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Enjoy a weekend away in the Vendee  31/01/2014

For the 9-5 worker, weekends are like a big sigh of relief at the end of a long week. They deserve to be filled with special, fun activities, and the occasional getaway is the perfect way to achieve this.

Why not opt for the Vendee? It's got lots to offer, from great food and museums to beautiful scenery and picture-perfect villages.

Once you've packed your bags and are ready for a weekend break in the Vendee, it'll be time to plan an itinerary. Here are some ideas of what you can get up to over the two days:

Outdoor activities

Holidays are the perfect time to experience new things and try leisure activities you've never done before. In the Vendee, there are a plethora of outdoor sports at your feet, such as horse rising, karting, cycling, paintball and golf.

It is also possible to experiment with water sports including sailing, surfing, swimming and canoeing, all while taking in splendid views of the region's coastline and glorious beaches.

Fine dining

As you're only in the area for two nights, you've got no excuse not to eat out on both evenings. Chefs in the Vendee know their stuff, particularly when it comes to seafood and getting the most out of fresh local ingredients.

From traditional Vendeen dishes and haute cuisine to French classics and international favourites, whatever you're after, the Vendee's got it.


Lots of people come to the region to go camping in the forests or parkland, and if you're on a tight budget, then this could be the most practical option. It'll also mean you've got the Vendeen countryside on your doorstep - literally.

The Vendee is a top holiday location and so if you're looking for a break with family or friends, or whether you're travelling by yourself, you're bound to have loads of fun in this charming region.

Any views or opinions expressed in all articles under the title “Carisma News” are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Carisma Holidays Limited


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