Vendee is a popular holiday destination because it has a micro climate that means it consistently reports the second highest number of sunshine hours after the South Coast region. As the Atlantic coast has expansive beaches which are less popular than the Mediterranean shores, the resorts are less crowded and more affordable than the South. The Atlantic coast is breezy and this can prevent the temperatures from soaring too high. Along with gently sloping and clean beaches, this draws many families of young children to Vendee. The breeze also makes Vendee a popular destination for holiday makers who enjoy windsurfing, sailing and surfing. Vendee has plenty of attractions, no matter what the weather. From the beautiful beaches, shady woodlands and wildlife havens, to the theme parks, water parks and historic chateaux, there is something for everyone. What’s more, the region is a manageable journey by car and ferry, so you have your own transport to get around to all the sights. The region attracts many visitors from across Europe including plenty of French families who prefer to head to their own stunning beaches rather than travel abroad. In response, Vendee puts on a wide variety of additional events and attractions through the summer months to ensure that everyone has a wonderful break and leaves with happy memories. The local Tourist Information Centres will provide details of events during your stay.
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