100% family experience: Day 1
Every year during the vacations, it’s the same question, what can we do to please the whole family ? Don’t look any further, we offer you a day trip to Talmont Saint Hilaire near your Sun Océan campsite, which will delight young and old alike. On your sneakers, on your marks, ready ? Go to !
First step – History : The Castle of Talmont
1000 years of history are traced in this castle. Go through this castle and visit its different rooms, its ramparts. Then climb to the top of its keep to admire the view of the coastline. In summer, many animations are available for visitors : falcon show, chivalry show, workshops, guided tours, and escape game ! All year long, different escape games are organized by the castle team around various themes. Come and solve the mystery surrounding the Templars’ treasure, with your family, an ideal activity to share a good time. As soon as the sun goes down, ” the Richard the Lionheart epub ” appears. This night show mixes light shows on the castle, equestrian acrobatics and fire effects. Come and live this magical moment with the actors of the castle.
Opening hours :
– from the beginning of April to the beginning of July, every day from 10:30 am to 6 pm,
– from the beginning of July to the beginning of September, every day from 10:30 am to 7 pm,
– from the beginning of September to mid-September, every day from 10:30 am to 6 pm,
– from mid-September to mid-October, Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm,
– and from mid-October to the beginning of November, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm.
For more information, visit the castle’s website.
For a one-day pass (without the night show), the price is between 5 and 7€ for an adult, between 2,50 and 5€ for a child (5-12 years old) free for children under 5 years old. Packages ” family ” are available.
Second stage – Culture : Automobile Museum
After this historical stopover, it’s time for culture. Onwards to the Automobile Museum in Talmont Saint Hilaire. Free parking is available on site, where you can leave your car.
Open from April to September, this museum is a veritable nest of collections ! For more than 75 years, the Giron family has been collecting old cars to restore them. Cars, motorcycles, their only limit is their passion for the preservation of heritage. In the main hall of 3300 square meters you will be able to contemplate more than 150 vehicles dating from 1885 to the 80’s, each one more magnificent than the other.
Admire these vehicles from April to May from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm, from June to August from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm and the month of September from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm. The rates are fixed at 15,20€ for an adult, 7,80€ for a child and free for children under 5 years old. A group rate is available.
Third step – Nature : Aquarium
Finish with a walk in the calm and freshness of the Aquarium of Vendée located in Talmont Saint Hilaire. You will discover more than 5000 marine species in about sixty aquariums. It’s the ideal place to get together as a family and marvel at the mysterious species of the sea floor.
It is open all year round and continuously during the summer to ensure that you are welcome at any time during your stay. Accessible without reservation, this aquarium offers animations throughout the day. Thus, attend the feeding of the animals at 10:45 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm and discover them more closely at 3:15 pm and 5:00 pm. These schedules can change, for more information go to the website of the aquarium of Vendée.
The aquarium and its staff want to be committed to the planet, for this they save energy and have therefore rethought their operation by using mainly wood, LED lighting and heat pumps for heating or cooling.
After this busy day, it will be time to head back to your campsite and rest up for another day of family adventures tomorrow.
The campsite in some pictures :