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    After high tide, rock pooling is a great bucket list option!

    The Best French restaurants, the Vendée recognised for its “Belles tables”

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Outstanding events
Outstanding events


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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La Grande Bordée Les Sables d'Olonne

French folklore, particularly rich in the Vendée