One of the sunniest climates in France, and a coastline that’s virtually one endless beach. Inland, there are scented pine forests and charming countryside scattered with picturesque villages and renaissance towns. A stunning backdrop to a diverse choice of activities and attractions.

Located in western France right by the coast, there are many tourism hotspots to consider beyond the traditional (and always stunning) beaches, such many natural parks, churches, and restaurants. It's a rustic and traditional region of France which is sure to provide families with a wonderful and charming holiday. 

You Said

"Atmosphere was great, very relaxed and the location close to the beach was great." Catriona from Ballybrittas

Your Regional Specialist in Vendée Janice

"Vendée gets the important things right, that's why it’s such a popular destination with our campsites. In the area you'll find what you'd consider historic France, with loads of traditional activities. But you can also try out surfing if you want, or just hit the local towns, see a play at the amazing Puy de Fou theatre, or just try out the brilliant wine!"

Hidden Gem: Cognac

This wine-growing town produces one of the world's finest cognacs. Visit Remy Martin - a great day out for dad! A taste testing session under the sun is a real treat.

Old Favourite: Cycling

The Vendée has 66 routes of various lengths that are fantastic for cycling. It’s a great day out for all the family with 285km of coastline to explore.

Local Cuisine: Local Seafood

The coastlines in the Vendée provides a big selection of seafood. Culinary specialities include sardines from St Gilles Croix de Vie, and mussels from L’Aiguillon. Not surprisingly, fish soup is also a speciality!

What to See & Do: Surfing

The Vendée is ideal for those wanting to hit the waves, It doesn't matter if you're a complete beginner or and seasoned pro. There is plenty of different breaks to choose from along the 146km of beach.

Festivals and Events: Puy de Fou

When visiting be sure to check out the latest shows at Puy de Fou. It’s a great day and night out for the whole family. If you love a bit of live theatre, then this is definitely one to visit.

Beaches & Lakes: Les Sables d'Olonne

Situated on the Atlantic coast, Les Sables d'Olonne is one of France's original holiday destinations. The beautiful beach is overlooked by some of the old Victorian buildings that still stand on the promenade.