Popular Accommodations in Vendée
Highlights in Vendée
- Varied nature
- Family-friendly holiday region
- Many possible leisure activities
- Puy Du Fou Theme Park
Most popular in Vendée
Holiday homes in Vendée
Most of the apartments and holiday homes in the Vendée are located along the rugged Atlantic coast, where you will be staying in cosy places such as La Tranche-sur-Mer, Les Sables-d'Olonne, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie or La Plaine-sur-Mer at the mouth of the Loire. You can also stay in a holiday home in Saint-Nazaire near the Parc Naturel régional de Brière or on the island of Ile d'Yeu, 20 kilometres off the coast.A holiday home in the Vendée district
If you like it a little quieter and want to pitch your tents in the green off the coast, a holiday home in Nior, Luçon, Aizenay, Les Herbiers or Fontenay-le-Comte is just the thing for you. Especially in the smaller villages you will find classic holiday flats and holiday homes as well as numerous lovingly restored farmhouses where you can enjoy your holiday with the whole family. As the regional capital La Roche-sur-Yon is characterised by numerous historical sights, a holiday apartment on site is the ideal starting point for exploring the region.
Holidays in Vendée
Travelers and Activities
Last but not least, the long sandy beaches make the resorts in the Vendée an ideal destination for families with children. Whether digging in the sand, relaxing in a beach chair or bathing in the Atlantic Ocean, fun and variety is guaranteed at the usually guarded beaches. Family activities also include attractions such as Youpaland Park, Zoo des Sables, O'Gliss Water Park, Butterfly Park and the large Sealand Aquarium in Noirmoutier-en-L'ile.Vendée for active holidaymakers
Active holidaymakers will find ideal conditions in the Vendée for a wide range of activities on land, sea and air. The offer ranges from cycling, hiking and horse riding on the beach to water activities such as sailing, kayaking, surfing and paragliding. If that's not action-packed enough for you, you can play a round of paintball in the open air or sit on the co-pilot's seat of an aerobatic airplane and turn breakneck manoeuvres in the sky alongside an experienced pilot.
Things to know
The mild temperatures mean that the season for active holidaymakers and nature lovers in the Département Vendée already begins in April, when on average up to six hours of sunshine warm the air up to 15 degrees Celsius. The main tourist season for bathers, however, is between the end of June and mid-September, when the Atlantic Ocean reaches refreshing bathing temperatures.Regular events
Traditions and festivities are, as usual in France, also very important in the Département Vendée. Among the highlights are the jazz festival "Saint Jazz sur Vie" in May and the music festival "Mer & Vie" as well as the "Festival de Poupet", which takes place in July and which captivates with numerous open-air theatre performances.
In 1793 the region was the nucleus of a counter-revolution that rebelled against the French Revolution.
Top travel tips for Vendée
The Île d'Yeu is the most remote tidal island in France from the mainland and one of the region's major tourist attractions, both for its beaches and its historic buildings. Discover the island on a boat tour from the mainland.Action at the Puy Du Fou Theme Park
The Puy Du Fou is an adventure park like it is in the book, because the authentic backdrops of castles and gladiator arenas take you as far into history as the countless costumed actors. Chariot races, gladiator fights and fencing musketeers are only the tip of the iceberg.Zoo of the Sables
The Zoo des Sables is no ordinary zoo, as it is home exclusively to highly endangered animal species that live in enclosures that are modeled on their natural environment. Small and big adventures can therefore look forward to rare animals such as Nigerian giraffes, Atlas lions and red pandas.