Holiday in Vendee

Holiday in the Vendee

Cycling and Walking...

Imagine cycling through forest, marsh and dunes and along the beaches and rocks on the two hundred Kilometre coastline. With lots of bike paths plus another four thousand kilometres of footpaths there is lots to see (or you can just have a lazy afternoon on the beach!)

Unique Landscapes

In the Vendee all paths have cosy picnic tables for the breaks along the way. Cycle along channels in Marais Poitevin and in the Bocage discover the rural life along arable fields and pastures. The Bocage is actually a patchwork landscape; the meadows are surrounded by high hedges and hedgerows which makes it great for horse riding.

Sports on the Beach

Are you a water sports fan? In every resort in the Vendee you will find a sailing school or place to Surf and jet-ski on the beach. The famous seaside resort of Saint Jean de Monts has vast beaches which are ideal for small children, a long promenade, shopping, pier and extensive forests. 

Holiday in the Vendee

Straight to the offers
Weather

Average summer temperature: 24 degrees 

Nature

Unique bocage, marshes, dunes, cliffs and sandy beaches 

Culture

The eighteenth century uprising in the Vendee influenced traditions, monuments and national character.

Cuisine

'Prefou': warm, flat Farmers bread with garlic and especially oysters! 

Souvenir

Troussepinette (wine) in all colours and flavours

Holiday in Vendee

TO DO

Le Jardin des Olfacties

The fragrance garden of Le Jardin des Olfacties is intended to make the many different plant species’ beautiful aromas literally stick to your nose. Smell, feel and taste this garden with around 3500 different plants and flowers.

Holiday in Vendee

SHOPPING

Vendee

In the Vendee you can’t avoid the necessary foraging through the pleasant markets. The best place is Saint Jean des Monts, where you find home-made jam, fish pasties, shellfish and fish, fruit, but also ‘fleur de sel’ and ‘samphire’. 

Holiday in Vendee

SEE

Les Sables d'Olonne

The two kilometre long sandy beach and the beautiful port of Les Sables d'Olonne form a popular seaside resort. Are you fond of narrow and beautiful streets? Then you should definitely go. 

Holiday in Vendee

EVENT

Vendée Globe Tour

Once every four years the sailors from Les Sables d'Olonne join the non-stop solo Vendée Globe tour. It really is a spectacle.