6 - What's new in Vendée
Vendée always offers plenty of new, fun and refreshing activities. Come and see what's new!
The Glassy House, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Come and experience this breathtaking attraction, the only one of its kind in France! Surf on an artificial wave varying between 30 cm and 1.50 m in height. The activity is suitable for everyone, beginners and experienced surfers alike. Beginners' lessons are available daily at 5 pm, with free ride sessions until 10 pm.
Ocean Player's, between Les Sables-d'Olonne and La Tranche-sur-Mer
This travelling kite surfing school offers lessons delivered by a state-qualified instructor, on various beaches such as Les Sables-d'Olonne, Talmont-Saint-Hilaire and Longeville-sur-Mer. The spot is chosen according to the weather, to achieve the very best conditions. Open all year round.
Kitesurf Vendée, La Faute-sur-Mer
The new "Kitesurf Vendée" club is open between April and November, offering lessons in the shallow waters opposite Pointe d'Arçay nature reserve in La Faute-sur-Mer. In groups of four, participants receive high-quality, personalised instruction at a site entirely dedicated to kite surfing.
Splash Game, L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer
Atlantic Wakepark is a great place to come and try out water games. This fun and educational water park features a range of inflatable structures for visitors. Children aged 7 and above (and adults too, of course) can come and make a splash on the park's slides, catapults, trampolines and climbing walls. Open from April to November.
Aquakart in La Chaize-Giraud
Gliss-Speed, the very first electric water go-kart, is a unique initiative at the Lac du Jaunay. It is the only experience of its type in Vendée. "Aquakart" was born out of a desire to fill the gap between pedalo boats and jet skis. It is an activity suitable for people of all ages (ages 8+), and no licence is required. The kart itself is made in France, and is perfect for speed-lovers looking to indulge in a more environmentally friendly activity.
Cable skiing in L'Aiguillon sur Mer
Whether you're a novice or experienced wakeboarder, you can take advantage of the activities on offer at the Vendée Wake Park any time of day. This new facility allows you to enjoy water skiing or wakeboarding (the water-based version of snowboarding) whatever the weather, with no noise and no harmful emissions. Daring newbies and experienced riders seeking an adrenaline rush can come and enjoy the various modules (kicker, slider, fun box) installed along the course.
La Cabane in Brem-sur-Mer
Come and enjoy fun and socialisation in this former oyster shed that has now been converted into a water sports centre and oyster bar. You can go canoeing/kayaking or try stand up paddle boarding in the marshes or head out towards the nearby ocean. State-qualified instructors are on-hand to assist you if required.