Les Sables d'Olonne

Les Sables d’Olonne

Here’s a part of the French seaside town Les Sables d’Olonne off the coast of the Bay of Biscay. Les Sables d’Olonne itself reminds me a little of last winter’s digs in Costa de Caparica, south of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. Same architectural mismatch (beautiful old residential houses next to horrifically ugly apartment buildings), stunning beaches with a surf-friendly beach break, and an all-around, laid-back, off-season vibe.

This is where our Nantes-Tours-Les Sables d’Olonne guide will conclude and also where my cousin Per’s daughter Charlotte will be married a couple of hours after this sentence was completed.