5 - Alternative leisure activities

Do you fancy something a bit different or unexpected? A trip in a hot-air balloon maybe, or a bivouac walk in the moonlight or Green Venice in a horse-drawn caravan... Find original and surprising trips and leisure activities on offer in the Vendée.

Life-size outdoor game: "Escape if you can"

echappe toi si tu peuxTake part in a life-size outdoor game and enjoy a unique experience in the region! In teams of 3-5 people, avoid the traps and solve the riddles to escape from the room where you are imprisoned. Warning: you only have 60 minutes to find the exit! You will be fully immersed in the action, with exceptional décor and original scenarios.

>> Find out more: Escape if you can - L'Oie


Hire a "Roul'Hot", mobile sauna

La Roul'Hot - Thalasso de rueAt your own speed, introduce your kids to the world of donkeys. You can stroke them, brush them and get up close to the adorable foals. Go for a walk, or a picnic, with a gentle companion, the kids get to ride on their back. Take the whole family on a trip round the lake in a carriage pulled by donkeys.

The mobile sauna is an idea which has been become a reality for two arty girls from the Vendée. From Valence to Chalon, and Rennes to Aurillac, Lucie and Laetitia travel round France with their sauna on wheels. The "Roul'Hot" facilities have taken on a more vintage look.  The sauna has: counter space and cloakroom, changing room, sauna, showers (cold of course), relaxation area complete with deck chairs and massages and refreshments are also available.

>> Find out more La Roul'Hot

The Bocage and the Marais Poitevin in a hot-air balloon

Montgolfière du Bocage

As free as a bird, fly over the Marais Poitevin and the countryside around Puy du Fou®. Explore the unknown countryside that arouses your curiosity. Experience unique sensations ballooning in complete safety. Drift away on the wind...
*Launch sites at Puy du Fou, Poupet, Cerizay and the airfield at Fontenay le Comte for a flight over the Marais Poitevin.

>> Find out more: Montgolfière du Bocage - Saint Pierre du Chemin


A moonlit canoe trip in the Marais Breton Vendéen

La Route du Sel - Sallertaine

For 30 years the Route du Sel has been using canoes to navigate through the maze of former salt marshes in ancient Baie de Bretagne. Set off from Sallertaine for however long you like, in a 2,3 or 4 person wooden canoe for a guided, unique and surprising trip. Day trips or night trips which include barbecue dinner with candles and a night in a bivouac!

>> Find out more The Route du Sel - Sallertaine