Located on the Côte Lumière in the Vendée, the Château d'Olonne overlooks the Atlantic façade not far from the Sables d'Olonne. The city belongs to the Olonnes Country, the 1st Vendée tourist center, known for its history, its environment, its beaches, its facilities...
The fine sandy beach of Tanchet in the Vendée is very friendly and appreciated by families. It is usually the first inking point for tourists both summer and winter. Its sensational waves also make this beach a landmark of surf spots where lovers of sports and skiing recreation meet. Local, national and international competitions are regularly organized.
A bicycle path, a pedestrian promenade and parking areas run alongside the beach to facilitate access. A favorable development appreciated by all.
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WALK ALONG THE WILD COAST IN VENDÉE
From the Veillon to the Château d'Olonne, the Castelolonnais coastline offers 5 km of breathtaking landscapes. Very varied and sometimes curious and atypical, they will make your walks grandiose. Especially when the ocean is unleashed on cliffs and rocks. You will be amazed by its environment with multiple peculiarities mixing forest, cliff, dune... The Hell Pit or Cayola Pebble Dune fault is a perfect example. You can see the seafood lovers find shrimps and stirrups.
TRAILS CLOSE TO NATURE
It is on foot or by bike that the coastal landscapes of the Wild Coast are best enjoyed. The coastline has been enhanced through the protection of nature and access for walkers to this nature. Rollerblades, joggers, hikers, cyclists... are delighted!
5 green hiking trails allow you to venture into the hinterland of the Château d'Olonne where agriculture and bocager landscapes adorn the landscape. Discover the trails:
Saint-Jean d'Orbestier Trail
Saint-Jean Mill Trail
Trail The Round Path
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SAINT-JEAN-D'ORBESTIER DU LITTORAL ABBEY
The foundation of the Saint-Jean d'Orbestier Abbey is located in front of the sea at the Château d'Olonne in the Vendée.
Formerly a Benedictine monastery, after success, prosperity and destruction, the abbey is now open to the public all year round. There are cultural events during which contemporary artists invest the place with bold installations. Guided tours are also organised throughout the summer.
THE CHURCH SAINT-HILAIRE DU CHATEAU D'OLONNE
No need to look for a castle at the Olonne Castle... The castle of Olonne that did exist was replaced by the church of Saint-Hilaire, bearing the name of the evangelizing bishop of the region. It is possible to visit it in the summer during the «Heritage walks», every day from 3 pm to 6 pm.