Fancy leaving your everyday stresses behind you and relaxing in a picturesque setting? Well, if you do, you'd be well advised to consider holidaying in the Vendee, one of the most charming areas of France.
The region has been a popular destination among locals since the 1800s, yet it has taken decades for people from further afield to become fully aware of its appeal.
Perhaps the main attraction of taking a vacation here is that you're able to choose from a wide array of beaches, some of which must rank among the most beautiful in Europe.
Many are ideal if you're a bit of a water sports fanatic, so it's no surprise to learn that professional surfing events, for instance, are often staged in the Vendee.
Indeed, people come from all over the continent to enjoy the surf on offer in the area.
Regardless of whether you're a beginner or an expert at your chosen discipline, this must rank as a top holiday destination.
However, if the primary objective of your holiday is to simply relax, then you can easily do that in the Vendee too.
In fact, with so many top beaches to choose from, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to doing that.
Take a good book and a towel with you (as well as some sunscreen) and soak in the summer sunshine. It is a lovely and relaxing way to spend your time on holiday.
Remember, though, to take a dip in the water every now and again, just to cool off. What's great about the region, too, is that there are loads of great restaurants near to the beach, where you can sample some of the local cuisine.
So for a holiday that allows you to put all of your everyday troubles behind you, head to the Vendee.
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