The surroundings

There are several beautiful sandy beaches close to Le Pré d'Olonne. All beaches have a good access by car or bike. Everybody can find his preferred typ of beach here. Looking for a quiet and peacefull natural beach? Go and have a look at Plage Les Granges for example. Want to surf or kite on the best waves of the west-coast? Discover the beach of Sauveterre or Tanchet. La Grande Plage, the big beach, in Les Sables d'Olonne with its animated boulevard, terrasses and shops is definitely worth a visit as well.

Les Sables d'Olonne

Les Sables d'Olonne offers lots of activities for tourists. You can of course surf, sail or dive, but there is also a big casino, a nice Zoo and a Castel-party (Talmont St. Hilaire). In and around the city center you will find the typical french weekly markets and during summertime the city organises fireworks at the boulevard. In the old citycenter you will find a lot of nice shops and along the boulevard and the port many nice restaurants with good food and fair prices. Outside the city center you also find a few big shopping malls like E.Leclerc in Olonne sur Mer.

Les Salines

The Salt Extraction Area Les Salines, is definitely worth a visit . You can have a great walk or biking tour. It is on biking distance from Le Pré d'Olonne. Do you want to know more about the history of Les Salines and do you want to learn how to create Salt? Reserve a guided tour or a boat tour via .

Puy du Fou

In the famous attraction parc Puy du Fou visitors forget about the 21st century. During day and night they make an amazing trip trough time, and they choose in all freedom their favorite part of history, shows and restaurants. Puy du fou has been chosen best attraction parc of the world and offers great shows and adventures for the whole family. It is a 1 hour drive from Le Pré d'Olonne.
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In Le Château d'Olonne you will find a beautifull zoo. This zoo is easy to reach and at walking distance from the beach "Tanchet" and the boulevard in Les Sables. For more info visit:

Le Grand Défi

At only 15 minutes by car from Le Pré d'Olonne you'll find "Le Grand Défi". They have a lot of very cool activities like lasergame, outdoor escape game, climbing trail in the treas with zip lines and paintball. All activities have different levels and are doable for kids above 2 years.


Do you love to golf? We have 5 different well maintained golfcourses close to Île d'Olonne. Know more?

A few nice musea in the near surroundings

Seashell Museum (

Hospital Bunker Museum (

Automobile museum (

Museum of Abbaye Sainte-Croix (