Trips and excursions in Vendée

Vendee

Vendée is a tourism region that attracts thousands of visitors every year.

A very diverse area, come discover its vast heritage.

Below we list a few ideas for trips.

the passage du Gois Noirmoutier

Noirmoutier Island

This island is famous for its history, its saltwater marshes, its ports such as l’Herbaudière and shore fishing. It can be accessed by the free bridge or the Passage du Gois submersible causeway.

  • Walks and bicycle trips: La Chaise Forest, ports and saltwater marshes, inlets and beaches…
  • Catamaran, sailboat, dinghy, land sailing, kayak…
  • Aquarium, cinema, tourist train…
  • MUST SEE: The Passage du Gois, the boat cemetery, Noirmoutier Castle, the ship construction museum…

You have probably heard of Noirmoutier. This 49 m² island is home to treasures just waiting to be discovered. Are you on a quest for a bit of relaxation? Welcome to Noirmoutier. This tiny island has an indisputable charm. Your discovery starts at the Passage du Gois. This submersible road linking the island to the continent is a must-see landmark.
The nature on the island is in a remarkable state of preservation. You can lie on its fine sand beaches, explore its pine forest or walk along its streets lined with businesses.

Le vieux chateau sur l'Ile d'Yeu

Yeu Island

You can easily tour the entire island in one day.

  • La Côte Sauvage
  • Its beaches
  • The Port de la Meule
  • MUST-SEE: The old castle

With its surface area of 23 m², we recommend that you bring your own bicycles or rent them on the island. Follow the paths running alongside the ocean and you will be in for a wonderful show.

Wild and unique landscapes await you. Yeu Island is an invitation for well-being and relaxation. It is a nature break that will be excellent for you.
Don’t miss its former castle, built on a rocky islet, which will let you relive a part of the island’s history.
This island is only accessible by boat, leaving from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Port Fromentine or Barbâtre, or by helicopter.

 the sunset from the pier. Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Saint-Jean-de-Monts

8 km of beaches with find sand, 750 ha of forest: a station called the “blue pavilion” and a “kids’ station”…

  • Outings on foot, on bicycle, on horseback: the seaside esplanade, the national forest, fine sand beaches…
  • Land sailing, sailing, horseback riding, golf, tennis, archery, quads…
  • Casino, thalassotherapy, media library, tourist train…
  • MUST-SEE: the sunset from the pier.

Saint-Jean-de-Monts is one of the most dynamic beach resorts along the Vendée coast. When you organise your holidays, don’t forget to stop at its large beach. It is 8 km long, so you’ll have your choice of where to put down your towel. Head out to the end of the pier for an unobstructed view of the village or to the big wheel to get a glimpse over the horizon.
Along the pedestrian street, a number of bars and restaurants await you, where you will be able to enjoy a moment on their patio while tasting local products.

Come spend an unforgettable day as a family in this village near the campground.

the fishing port,  saint Gilles Croix de Vie

Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Its fishing port, pleasure craft, beaches and businesses…

  • Outings on foot, on bicycle, by boat: the Marie de Beaucaire Promenade, the embankment, the Vie River…
  • Sailing, boat rentals, canoeing, mini golf, tennis, cycling, rail trips…
  • Casino, cinema, tourist train…
  • MUST-SEE: the fishing port, the fisherman’s house, the Tour Joséphine…

This small village has an authentic charm and its inhabitants won’t be the ones to tell you otherwise. Here, life is good and the environment is warm and friendly. If you want to have a good time and enjoy peaceful moments, it’s an ideal place.
You can walk alongside the quays of the fishing port located in the centre of the village. You can also admire the colourful ships. The fishing port of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is known for its sardine fishing.
Any other scenery, the marina. There as well, you will be able to walk along to the clicking of the masts.

As you have probably understood, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is the very essence of well-being and relaxation.

cinescenie of Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou

In the heart of a hundred-year old forest, Puy du Fou is a unique place where you can go on an unforgettable trip as a family or among friends.

MUST-SEE: their performances!

Epic performances, generous nature and unique hotels drive you back through the centuries for an experience that you will never forget.
Leave the 21st century behind for adventure!

Already quite famous, Puy du Fou has received numerous awards making it one of the best theme parks in the world. It’s a must-see if you are in Vendée. Puy du Fou invites you to go back in time to re-live exceptional experiences. Unique in France, this theme park presents the history of France and the wars of Vendée. Leave the 21st century behind. At Puy du Fou in Vendée, the decorations will fully immerse you in the past.

Get ready for an unforgettable day and quite a show!

The theme park and its teams offer mind-blowing performances that are more real than nature. From the decor to the costumes, you will be a believer. With it 24 attractions, one day isn’t enough to discover everything it has to offer.

In the evening, the show continues with Cinescenie. An epic performance takes place at night for even more sensations.

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