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Your vacations in Les Sables d’Olonne, the leading seaside resort of the Vendée

For your next stay at the Baie de Cayola campsite, located less than 10 km from the center of Les Sables d’Olonne, discover this resort where sailing and yachting have made its reputation.

A small tour of Sables d’Olonne

beach flip-flop

The flagship destination of the Vendée has many tourist attractions: fine sandy beach, dunes, marshes, forest, pleasant climate, ocean. It is not for nothing that Les Sables d’Olonne is one of the favorite vacation destinations of the French. More than 100 km long, the Côte de Lumière is the ideal place to spend your vacations with family or friends. For those who like walking or cycling, you can take the hiking trails just a few steps from the campsite with a breathtaking view of the sea. As far as leisure activities are concerned, there is something for everyone: casino, thalassotherapy, skate park, water sports, aquarium and many others to be found in our “ activities ” pages. All year long and in season, animations and big events are organized there like the famous Vendée Globe race. Come and discover them without further delay!

camping proche des plages des Sables d'Olonne
l'ile Penote les sables d'olonne

The markets and the must-sees of the destination

You can’t walk in Les Sables d’Olonne without passing by the Ile Penotte, this small district with narrow streets, all decorated with beautiful frescos and decorations made of shells. Children and parents love to discover a new universe at every corner. The lighthouse of Les Sables d’Olonne located at the tip of the city offers an admirable view. The downtown area with its many stores, bars and restaurants is an attractive destination. You will love to stroll around, do your shopping or enjoy a good ice cream or a drink on the terrace on sunny days.

Do you love strolling and markets? Then you’ve come to the right place. The city of Les Sables is full of traditional markets for your fruits and vegetables, local products, crafts, fish, …
The most emblematic is undoubtedly the covered food market of the Halles Centrales. These halls were renovated in the 1900’s with respect to the original architecture, 100 years after their construction. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday and every day in July and August. Other important markets can be found in the city center.

Zoom on the markets in Sables d’Olonne

  • Halles Centrales market: Tuesday to Sunday and every day in July/August from 8am to 1pm
  • Arago Market – Boulevard Arago : every day from 8am to 1pm
  • Marché de la Chaume – Place Maraud : Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 8am to 1pm and Tuesday to Sunday from 8am to 1pm in July/August
  • Cours Dupont Market – Cours Dupont: Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 1pm
  • Downtown Markets:
    Rue Séraphin Buton on Sunday from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
    Place Flandres-Dunkerque, Monday from 9am to 1pm in July/August
  • Marché de la Pironnière – Rue de la République : Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:30 am to 1:20 pm from June to September
marché couvert les sables d'olonne
zoo des sables d'Olonne

The Zoo of Sables d’Olonne, for animal lovers

Close to the beach and easily accessible, live a unique experience with more than 500 exotic animals in this magnificent eco-zoo that promotes environmental protection and animal conservation. Lions, giraffes, panthers, monkeys, pandas, penguins, young and old alike will be able to marvel and learn more about these wild animals. During your visit, enjoy the animations and shows planned by the team of caretakers who will tell you more about the preservation of species.

And that’s not all!

Discover even more ideas for outings in Les Sables d’Olonne on our activities page near the campsite.

To be discovered at the campsite

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