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Museums of the Vendee: top picks for families  31/01/2014

One of the reasons that the Vendee region makes such a great place for family holidays is the fact that it has masses of variety when it comes to things to see and do. And while you'll no doubt want to do things like take the kids to the beach or go on fun family bike rides, museums should definitely feature on your to-do list as well.

In fact, the Vendee is home to some absolutely fantastic museums where kids and adults alike can learn all about the history of the region - and have plenty of fun in the process. We've picked out some of the top family-friendly museums to visit during your holiday.

Ecomusee du Marais Vendeen

Located in Le Daviaud, the Ecomusee du Marais Vendeen tells the story of the Vendee's marshes - a characteristic part of the local landscape. An open-air museum, it not only looks at the marshes from a natural perspective, but also a human one, so you can learn more about how people have lived in harmony with this distinctive landscape.

Being an open-air museum, it really engages younger visitors, who will have the chance to see lots of animals close-up, as well as have a nosey inside some traditional local houses. There are plenty of activities they can get involved in too, including fun cart rides round the site.

Historial de la Vendee

Another great place to find out more about the Vendee's past is Historial de la Vendee, which is in Les Lucs sur Boulogne. The fantastic displays here will give your family the chance to learn about the Vendee's residents of the past, going as far back as Neolithic hunters! In fact, some 7,000 years of local history is covered by this museum.

Plus, there's also a fantastic Children's Museum, which brings the stories of the past to life, especially for younger visitors.

Other museums in the region that are worth visiting with the children include Feeries des Santons and Refuge de Grasla.

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