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Vendée Guide

With lush countryside, superb climate and miles of sandy coastline, this region is often described as one of the best kept secrets in France.    Beautiful churches, abbeys and chateaux highlight the regions historical importance. Situated along the Atlantic coast, this region boasts a climate that rivals that of the south coast.

Away from the coast the pace of life slows down.  Seaside resorts are replaced with beautiful countryside, sleepy hamlets and small Romanesque churches.  Spend time wandering through the narrow streets and harbour of Jard-Sur-Mer or explore one of the stunning islands just offshore which provides a delightful alternative for a day away from the beach.

Visit the charming town of St Jean de Monts, the second largest resort on the Vendeen coast.  On market days the pretty square is buzzing with people and delicious smells of local specialities and is well worth a visit.

Don’t miss out on a visit to La Rochelle, one of the most attractive unspoilt seaside town in France.  This historic port is great for young families offering miles of safe sandy beaches and shallow water.  You can also visit the beautiful Isle de Ru from here and explore the island on bikes which can be hired for the day.

The Vendee offers a range of local activities and facilities, not forgetting the safe sandy beaches making this a perfect destination for a stress free family holiday. 

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