Talmont-Saint-Hilaire – a tourist destination with a variety of activities
The town of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, located a few minutes drive from Les Sables d’Olonne, has a rich tourist heritage.
The Castle of Talmont, fortress of the 11th century
Built in 1020, the Château de Talmont-Saint-Hilaire once belonged to Richard the Lionheart. Dominating the city, it offers an exceptional panorama on Talmont and its surroundings. On a self-guided or organized tour, you will plunge into the Middle Ages and into the heart of the Castle’s history: from its construction to its burning down to its purchase by the municipality in 1920. You will also learn that it was classified as a Historic Monument in 2009, since which time it has been regularly enhanced by various actions.
In addition to the visits, you can also attend shows of chivalry, falconry or participate in medieval workshops (calligraphy, crossbow, …). During the school vacations, puzzle games are organized as well as meetings, family workshops, egg hunts, …
Find the schedules and rates on the website of the Castle.
Le Veillon – a preserved coastline in the Vendée
Let’s go for a family beach afternoon
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire has a preserved and generous nature. Between its coastline of more than 15 km, its forests, its cliffs and other creeks or pebble beaches, you will be amazed. You will have the choice for your outings regardless of the season and the weather. The beautiful beach of Veillon is very famous in the region since it is now recognized by the Blue Flag label (which rewards the quality of the water). On vacation with your children or grandchildren, you will love to come and put down your towel for a day at the beach, sand castle, swimming and sunbathing!
Discover Port Bourgenay, the small marina of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
Created in the 80’s, the small marina of Talmont welcomed at first about sixty boats. Today, there are no less than 650 moorings that can accommodate as many boaters. A real source of tourist attraction, you will find many restaurants, shops and water sports activities to enjoy with your family or friends during your vacation at La Baie de Cayola. Throughout the year, sports and festive events are organized near Port Bourgenay. Ask at the Tourist Office of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire to know the program of the summer.
To be discovered at the campsite