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Festivals

The Vendée is host to a multitude of international events and French festivals every year. From the outstanding Cinéscénie at the Puy du Fou®, the baroque music festival of William Christie, the challenging Foulées du Gois, the dynamic Festival at Poupet… The list is amazing!

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The Vendée’s events and festivals, renowned internationally

The Vendee is the “land of great events”, hosting many international sporting events every year. For instance, it is home to the incredible Vendée Globe yacht race, which leaves from Les Sables d’Olonne. You can also assist the world’s biggest night-time show - the unique Cinéscénie at the Puy du Fou or encourage the runners on the Foulées du Gois race against the tide. Alternatively, on a more musical note enjoy William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants… you need to experience at least one!

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The Vendée’s Summer festivals and cultural events

Here, you will find some of the best french music festivals and events for the summer 2022. In the Vendée, music, art and culture in general have a big impact!  It’s time to party in the Vendée!

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