Talmont Saint Hilaire
Between Jard sur Mer and Les Sables d’Olonne lies the commune of Talmont Saint Hilaire, one of the historic communes of the Vendée. During your stay at the Sun Océan campsite, take the time to appreciate this Vendée town and its many corners, for a day or more.
The Castle of Talmont
Start by stopping at the Château de Talmont, the city’s landmark. More than 1,000 years of history are recounted. Initially a church, this castle was extended over time by William the Bald and his successors. It was by the sea when it was built, which explains the presence of pebbles in the walls. On these walls are drawn the features of the history of this castle, between bad weather and fires.
Then continue your walk towards the Guittière, a district known in Talmont Saint Hilaire for its salt marshes and its oysters. Walk through these salt-scented marshes, built in the shape of combs to exploit the salt from the sea in the best way, in an ancestral way. And taste the best oysters, labeled ” Vendée atlantique “.
At the end of the Guittière, towards the sea, you will find the Veillon and its magnificent beach of fine sand. Located in the Payré estuary , classified as a Great Natural Complex, this place is natural and exceptional. It is time to stop and rest. Contemplate this splendid landscape with harmonious colors : white sand, turquoise water, sun on the horizon.
Since 2014, the water of this beach has been categorized as Blue Flag Label, which rewards the quality of the bathing water.
Le Port Bourgenay
To finish, go to the Bourgenay port. This harbour has been welcoming boaters since 1985. It can now accommodate up to 650 boats, both pleasure and professional. Between beach and forest, it has been designed to blend perfectly with the exceptional natural landscape that surrounds it.