The Vendée, our region of the month for April, is located in the southern part of the Pays de la Loire region, on the French Atlantic coast, just south of Brittany and Nantes, and north of La Rochelle. Located only two to five hours' drive from the western ferry ports, it is a travel easy one-day trip from Great Britain and Ireland.
All year round, the Vendée is one of the sunniest places on the west coast of France. In the summer, the weather is usually hot. The capital is La Roche sur Yon, which was originally a stronghold for the Vendéens.
Attractions and places to visit :
- Beaches for swimming and water sports
- Picturesque villages and fishing ports
- Romantic offshore islands
- Historic cities
- Castles and beautiful gardens
- Wine producers
- Excellent golf courses
- Bicycle and hiking trails
- The fascinating Marais Poitevin
For travel, the area is closest to the ferry ports of St. Malo, Roscoff and Cherbourg, which are two to five hours away by car, and the trip from Calais takes about seven hours. Accommodation in vacations in the Vendée are excellent value for money. We have many private vacation villas in the countryside and on the coast, with their own garden and many with a above ground poolThis makes them ideal for family vacations. You will be able to find lodgingsThere are also a number of farmhouses and converted barns that offer traditional charm.
Enjoy your vacations in Vendée with children
The most famous attraction in the Vendée is the Puy du Fou, a historical theme park that is second only to Disneyland in the number of annual visitors. Its popularity is easy to understand and explains the many family stays in Puy du Fou. The theme park offers impressive shows designed to help visitors of all ages understand history. Its seven main shows last about 30 minutes each and take place in eras such as the Roman era, the Viking era, the Eastern European era and the North American era.
Watching a show is nice enough, but don't forget that the Vendée also has a lot to offer active kids. Young water lovers will love the Atlantic Toboggan in Saint Hilaire de Riez with its popular slides. There is also a wave pool and you can rent pedal boats or go boating on the large lake. Those who prefer to keep their feet on solid ground might like the Château des Aventuriers. This castle in Avrillé is home to exciting treasure hunts, and with games and puzzles, you can find your way out!
Campsites in Vendée
Campsites in the Vendée are very popular for their friendliness and the natural surroundings. Along the coast, you can camp with the sand and sea at your fingertips, while further inland, the forests and meadows are a perfect place to camp in peace. Wherever you camp, the pleasures of water are never far away... The Yelloh! Village Château La Forêt campsite has a fantastic swimming pool, lakes within walking distance and the sea just fifteen minutes away. Slip out of your tent and into the water to cool off. After the breakfastIf you're not feeling well, you should have enough energy to go canoeing on the lake. And if not, a relaxing day on the beach sounds like a good idea.