Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

  • English
    • To the south of Les Sables d'Olonne, Talmont-Saint-Hilaire is 16 km of beaches and a famous castle. The history of Château de Talmont begins at the beginning of the Middle Ages, in the 11th century. It is an impressive stone fortress. It all started with a tower, on the orders of William the Bald and quickly built around a site whose influence follows the shape of the landscape and nestles against the marshy areas, with a peripheral wall. A little higher up, the city developed, protected by this building and became prosperous under Guillaume le Jeune, second master of the place and son of the first. After many adventures and passages from hand to hand, the castle suffered from quarrels against the English and in the 17th century, a large part of the castle and its dwellings were destroyed to avoid serving as an English base in this strategic region. Centuries pass, the castle is in ruins and bought in 1920 by the municipality, then classified in 2009. Since then, it has been hosting cultural events and a restoration program is at work. It can be visited all year round, school groups make educational trips there and in the summer, guided tours and shows take place there.

      • Talmont-Saint-Hilaire is also the estuary of Payré, with the salt marshes of La Guittière, classified as a natura 2000 zone, with characteristic plants, thousands of birds, to be discovered during a visit guided or by your own means on the footpath that takes you through beautiful viewpoints. Take a walk (and go for a swim, the water quality is perfect) at Plage du Veillon, to see the fossilized footprints of dinosaurs (210 million years old, anyway!), you can walk to near the Dune du Veillon, the estuary offers magnificent colors in all seasons, as well as remarkable flora.

      • To go further, on the subject of dinosaur tracks: in Saint-Hilaire-la-forêt a few kilometers away, the Préhisto'site du Cairn, will tell you everything you need to know about the prehistoric past of the region, dinosaurs to the first men. There are 3 rooms over 350m2 of exhibition space, it's the ideal place for families, if the rain comes! There are outdoor spaces to discover, a garden and entertainment during school holidays

      • Go on an adventure in one of the two (or both!) giant corn mazes of Talmont. They are so big that you can cross them by mountain bike, with small obstacles that are more fun than really complex... On foot, there are 36 puzzles to solve, the children have fun in the playground, there are tennis, mini-golf…

      • It's raining ? Meeting at L' Aquarium de Vendée, with beautiful colored fish, a charming little site, an instructive visit.

      • Do you prefer cars to fish? See you at the Automobile Museum of Vendée , full of charm, family run and full of details to look at, old cars (nearly 100!), simulations and a prototype corner...

      • In summer, come and get active at the La Bélière leisure park near the Veillon beach. Day ticket, go for a splash at the beach and come back at the end of the day!

      • Stroll around the pleasant marina of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Port Bourgenay. It is always pleasant to walk around imagining yourself on board these beautiful boats!

      • To discover Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, take your hiking boots and follow the Chemin des Douaniers, 16km between forest, beach and marshes.

      Are you the proprietor of this establishment ? Take control of your file and modify it according to your wishes...

  • Français

Ride around

Le Moulin Saint-Jean - Les Sables d'Olonne- Quartier du Château d'Olonne

Le Moulin Saint-Jean - Les Sables d'Olonne- Quartier du Château d'Olonne
Le Moulin Saint-Jean - Les Sables d'Olonne- Qu ...

7,8 km - Les Sables-d'Olonne

Walking Velo hybrid Mountain bike

Sentier de Grandes Randonnées, n°8

Sentier de Grandes Randonnées, n°8
Sentier de Grandes Randonnées, n°8

8,6 km - Longeville-sur-Mer

Walking

Saint-Jean d'Orbestier - Les Sables d' Olonne - Quartier du Château d'Olonne

Saint-Jean d'Orbestier - Les Sables d' Olonne - Quartier du Château d'Olonne
Saint-Jean d'Orbestier - Les Sables d' Olonne  ...

8,6 km - Les Sables-d'Olonne

Walking

To discover around

CHÂTEAU DE TALMONT

CHÂTEAU DE TALMONT
CHÂTEAU DE TALMONT

184 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Sheepfold of Brandais

Sheepfold of Brandais
Sheepfold of Brandais

Located between Sea and Bocage , the Sheepfold of Brandais offers products from the production of its farm in ...

3,5 km - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Plage du Veillon

Plage du Veillon
Plage du Veillon

4,7 km - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Boutik Effet Mer

Boutik Effet Mer
Boutik Effet Mer

On the occasion of a weekend or your holidays in Vendée , come and discover local crafts . 8 designers gathered in ...

6,1 km - La Tranche-sur-Mer

Maison Le Barillec

Maison Le Barillec
Maison Le Barillec

The Maison Le Barillec bakery and chocolate factory welcomes you to Jard-sur-Mer in Vendée . Located 200m from the ...

6,6 km - Jard-sur-Mer

loading... map preview

Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Address

Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
85440

GPS coordinates

46° 27'57.96"N, 1° 37'5.73"W

We tested for you

Bike ride and discovery tour between Talmont-St-Hilaire and Jard-sur-mer

Bike ride and discovery tour between Talmont-St-Hilaire and Jard-sur-mer
Bike ride and discovery tour between Talmont-S ...

Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Sunset on the Pointe du Payré

Sunset on the Pointe du Payré
Sunset on the Pointe du Payré

6,7 km - Jard-sur-Mer

Family outing idea: Treasure hunt in Longeville-sur-mer

Family outing idea: Treasure hunt in Longeville-sur-mer
Family outing idea: Treasure hunt in Longevill ...

11,0 km - Longeville-sur-Mer

What to do with children in Vendée?

What to do with children in Vendée?
What to do with children in Vendée?

13,9 km - Les Sables-d'Olonne

Cycling in the Vendée: cycle paths, greenways and walks

Cycling in the Vendée: cycle paths, greenways and walks
Cycling in the Vendée: cycle paths, greenways  ...

25,7 km - Bretignolles-sur-Mer

Events in Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

programme meeting 2022

programme meeting 2022
programme meeting 2022

12/07/2022 to 28/10/2022

Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Evènements sportifs

MA CABANE À HISTOIRES

MA CABANE À HISTOIRES
MA CABANE À HISTOIRES

05/10/2022

42 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Concerts

LE GRAND BAL DES ANIMAUX

LE GRAND BAL DES ANIMAUX
LE GRAND BAL DES ANIMAUX

07/10/2022

42 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Concerts

THÉÂTRE D'OMBRES

THÉÂTRE D'OMBRES
THÉÂTRE D'OMBRES

28/10/2022

42 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Concerts

PERCE-NEIGE

PERCE-NEIGE
PERCE-NEIGE

02/11/2022

42 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Concerts

JAZZ BRÉSILIEN "CANTO"

JAZZ BRÉSILIEN "CANTO"
JAZZ BRÉSILIEN "CANTO"

04/11/2022

42 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Concerts

PROPAGER PROUST

PROPAGER PROUST
PROPAGER PROUST

09/12/2022

42 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Concerts

CAFÉ-ÉCHANGES

CAFÉ-ÉCHANGES
CAFÉ-ÉCHANGES

10/10/2022

55 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Fêtes populaires

MARCHÉ DES HALLES

MARCHÉ DES HALLES
MARCHÉ DES HALLES

01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

101 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Marchés

MARCHÉ DU JEUDI

MARCHÉ DU JEUDI
MARCHÉ DU JEUDI

25/02/2022 to 31/12/2022

143 m - Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Marchés

Jard-sur-Mer

Jard-sur-Mer
Jard-sur-Mer

A little further south, the small town of Jard-sur-Mer is a pleasant base for holidays, far from the hustle and ...

6,7 km - Jard-sur-Mer

Avrillé

Avrillé
Avrillé

South of the Heart of Vendée, Avrillé is not far from the ocean, nor from the bocage, it has been a popular place ...

9,4 km - Avrillé

Les Sables-d'Olonne

Les Sables-d'Olonne
Les Sables-d'Olonne

Les Sables d'Olonne is a large town, which brings together the municipalities of Château d'Olonne , Sables d'Olonne ...

13,9 km - Les Sables-d'Olonne

L'Île-d'Olonne

L'Île-d'Olonne
L'Île-d'Olonne

16,4 km - L'Île-d'Olonne

Les Achards

Les Achards
Les Achards

Agriculture has long been the most flourishing economic activity in the Achards region. This is still the case, but ...

17,2 km - Les Achards