The Vendee Globe 2024

Le Vendée Globe, l'évènement mondial à ne pas manquer cet automne aux Sables d'Olonne...

The Vendee Globe, a world event not to be missed this autumn in Les Sables d’Olonne…

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What is the Vendee Globe ?

The Vendee Globe is a non-stop, non-assisted, single-handed round-the-world sailing race held every four years. It is raced on IMOCA monohulls, which are 18 meters long. Skippers set off from Les Sables d’Olonne in the Vendee region, covering some 45,000 kilometers around the globe, rounding the three legendary capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin and finally Cape Horn) before returning to Les Sables d’Olonne. The race has gained international renown, attracting skippers from all over the world. Above and beyond the competition, it’s above all an incredible human adventure that brings the people of Les Sables d’Olonne together with the rest of the world.

2024 marks the 10th edition

More than just a race, it’s a real event taking place in Les Sables d’Olonne. For the occasion, during the All Saints’ vacation, from October 19 to November 11, the town welcomes you to the village specially dedicated to the race: entertainment, festivities, sponsor meetings, visits to the pontoons to see the racing boats…. There’s plenty to enjoy and introduce you to the world of the sea!

Vendee Globe Village, located at Place du Vendée Globe in Les Sables d’Olonne: October 19 to November 10, 2024

Race start: November 11, 2024

Vendée Globe 2024 © Jean-Marie Liot/Alea
Les Salines au Vendée Globe

And what about Les Salines?

Les Salines is open until November 11, 2024. For those wishing to combine a half-day visit to the Vendee Globe village with an original activity, Les Salines is located less than 3 km from the official village.

Our main activities

The Salt Adventure Park

In the heart of a 10-hectare marshland salt works, embark on the fabulous Salt Adventure. Follow the trails to discover Gallic huts and guardhouses.


The meeting with the Salt Maker

Revelations about salt traditions and the crystallization process, demonstrations…

balade en bateau les sables d'olonne

The Salt River by Boat Trip

Become an apprentice salt-maker in the “Marais d’Olonne” and take home your own harvest of salt (special for children).