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Travel Hacks

Travel Hacks

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Summer holiday season is all but upon us, and whilst the prospect of a holiday fills us with joy; the...
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The Soundtrack to your Summer

The Soundtrack to your Summer

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The humble mix tape may no longer be with us, but the art of making a killer playlist is still...
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How to get to France

How to get to France

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You've chosen where you want to holiday, you've decided on when you want to arrive and for how long.... what...
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Why Choose Us? - The Vendee

Why Choose Us? - The Vendee

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Situated on the west coast of France, the Vendee has its own micro-climate, similar to that of the Riviera. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...
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Royal Connections

Royal Connections

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France’s chateaux are a symbol of fairytales, of knights and jesters, Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies. They’ve long held...
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Why choose us?

Why choose us?

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We understand that choosing a holiday that pleases everyone can be hard, we also understand that choosing to holiday with...
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Is this for us? - Why choose a...

Is this for us? - Why choose a...

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The average Brit has 1.5 family holidays per year, and only 15% are abroad, which makes choosing a holiday that...
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Is this for us? - Couples

Is this for us? - Couples

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Not only is the Vendee and Votre Vacances a great holiday for families, it’s perfect for those of you sans...
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Is this for us? - Young Children

Is this for us? - Young Children

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Here are our top reasons why you should choose a holiday with Votre Vacances both you and your little ones...
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Is this for us? - The Teenagers

Is this for us? - The Teenagers

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A holiday with Votre Vacances allows the freedom teenagers crave in a safe environment, as well as time with the...
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Golfing in the Vendee

Golfing in the Vendee

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Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.... The Vendee has long been synonymous with water based activities, but did you...
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Top 5 Beaches in the Vendee

Top 5 Beaches in the Vendee

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Famous for its coastline, here is our pick of the Top 5 beaches in the Vendee - all of which...
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Our Top 5 Things to do in the...

Our Top 5 Things to do in the...

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Holidays are all about lazy days, exploring new places, and discovering things about each other. For us, evenings on holidays...
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Our Top 5 Days out in 2017

Our Top 5 Days out in 2017

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One of the reasons we love the Vendee is the wealth of things to see and do; and this year...
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Making Memories

Making Memories

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It's that time of year when we look back over all we have achieved, memories we have made, and lessons...
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Our Ethos

Our Ethos

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..I love Christmas…..and all that is encompasses (minus the weight gain!). We know...
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Le Tour de France 2018

Le Tour de France 2018

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With picturesque views of its Atlantic coastline, flat salt marshes, windmill laden countryside and a rich history that has survived...
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Chateau in Focus - Our accommodation

Chateau in Focus - Our accommodation

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The ethos behind Votre Vacances is making memories as a family, which is why our accommodation is designed for spending...
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Chateau in Focus- Location Location Location

Chateau in Focus- Location Location Location

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I’ve watched enough programmes with Kirstie and Phil to know it’s all about Location Location Location. Situated in a pretty...
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Chateau in Focus- Life at the Chateau 

Chateau in Focus- Life at the Chateau 

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It's so easy to imagine the Chateau as was 200 years ago whilst sitting in the courtyard, that once housed...
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5 apps for Holidaymakers

5 apps for Holidaymakers

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With over two thirds of Britons now owning a smart phone, they've overtaken the laptop as the electronics good to...
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Holiday Stress

Holiday Stress

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We all know holidays are a great way of relieving stress; but sometimes, the planning can cause undue extra pressure. ...
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10 Reasons to try an Hotel Plein Air

10 Reasons to try an Hotel Plein Air

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We often spend months planning our perfect Summer holiday. Wanderlust takes over as we scroll through holiday websites, follow Instagram...
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A Cyclists Paradise

A Cyclists Paradise

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Since the 2012 London Olympics when Team GB won 7 out of 10 gold medals in the cycling, we’ve become...
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About us- Half-term Holiday inspiration

About us- Half-term Holiday inspiration

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May half-term is the perfect time to go away if you want to squeeze in a week of relaxing, sight-seeing...
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About Us ~ New Year Melancholy

About Us ~ New Year Melancholy

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The New Year is one of my least favourite times of year. I hate that time is passing by, and...
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About us ~ Is France a safe place...

About us ~ Is France a safe place...

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This time last year, the world was rocked by one of the biggest terrorist attacks in Europe since the end...
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Lifestyle ~ Golfing in the Vendee

Lifestyle ~ Golfing in the Vendee

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The Vendee has long been synonymous with water based activities, but did you know there are 5 international courses within...
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About Us ~ Is university always the answer?

About Us ~ Is university always the answer?

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It’s that time of year again…. exam results, results that determine futures….but is university always the right path? I’m approaching...
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Lifestyle ~ Summer Thriller Book Review

Lifestyle ~ Summer Thriller Book Review

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I am unashamed of my love for young adult books; some of my favourites over the last few years are...
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Lifestyle ~ Keeping Fit on holiday

Lifestyle ~ Keeping Fit on holiday

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Long been heralded as the unhealthiest nation in Europe, Britain is having something of a fitness revolution. Going to a...
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About Us ~ My inspiration

About Us ~ My inspiration

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There they were, a small group of twenty-somethings, with suntans, shades, and ankle bracelets; the uniform of a Summer Seasonnaire....
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Lifestyle ~ Spring Book Reviews

Lifestyle ~ Spring Book Reviews

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With lighter evenings and warm weather, spring is the perfect time of year for me to find my renewed reading...
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Things to do ~ Puy du Fou

Things to do ~ Puy du Fou

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Unlike most theme parks, Puy du Fou doesn’t have a single rollercoaster or log flume. This is a new kind...
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Lifestyle ~ Which Sunscreens I'm using this summer

Lifestyle ~ Which Sunscreens I'm using this summer

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One of my favourite past times when on holiday* (cough *working…) is guessing the nationality of tourists. It’s fair to...
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Local Attractions ~ French Supermarkets

Local Attractions ~ French Supermarkets

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Everyone knows a holiday to France isn’t complete without a trip to a Centre Commercial. Nothing quite beats the cool...
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Lifestyle ~ The Carousel

Lifestyle ~ The Carousel

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Oh, the humble carousel, a familiar landmark in most French towns, especially those by the seaside. But did you know,...
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Votre Vacances ~ When to Holiday

Votre Vacances ~ When to Holiday

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Holidaying in May & June The Vendee is renowned for its mild spring climate, and warm sea temperatures, making May...
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Lifestyle ~ Shabby Chic

Lifestyle ~ Shabby Chic

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The term Shabby Chic was coined in the 80s, when the British middle classes wanted to recreate the chintz and...
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Things to do ~ Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Things to do ~ Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

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There is no denying my love for Les Sables d’ Olonne. Its elegant architecture, Grand Plage, and hum of a...
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Things to do ~ Les Sables d' Olonne

Things to do ~ Les Sables d' Olonne

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The first time I holidayed in the Vendee was over 10 years ago with my family. It was a last...
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Pink Lemonade Iced Tea Recipe

Pink Lemonade Iced Tea Recipe

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Nothing screams summer quite like the classic Pink Lemonade.   It was the soft drink of choice during the summer...
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Health & Fitness ~ The French Paradox

Health & Fitness ~ The French Paradox

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Ahh... the French diet, famed for its patisserie, chocolate (french spelling!), bread, wine, cheese (oohhh the cheese!).... a diet so...
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The Goldilocks Effect - Location Location Location

The Goldilocks Effect - Location Location Location

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It can be daunting holidaying with children of any age...Will the journey be too long? Will the accommodation be suitable?......
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The Goldilocks Effect - Your Accommodation

The Goldilocks Effect - Your Accommodation

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It can be nerve-wracking booking holiday accommodation when you have small children and babies to consider.It’s not just the location...
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The Goldilocks Effect ~ Travelling with Babies &...

The Goldilocks Effect ~ Travelling with Babies &...

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Travelling with babies and toddlers is like the Goldilocks Effect…. You want somewhere not too hot, not too cold Somewhere...
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The holiday that suits your lifestyle

The holiday that suits your lifestyle

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It’s fair to say we’ve all had those holidays where we over indulge a bit too much, and come home...
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Technology ~ What happens when we have no...

Technology ~ What happens when we have no...

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Can you believe the first Iphone was released nearly 10 years ago? Since then over 2/3 of the UK population...
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A la Mode

A la Mode

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"Fashion changes, but style endures" Coco Chanel The French are synonymous with haute couture and a la mode fashion. 
If like...
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Who holidays in a campotel?

Who holidays in a campotel?

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I was recently asked by someone who had never experienced a campotel holiday, "Who is this type of holiday actually...
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As time goes by

As time goes by

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  I recently asked my siblings to write a brief paragraph about why they enjoyed our campotel holidays when we...
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Why the Vendee should be your next holiday...

Why the Vendee should be your next holiday...

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The Vendee, located on the West Coast of France has long been an ideal destination for families looking for some...
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