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Vendée Arctique Les Sables d'Olonne

Vendée Arctique 2022 “Ocean race start weekend package, with an aparthotel”

The Vendée Arctique Ocean race start weekend package includes accommodation in an aparthotel. Suitable for up to 6 people, it is an ideal way to be part of the Vendée Arctic nautical experience as a family or a group of friends!


  •  For 2 to 6

  • 3 days / 2 nights

  • From 205€/ person

Your short break includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Les Sables d’Olonne (Bed linen, towels and cleaning service included)
  • Breakfast is delivered to your accommodation
  • 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 the aparthotel package, 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 accommodation in Les Sables d’Olonne

The 3-star aparthotel “Les Grands Rochers”, located in a preserved and unspoilt setting in Les Sables d’Olonne. It offers an indoor heated swimming pool, as well as an outdoor pool with slides, paddling pool, sauna, and gym.
This comfortable aparthotel accommodates 2 to 6 guests.
Les Grands Rochers residence is located 10 minutes by car (7km) from Port Olona, where the race starts. We advise you to park early in the morning in one of the many car parks close to the marina.

Your package details:

Setting sail – in the offing!
Experience this exceptional event close to the Vendée Arctic boats before the race starts on Sunday the 12th of 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. From 220€/person (a studio for 4, occupied by 4 people)

Subject to availability. 

  • Studio for 4

Based on 2: 295€
Based on 3: 250€
Based on 4: 220€

  • T2 (one bedroom apartment) for 4

Based on 2: 305€
Based on 3: 255€
Based on 4: 230€

  • T2 (two bedrooms apartments) for 6 

Based on 2: 320 €
Based on 3: 265 €
Based on 4: 238 €
Based on 5: 220 €
Based on 6: 210 €

Price includes:

  • 2 nights in a 3-star aparthotel
  • Bed linen and towels
  • End of stay cleaning service
  • Tourist tax (1.10€/night/adult)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch on Sunday 12th June
  • Passenger Boat ticket for Sunday afternoon, the 12th June. (Including commentary)

Not included:

  • Transport
  • Meals not specified above
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional cancellation insurance (3.3% of the total cost of the stay, with a minimum of 16€).

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


Reservations by telephone on 02 51 62 76 82 or by email or by clicking th following button : 


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 the part, 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

Learn more about the Vendée Arctique les Sables d'Olonne 2022