Come and experience the charm of the Vendée and its cultural heritage! The Vendée proudly presents its tourist attractions which include châteaux, windmills, abbeys, priories, nature reserves and theme parks.
Looking for excitement? Look no further than the Puy du Fou theme park and the Cinéscénie.
PREHISTO SITE LE CAIRNSAINT-HILAIRE-LA-FORET
CAIRN is a living museum, fun and educational where one can step back 5000 years and unravel the mysteries of prehistoric man.
ABBAYE SAINT-JEAN D'ORBESTIERCHATEAU-D'OLONNE
Located on the coast at Le Château d’Olonne, Saint-Jean d’Orbestier Abbey was built in the 12th century on the orders of the Duke of Aquitaine and Count of Poitou, William IX, on an 800-hectare estate. The recently r e s t o r e d monument stands testament to what was once an important Benedictine monastery between the 12th and 18th centuries. Like many others, it lived through times of grandeur, prosperity and destruction. Richard the Lionheart contributed to the monastery’s fame by confirming the privileges given to the Orbestier monks by his grandfather and by making the forest of Orbestier his favourite hunting ground.
CHÂTEAU DES ESSARTSESSARTS EN BOCAGE
The Essarts chateau spans 2000 years of history. Roman sacrificial mound, it became a chateau mound from the 9th to 11th centuries. Fortified enclosure and 12th century Saracen tower. Carriage entrance and 16th century Renaissance home