Les Sables-d'Olonne Travel Guide

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Les Sables-d'Olonne Things to Do

  • by luckzz1000 Written Jan 19, 2010

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    Les Sables d'Olone is located within the region of Charentes, on the Atlantic Ocean coast side of France, towards the western side of the country. This town is a sous prefecture of the French department of Vendee, and is one of the most attractive ones of the region due to its sea related activities, its port, and many antique constructions.

    The town of Les Sables is an ideal spot for those who enjoy sea related activities and meeting spots which offer amazing coastlines and beaches. During summer time, this town of 35,000 inhabitants receives around 160.000 tourists due to the attraction of its beaches and coastlines.

    Since its origins, the economy and main resources of Les Sables d'Olonne have always been bonded to sea related activities such as fishing, the commerce through its port, and tourism attracted by its beaches. This way, it is possible to see the great importance which the sea has to the town, its past, its traditions and its present time.

    Tourists who visit Les Sables d'Olonne should try the local sea food dishes. These dishes are among the most distinctive and attractive characteristics of the town, and those who like sea food would be able to try some of the most amazing dishes of the region.

    Besides its port, Les Sables d'Olonne also offers several other interesting spots to meet. One of these spots is the Priory Saint Nicolas. The Priory Saint Nicolas was built around the XI century and is unique due to its architecture and structure as well as to is interesting past. Also, the Abbey of Sainte Croix is a very recommendable construction for visitors to meet in Les Sables dOlonne. This abbey was built several centuries ago and contains many interesting elements and ornaments almost unchanged.

    The Tour d'Arundel, or the Arundel Tower, is another place visitors should make sure of meeting while being in Les Sables d'Olonne. This tower was built during the XII century under the orders of the King Henry II, and although many centuries have passed since its construction, still maintains many of its original features.
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  • by y-traeth Updated Nov 6, 2005

    plenty of really good restaurants - try the ones under the prom on a sunny day. also great steak houses - just look for the places full of locals and you wont go wrong. All food reasonably prices and great selection in most!

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Les Sables-d'Olonne Tourist Traps

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    by bgjulieta Updated Mar 8, 2010

    Don't forget to stay away from the beach in the afternoon or when weather is bad.

    All the sand that you see on pics, is under water and you can even take a shower from the ocean if you walk on the sidewalk next to it.

    Unique Suggestions: Just cross the street! :-)

    Fun Alternatives: If this doesn't hep, then choose another part of Les Sables-d'Olonne for walks. :-)

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    by bgjulieta Written Mar 8, 2010

    Don't forget to stay away from the beach in the afternoon or when weather is bad.

    All the sand that you see on pics, is under water and you can even take a shower from the ocean if you walk on the sidewalk next to it.

    Unique Suggestions: Just cross the street! :-)

    Fun Alternatives: If this doesn't hep, then choose another part of Les Sables-d'Olonne for walks. :-)

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    by bgjulieta Written Mar 8, 2010

    Don't forget to stay away from the beach in the afternoon or when weather is bad.

    All the sand that you see on pics, is under water and you can even take a shower from the ocean if you walk on the sidewalk next to it.

    Unique Suggestions: Just cross the street! :-)

    Fun Alternatives: If this doesn't hep, then choose another part of Les Sables-d'Olonne for walks. :-)

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    by bgjulieta Written Mar 16, 2010

    Favorite thing: Hello everyone!

    In this tip I will add pictures of parks and a lake and related, which you can visit in Les Sables-d'Olonne.

    They are a really nice to go to but too small, especially parks.

    Fondest memory: They are just 2 in this part of the city, where I have been.

    When you take a small boat, you can go on the other side of the chuch St. Nicholas, where you have a really big forest but I couldn't visit it because I was alone and I had no time.

    I will put some pictures of those places so you can see. :-)

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