The Vendée combines relaxation, recreation, and discovery. Its many resorts and sandy beaches have delighted young and old. If you love lounging around, if you love history, discovery, long walks or if you’re looking to get out of your comfort zone… The Vendée is for you…
10 good reasons to visit the Vendée:
• Its gorgeous sandy beaches and islands
• Its mild and sunny weather
• A great family destination
• Activities for all tastes
• A wide range of accommodations available
• The Puy du Fou
• A rich history
• Lush and pristine natural environments
• Great food from land and sea
• Major events (Vendée Globe yacht race, Festival of the Doll…)
Come discover all that the Vendée region has to offer at our 3-star campsite in Aizenay! Go see the Logis de La Chabotterie, center of the Vendean war! Come discover over 7000 years of history at the family-friendly Historial museum where you can learn about all the secrets of the Vendée while having fun! Visit the Loriot gardens to see a rainbow of plants and birds! The Moulin de Rambourg is ideal for a family picnic followed by a tour of the Moulin. For the foodies among you, we recommend the chocolate museum in La Roche-sur-Yon or the sardine festival in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie.
A fun little island to discover. Cross the famous Passage du Gois, follow the bike lanes, cross the salt marshes, discover the local fauna and flora, lie on the beaches of Barbâtre, La Guérinière or head to the Bois de la Chaise and enjoy its beach huts.
Visit Noirmoutier and its castle, its aquarium, its port, its exhibitions… Have fun with the whole family at the « les Océanides » water park…. So many wonders and good times await you.
An island with beautiful landscapes to discover. Get in your boat or helicopter…. Once you arrive at Port Joinville, the little capital city of the Ile d’Yeu, you can rent bikes and go attack the trails, heading to the port of la Meule, the old castle, the Pierre Levée fort and citadel, the big lighthouse… Eat at a restaurant, in a small café or have a picnic… A day full of fun, sharing and discovery. Take in the view.
The town of Challans is located 30km from La Forêt Campsite in Aizenay, and has many shops and attractions of all kinds.
In July and August, you can attend one of the oldest fairs in the Vendée, the Four Thursdays Fair… Traditional fair…. Discover the customs of yesteryear, live a day in the life out of the last century…. Actors and dancers in period costumes… Local food and wines… Free admission.
St Gilles Croix de Vie
Discover St Gilles Croix de Vie and the surrounding area such as Brétignolles sur Mer, Brem sur Mer, St Hilaire de Riez…. Discover the port of St Gilles, its large beach and docks, water activities, enjoy seafood and other specialties, attend festivals (sardine festival, fish festival).
Les Sables d’Olonne
Les Sables d’Olonne is very popular with tourists and has been made famous by the Vendée Globe. This area is known for its town, its beaches and its fishing port… You can visit the zoo and discover its famous giraffes that are pride of the zoo, head over on an adventure at the de Talmont St Hilaire, relax playing golf or visit the aquarium.
A valley of history and outdoor shows, with the beauty of nature…
Treat yourself and enjoy the wide range of activities available: cultural tours, ride the steam train, explore the valley by bike, on foot or in a canoe.
The Festival of the Doll, is held each July on the greens of St Malo du Bois. Attend exceptional concerts that may even be the stuff of legends…
Puy du Fou
The Puy du Fou amusement park…
A fascinating world to discover with family or friends… you can spend a day there or your entire trip.
An exceptional amusement park in the middle of a nature preserve, incredible shows, the medieval village, the Cinéscénie show.
Come and see… history is waiting for you.
Go and discover La Roche-sur-Yon and the surrounding area….
In Haras de la Vendée, explore, discover, admire the town, the horses, the workshops…. Experience the horse shows.
Then, go to the chocolate museum and awaken your taste buds…don’t leave without a tasty dessert or a box of chocolates.
Go visit Napoleon square, and see the animatronic show. Take a moment to visit the merchants in their shops.
The Marais Poitevin marsh is a nature preserve known for its beautiful landscapes that you can watch roll by while cruising the canals of Green Venice.
On foot, by horse or by boat, you have a wide range of ways to discover this world and admire the charming Marais Poitevin.
Give yourself a day out in the Marais Poitevin and choose among a large selection of activities such as a stroll through the Mervent forest, rock climbing, the amusement park, canoeing… Have a great time….