For most first-time visitors to the Vendee, the chance to holiday in this charming region of France is an excuse to spend hour after hour on a beach.
And while there can be no denying that there is a something to be said for relaxing and unwinding under the summer sun, there is much more to this region than beach-dwellers may realise.
Indeed, there are loads of great activities that can easily be enjoyed in this part of France. Here, then, we're going to provide a brief guide to some of the things you can enjoy.
What better way of seeing the beautiful scenery of the Vendee than from the air? A bird's eye view gives you the perfect vantage point from where you can really revel in the natural beauty in this part of the country.
There are a number of places where you can hop in a balloon and the most exciting part of this sort of adventure is that you have minimal say over where you end up. That's because the wind will go some way towards determining your end destination!
Alternatively, how about jumping in a boat and enjoying the natural beauty from the water? Well, you can do just that in the Vendee, as the region is well known for boating and this really is a great way to relax and unwind.
There are, of course, plenty of places where you're able to hire a boat and take in some of the incredible views of the beautiful coastline.
But if you're determined not to leave the land of the Vendee, then cycling may be the activity for you.
Holidaymakers can easily rent a bike and then take the in the sights and sounds of this beautiful region from the comfort of your saddle.
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