If you've never before had the pleasure of holidaying in the Vendee, then you'll be forgiven for thinking that there is little more to do in this charming region than sit on the beach and enjoy the summer sunshine.
Of course, there is no disguising the fact that the impressive collection of beaches that can be found here, as it is the main attraction for holidaymakers.
But beyond the 146 kilometres of beautiful coastline, there is so much to be seen and enjoyed. Here, then, we're going to provide a brief guide to a few of these activities.
Now, possibly the best way to see and enjoy the beauty of the Vendee is on foot. Thankfully, there are loads of established routes that will allow you to see the charms of this region, which has a fascinating history.
What's more, this also allows you to enjoy the amazing wildlife that can be seen throughout the region and get some exercise, which is always welcome.
Similarly, you can revel in the beauty of the Vendee by going on one of the many cycling trails that have been created down the years.
By bike, you can travel miles through this scenic holiday destination and in the summer months, certainly, there is little that can quite compare to the tranquility that this provides.
For something a little more adrenaline-fuelled, however, how about enjoying a trip to the nearest go-karting centre?
You can find these in Challans, St Reverend, Olonne-sur-Mer, La Roche-sur-Yon (Belleville-sur-Vie), and Corcoué-sur-Logne.
And as a parent, you ought to feel reassured to learn that all of the rules and regulations that are in place in the UK apply in France also.
So, if you’re looking to enjoy a great all-round holiday in France, head to the Vendee.
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