If you’re a sporty individual, then there are a few holiday destinations that are likely to have a specific appeal.
And if you're a big fan of water sports, one of the best places you can visit is the Vendee, which is a charming region in France that is home to some of the best surf that you're likely to find in Europe.
There is, in fact, 146 kilometres of coastline in the Vendee and there are also some spectacular beaches, where during the summer months in particular, you will find loads of families enjoying the natural beauty and playing in the water.
But if you fancy a bit more of an adrenaline rush, then the Vendee has all you need and more. And the fun, of course, isn’t restricted to surfing, either, as people come from all over the continent to enjoy water sports in this part of France.
Regardless of whether you are an expert when it comes to water sports or have only recently taken up your new hobby, it really doesn't matter.
Loads of people will take to a surfboard, for instance, on a holiday in the Vendee, while a round of the world championship is regularly held at La Tranche-sur-Mer.
Why not book some lessons as soon as you arrive in the Vendee and then head out onto the waves? It would seem silly to travel all that way and not take advantage of some of the region's best attractions.
And thereafter you can revel in the natural beauty of the region. What better way of seeing the Vendee than on foot? This way you can truly appreciate its unique charms and also soak in its delightful atmosphere.
So, if you are looking for a holiday of contrasts, the Vendee is one destination that you simply must consider.
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