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Vendée Arctique Les Sables d'Olonne

Nautical weekend experience for the Vendée Arctique with “ Départ + hotel” package

The nautical weekend experience to take part in the start of the race includes hotel accommodation. Located not far from Port Olona, it provides easy access to the Vendée Arctique village.

Vendée Arctique with “ Départ + hotel” package

  • For 2

  • 3 days / 2 nights

  • From 205€/ person

Your short break includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in a 2-star hotel in Les Sables d’Olonne
  • Lunch facing the port, drinks included
  • Boat tickets to follow the departure at sea
  • Commentary given by the skipper

Whether you are a couple, a family, or a group of friends, opt for this package including 2 nights in a 2-star hotel, your place as a passenger on one of the accompanying boats to see the start of the race at sea on Sunday 12th June.
Short break dates from Friday the 10th June to Sunday the 12th June.

Your nautical weekend experience hotel in Les Sables d’Olonne

The Ibis Budget 2-star hotel is situated at 3.5km from Port Olona, where the Vendée Arctic village is set up. The town centre, train station, and the main beach the “Grande Plage” is also at the same distance. The hotel offers 70 comfortable, modern rooms that can accommodate from 1 to 3 people.  

Easy and quick access to the main roads. The reception is open around the clock (24 hours). Parking is free, private, and secure. Buffet breakfast and free unlimited Wi-Fi.

The Ibis Budget – Les Sables d’Olonne welcomes its guests to the Vendée’s Atlantic coast.

Your Weekend départ + hotel package details

Setting sail – get under way!
Experience this exceptional event close to the Vendée Arctic boats before the race starts on Sunday the 12th June. 
Equipped with your tickets you can board one of the boats and experience the thrill of sailing up the Channel leading out to sea where you will wait for the race to get under way.
Tickets can be collected in the Village, at the Vendée Tourism stand or alternatively sent by email.
The race starts in the afternoon of the 12th June, from Port Olona. 
A more detailed timetable will be sent to you at a later date.

Prices (per person)

Package with accommodation from Friday the 10th to Sunday the 12th June 2022.

Based on 2: 205€ (in a double room)

Based on 3: 195€ (a triple room)

Subject to availability.

Price includes:

  • 2 nights in a 2-star hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch on Sunday 12th June
  • Passenger Boat ticket for Sunday afternoon, the 12th June. (Including commentary) 

Not included:

  • Transport
  • Meals not specified above
  • Tourist tax payable on site (0.99€/night/adult)
  • Personal expenses

Due to the specific conditions during the start of the Vendée Arctique, children under 12 and expectant mothers are not allowed to board the boats.

Booking your nautical weekend experience

Reservations by telephone on +33(0)2 51 62 76 82 or by email You cal also click the following button in order to book your stay : 


A deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 30 days before your stay.

Booking fee: 15€ per booking (stay).

Payments accepted: credit card (except Amex), bank transfer, cheque or ANCV holiday vouchers.

We also advise you to take out our cancellation insurance in the event of cancellation for a valid reason.

In the events of a governmental decision preventing, you from travelling to the destination, taking part in, or preventing our partners from providing their services, your holiday may be postponed to a later date without any amendment fees, subject to availability at the time of date changes.

Items to bring for your outing:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Closed toed and non-slip shoes,
  • Sun cream
  • Water

Discover all the details on the Vendée Arctique Les Sables d’Olonne 2022!

Go to our special Vendée Arctique les Sables d'Olonne 2022 area to find all the information on the 1st qualifying race for the Vendée Globe 2024! You will find the registered skippers, the race route, practical information on the village and how to attend the start of the Vendée Arctique les Sables d'Olonne... Once the race has started, follow the race day after day with the official ranking! #VendeeArctique

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