Sables d'Olonne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sables d'Olonne in Vendee

Visit Sables d'Olonne: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The lively town of Sables-d'Olonne is our favourite resort on the Vendee coast

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Sables d'Olonne. For detailed visitor information see the Sables d'Olonne travel guide.

Sables d'Olonne is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 33 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Sables d'Olonne is 405 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Sables d'Olonne include "zoo or wildlife park".

Popular places to visit nearby include Port Bourgenay at 10 km and Talmont-Saint-Hilaire at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sables d'Olonne, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Sables d'Olonne in Pays de la Loire.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vendee

Map of places to visit near Sables d'Olonne

Markets in and near Sables d'Olonne

Market days in Sables d'Olonne: weekly market: every day;

  • Sables d'Olonne: market every day (0km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (16km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (18km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (25km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (28km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (31km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (33km)

More information about Sables d'Olonne, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Sables d'Olonne, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Sables d'Olonne.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (20km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (44km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (50km)
  • Port-Joinville (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Sables d'Olonne

Canton: Sables-d'Olonne

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85100

Distance to Sables d'Olonne

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 405 km

from Calais: 562 km

from Nice: 774 km

from Bordeaux: 207 km

from Strasbourg: 751 km

Getting here

Sables d'Olonne is in the west of France. Most visitors arrive by car from a cross-channel ferry port - Saint Malo is convenient at around 3 hours drive. For driving distances to Sables d'Olonne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateau-d'Olonne and Olonne-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Sables d'Olonne