10 bonnes raisons de choisir la Vendée
Look no further for your next holiday! Choose the Vendée!
Mild sunny climate
The Vendée enjoys similar amounts of sunshine to the midi/méditerranéen departments according to figures from Météo France, hence the name "Vendée Côte de Lumière" (Coast of Light). Enjoy great weather on your next holiday or weekend in the Vendée.
The ultimate family destination
The Vendée, situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, is THE ultimate family destination. You get the best of both worlds; a seaside holiday and a wide rand of land and sea-based leisure activities.
Puy du Fou®, best theme park in the world.
If you haven't visited the unmissable Puy du Fou theme park yet, what are you waiting for? Named as "Best Theme Park in the World" in Los Angeles in 2012 and in Miami in November 2014,, "Best Theme Park in Europe" in 2013, Puy du Fou is a historical theme park which offers a whole host of spellbinding shows for all the family including the Cinescenie and The Organs of Fire night-time shows which will take your breath away.
Natural beauty: the Marais Poitevin
Discover one of the most beautiful man-made landscapes with its 100,000 hectares of intertwined canals and countryside. You must have heard about The Marais Poitevin, the "green cathedral" where punts meander under the pollarded Ash trees.
Fine cuisine from land and sea
The many Vendée culinary specialities will tantalise your taste buds: seafood and fresh fish, fleur de sel sea salt, Fiefs Vendéens AOC wine, mogette, bonnotte potatoes from Noirmoutier, Vendée brioche or gâche, préfou, Vendée ham.. Not forgetting the ever increasing number of award winning and Bib Gourmand restaurants in the Vendée.
Home to major events: the Vendée Globe
The Vendée Globe takes place every four years setting off from Les Sables d'Olonne. It is a round-the-world single-handed yacht race, non-stop and no assistance. It attracts the best sailors from around the world. The next edition sets off on 8th November 2020.
Great transport links
The Vendée is well served by road and rail, which continues to grow year on year. Motorways, TGV stations and Nantes and La Rochelle airports make it easy for national and international visitors to get to the Vendée.