Located on the Atlantic, the Vendée department is part of the Pays de la Loire region, in the historic province of Poitou. This unspoiled territory attracts visitors in search of authentic ocean adventures.
Famous for its long sandy beaches, its wild islands, the Vendée Globe and the Puy du Fou, the Vendée is an exceptional destination. The presence of the Atlantic Ocean brings a mild climate in all seasons. The low gradient of this area is ideal for cycling. In Vendée reigns a real sweetness of life. And there is no shortage of activities.
The must-sees of the Vendée
In Vendee, 18 magnificent seaside resorts line the coastline. The 140 kilometers of plages de sable fin are indeed the charm asset of this destination. In Saint-Jean de Monts, Saint-Gilles Croix-de-Vie, La Tranche sur Mer or even in Les Sables d'Olonnes… The pleasures of the ocean are generously offered to holidaymakers. The white houses with colorful shutters islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier are they an invitation to relaxation and idleness. History Passage du Gois connects Noirmoutier to Beauvoir-sur-Mer at low tide. It was once the only way to connect the island on foot. The famous Grand Parc du Puy du Fou is also a real dive into the history of France. Cinéscénie and historical shows in the heart of the century-old forest of Vendée are exceptional. They have also earned the site the prestigious title of Best Park in the World.
Remarkable natural sites
The Vendée is rich in unspoiled natural sites exceptional. During your stay, do not miss the Payré estuary. This site is in fact classified as a Grand Ensemble Naturel. A true sanctuary of wild life, it shelters the beach of Peillon and the oyster village of La Guittière. Inland, the regional natural park of Marais Poitevin is classified Grand Site de France. Nicknamed Green Venice, this majestic site offers more than 112 hectares of nature, forests and canals. It is one of the visits to Vendée not to be missed under any circumstances.
Sports in nature
In Vendee, water sports are practiced passionately. On the beaches, surfing, windsurfing, sand yachting, kite-surfing and paddleboarding are the stars. But the Vendée is also a land of cycle tourism. A sumptuous portion of the Vélodyssée also crosses the department.
Don't wait any longer to discover the mild climate of Vendée. It encourages life in the open air every day!