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 Tourism, holiday & travel in L'Île-d'Olonne
Insee code85112
AltitudeFrom 0 to 32 meters
Surface19.23 km²
Population2805 inhabitants
Density145 inhabitants/km²


Chief townLa Roche-sur-Yon (at 33 km, 35 min)Olonne-sur-Mer at 3.9 km (7 min)
DepartmentVendéeVairé at 5.5 km (7 min)
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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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.


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.


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

Detailed information
Information pointsInter-communal Tourist Office of the Auzance et de la Vertonne
Natural sitesIsland of Olonne


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.


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
NameType of activityPriceTown
Renting a Jet Ski in Les Sables d' Olonne Sports sensationsFrom 110 € to 260 €Les Sables-d'Olonne (6.6 km)
Tandem skydiving in VendéeSports sensations280 €Château-d'Olonne (11 km)

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L'Île-d'Olonne, marshes and its bell towerL'Île-d'Olonne, marshes and its bell tower
salt marshes Sheepsalt marshes Sheep
Walk in the SwampWalk in the Swamp
Church and salt marshChurch and salt marsh
marsh Barquemarsh Barque
Swamp and spireSwamp and spire
mists of time in the lands of Marshmists of time in the lands of Marsh
Marsh and floraMarsh and flora
Salt marshes s' ablazeSalt marshes s' ablaze
A moving sight on the land of marshA moving sight on the land of marsh
Fireball on the steepleFireball on the steeple
Aurora, Mother Nature pours its most beautiful colorsAurora, Mother Nature pours its most beautiful colors
Nave of the Church of L'Île-d'OlonneNave of the Church of L'Île-d'Olonne
Roofing and tower access towerRoofing and tower access tower
Vaults and Structures the churchVaults and Structures the church
Two of the four church bellsTwo of the four church bells
A panoramic view offered by the church towerA panoramic view offered by the church tower
The Gueffard mill at the entrance to the townThe Gueffard mill at the entrance to the town
The old mill is resistant to collapse and timeThe old mill is resistant to collapse and time
Ruins of the old mill GueffardRuins of the old mill Gueffard
The Mill GueffardThe Mill Gueffard
Reflections on the marshesReflections on the marshes
Church of St. Martin in the 13th century VertouChurch of St. Martin in the 13th century Vertou
Stained glass windows of the church St. Martin de VertouStained glass windows of the church St. Martin de Vertou
The Saulnier and his crop of saltThe Saulnier and his crop of salt
Some flower visitors to this siteSome flower visitors to this site
The bell tower and its panoramic viewThe bell tower and its panoramic view
Panoramic view from the steeple of the village of Brem-sur-MerPanoramic view from the steeple of the village of Brem-sur-Mer
My observation of migratory birdsMy observation of migratory birds
View the marsh from the tower L'Île-d'OlonneView the marsh from the tower L'Île-d'Olonne



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Sunday 25 January
Min. -3°C - Max. 7°C
Monday 26 January
Min. 5°C - Max. 10°C
Tuesday 27 January
Min. 4°C - Max. 9°C


French cuisine restaurantVent d'Est  
Les Sables-d'Olonne
ON PORT-Directly on the fishing port of Les Sables d'Olonne, The East Wind is a restaurant that enjoys a location and dreamed. In a plush interior that comes in different rooms, you...
Located 7.4 km from L'Île-d'Olonne19 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLoulou Côte Sauvage  
Les Sables-d'Olonne
Facing the ocean and Barges Lighthouse, the Loulou Côte Sauvage restaurant welcomes you to enjoy the specialties of seafood and a wide range of fish prepared with care. The card is...
Located 8 km from L'Île-d'Olonne47 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Sloop  
Les Sables-d'Olonne
DIFFERENT - Facing the sea, here Le Sloop, a hotel restaurant that does not hesitate to distinguish its decor vintage all that has further trend! To add to your enjoyment active it...
Located 8.1 km from L'Île-d'Olonne37 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsLe Clos de la Combe    
Near the bay and Cayola Sables d'Olonne, a property in quiet, landscaped park with pool, 2 guest rooms with private bathroom (shower and toilet). The island of Yeu room (1 bed 2 pers.)...
Located 10.8 km from L'Île-d'OlonneFrom 60 € to 73 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Dagoterie - Gites et Chambres d'Hotes    
5 minutes from the beach, 3 beautiful guest rooms quiet and cozy, tastefully decorated. Entrances, access to large landscaped park. Hearty breakfast and hearty 'homemade'. Visit our...
Located 14.5 km from L'Île-d'OlonneFrom 65 € to 72 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomLe Moulin à Rêves    
Charming cottage for 4 people near the sea and the port of Bourgenay in Vendée (85). A bright room of 40 m², 2 windows overlooking a fenced plot of 500 m². 1 double bed and 2 bunk beds....
Located 15.2 km from L'Île-d'Olonne73 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsMaison de vacances
Holiday house located in the heart of wooded park Pironnière. 800 m from the sea near the shops. 2 bedrooms - kitchen. Lounge - terrace with garden furniture and deck - bbq.
Located 9.7 km from L'Île-d'OlonneFrom 390 € to 550 € per week 
House for 4 personsMaison dans résidence calme  
Ground floor, enclosed courtyard with sea views. Close to all shops and commercial area. Bike paths and pedestrian access to the beach. Shuttle 100 m.
Located 10.3 km from L'Île-d'OlonneFrom 299 € to 589 € per week 
House for 4 personsGîte de La Martinière
Holidays in France in Vendée, in the countryside, not far from the sea, tranquility, scenery and greenery. Located in a wooded area 15 km from the ocean (sea Brem Sur), this cottage...
Located 12.7 km from L'Île-d'OlonneFrom 320 € to 380 € per week 

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160 places over 6 haLe Brandais     NEW
Welcome to Brandais, camping Vendée seaside Your campsite 3 stars Brem sur Mer in Vendee with swimming pool 800 meters from the beach ! We warmly welcome you to the campsite Brandais...
Located 6.5 km from L'Île-d'OlonneFrom 16.50 € to 27.50 € per day 
294 places over 30 haVillage de la Guyonnière    
The campsite is on an estate of 30 hectares, 300 meters from Jaunay Lake (length 6 km). It is very spacious with superb, unspoilt views over the Jaunay Lake and the surrounding rolling...
Located 10.3 km from L'Île-d'OlonneFrom 21 € to 39 € per day 
150 places over 3 haLe petit paris    
Camping, a family, between sea and countryside, near Sables d'Olonne and 900 m from the sea, 3.5 km from the beach. Indoor pool, waterslide, multi-sports, fitness, snack / bar. Various...
Located 10.8 km from L'Île-d'OlonneFrom 14.50 € to 24 € per day 

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Résidence Néméa Les Grands Rochers - Hotel in L'Île-d'OlonneRésidence Néméa Les Grands Rochers     
Set 1.5 km from the Bay of Biscay’s beaches, this 3-star residence provides 1 indoor and 1 outdoor swimming pool with a paddling pool and water slides. It is 12 km from Olonne Zoo....
Located 2.3 km from L'Île-d'OlonneRoom from 29 €
Les Voyageurs - Hotel in L'Île-d'OlonneLes Voyageurs 
Les Voyageurs is located in Vairé. Each room here will provide you with a TV. Private bathroom also comes with a shower. Extras include bed linen. An array of activities can be enjoyed...
Located 4.7 km from L'Île-d'OlonneRoom from 37 €
ibis Styles Les Sables Olonne sur Mer - Hotel in L'Île-d'Olonneibis Styles Les Sables Olonne sur Mer  
Offering an on-site bar, the hotel ibis Styles Les Sables Olonne sur Mer is located in Olonne-sur-Mer. Free Wi-Fi access is available. The contemporary rooms feature a flat-screen TV,...
Located 5.5 km from L'Île-d'OlonneRoom from 59 €

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Résidence MMV Les Jardins de l'Amirauté
Résidence MMV Les Jardins de l'Amirauté is located in Les Sables d'Olonne, just a few steps from the marina. It features a landscaped garden and guests...
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