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  • Les Salines by boat

    Les Salines by boat

    Immediate embarkation for a two-hour long tour with commentary in the heart of the Olonne marshes. Suspended between sky and sea, salt and soil, this leisurely boat trip will take you to the Jardin des Salines to meet the salt workers. On booking. Rates 2014 Adult € 19.50 …

  • Museum of Popular Traditions - Musée des Traditions Populaires

    Museum of Popular Traditions

    Housed in a former school built in 1891, the museum presents the daily life in the early twentieth century the inhabitants of the Land of Olonnes region both maritime and rural. Discover through six exhibition halls, traditional crafts, costumes and headdresses, a rural interior, activities …

  • On board the schooner Fillao

    On board the schooner Fillao

    you are invited to embark on a 2-hour trip with the family, friends or just on your own. Your instructor will initiate you into the handling of the vessel.

  • SNS – Sailing school

    SNS – Sailing school

    Pleasure and sensations await you on the water sailing school Sablais Water Sports! Every year, come you initiate or perfect for sailing on our sailboats from 8 12 meters (J80 and Oceanis 37). Baptisms at sea, introductory courses and advanced sailing and cruises off Les Sables d'Olonne …

  • The Ecozoo - Animation tapirs B - zoo des Sables - S Silhol

    The Ecozoo

    The Zoo of Les Sables introduces a new type of Zoo by marrying a respect for its environment, with the protection of its exotic biodiversity and making its visitors aware of good eco-citizenship. Through its ecological philosophy, the Zoo limits the negative impact on the environment, by setting …

  • Sainte Croix Abbey museum - Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte Croix

    Sainte Croix Abbey museum

    The museum of modern and contemporary art is housed in the old Sainte-Croix Benedictine priory founded in 1622. Built on over 2,500 sq.m. and with an extremely varied collection of exhibition spaces ranging from the bright temporary exhibition room to its 17th century attic in the shape of an …

  • Shellfish Museum - Museum du Coquillage  Les Sables d'Olonne

    Shellfish Museum

    One of the most visited sites of the Vendée. Its popularity is based on the richness, diversity and quality of the exhibits. 'Immerse' yourself into a fairy-tale world and discover a private collection that is unique in Europe: 45.000 tropical shellfish from all around the world, in an …

  • Visit the civic greenhouse gardens - Visite de la roseraie des Sables d'Olonne

    Visit the civic greenhouse gardens

    Wander as the fancy takes you through the rose garden (with close to 1,220 rosebushes and 134 varieties), the canna maze and bamboo forest. Open every day from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm between 2nd June and 26th september (except Sundays and public holidays). Free admission.

  • Guided tour of the fishing harbour - Visite guidée de la criée et du port de pêche - cci Vendée

    Guided tour of the fishing harbour

    Guided tour of the fishing harbour (in French) Let our local guides show you what happens behind the scenes at the fishing harbour in a 1 1/2 hour tour. Explanation of the dealer’s and trader’s role, observation of sales transactions and different fish and seafood. Film showing images of …

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