Why Choose Us? – The Vendee

Situated on the west coast of France, the Vendee has its own micro-climate, similar to that of the Riviera.
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A region favoured by Parisians during the rise of the railway, the seaside towns are a perfect example of Edwardian architecture.
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Famed for its beaches, the Vendee has a rich history waiting to be explored.

 

The Coast
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With over 2500km of coastline there is no other region that boasts as many beaches ranging from picture postcard white sands, to the Jurassic coastline at Talmont.
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If beach days are your go to holiday then the Vendee won’t disappoint, and with many beaches of the larger towns offering sailing and surfing lessons, even the most active will enjoy a day at the beach.

 

The Climate

Thanks to it’s coastal location, the Vendee has a predominantly Maritime climate, similar to that of the French Riviera.
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With Summer temperatures averaging in the mid to high twenties, it’s ideal sight seeing and sunbathing weather.
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Spring sees mild evenings, perfect for al fresco dining- great at May half-term and June, when the weather in the UK isn’t quite t-shirts and shorts weather.

 

The Culture

Famed for its beaches, the Vendee also has a rich history waiting to be explored.
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Visit the prehistoric megaliths, the city of Nantes home of the Dukes of Brittany, the once German occupied La Rochelle and the Edwardian grandeur of the seaside towns.

 

The Cuisine

With a boulangerie in the village, a continental breakfast is a must, as well as trying the regions delicacy of seafood, potatoes from Noirmoutier seasoned with salt harvested from the marshes is a must.
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Not to mention the Fiefs Vendeen wine produced in the region.⠀⠀

 

The Cycling

With over 1100km of dedicated cycle tracks throughout the Vendee, there is no better way to explore the region.
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Head through the pine forests and along the salt marshes and to the coastal routes.
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Bike hire is available at Chateau La Foret, so there’s no excuse not explore the Vendee on velo!
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This year also sees the Vendee host the first 3 stages of the Tour de France, taking place at Puy du Fou, Noirmoutier and Fontenay le Comte. Head over to our News page for more information.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀