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L'Île-d'Olonne

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L'Île-d'Olonne - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée
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L'Île-d'Olonne is 5 km from the coast, 10 km of Sables d'Olonne and 1h30 from Nantes.

This village was inhabited in the Bronze Age tools were found. During the Roman occupation, salt marshes are created and vineyards. In the 5th century, Saint Martin Island Vertou evangelizes d'Olonne and found traces of the first church to 950, the reign of King Robert Capet of France second named Robert the Pious ... The Normans established themselves in the area and built some feudal mounds. Wars, whether of hundred years, religion or vendee, have not touched this town.

The church is 13th century and as the monk boss evangelist Saint Martin Vertou.

Quiet village where life is good, with pleasant walks in the marshes and forests d'Olonne.

Geographical information

MunicipalityL'Île-d'Olonne
Postcode85340
Latitude46.5624070 (N 46° 33’ 45”)
Longitude-1.7806640 (W 1° 46’ 50”)
Surface area19.23 km²
Population2860 inhabitants
Density148 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (33 km, 35 min)
Insee code85112
IntercommunalityCC de l'Auzance et de la Vertonne
DepartmentVendée
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Olonne-sur-Mer3.9 km (7 min)
Vairé5.5 km (7 min)
Saint-Mathurin5.7 km (9 min)
Brem-sur-Mer6.9 km (8 min)
Château-d'Olonne8.5 km (11 min)
Les Sables-d'Olonne9.8 km (16 min)
Bretignolles-sur-Mer10.6 km (13 min)
Saint-Julien-des-Landes11.2 km (13 min)
Landevieille11.3 km (13 min)
La Chaize-Giraud12.1 km (14 min)
Sainte-Foy12.3 km (14 min)
La Chapelle-Achard12.4 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Church steeple overlooking scenic marshes and villages.

Ileau the bird sanctuary, created by the association for the defense of the environment in the Vendée. Bird Observatory.

Marshes (three active farms).

Church of St. Martin de Vertou.

Small Museum Station.

Hiking and biking trails in the marshes between the range of Olonne-sur-Mer and Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Organic production winery AOC.

Basic canoeing, karting.

Carriage.

The salt through salt marshes L'Île-d'Olonne, 5 miles to walk in nature.

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Market for farmers and craftsmen in April.

Yard sales: in May, June and August.

Celebration of Traditional Crafts: July.

Wednesday of the summer activities in July and August.

Pots host tourism: Summer.

Photos

L'Île-d'Olonne, marshes and its bell tower
L'Île-d'Olonne, marshes and its bell tower
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salt marshes Sheep
salt marshes Sheep
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Walk in the Swamp
Walk in the Swamp
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Church and salt marsh
Church and salt marsh
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marsh Barque
marsh Barque
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Swamp and spire
Swamp and spire
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mists of time in the lands of Marsh
mists of time in the lands of Marsh
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Marsh and flora
Marsh and flora
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Saltmarsh
Saltmarsh
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Hiking
Hiking
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Sunrise
Sunrise
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Salt marshes s' ablaze
Salt marshes s' ablaze
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A moving sight on the land of marsh
A moving sight on the land of marsh
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Fireball on the steeple
Fireball on the steeple
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Aurora, Mother Nature pours its most beautiful colors
Aurora, Mother Nature pours its most beautiful colors
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Nave of the Church of L'Île-d'Olonne
Nave of the Church of L'Île-d'Olonne
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Roofing and tower access tower
Roofing and tower access tower
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Vaults and Structures the church
Vaults and Structures the church
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Two of the four church bells
Two of the four church bells
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A panoramic view offered by the church tower
A panoramic view offered by the church tower
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The Gueffard mill at the entrance to the town
The Gueffard mill at the entrance to the town
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The old mill is resistant to collapse and time
The old mill is resistant to collapse and time
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Ruins of the old mill Gueffard
Ruins of the old mill Gueffard
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The Mill Gueffard
The Mill Gueffard
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Reflections on the marshes
Reflections on the marshes
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Church of St. Martin in the 13th century Vertou
Church of St. Martin in the 13th century Vertou
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Stained glass windows of the church St. Martin de Vertou
Stained glass windows of the church St. Martin de Vertou
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The Saulnier and his crop of salt
The Saulnier and his crop of salt
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Some flower visitors to this site
Some flower visitors to this site
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The bell tower and its panoramic view
The bell tower and its panoramic view
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Panoramic view from the steeple of the village of Brem-sur-Mer
Panoramic view from the steeple of the village of Brem-sur-Mer
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My observation of migratory birds
My observation of migratory birds
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View the marsh from the tower L'Île-d'Olonne
View the marsh from the tower L'Île-d'Olonne
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Weather

Tuesday 1 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C
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Wednesday 2 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
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Thursday 3 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 18°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Beaches, the city of Sables d'Olonne, zoo, spa, playground in Brem-sur-Mer, tree climbing, paintball ...

The magnificent forest Olonnes and its many trails, ATV trails and bridle paths.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Jet Ski hire at Sables d’Olonne
Sports sensations110 € to 260 € Les Sables-d'Olonne (6.6 km)
Tandem parachute jump in Vendée
Sports sensations280 € Château-d'Olonne (11 km)
Visit the Farm Animals
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 9 € Avrillé (23 km)
Accrobranche Explora Parc in the dune forest
Sports sensations10 € to 21 € Saint-Jean-de-Monts (34 km)
Taste and buy Vendée wine
Local flavours0 € to 5 € Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine (49 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Lock trail
HikeEasy2h00Olonne-sur-Mer (4.2 km)
Mountain biking trail in Brem-sur-Mer
Cycling itineraryIntermediate3h00Brem-sur-Mer (5 km)
Circuit n°7 - la chaize giraud
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate50 minLandevieille (10.4 km)
Circuit n°2 - l'aiguillon sur vie
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h10L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie (11.6 km)
Circuit n°9 - coex
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h00Coëx (15.7 km)

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