The Vendée is the ideal destination for lovers of cycling, hiking and water sports. Book in one of the holiday parks in the region and you will enjoy 200 km of stunning coastline.
The wonderful Vendée attracts many tourists. Here you can enjoy authentic French life. The market, for example, in the seaside resort of Saint Jean des Monts, showing the traditions of this people.
Regional products are typical of coastal fresh fish, pasta with fish and sea fennel. With a full belly you can relax under the umbrella of your resort. If you prefer to do some 'movement, along the coast of the Vendée you can learn to surf or blowcarten on the beach.
Starting from the tourist village by bicycle or on foot you will notice the bocage. The green fields of the Vendée are divided by tall hedges, the hedged farmland, used in the past for protection.
Are you curious to know the history of this region? Visit the historical theme park Puy de Fou, after Disneyland is the most popular in France. The park offers a multitude of great shows in the heart of a century-old forest and fantastic attractions such as Les Vikings and Le Signe du Triomphe. This will make you relive the Roman era in an amphitheater, with gladiator fights, executions, and ran with the carts.
Average summer temperature: 24 degrees
The eighteenth century uprising in the Vendée influenced traditions, monuments....
Unique bocage, marshes, dunes, cliffs and sandy beaches
'Prefou': warm flat Farmers bread with garlic and oysters!
Troussepinette (wine) in all colours and flavours
Le Jardin des Olfacties is not only a garden but also an experience plurisensitiva. 3,500 different species and the Passage de l'Enfer: an area dedicated to plants and poisonous flowers.
In the Vendée you cannot avoid the necessary foraging through the flee markets. The best place is Saint Jean des Monts, where you can find homemade jam, fish pasties, shellfish and fish, fruit, but also ‘fleur de sel’ and ‘samphire’.
The two kilometre long sandy beach and the beautiful port of Les Sables d'Olonne form a popular seaside resort.
Once every four years the sailors from Les Sables d'Olonne join the non-stop solo Vendée Globe tour. It really is a spectacle not to be missed.