L'Île-d'Olonne

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TownL'Île-d'Olonne
Insee code85112
Postcode85340
Latitude46.5624070
Longitude-1.7806640
AltitudeFrom 0 to 32 meters
Surface19.23 km²
Population2805 inhabitants
Density145 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

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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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

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.

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

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

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.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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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PHOTOS

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
SaltmarshSaltmarsh
 
HikingHiking
SunriseSunrise
 
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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WEATHER

Monday 22 December
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Min. 10°C - Max. 15°C
Tuesday 23 December
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Min. 11°C - Max. 12°C
Wednesday 24 December
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Min. 6°C - Max. 12°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantVent d'Est  
9.1
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  
8.9
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  
8.9
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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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 2 bedroomsLe Clos de la Combe    
9.7
Château-d'Olonne
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    
9.8
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
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    
9.7
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
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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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 4 personsMaison de vacances
Château-d'Olonne
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  
9.1
Château-d'Olonne
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
Martinet
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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CAMPSITES

 
160 places over 6 haLe Brandais     NEW
Brem-sur-Mer
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    
9.2
Saint-Julien-des-Landes
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    
9.6
Château-d'Olonne
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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HOTELS

Résidence Néméa Les Grands Rochers - Hotel in L'Île-d'OlonneRésidence Néméa Les Grands Rochers     
8.2
Olonne-sur-Mer
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 
Vairé
Les Voyageurs is located in Vairé. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV. Private bathroom also comes with a shower. Extras include bed linen. An...
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  
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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Hôtel La Villa en L'île
Located in Noirmoutier-en-l'ile, Hôtel La Villa en L'île is just a 10-minute walk from Plage des Dames Beach and 800 metres from Noirmoutier Castle. It...
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