Explore the wonders of the French West Coast in the Vendee region. The area offers miles, upon miles of sandy coast line, historic landmarks, spectacular theme parks, as well as the most cycle paths in the whole of the country.
Families have been travelling to the Vendee with Carisma Holidays for over 40 as it provides everything a family holiday needs. Steeped in culture and heritage, the region boasts attractions dating back to the prehistoric times so there are plenty of day trip options. To help guide we have put together a rundown of the top reasons to choose the Vendee for your summer holiday.
The Vendée beaches are fun, safe and fantastic for family holidays. All of our campsites have direct beach access and with the region a whopping 140 km of beaches in the region, you are sure to find the right beach for you. Nearby the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier offer a wonderful day trip.
Being located on the Atlantic coast, the Vendee offers weather equivalent to that found on the French Riviera and this is down to the unique landscape and location. Whilst we can’t guarantee the weather this area is a pretty safe bet.
The simple pleasure of relaxing walks or cycling through the forests, while making use of the largest cycle path network in the whole of France. Or taking the plunge with the wide array for waters sports; canoeing, surfing, waterparks, scuba diving, sailings, to name just a few. The main beach at Les Sables d’Olonne, which is just 1.5miles from our La Dune des Sables campsite, has a particular wide range of activities.
This is a theme park like no other. Live action shows in a full size Roman Amphitheatre, Viking Invasions, spectacular bird shows and fire work displays. It really is a must do when visiting the Vendee. Don’t to use your Carisma discount when booking tickets for the attraction.
Discover The Marais Poitevin “the Green Cathedral” a man-made landscape of intertwined canals and countryside covers over 100,000 hectares. You can hire boats and punt your way exploring the spectacular surroundings. Or you can visit the salt marshes by a canoe or via leisurely boat trip. For the historians, Chateau de Talmont is a good choice. The 11th century Castle and birth place of Richard the Lionheart is really worth a visit and offer live re-enactments.
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