If you're on the lookout for an ideal beach destination for summer 2014, then you won't go far wrong in setting your sights on the region of Vendee, in west-central France.
The area, which was once known as the Bas-Poitou, has become a popular holiday locations among natives and those from overseas in recent years. And there is one primary reason for this: the amazing collection of beaches that it boasts.
Beaches in Vendee
The region boasts a spectacular coastline that stretches more than 200 km, the majority of which is sandy beaches that are very inviting for tourists.
Among the most popular and charming resorts that you may wish to visit are Les Sables-d'Olonne and La Tranche-sur-Mer.
So, if you fancy taking a dip in the sea or playing games on the golden sand, Vendee is the perfect holiday destination for you.
This means that regardless of whether you're travelling as a couple or with the kids, these beaches will provide the perfect environment on which to relax and unwind.
And when the sun comes out during the summer months, there can be few, if any, more scenic holiday destinations.
Contrary to popular belief, however, there is much more to the region that its broad array of glorious beaches.
Vendee is home to literally thousands of marked footpaths and a signposted bicycle route that runs along the coastal mudflats. Here, you have the perfect chance to take in the sights and sounds of rural France.
What's more, there' also the chance to fish in the rivers and lakes of the region, where you can escape the humdrum of everyday life.
But where can you head if you want to enjoy something a little more heart-stopping?
Well, how about taking a trip to the historical theme park Puy du Fou, which attracts more than 1.45 million of visitors per year and is a great day out for all the family.
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