If you are a water sports enthusiast then the Vendee region is one holiday destination that you ought to explore.
The area is home to a spectacular coastline that features golden sands and waves that are ideal for those who enjoy a thrill.
It is, in fact, widely recognised as being among the top destinations in the country for water sports fans. This point is underlined by the fact that a round of the surfing world championship is regularly held La Tranche-sur-Mer.
So if you want to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, this is a great holiday destination. The beaches are ideal for surfers (as are the waves) and the glorious sunshine seen through the summer months is great if you just wish to relax and unwind.
It's worth acknowledging, though, that there's much more to the region than may be immediately apparent.
As an attractive alternative, you may wish to take the family on a trip to the zoo at Les Sables-d’Olonne, where the gardens range over three hectares.
The zoo is located a short distance away from the sea and offers families the opportunity to get up close and personal with more than 200 hundred species of animal.
This is ideal if you're travelling with little ones as the sight of a tiger or an elephant is sure to bring a smile, or possibly a quizzical look, to their face.
And in addition to being a zoo, it ought to be noted that Les Sables-d’Olonne cares for and nurtures many endangered species.
But if that still doesn't tickle your fancy, how about taking a trip to the automobile museum? Here, you will find all sorts of transport types, including bicycles, motorcycles and horse-drawn carriages.
With so much to see and do in the Vendee, you'd be silly to spurn the opportunity to visit this delightful location.
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