A Votre Vacances self-catering mobile home chalet places you in the perfect spot to explore the celebrate Vendee area of Franace, famed for its beaches, pine forests and salt marshes.


Where is the Vendee region of France?

The Vendee is situated on the west coast of France. Where the water of the Loire Valley meets the Atlantic Ocean.


What’s the weather like in the Vendee, France?

Thanks to its position, the Vendee enjoys a micro-climate similar to the French Riviera and rivals the southern region for sunshine hours. Mild springs with cooler evenings, give way to warm sunny summers – perfect for lazy days at the beach.


How do I get to the Vendee, France?

The Vendee is perhaps one of the easiest regions to travel to. Whether you choose to take the overnight or high-speed ferry from Portsmouth to Caen, Le Havre or St Malo, take the EuroTunnel to Calais and drive across country, or even fly to the nearby airports of Nantes or La Rochelle.


What is there to do in the Vendee, France?

Located in the heart of the Vendee, Chateau La Foret provides the perfect base for you to explore the region. Famous for its golden coastline and clear seas, the Vendee also has a hidden history waiting to be discovered. From Richard the Lion Heart’s castle in Talmont St Hilaire, to the museums documenting the Nazi invasion.

The nearby seaside towns of Les Sables d’Olonne and Saint Gilles Croix de Vie are awash with restaurants and shops, whilst Noirmoutier is a paradise island waiting to be explored.

The cosmopolitan city of Nantes has a wealth of activities, whilst La Rochelle is a quintessential French holiday destination.


What activities can we do in the Vendee, France?

Thanks to its Atlantic location, the Vendee is a surfing and sailing paradise. Home to the Vendee Globe yacht race, the Vendee is perfect for sea-lovers.

Golfers will enjoy the challenge of playing the various championship courses, whilst the flat terrain is ideal for budding cyclists.

The Vendee often hosts stages of the Tour de France thanks to its sweeping vistas and has miles of dedicated cycle tracks making it even easier to explore the region.


What’s in the village of Saint Julien des Landes where Chateau La Foret is based?

The 4-star campsite of Chateau La Foret is centrally located in the pretty village of Saint Julien des Landes. The village itself has all the local amenities of a traditional French village with boulangerie and patisserie, pharmacy, newsagent, tabac and play park. A few km away is the nearby town of La Mothe Achard with two supermarkets and fuel station as well as restaurants and shops. 5km away is the gargantuan Lac du Jaunay – the perfect place for nature lovers to explore.


How do I book our self-catering family holiday in France?

We endeavour to make booking your self-catering family holiday in France easy. Simply head to our booking page, search the month you want to arrive, click on an available unit number and enter your details.

You will then be sent a booking confirmation with a secure online payment link.

To secure your French family holiday we only require £100 deposit. If you are from Ireland, we also accept Euros through PayPal.

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Located on the west coast of France, it’s easy to get to the Vendee from the UK and Ireland.

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