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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 km
DepartmentVendéeVairé at 4.8 km
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
Jet ski trip at Sables d’OlonneSports sensationsFrom 110 € to 260 €Les Sables-d'Olonne (6.6 km)
Aquarium of the 7th ContinentEntertainment11 €Talmont-Saint-Hilaire (14.7 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 20 April
Min. 2°C - Max. 9°C
Monday 21 April
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C
Tuesday 22 April
Min. 6°C - Max. 18°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
IDEAL LOCATION - It is on the promenade along the beach of Sables d'Olonne Le Sloop the restaurant opens its doors and welcomes you in a wooded marine and elegant. LAND AND SEA - The...
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 75 € 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 70 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomLe Moulin à Rêves     NEW
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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Villa for 15 personsGites de l'allerie 1Maison + 3 studios  
Enjoying the bath. Located near the sands of Olonne sur Mer, close to the forest and the sea, the houses of allerie welcome families and friends to unexpected pleasure? Walk in the...
Located 2.4 km from L'Île-d'OlonneFrom 1550 € to 1750 € per week 
House for 4 personsLes tamarins
Terraced House - floor (18m ²) mezzanine (9m ²) with kitchenette, dining alcove with 2 beds 90 superimposed. Bathroom and toilet - 1 mezzanine bed 140 - patio (40m ²) with stone barbecue...
Located 6.2 km from L'Île-d'OlonneFrom 300 € to 450 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsStation balneaire des sables d'olonne  
Les Sables-d'Olonne
1st and last floor, T2 mint condition, conditioned, ranked *** star with a surface of 54 m² (4 pers. Max.) 1 bedroom, 1 kitchen open to living room 33 m², 1 toilet, 1 bathroom water,...
Located 6.8 km from L'Île-d'OlonneFrom 430 € to 620 € per week 

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150 places over 6 haCamping la Bretonniere  
Family camping, quiet, with large grassy pitches, two indoor pools including a heated, many free sports activities.
Located 9.8 km from L'Île-d'OlonneFrom 11.50 € to 22.90 € 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 18.90 € to 30.90 € 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 36 €
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'Olonne
Ibis Budget Les Sables-Olonne sur Mer - Hotel in L'Île-d'OlonneIbis Budget Les Sables-Olonne sur Mer  
This ibis Budget is located a 5-minute drive from the centre of Olonne-sur-Mer and 3 km from the sea. It provides free Wi-Fi access, a 24-hour reception and a terrace. The air-conditioned...
Located 5.5 km from L'Île-d'Olonne

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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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