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  • Let our local guides show you what happens behind the scenes at the fishing harbour in a 1.5 hour tour. Explanation of the dealer’s and trader’s role, observation of sales transactions and different fish and seafood. Film showing images of today and yesteryear. Booking compulsory. 6,30€/adult, 4,...

  • An oasis of green by the sea, Les Sables zoological gardens invite you on a journey into the animal kingdom. Anchored near the ocean, the Sables d’Olonne Zoo is a green islet, sanctuary to wild fauna and flora. Its lush vegetation, ecological commitment and scientific yet approach make it a u...

  • 17-m sailboat. Half-day, full-day or evening cruises on a classic schooner with a traditional gaff rig. Navigation with a certified crew on and fast, streamlined and elegant sailboat. 55€/adult, 28€/6-11 years. Open seven days a week from mid-June to mid-October 2018, 2-5 pm.

  • Housed in an old school built in 1891, this museum depicts the daily lives of the inhabitants of the Pays d’Olonne at the beginning of the 20th century. Discover 6 exhibition halls, a classroom, costumes and head gear of the era, as well as many everyday objects (traditional craftsmanship, t...

  • 12-m sailboat. Sailing taster by the day (bring pack lunch) or half-day, hands-on manoeuvring. 45€/half-day. - 25% for 12-25 years and -50% for -12 years. All year round from Tuesday to Saturday 9am-noon and 2-6 pm.

  • Animations gratuites pour découvrir la nature, en juillet - août, les mardis, mercredis et jeudis, uniquement sur réservation au Bureau d'Information Touristique d'Olonne sur Me...

  • 1 hour boat trip on the salt river. Guided tour of the Salt Adventure Parc. 25 acres of salt marshes, heritage site of Sables d'Olonne with activities and commentary. "Land of the Salt" shows, directed and commented by the Saline actors. Salt gathering by the children. Brain-teazer games. ...

  • Discover the history of Les Sables d'Olonne and the Vendée during WWII. Explanatory and illustrated panels, captivating film of 15 mn. Realistic scenes with 45 manikins will plunge you into the WWII atmosphere. Authentic hospital-bunker with operating theatre in action during August 1944, ...

  • The site commands a breathtaking panoramic view across the Olonne marshes. With more than 180 species of birds spotted by our observatory, the marshes are one of the richest wetlands in the Vendée in terms of migratory birds. Must-sees: avocets, shelducks, egrets, birds of prey… On site: guided t...

  • Round the world of shellfish in 80 minutes. 45 000 shellfish with surprising forms and shimmering colours. Discover corals, stuffed crustaceans, urchins, sea sponges, starfishes, and sharks. 2 path games for children, with a gift at the end of the trail. Gift shop. 8€/adult, 7€/12-17 years, 5€/...

 

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