• Nearest Beach: Jard sur Mer 1km

  • Nearest Lake: 15.2km

  • Nearest Town: Jard-sur-Mer 0.4km

  • Nearby Towns:

    • Lucon: 35km
    • St Giles Croix de Vie: 49km
    • La Rochelle: 80km
    • Nantes: 100km
    • Niort: 106km
    • Ile de Noirmoutier: 120km


The beautiful beach at Plage de la Mine, just four miles from the parc, is backed by pine forests and has rock pools that will keep children entertained for hours. You can visit the zoo at Les Sables d'Olonne or the château at Talmont St-Hilaire. Visit the Atlantic Toboggan Waterpark at St Hilaire de Riez - children will love the waterchutes and huge slides.

Days Out

Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou

For a fabulous theme park adventure Puy du Fou is not too far away, and the day trip can be made by coach.

Atlantic Toboggan

Atlantic Toboggan Water Park

If you are happy to travel a little further a field then the children will love the Atlantic Toboggan water park at St Hilaire de Riez. There are huge slides, wave pools and play areas – they will have a whale of a time!

Sable d'Olonne

Les Sables d’Olonne

For a full day of sightseeing you will not get bored at Les Sables d’Olonne. It has an abundance of beautiful and unusual buildings, from the Notre Dame de Bon Port church, with gothic and renaissance features, to Château Saint Clair a la Chaume, which houses the sea museum. If you are really lucky then you will see the huge, spectacular Vendée Global yacht race which starts in the town every four years.

Sables d'Olonne zoo

Zoo les Sables

A short drive away is Zoo les Sables, three hectares of zoological gardens just a few hundred metres from the sea. The zoo is home to hundreds of animals in a luxurious setting. Watch the sea lions gobble up their dinner when the zookeepers give public displays of feeding time.

Chateau Talmont

Le Château de Talmont

Close to the parc is the medieval fortress of Richard the Lion Heart, Le Château de Talmont, which is well worth a visit. There is plenty to liven up the educational trail, with crossbow shooting, knights on horseback and falconry displays throughout the summer.

Events in the Region

Events, Festival Simenon

Festival Simenon, Les Sables d'Olonne

The Simenon Festival puts on a variety of cultural events to celebrate the famous writer Georges Simenon, such as sporting events, theatre productions and film screenings.

Off Parc Activities

All the activities you could wish for can be found within 30 km of the parc. Scuba diving is particularly close by, as is beach volleyball, windsurfing and archery. Bikes can be hired 8 km from the site (April – September).

The following activities are available off parc:

Sports Information

Quad Biking

27 km from site
Activities Information


14 km from site

Driving Range

17 km from site


15.2 km from site

Horse Riding

9 km from site

Climbing wall

6 km from site

Boat trips

17 km from site

Adventure Course

15.4 km from site
Sports Information

Scuba Diving

1 km from site


4 km from site


6 km from site


7 km from site

Rowing boats

7 km from site

Dinghy sailing

4 km from site


6 km from site