Although the Vendee is best-known as being home to some of the most impressive beaches that you're likely to find anywhere in France, there are plenty of alternative attractions to keep you happy while on holiday in this charming region.
Indeed, there is loads of fun waiting to be had - you just have to know where to look!
Here, then, we're going to provide you with a brief guide as to some of the other activities that you can enjoy in the Vendee.
What better way of enjoying the beauty of the Vendee than from the comfort of a boat? Out at sea you can take some incredible shots of the spectacular coastline, which must rank among the most beautiful in Europe.
What's more, this is also a great way of relaxing and leaving your everyday stresses behind you. There are always loads of trips being run in the Vendee, so pick your favourite and take your camera with you!
The region may not be noted as a hotspot for casinos, but gambling is surprisingly vibrant in the Vendee.
Indeed, there are casinos at St-Jean-de-Monts, St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Les Sables d'Olonne, and at La Faute-sur-Mer.
If you're over the age of 18, why not don your best suit or evening dress and head to one of these casinos?
You can pretend to be a highflyer for an evening and regardless of whether you win money or manage to fritter it away, you're bound to enjoy a top night.
Lastly, how about taking in the spectacular landscape from the skies? Well, if you hop in a balloon and head across the Vendee, you can do exactly that.
What's great about ballooning too, is that your end destination is, in part, determined by the wind - which always makes for an adventure!
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