In Polynesian, “Va'a” means “pirogue”, which is both a popular means of transport and the best-known sport enjoyed in that part of the world. Hundreds of competitors come to share their passion at the Vendée Va’a, one of the discipline’s toughest events, held on the Atlantic Ocean. Your summer holiday in Les Sables-d’Olonne is the perfect opportunity to watch this emblematic race and discover Polynesian culture during the 3 days of festivities!
A large Polynesian village is set up in the town centre for the occasion, where you’ll find handicrafts and gastronomic delights, along with tattooing and face painting for visitors of every age. There are also flower-braiding workshops, concerts and dance performances providing entertainment throughout the event and immersing you in a unique exotic atmosphere. A taste of something different during your holidays in the Vendée!
from Wed 17 May to Sat 20 May 2023
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