HOLIDAYS IN VENDÉE

BEACH AND COUNTRYSIDE ESCAPE

Camping in the Vendée lets you move to the beat of the calming rhythms of the French countryside. Embrace an altogether relaxed way of life as the kids build sandcastles to their hearts' content on the coast.

The sheer variety of beaches available in the region is why many flock here each summer, with the soft sands and calmer seas of listed Blue Flag beaches observed in the same breath as surf spots and rocky coves. 

Many of your daily activities will revolve around the quaint harbour villages and traditional beachside resorts for food and drink, although venturing inland or to the isle of Ile de Ré is well worth the trip.

Canals and waterways are perfect for family cycle rides, while a day trip to Puy du Fou park represents a theatrical journey through the ages for all members of the family to enjoy. 

REASONS TO VISIT

Historic seaside towns
Wine region
Family-friendly beaches

REGION HIGHLIGHTS

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 coastline 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!

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.

YOUR VENDEE QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Where is Vendée?

Situated on the western coast of France, the Vendée is a department in the Pays de la Loire region. Visiting our holiday parks in the Vendée gives you a choice of either setting up camp overlooking the Atlantic at either Saint-Jean-de-Monts or Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, or taking up a prime fishing and watersports spot around 15km inland near Jaunay Lake. 

What's the weather like in Vendée?

The weather in Vendée famously rivals the presumed sunnier climes of the south, which is great news for those seeking sun closer to home. Its micro-climate means it gets more sunshine on average each year than most regions in France, with a total of 2,500 hours of sunlight and daily highs well into 20 degrees making the Vendée an endlessly enticing family-friendly beach adventure during the summer months.  

How many miles from Calais to Vendée?

The shortest routes into France via ferry are to Calais and Cherbourg, although this will give you more driving time the other end. If you want to get to your park as swiftly as possible without taking the scenic route, we recommend crossing towards St Malo, after which it will only take you around three hours to reach central Vendée.