10 bonnes raisons de choisir la Vendée

Look no further for your next holiday! Choose the Vendée!

Plages et îles

Magnificent fine sandy beaches and beautiful islands

The Vendée, with its 140 km of gently sloping sandy beaches guarantees fun, safety and great family holidays. You are sure to find the right beach for you. Experience the charms of the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier, jewels of the Atlantic.


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.

Destination famille

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.


Activities to suit everyone

A wide range of activities are on offer, you can rediscover the simple pleasures of walking or cycling: with the largest departmental cycling network in France, not forgetting water sports, cultural visits and more...


Large choice of accommodation

Stay by the sea, inland within easy reach of the sea, in the heart of the Vendée, in the Bocage, in south Vendée and the Marais poitevin, there really is the accommodation out there which is just right for you. Why not try one of our more unusual accommodation options?

Puy du Fou

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 ? Voted the World’s Best Theme Park in 2014, World’s Best Attraction in November 2015, Puy du Fou® offers a multitude of grandiose spectacles and aventures for the whole family including the Cinescenie and "Les Orgues de Feu" night-time shows which will take your breath away.

Marais poitevin

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.

Vendée Globe

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.

Facilité d'accès

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.