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Jard sur Mer

  • 150 yards from the beach
  • Village centre 300 yards
  • Heated indoor pool with waterslide
  • Heated outdoor adult’s and children’s pool
  • Hot Vendee
  • Carisma Children’s Club

Carisma Holidays, specialising in mobile home holidays in France for all the family. Campsites in Brittany, Vendee, Bordeaux and Biarritz. Carisma Holidays, specialising in mobile home holidays in France for all the family. Campsites in Brittany, Vendee, Bordeaux and Biarritz. Carisma Holidays, specialising in mobile home holidays in France for all the family. Campsites in Brittany, Vendee, Bordeaux and Biarritz. Carisma Holidays, specialising in mobile home holidays in France for all the family. Campsites in Brittany, Vendee, Bordeaux and Biarritz. Carisma Holidays, specialising in mobile home holidays in France for all the family. Campsites in Brittany, Vendee, Bordeaux and Biarritz.

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Our Jard sur Mer campsite, Vendee region of France

Jard Sur Mer - Hot Southern Vendee

Jard Sur Mer is a small site located 150 yards from the beach and only 300 yards from the village centre so no need to use your car whilst on holiday.

Family Campsite in Hot Southern Vendee

Nestled in the heart of the hot southern Vendee village of Jard sur mer, unique and exclusive to Carisma, this cosy little site breathes a sigh of relief from the traffic chaos we go on holiday to forget. Situated just 150 yards from a magnificent sandy beach, and just 300 yards from the village centre, here we have a location where you really can forget the car.

Village Centre 300yards

Location, location, location, is the resounding chorus we hear from our returning guests to Jard. A short walk from the campsite will take you to the heart of the village graced with traditional greengrocers, butchers and bakers, still a wonderful preserve of the French way of life. Your hardest decision of the day will probably be which of the delightful patisseries to choose as you collect your fresh bread and croissants from the boulangerie! Don’t forget to visit the colourful weekly market (every Monday). A good strong bag is recommended as nobody comes back empty handed.

For an enjoyable evening, the delightful harbour at the foot of the village, provides a great array of restaurants to cater for all palates. Good food and fine wines are what have made France famous, and as you’ve walked (albeit not far!) remember you’re entitled to that little extra indulgence, without having to worry about that extra glass of wine.

Swimming pools and facilities

Our Jard sur mer campsite boasts a surprisingly large array of amenities and all that you would expect of a premier 4-star site. Indoor and outdoor pools complement the proximity to the beach to provide water filled fun for all tastes and ages. Whilst your children try out the twists and turns of the thrilling water chute, relax on the open air terrace and, if they’ve got energy to spare, then the new multisport court will help put it to good use. Windsurf enthusiasts will delight in the ideal conditions on a specially designated section of our beach, one of the finest in the area for the sport.

Jard Sur Mer

Jard sur mer is excellently positioned for some glorious days out sightseeing with an unrivalled coastline and climate. A short journey north you have the fashionable resort of Les Sables D’Olonne; famous for its promenade, restaurants, boutiques and evening entertainment. To the south is the ancient city of La Rochelle, birth place of the 3 Musketeers with its twin forts dominating the picturesque harbour. From there by bridge is the beautiful island of Ile-de-Re. Even nearer (a few minutes by car) is the Castle of Talmont, generations of Carisma children have enjoyed exploring this famous old castle (a previous fortress of our very own Richard the Lionheart). Closer to home, La Maison du Georges Clemenceau, where the previous Prime Minster of France and signatory of the Treaty of Versailles, retired to, can be visited along with a tour of its gardens, inspired by his long-time friend the painter Claude Monet.

Cycling enthusiasts are well catered for with cycle paths in abundance and with windsurfing, sailing, tennis, go karting and golf all close by your children will never run out of things to do.

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Campsite at a glance...

  • BEACH ONLY 150 YDS
  • VILLAGE CENTRE 300 YDS
  • HOT SOUTHERN VENDEE

Campsite Facilities

  • Beach 150 yards
  • Heated indoor pool with waterslide
  • Heated Adult's and Children’s Pools
  • Multi Sports Complex
  • Jacuzzi
  • Village Centre 300 yards
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Friendly Family Bar
  • Take Away Meals*
  • Campsite Shop*
  • Games Room
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Wifi internet access
  • Wooded site for shade
  • Evening Entertainment*
  • Washing & Drying Machines and Irons
  • Gas BBQs #
  • Carisma Children's Club
* High season only # small refundable deposit required

Getting to the Jard sur Mer campsite

We recommend a Portsmouth to Caen 08:15 crossing with Brittany Ferries returning on the 16:30 Caen to Portsmouth. This will leave a 4 hour drive to and from the site.

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Distances to Jard sur Mer from airports and train stations

If you are traveling to Jard sur Mer by plane or train, here are the nearest airports and train stations:

By plane La Rochelle
45
Nantes 74 Poitiers 110 Limoges 176
By train Les-Sables d'Olonne 15
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Nearby Towns & Cities

Jard sur Mer

Jard sur Mer

Distance from Campsite – 300 yds

The lovely town of Jard sur Mer is sheltered within a lovely pine forests. It offers some delightful strolls through the forest and on top of the cliffs. In the town centre and port area there are a number of eateries. The beautiful beach has an area set aside for water sports, and is very popular among wind surfers.

Things to do:

  • Walking; there’s a path starting just beyond the turning to the Abbey of Lieu-Dieu leads along the cliff tops or among forests of Holme Oak to the Pointe du Payré.
  • Abby of Lieu Dieu, at the west side of the town, financed by Richard the Lion Heatrt it is occasionally open to the public.
  • Indian Forest Adventure Park, great for all ages.
Talmont St. Hilaire

Talmont St. Hilaire

Distance from Campsite – 8km

A nice little village with varying attractions: You can visit the salt marshes and Oyster Park, or just wander in the wide range of shops. For motorcar enthusiasts, just outside Talmont St Hilaire, is the car museum which has 3000m2 different vehicles. There is an XI century castle, behind the town, which was owned by Richard the Lionheart. Medieval re-enactments make the castle come to life at night and are a joy to behold. It is well worth a visit during the day but is highly recommended night at night time. If you want to combine with a nice meal out, try The Cottage, at the far side of Talmont, as they serve great classic French food.

Longeville sur Mer

Longeville sur Mer

Distance from Campsite – 8km

A small market town just a couple of miles from the beach. This is the closest point to explore the popular Marais Poitevin. During the summer canoes can be rented or you can take a look at the marshes using the 13km cycle track. There’s a 12th century church in the town and is called the menhir of Russelet. You can take a 16km tour to discover the megaliths of Le Bernard. There is also a Parcours de Sante with various obstacles for jumping, climbing ideal to practice parkour.

La Tranche sur Mer

La Tranche sur Mer

Distance from Campsite – 19km

Found in the south of the Vendee, near the Ile de Re, La Tranche has a 13km long sandy beach, which is very popular. It is spot that has water sports enthusiasts flocking to year after year. The large network of bike tracks in the town are used by locals and tourists alike. Throughout the summer (July and August) the streets of the town are brought to life with musical and dramatic festivals performed by the members of Déferlante. La Tranche is renowned by windsurfers, and is regularly host to the European championships in late August.

St Cyr en Talmondais

St Cyr en Talmondais

Distance from Campsite – 22km

Parc Floral et Tropical de la Court d’Aron; a large spectacular garden that a large, 10 hectares, woodland in the grounds of a chateau. Small bridges criss-cross the canals and water gardens. A nice way to spend a day with a picnic on one of the designated areas. There is an adventure play area for the children.

Les Sables d’Olonne

Les Sables d’Olonne

Distance from Campsite – 29km

The old fashioned cobbled streets of Les Sables make for great shopping. There’s also an indoor market which is open daily and with some superb restaurants overlooking the port, it makes Les Sables d’Olonne is a must visit town. The picturesque, sandy, beach offers yet more restaurants and shops. These stay open well into the night when street fill with entertainers

Things to do:

  • Les Sables Zoo; A great zoo with a large collection of animals.
  • Shell museum; Tropical shells from around the world.
  • Ste Croix Abbey Museum; Good Modern & Contemporary art collection
  • Museum of the Vendee Wars.
  • Take a boat trip to L’Ile d’Yeu.
  • Visit L’Eglise Notre Dame de Bon Port; A rare example in France of the style known as Counter–Reformation
  • Head out to sea on a fishing trip; rod and bait are supplied.
  • Also Bowling, Paint balling, Horse riding, Golf, Canoeing and two Casinos.
La Chaume

La Chaume

Distance from Campsite – 29km

A quintessentially French fisherman village. Along the waterfront there are various reasonably priced restaurants and cafés. On a Sunday there is a small local market. From the waterfront you can take the short water taxi ride into Les Sables. La Chaume is home to the well know Port Olona, which is where the Vendée Globe Challenge sets out.

Things to do:

  • Take a tour around Arundel Tower and the Chateau of St Clair.
  • Go Canoing or take a guided boat trip up the river Vertonne, with explanations about the salt making industry.
  • Go bowling, opposite Port Olona.
Brem sur Mer

Brem sur Mer

Distance from Campsite – 35km

This typical fishing village has an ever growing reputation for its wines. Take the opportunity to see one of the Vendée’s famous churches; St Nicholas de Brem. Its ancient façade has a statue that is thought to be of St Nicholas himself. There are a variety of interesting carvings within the building.

Things to do:

  • The wine museum
  • Park d’attraction des Dunes, A fun park for all ages.
Lucon

Lucon

Distance from Campsite – 36km

Lucon is home to one of the richest architectural, cultural and gastronomic heritages in the Vendee. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de l’Assoption is spectacular, even more so at night with its extraordinary lighting system. This is really worth a visit. Also take time to visit one of Frances most beautiful gardens, The Dumaine Gardens. Throughout July, at night these gardens come alight with paper lanterns as a concert takes place in the bandstand. The cemetery in Lucon is considered to be one of the two most interesting cemeteries in the Loire, and features more chapels than any other cemetery in the Vendee.

Bretignolles

Bretignolles sur mer

Distance from Campsite – 38km

A charming market town, with a number of shops for to pick up gifts, as well as a waffle house and Ice-cream shop. The beach here is fairly stoney but the quality of the water makes up for this (Blue Flag) and it has some great spots for rock pooling.

Aiguillon sur Vie

Distance from Campsite – 42km

Ideal place for fishing fans as there as a trout farm.

Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

Distance from Campsite – 47km

Located just outside of Niort, this wetland area is also known as Le Venise Vert, Green Venice, because of the intricate network of canals. Some of these are said to date back all the way to the Middle Ages. Land and water are interlaced and visitors can enjoy its wonderful landscapes, it’s diversity of plant life and its hidden cultural treasures.

St Giles Croix de Vie

St Giles Croix de Vie

Distance from Campsite – 52km

This quaint old fishing town still has a working Port and is famous for its sardines. It has a large selection of places to grab a bit to eat and bars along the busy river and quay side. If you plan your visit right you can coincide your stay with one of the many festivals. These include a jazz, sailing and even an onion festival. A popular, quality, market is held five days a week.

Things to do:

  • Visit the salt marshes
  • Visit the churches of both St Croix and St Giles
  • Check out the Art Galleries
  • Fish Festival, with music and dancing and of course Sardines, held on the 1st Sunday August
  • Take a boat trip to L’Ile d’Yeu
  • Fishing – A great spot
Apremont

Apremont

Distance from Campsite – 52km

Aprement clings to the rocky sides of Vie valley. The twin towered Renaissance castle is worth a visit, as is the lake as it has a wonderful sandy beach. It’s a lovely spot to go for a stroll, enjoy a picnic or hire a canoe or pedalo.

St. Hilaire de Riez

St Hilaire de Riez

Distance from Campsite – 52km

The water quality has been certified by the Pavillion Bleu d’Europe. It has 9 beaches that are spread over 8 miles. An integral part of town, is the station of Sion sur l’Ocean. It includes the Vendée Cornice, which is an astonishing site. Its jagged cliffs hide several treasures, like The Cinq Pineaux (isolated rocks facing the ocean), The Trou du Diable (the Devil’s Hole, a cauldron of foam which is caused by erosion) or Le Pilours (a rocky point at the mouth of the River Vie). There are a number of initiatives and schemes which have been set up to develop walking path and this make it a popular destination for walkers. Walk ways extend right down the 8 miles coastline! Evening shows take over in the evening. The best known is the impressive musical firework display over the sea. This attracts thousands of visitors every July.

Things to do:

  • Take a trip to the Salt marshes.
  • Visit The Bourrine du Bois Juquaud, a restored mud and reed house.
  • Admire the stone church and also its altar pieces which are unique in the Vendee.
  • Atlantic Toboggan; An amazing day out for everyone, a huge range of chutes and water based activities. A picnic is recommended if you are going for the whole day. (Although there is a fast food restaurant.) It’s open daily from 10.30am to 7.30pm.
Commequiers

Commequiers

Distance from Campsite – 54km

Commerquiers has an unusual way to get around and explore the country side - a bike train. The town fortress dates back to the 1400’s and holds an annual medieval Pagent. Coex Le Jardin des Olfacties; a garden of scents. Well worth a visit and with four hectares of perfumed flowers and plants it a great way to spend an afternoon. Just 2 miles west of Coex is a horse-riding centre (Centre Equestre de l’Etoile).

Aubigny

Aubigny

Distance from Campsite – 60km

The dainty village of Aubigny is clustered around a hefty Romanesque church. The village is famous for its strange bids for World Records, like giant clogs and coffee grinders. Every year, in July, they hold the Festival des Records!

Challans

Challans

Distance from Campsite – 63km

Over the summer months the locals organise “Autrefois Challans”. It is a popular fair where towns people dress up in regional costumes from the early 1900’s. You can hire a canoe or a yole, which is a flat bottomed boat and explore country side, including the marshes and windmills.

Things to do:

  • Karting LOisirs Challandais: Go Karting circuit open all year.
  • Planéte Racing: Jet-ski, paintballing, Off-roading, Open Fri to Sun
St Jean de Monts

St Jean de Monts

Distance from Campsite – 70km

Stretching over 8km, the impressive beach is long flat and with fine sand. The sea is great for swimming, as well as being ideal for wind surfing and jet skiing. The new town is set apart from the old town by wooded dunes and the vast pine forest. During the summer months there is a busy market every day, with a copious amounts of local produce. The Avenue de la Mer is a great for shopping and eating. During the summer there are many concerts and shows organised.

Things to do:

  • Visit the old town and the Church of St Jean de Baptiste.
  • Visit the Art Gallery.
  • Have a look at the old cottages called ‘bourrines’.
  • Hire a bike for an afternoon in the forest.
  • There's an excellent Golf course.
  • Relax at Les Thermes Marines, the largest swimming pool in France with sea water heated to 34*, with spas and masseurs.
  • Push yourself to the limits at the adventure park, there are 5 circuits, suited to everyone, including monkey bridges and Tarzan jumps.
Notre Dame de Monts

Notre Dame de Monts

Distance from Campsite – 74km

Its beautiful long beaches and its preserved forest make Notre Dame de Monts a favourite day trip for many tourist and nationals. You can take the lift up the water tower for a fantastic panoramic view of the area. Hire a bike and you can explore the many cycle paths throughout the forest and next to the sea. The hinterland of reclaimed marshes full of wild life, is well worth a look. Visit the marshes on the small waterways by canoe or by following the special bicycle paths. In the centre of town they have transformed a windmill into a new way of looking at wind. The ecomuseum called Daviaud, is set in a parkland and shows traditional peasant’s cottages and farms. The beach here is ideal for sand yachting and there are a number of other water activities available.

La Rochelle

La Rochelle

Distance from Campsite – 82km

Take a gently walk around the quay sides or through pedestrian streets and watch the world, while you enjoy a bite to eat or a drink at one of the many surrounding bars and restaurants. The city is rich in history and culture with many building dating as far back as the 1300’s.

Things to do:

  • The Lantern Tower (Four Sergeants Tower) (15th Century);
  • Built as a lighthouse, it was also used as a prison. It now houses a museum and has some 600 examples of graffiti left in it by British, Dutch or Spanish privateers.
  • St Nicholas’ Tower (14th Century);
  • Worth a visit just for the panoramic view over the Old Town and harbour from the lookout platform.
  • The Chain Tower (14th Century); given its name by the chain found at the foot of the tower, it’s used to close the tower off at night. Here you’ll find a permanent exhibition “La Rochelle, Atlantic town, Huguenot town”
  • The Town Hall (15th and 16th Century). A fine building protected by Gothic Ramparts. Has a wide range of memorabilia, some relating to the siege of the town.
  • Musée du Nouveau Monde; Housed in a fantastic 18th century mansion the museum illustrates the links between La Rochelle and America from the 16th Century onwards.
  • Musée d’Orbigny-Bernon; Paintings and engravings illustrate the town’s economic prosperity and intellectual life.
  • Muséum d’Historie Naturelle; has some extensive natural history collections and many items brought back from explorers.
  • Musée des Beaux Arts; European paintings of the 15th to 20th century and work by local artists.
  • Musée du Flacon de parfum; Perfume bottles, sample miniatures, labels and powder compacts illustrate 100 years of this luxury industry.
  • Musée rochelais d’Histoire protestante; the history of the Protestante faith in La Rochelle.
  • Musée des Automates et des Modéles réduits; 300 moving figures in various unusual settings
Maillezais

Maillezais

Distance from Campsite – 84km

The Abbey of Maillezais was once among the richest Monasteries in Europe. Ruins still remain and house contain elements of art running from the Romanesque style (1000’s) right through to the Renaissance style (1500’s) century. As well as examples of Gothic arches from the 12th and 13th centuries. Once the monastery was conquered by Protestants during the Wars of Religion, it fell to neglect and suffered badly. Locals began taking stone to use for themselves and the majority of the artefacts that remain are products of archaeological digs.

Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré

Distance from Campsite – 101km

The beaches, with their fine sand, and the outstanding climate make this island a perfect place to relax. Cycle paths stretch for over 80kms and wind their way through pine forests, vineyards, nature reserves and salt marshes. The island can be reached by a short boat trip from La Rochelle or using the toll bridge.

Things to do:

  • Ernest-Cognacq Museum, Saint-Martin-de-Ré; one room dedicated to the Islands history and economy.
  • Maison du Platin, La Flotte-en-Ré; A reminder of the maritime past of the village and island.
  • Écomusée du Marais salant, Loix; Find out about the salt marshes of Ré, the work of the salt gatherer, the complex of architecture of salt marshes and the harvesting of salt.
  • Nature: Bird Sanctuary; Walk or cycle into the reserve.
  • Noah's Ark (L’Arche de Noé) A zoo and flower garden next to the lighthouse. Has a superb collection of birds. Villages:
  • Saint-Martin-de-Ré; Visit the citadel, the fortifications, the harbour, the church and the old town.
  • La Flotte-en-Ré; Wander through the narrow village streets, visit the abbey and oyster parks.
  • Ars-en-Ré; Visit the bell tower on St Stephen’s church.
  • Sainte-Marie-en-Re; Visit the church and bell tower.
  • Food markets are held throughout the summer in all villages. Local produce has pride of place.
Ile de Noirmoutier

Ile de Noirmoutier

Distance from Campsite – 105km

A 4.5km long causeway, which is only passable when the tide is out, can be used to reach the Island. Or alterunatley you can use the toll bridge. The landscape offers a variety of contrast, the north has it tall pines and rocky coast, the west has broad beaches. The centre has a Dutch feel, with its dykes and windmills and south offer the typical Vendee villages and harbours.

Places to visit:

  • The village of Noirmoutier has a castle with an 11th century dungeon, a museum of traditions and a great view over the island.
  • Musée du Fromage; Cheese museum, making goats cheese and other products. Cheese and wool for sale.
  • A naval museum.
  • Village Miniature; Tiny scale models of typical houses in France.
  • Sealand Aquarium and sealion show.
  • Oceanile Water Park.
Ile d’Yeu

Ile d’Yeu

Distance from Campsite – 112km

This pretty piece of land is a must for nature lovers. It has a rugged coastline, with creeks and sandy coves to explore. “Rent a bike, and take time to enjoy the simple pleasures of island life: appreciate the birds and the rare wild flowers, the mysterious standing stones and the old castle. Visit the little fishing hamlets, with their white washed cottages and bright blue shutters.” (The Western Loire). Don’t forget to visit the trembling rock, Pierre Tremblaine, which when pushed in a certain place will tremble! The Island is easily reachable by Ferry which you can get from St Giles Croix de Vie, Fromentine and Noirmoutier.

Things to do:

  • Ernest-Cognacq Museum, Saint-Martin-de-Ré; one room dedicated to the Islands history and economy.
  • Maison du Platin, La Flotte-en-Ré; A reminder of the maritime past of the village and island.
  • Écomusée du Marais salant, Loix; Find out about the salt marshes of Ré, the work of the salt gatherer, the complex of architecture of salt marshes and the harvesting of salt.
  • Bird Sanctuary; Walk or cycle into the reserve.
  • Noah's Ark (L’Arche de Noé) A zoo and flower garden next to the lighthouse. Has a superb collection of birds. Villages:
  • Saint-Martin-de-Ré; Visit the citadel, the fortifications, the harbour, the church and the old town.
  • La Flotte-en-Ré; Wander through the narrow village streets, visit the abbey and oyster parks.
  • Ars-en-Ré; Visit the bell tower on St Stephen’s church.
  • Sainte-Marie-en-Re; Visit the church and bell tower.
  • Food markets are held throughout the summer in all villages. Local produce has pride of place.
Nantes

Nantes

Distance from Campsite – 115km

Once the capital of Brittany, then later the capital of the Western Loire. The city of Nantes is located around 56kms from coast. The design of the city is a well thought and structured city and is homes to a beautiful cathedral and the splendid Ducal Palace. The botanical gardens and Fine Art Museum are just some of the many attractions that Nantes has to offer. The cities wealth rose greatly in the 1800’s, this was mainly as a result of shipbuilding and imports. Nantes has managed to preserve its maritime and river-based history: a magnificent façade overlooking the river, with its 18th century ship-owners residences with sculpted stone masks and wrought iron balconies, a dynamic port along the whole length of the estuary and the Edre, one of the loveliest rivers in France.

Things to do:

  • Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne; one of the city’s major tourist attractions. The fortress, which dates mainly from the 15th century, stands in the heart of Nantes. It’s an impressive building, having been restored to it’s former glory after fires in 1944 and 1972. It is also accommodates a temporary exhibition on the history of Nantes.
  • The St. Pierre et St. Paul Cathedral; The building began in 1434 and took 457 years to complete. In 1943, the bombing of the city destroyed the stained glass and in 1972, a fire destroyed the roof. Fully restored the building is magnificent.
  • The Passage Pommeraye; Work of two architects born in Nantes, A wonderfully eclectic architectural style has brought this shopping centre fame in many films.
  • The Feydeau Island; Anciently an island in the middle of Nantes. There are many splendid 18th century residences, which were owned by rich ship owners in the days of ‘commercial exchanges’ with the American islands.
  • The Fine Art Museum; has one of the finest collections from the 13th century in France.
  • Thomas Dobree Museum/ Museum of Archaeology; Ancient manuscripts, pottery from prehistory to Renaissance.
  • Museum of Natural History.
  • Jules Verne Museum; Celebrating the memory and works of the writer.
  • Maille Breze Naval Museum; An exhibition of the life and missions of the navy set in an escort ship.
  • The Planetarium; Projected images of the constellations.
  • Museum of Printing.
  • Journeymen Museum.
  • Post Office Museum.
avrille

Avrille

Distance from Campsite – 168km

The area around Avrille and nearby Le Bernard home to a number of prehistoric stones. There are an estimated with an estimated 23 Dolmens and 100 Menhirs. A must visit attraction to the town is the Chateau Renaissance de la Guignardiére; take a look around the chateau, take a walk through the gardens and spend time with the children solving the 20 riddles, for the chance to win a prize. A small attractive village, Village Gaulois (a real Asterix atmosphere), hold a festival on the 3rd Sunday in July and another on the 2nd Sunday in August.

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Nearby Activities

La Grand Defi Forest Adventure

Distance from Campsite: 19km

A highly rated and raved about day trip. The tree top challenge is just one of the activities on offer at La Grand Defi. They also offer paintballing, disc golf, pony rides and orienteering. More information can be found on their website/.

Les Sables d’Olonne Zoo

Les Sables d’Olonne Zoo

Distance from Campsite: 19km

An excellent collection of mainly uncaged animals including lions, tigers, red pandas and great monkey islands. In some cases children can get right up to some of the smaller animals - get some popcorn to feed the goats! Feeding times are around 3.00pm. It is open from 9.30am to 7.00pm (although last entry is at 5.00pm) .

Chateau de Talmont

Chateau de Talmont

Distance from Campsite: 8km

Just off the main road through Talmont St Hilaire. This XI Century castle was once owned by Richard the Lionheart. Medieval re-enactments help you step back in time. Every day at 11.00am the stalls awaken. Everyone is dressed up and the children can join in too. Then at night the castle comes alive with sound and light. If you are making a special journey here check the times before you go as they do vary throughout the season.

Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou

Distance from Campsite: 82km

Located just outside Cholet, approximately 11/2hrs from the campsite. Famous throughout Europe for its amazing sound and light show. Although quite expensive, customers who have been agree it’s worth the money. Experience the games of Ancient Rome, breath-taking falconry displays, the battleships of the Vikings and at night the 1,500 fountains. The fireworks, the costumes and 2,700 amateur performers all combine to tell you the epic tale of Maupilliers.

Indian Forest

Indian Forest

Distance from Campsite: 78km

Open low season 10.00am to 7.00pm. High season 9.00am to 9.00pm. A series of adventure trails in the Vendee forest suitable for all ages. An adrenalin rush for even the most daring! They also have paint balling, pony rides, Maxi Bungee, Air jump and a climbing wall all at extra cost.

Floral et Tropical de la Court d’Aron St Cyr en Talmondais

Floral et Tropical de la Court d’Aron St Cyr en Talmondais

Distance from Campsite: 83km

Open daily 10.00am to 7.00pm Stunning gardens set in 10 hectares of woodland in the grounds of a chateau. Little wooden bridges cross canals and water gardens. There are picnic areas and a play area for the kids. Watch out for the wildlife, especially the exotic birds

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A Change of Scenery in Vendee

Whilst on Vendee holiday, most people fill their time enjoying the local beaches, onsite pool complexes, local markets and cafes. Whilst these can certainly make for an ideal holiday experience, sometimes you simply want to venture off for a change of scenery.

In Vendee, there are plenty of options for

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The Attraction of Vendee

Vendee offers gently sloping beaches, miles of off-road cycle paths, shady woodlands and waves which call out to be surfed on. It sources some of the finest seafood from the Atlantic sea and benefits from a micro climate that provides a high volume of sunny days. As a popular coastal...

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Noirmoutier - An Island Adventure

If you are staying at one of Carisma’s Vendee campsites, you may enjoy a day trip to Noirmoutier Island. Since the early 1970’s, this island has been connected to the mainland of northern Vendee via a bridge. Prior to this, people waited for low tide to cross the Passage du...

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The Thrill of Sailing - Vendee Globe Race

Every four years, the Olona Port in Les Sables d’Olonne is the starting point of the Vendee Globe. This international race sees competitors take on the challenges of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans including Cape Horn, Cape Leeuwin and the Cape of Good Hope, as they travel around the...

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New Adventures in Vendee

The coastal resorts of Vendee are thriving towns, where you can browse the markets with the locals, enjoy a meal in a restaurant or take part in one of the many events and activities. Towns such as Les Sables d’Olonne, which is close to our most popular site - Les Sables...

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The Appeal of France's Vendee Region

Whilst Paris is the most popular tourist destination in France, many visitors are looking for a holiday experience that is a world away from the cosmopolitan city. Holidays to rural and coastal France are popular for holiday makers of all ages who want the opportunity to switch off and relax.

Vendee...

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The Poitou-Charentes Province

Vendee Coast

The Poitou-Charentes province includes the coastal region of Vendee with its miles of sandy beaches, pine forests and family friendly French campsites.  Due to a warm climate, clean sands and generally flat landscape that it easy to explore on foot or bike, Vendee is a popular destination for holiday...

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Family Fun in Vendee

Many of the families that visit our Vendee Campsites head to some of the region’s attractions. Beyond the seemingly endless beaches and surf schools, including Wave School in La Tranche Sur Mer, close to our Les Conches campsite Vendee has many things for families to see and do.

Adventure in Vendee

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