the Science and Environment Centre which has interactive exhibits, 3D films and a live bird show full of wonderful wildlife. Then head to the beach and join the local beach volleyball tournament, take a boat trip to spot dolphins, or take a horse-drawn carriage ride for a real family adventure. For some indoor fun, visit the classic European-style "Pin's Palace" for bowling, live music and games.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Les Sables-d'Olonne. To start off we'd have to mention The Guine’s Pub, Obbo Bar Resto, Le Mollymalone Bar. Check out our page on the best bars in Les Sables-d'Olonne.

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