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The Charms of the Vendee  14/04/2014

Prospective holidaymakers keen to enjoy a family vacation to remember ought to consider visiting the exciting and scenic region of the Vendee, which has been a popular destination among the French population since the 1800s. However, the locals could not keep the charms of the region under wraps for very long and over the last few decades, holidaymakers from elsewhere in Europe have flocked to this area of the country, which is noted for being home to a huge stretch of golden sand.

 Indeed, the coastline extends more than 200 km, a large amount of which is made up of sandy beaches that are ideal if you want to indulge in some water sports or soak in the beautiful summer sunshine. These beaches are frequented by locals and tourists from overseas, and are a great place to relax and unwind, leaving your everyday stresses behind you.

It is worth acknowledging, however, that while the beaches are undeniably the main attraction in this part of the country, there is much else to see and enjoy in the Vendee. Of course, there is a particular challenge for parents to plan a holiday that will keep a smile on the faces of their little ones, so we're going to provide you with a few top tips as to how you can make this a holiday to remember for everyone involved.

Let's start, though, down at the beach, where your kids will happily spend many an hour in the water and on the sand. There are loads of beautiful spots to spend your time at and among the best of these is the spectacular stretch at Talmond-St-Hilaire, known as Plage du Vellion, which is especially popular among walkers and families.

There are, of course, a huge number of beaches in the Vendee that will provide the perfect backdrop to a great family day out but Plage du Vellion has a unique appeal. Its beauty is very natural, as the area features dunes, forest and even a number of little cliffs, which have somehow managed to escape any form of development.

What's more, the beach seems to be a never-ending meander and there is a also a charming mix of colours as it snakes round the seafront. For this reason, perhaps, it tends to be the more intrepid families that make their way to Plage du Vellion. But if you fancy a scenic walk along a beautiful stretch of coastline, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better location anywhere in Europe.

However, there are plenty of alternative beaches where you can head to if you wish to indulge in some water sports, including kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, swimming and surfing, among others. For mum and dad, meanwhile, there is always the option of simply relaxing on the beach by reading a good book or taking in the beautiful summer sunshine.

But beyond having fun at the beach, what does the Vendee have to offer for young people? Well, the short answer is a lot. Firstly, you will not want to pass up the opportunity to introduce your children to the natural beauty of the region, which is comparable to anywhere else in France. One of the best ways to enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds of the Vendee is by taking a bike trip through the countryside or travelling by foot. Both of these options allow you to soak in all that the area has to offer - and it offers an awful lot!

A good idea would be to enjoy a picnic in the countryside. Mum and dad, for instance, could pack some of the best local food and give the kids a culinary experience to remember. Here, you can enjoy a great family day out while sitting in the sunshine and absorbing the charms of this spectacular holiday destination.

And to make matters better, you will also find that the Vendee is home to some great mobile homes that make for the perfect base for a family holiday. At Carsima Holiday homes, for instance, you will find a wide range of amenities that make this the perfect place to spend your time. What's more, there are also clubs for young children, as well as a first-class baby-sitting service on site.

Another good thing about staying at our holiday homes is that they provide a great deal of comfort to families and yet you needn't break the bank in order to do so. The Carisma Three-Bedroom Deluxe Mobile Home boasts a modern kitchen, a separate shower and toilet, as well as a living area that can sleep up to eight people. Alternatively, the two-bedroom alternative features fitted wardrobes, a lounge area and a fully equipped kitchen, which can sleep up to seven people. 

Any views or opinions expressed in all articles under the title “Carisma News” are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Carisma Holidays Limited


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