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Things to do in the Vendee  12/03/2014

The charming French region of the Vendee has become an increasingly popular tourist destination in recent decades due to its burgeoning reputation as a well-rounded resort.

There really is so much to see and do in the Vendee that you'll never be short of options. In fact, you're more likely to be spend time stressing about all of the fun activities that you want to fit into a relatively short timeframe.

Here, though, we're going to provide a brief guide to just some of the great activities that you can enjoy in the region.


Perhaps the most interesting way to see the Vendee is from the skies. Hop into a hot air balloon and you can enjoy an unrivalled view of the beautiful landscape below.

What's more, the great thing about travelling in a balloon is that your end destination is, in part, determined by whichever way the wind is blowing.


As an alternative, how about soaking in the beauty of the region from the comfort of a boat? The Vendee is, of course, home to a large stretch of coastline  and so there is ample scope to take in the spectacular nature of the setting.

This is also a great way to relax and unwind, leaving your everyday stresses behind you.


Finally, the Vendee may not be well known for gambling, but you’re still going to find that there are a number of casinos in the region.

So, if you fancy donning a suit for the night, then this is one opportunity that you cannot pass up. There are casinos in St-Jean-de-Monts, St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Les Sables d'Olonne, and at La Faute-sur-Mer.

Be warned though, that you will need to show a passport to be allowed into gambling rooms.

This delightful part of the Vendee is surrounded by 12 km of coastline and is well worth seeing for yourself. 
During the summer months, in particular, it is an absolute pleasure to stand by the water and look out across the ocean.

Indeed, this is the perfect way to put your everyday stresses and strains behind you.

There really is so much to see and do in the region that there's no chance that you'll be short of things to do on your next break to the region.

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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