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Tour De France Holidays 2018

In 2011 we were lucky to watch the Tour De France pass close to L’Oceano d’Or and 2018 sees the... View Article

Rochefort-Martrou Transporter Bridge

The Rochefort Transporter Bridge

The Rochefort Transporter Bridge The last surving Transbordeur bridge in France – Pont Transbordeur de Martrou Crossing the Charente River... View Article

Les Sables d'Oleron Surf

Surfing In The Vendee And Ile d’Oleron

Surfing In The Vendee And Ile d’Oleron The Vendee and Ile d’Oleron are often overlooked when it comes to Surfing... View Article


Vendee Globe 2016/2017 Part Two

Vendee Globe 2016/2017 The 2016/2017 Vendee Globe winner arrived back in Les Sables d’Olonne on Thursday 19th January, 2017. The... View Article

Merry Christmas2016

All the best for the New Year!

Everyone at Thomas James Holidays would like to wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2017!... View Article


The Ile d’Oleron from above! ‎

Check out this great little video showing the Ile d’Oleron and how beautiful the island is in the sunshine………………..  ... View Article

Ile d'Aix Town

Visting the Île-d’Aix

Visting the Île-d’Aix A short boat ride away from Camping Domaine d’Oleron is the island of Île-d’Aix , a small... View Article

Brittany Ferries Thomas James

Ferry or Eurotunnel to France?!

Travelling to France with the Ferry or Channel Tunnel.   One of the most popular ways to travel to the... View Article

Tallest Building in Nantes


Nantes   The city of Nantes, described ‘as the most liveable city in Europe’, is a 1.5 hour drive from... View Article

Thomas James Dune Du Pilot Space

The tallest sand dune in Europe?

The tallest sand dune in Europe…….Dune Du Pilat   Located a three hour drive from Ile d’Oleon, 60 km from... View Article