Around the area

SHOPS

Our Hotel is ideally located close to many shops, services and entertainment venues, including restaurants, bars, a bakery, supermarket, pharmacy, bank, launderette, cinema, bowling alley ... accessible in just a few minutes on foot.

The Admiral's Hotel will be your starting point for discovering the local heritage, museums, the Wild Coast, fine sandy coves and much more ...
 

THE CHAUME DISTRICT

Once a fishing village situated on an island, La Chaume remains the fishermen's district and also the cradle of this venerable seaside town, being without a doubt the oldest district of Les Sables d'Olonne.

Here you will discover:
• Fort / Priory of St Nicolas overlooking the harbour entrance.
• The Tower of Arundel.
• The Grande Jetée; a huge pier.
• The Museum of the Sea and Fishing.
• La Chaume Market, which is held at the Place Maraud every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 08:00 to 13:00 and from Tuesday to Sunday in July and August.

THE BEACH

Only 1.5 km from the hotel lies the Wild Coast and its many coves, including the beach of Paracou. Accessible via a ferry, the Grande Plage du Remblai is a superb stretch of fine sand, 3 km long.

THE REMBLAI

A promenade lined with large seaside villas dating from the 19th and 20th centuries.

THE PORTS

The marinas, fishing and associated commerce attest to the importance of the sea in the history of the area.
 

THE MARCHE DES HALLES CENTRALES

Located on the Rue des Halles, this large traditional market hall is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 08:00 to 13:00 and every day from July 1st to August 31st and during school holidays.

THE ILE PENOTTE 

This picturesque and fun pedestrian area is called an island but is actually nestled in the heart of the town centre, behind the Remblai, in a maze of narrow and quirky streets. Here, among the hollyhocks, the houses are decorated with mosaics made of multicoloured shells.

THE SALINES

10 hectares of salt marshes forming part of the local heritage.
You can meet the sauniers (salt workers) of the Saline and learn all about their profession and how the salt is harvested. There are also options for boat rides and a visit to the bird observatory.

WATER SPORTS

Outings in sailboats or on jet-skis from Port Olona can be arranged.

Lovers of other water sports can head for the beaches of Tanchet, Sauveterre and Remblai to learn about navigation, surfing and stand up paddle boarding.

THE CASINOS

The Casino des Atlantes (3 Boulevard Franklin Roosevelt) is open Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 03:00 and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 04:00.

The Casino des Pins (14 Avenue Rhin et Danube) is open Sunday to Thursday, on public holidays and the eves of public holidays from 10:00 to 03:00 and from Friday to Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00.

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