Camping holidays in the Vendée
The Vendée is a perfect holiday destination for families. In the Vendée you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the cosy seaside towns. The Vendée has over 155 miles (250 km) of beaches, of which 87 miles (140 km) are sandy beaches. During the summer the Vendée has lovely weather and it is not too far from Calais.
The Vendée is an ideal destination for a holiday with your family. The beach slowly declines into the azure blue Atlantic Ocean. Even during the season there is enough space for everyone, which gives you the impression it is busy, but not too busy. The Vendée is a true paradise for children and for watersport lovers.
The climate is perfect, in the Vendée. In the Vendée there are almost as many sunny days as on the French Riviera. What makes the Vendée such a perfect holiday destination are the clean seawater and the beautiful, untouched beaches that go on for miles and miles.
Everywhere, between the dunes, you can find cosy harbour cities with local markets. If you love seafood, these markets are perfect as you can buy freshly caught fish and crustaceans. The fashionable seaside resorts of Les Sables d'Olonne, St. Jean de Monts and St. Gilles-Croix-de-Vie are definitely worth the visit.
There is a lot of choice when it comes to sports like, waterskiing, beach sailing and wind surfing. Especially during the evenings it is lots of fun to be on the boulevard or in one of the many restaurants. Luckily the prices in the Vendée are still reasonable.
Behind the dunes is the unique hinterland of the Vendée. In the hinterland you can find the Marais Poitevin. this is an unique park, which consists out of many lakes and swamps. In this park you can find the most beautiful waterbirds. We recommend to take a trip by boat in the Marais Poitevin. Before the coast of the Vendée you can find two islands: Île de Noirmoutier, also known as the flower island an the island of Île d'Yue, a rock in the ocean. With the low tide you can ride a bike to the island of Île de Noirmoutier.
Our top 5 of trips in the Vendée:
- Waterpark Atlantic Toboggan
- The medevial city of Talmont St. Hilaire
- Themepark Puy du Fou in Les Epesses
- The zoo "Zoo la Palmyre"
- The city of Les Sables d'Olonne