Tower of Arundel

History of Saint Clair Castle

“The princes of Talmont (XIVth or XVth century) were at the origin of the castle. After a conflict between Catholic and Huguenot armies ( 1622)  and the destruction of its walls in 1689, the castle fell into ruins.

The Tower is also a lighthouse which was the only lighthouse on the coasts of Vendee until the end of the 18 th century.

Later between 1986 and 1994 the castle was restored by Jacques Boissière” (Extract from Les Sables d’Olonne Town hall)

Let's climb the 127 steps of the Tower
And Enjoy a unique view of les Sables d'Olonne

Go to the top of the tower to discover the view over the beautiful surrounding nature scenes and the town.

Admissions Prices

tarif musée tour A

Prices Adult Child (aged 5-14)Child under 5
Sea Museum3€1,5€Free
The Tower of Arundel3€1,5€Free
Museum and Tower5€3€Free


Children under five are admitted free to all areas
Tickets are purchased from the Museum
Credit Cards are not accepted