Les Sables d’Olonne means the sands of d’Olonne, and it is a seaside town on the Atlantic coast of France. By making a base in a villa in Les Sables d’Olonne, you will be able to make the most of your stay in this lively coastal resort. There are miles of beaches, and long untamed stretches of coastline. Located north of the Ile de Ré, this busy little town is a popular place to visit for families who can make the most of the facilities on offer. Self catering accommodation in Les Sables d’Olonne is set up for couples and families alike, and adds an extra dimension to any vacation taken in the area.
There are all manner of activities to partake in during your holidays in Les Sables d’Olonne, ranging from golf and ten pin bowling to quad biking. Combine this with the water sports on offer, and it should keep even the most active of kids entertained. Night life comes in the form of restaurants, cafés, bars and clubs. If you are fortunate enough to be in Les Sables d’Olonne when the Vendee Globe either starts or finishes, you will be able to witness some of the spectacle surrounding this world famous yachting event. It might be worth keeping in mind that self catering accommodation in Les Sables d’Olonne will be in much demand during this period.
Surrounding Les Sables d’Olonne is an area of salt water marshes of about three and a half thousand acres. For nature lovers this is a place to definitely be visited, and mountain bike trips are popular along with horseback rides. Related to salt, is the Jardin des Salines where discovering the history behind salt extraction will provide an insight into the area as a whole. La Rochelle makes for a nice day trip out of Les Sables d’Olonnes, and its beaches are backed by a city rich in heritage, architecture and great food. If you have a car, exploring further afield will reveal some wonderful French countryside, and small, quaint villages.
Your holidays in Les Sables d’Olonne are best taken between the months of April and September when the weather is most pleasant. The hours of sunshine are the longest in France outside of Province, and the temperature is constantly above 20 degrees Celsius. The winter months will be quieter, with some facilities and activities unavailable and average temperatures around 11 degrees Celsius or less. It is possible to book self catering accommodation in Les Sables d’Olonne all year around though.
Travellers on their holidays in Les Sables d’Olonne can arrive by two popular methods. The first, is to travel by ferry from the United Kingdom to a port such as Caen, from where it will be a four hour drive. The alternative is to take a plane. The airport at La Rochelle (LRH) is the most convenient to land at, and Flybe, a budget airline, fly from Birmingham (BHX) and Manchester (MAN).