The French region of Vendee boasts a fascinating social and cultural history, and is among the many things that you should definitely explore if you've never before been to this area of the country.
And so if you are keen to learn a little more about how the region has evolved in the tourist hotspot that it has become, then there are a number of must-see attractions that you ought to visit.
Here, we're going to provide a brief guide to some of these.
Situated in the island of the same name, the castle is a spectacular sight and one that is definitely worth visiting on your next camping holiday in France.
The building is home to a number of items that relate to the history of the island, while the silhouette of the construction is said to be visible across the island's salt-marshes.
Logis de la Chabotterie
Located near St-Sulpice-le-Verdon, this attractive-looking manor house is the site of the capturing of the Vendean general Charette.
These days, however, it is a museum and a discovery centre and is therefore perfect if you're determined to broaden your understanding of local history.
Here, you will also find a beautiful park and a garden that is in immaculate condition.
Historial de la Vendee
This is, quite simply, the museum to visit in order to develop a detailed understanding of the evolution of the region.
What's more, there is also the opportunity to get an annual pass, which will give you access to a number of sites that are of historic importance in the region.
The history of Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne is rather grim, but relevant if you're going to understand the Vendee in the 21st century.
That's because it is the site of where more than 500 people were locked in a church, shot and then burnt by Republicans.
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