Sojourn for the start of the Vendée Globe – Be at the heart of the event

Total immersion in the heart of the Vendée Globe 2020 event.

Contact us to request a quote:
> groupes@vendee-tourisme.com
> +33(0)2 51 62 65 27

PROGRAM

Stay in the Vendée and share a visit filled with emotion at the heart of the adventure.

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN THE VENDEE
5th November 2020

Arrive in the Vendée late afternoon.  Book in and settle into your hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2: IN THE VENDÉE GLOBE VILLAGE
6th November 2020

Breakfast, then drive to Les Sables d'Olonne.
Welcome coffee opposite the pontoons where the Vendée Globe boats are moored and presentation on the Vendée Globe by an offshore racing professional. Find out how a Vendée Globe project is put together and how the team that works with the skipper is assembled.

Visit to the Vendée Globe village. On the quays of Port Olona, the race village welcomed during the previous edition more than 2 million visitors over the three weeks it was there. Stroll through the pavilions increasing your knowledge of the ocean environment; immerse yourself in the heart of the race; follow the live recording of programs or discover the tourist sites of the Vendée...

Lunch in the village.

Guided tour of the pontoons. Be as close as possible to the boats entered in the 9th edition of the Vendée Globe, feel the excitement of the preparations: teams, skippers, families... Everyone will be busy getting ready for the start on 8th November 2020.

Return to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3: HEAD FOR...
7th November 2020

Choose from:

- A day in the Poitevin Marsh: Explore this unique territory, that covers more than 112,000 ha, of canals intertwined with nature. A trip with live commentary on a “plate” (traditional boat) in the heart of the Marais Poitevin, known as the Green Venice. Lunch (drinks included). Guided tour of Maillezais Abbey or Nieul sur l'Autise: founding abbeys of the Marais Poitevin.

- Day on the island of Noirmoutier: Discover the island of Noirmoutier! In the company of a guide, explore the symbolic places of the island: the Passage du Gois, the Bois de la Chaise, the Ladies' beach, the Vieil, the Port de l'Herbaudière, Noirmoutier castle... Lunch (drinks included). Ending with a guided tour of the salt marshes.
 

Return to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay.
 

DAY 4: START OF THE VENDEE GLOBE 2020 RACE
on 8th November 2020

On 8th November 2020, embark on a passenger boat and follow the start of the Vendée Globe at sea. Board at the port of Les Sables d'Olonne and follow the first hours of racing at sea... Experience a shiver of excitement as your boat follows the channel from harbour to sea, then witness the launch of the most extraordinary solo race: the 9th Vendée Globe!
Lunch on board.
At approximately 4:00 p.m .: Return to Port Olona
 

Depart.
 

The price includes:
- 3 nights half board in an hotel
- 1 day in the Vendée Globe village
- 1 day sightseeing, either Poitevin Marsh or Noirmoutier Island
- the start of the Vendée Globe
 

The price does not include:
- Transport to and from Les Sable d’Olonne
- Optional cancellation insurance
- Personal expenses
 

Practical information:
Stay available from 5th to 8th November 2020 - subject to availability.
Due to the special conditions at the start of the Vendée Globe, children under 12 and pregnant women are not allowed on board the boats.

Optional:
- Upgrade to dinner in the Vendée Globe village
- Evening entertainment at the hotel

 

Contact us to request a quote:
> groupes@vendee-tourisme.com
> +33(0)2 51 62 65 27

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