Surroundings of Les Jardins du Château d’Olonne
Oasis Parcs Les Jardins du Château d’Olonne enjoys a peaceful and spacious location in the east of Château d’Olonne and close to the resorts of Les Sables d'Olonne and Olonne-sur-Mer. Both can be accessed easily and explored from convenient, signposted cycle paths. The Vendée is a beautiful region in France known for its wide beaches and ample sunshine; ideal for a wonderfully relaxed beach holiday. There is also plenty for the active holiday maker to do in the Vendée. It is wonderful for hiking, cycling and various water sports activities.
Les Sables d'Olonne
Like Château d’Olonne, the resort of Les Sables d'Olonne boasts a wide sandy beach and the opportunity to enjoy a variety of water sports. The town itself is home to quaint streets that you can explore at your leisure, and shops and restaurants aplenty. Why not take a wander along the town's lively promenade and stop off for lunch at one of its terraces? Sample authentic regional dishes from the Vendée region such as préfou, a flat bread baked in the oven with garlic and butter, visit the local zoo or explore Château Saint-Clair with the Arundel Tower. The monument houses a museum and you can climb the lighthouse to enjoy fantastic vistas over the Sables Bay and the yachts moored in Les Sables d'Olonne.
Activity and relaxation in the Vendée
The Vendée (region Pays de la Loire) is the perfect location for water sports enthusiasts. You will be able to enjoy wakeboarding, surfing or sailing, The Vendée, with its extensive network of over 1000 km of cycling paths, is a cyclist’s paradise. If you fancy a round of golf then you will be able to fully indulge yourself at one of the five, 18-hole golf courses. A little farther afield is the Tanchet Lake, where you can unwind at the Thalassa spa resort, quietly hidden in a pine forest with stunning views of the azure blue seas.
Culture and history in Château d’Olonne
If you are looking for culture and history, then the Vendée will not disappoint, with abbeys, castles, fortifications and medieval settlements just waiting to be exploredIn Les Sables d'Olonne you will find the monastery of Saint Nicholas, or you could choose to stroll around the castle gardens at Château de la Pieree Levée, situated between Olonne-sur-Mer and Château d’Olonne.
Sights in the Vendée
In the Vendée there is more than enough to see and you won’t be bored for a moment. In an hour’s drive from the resort you will find the Puy du Fou theme park. In this lovely family park, for both young and old, you will take an amazing journey through the past.
Also visit the wonderful butterfly island, Ile aux Papillons, where you will be able to admire the exotic butterflies.
The French seaport of La Rochelle is an excellent place for a day-trip. La Rochelle has a rich history, beautiful architecture and wonderful regional produce. The region is known for its cognac and for oyster cultivation. Something that you must try!
Vendée: enjoying nature
The countryside in the Vendée invites you to take wonderful hikes through the forests, along the rivers or following the coast. Also discover the salt marshlands that serve as the home grounds for thousands of birds. The Marais Poitevin is one of the largest marshlands in Europe and has also been nicknamed The Green Venice. Go on a voyage of discovery on a boat in the Marais Poitevin and discover the glorious countryside from the water. Here you will experience an oasis of calm! If you want to enjoy the fresh air then visit one of the picturesque islands that lie on the coast, like Île-d'Yeu. This small island with its rugged coastline is easily reachable by boat and highly recommendable for nature-enthusiasts!
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Impression Les Sables d'Olonne
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