Tourist Information, Vendee History, Accommodation, Photos, Reviews, Maps,
Attractions Coastal Region
attractions of the coastal region are as numerous as they are varied and
cover a plethora of topics. We have attempted to list them in groups to
make finding what you looking for a little easier, and there are link
to other pages for more detailed information.
Beaches of the Vendee. We have so many pages on most of the more popular beaches that it would be best to view the main beaches of the Vendee page and then move to find information on a specific beach from there.
Activities. These can include;
Atlantic Toboggan. This large water park consists of a huge
with all its fun equipment is a fabulous assembly of facilities.
l'Aunisceane, Water park complex at La Tranche-sur-Mer.
Les P'tit Mousses. St Gilles Croix de Vie. Miniature ships you
ride around the lake of Jaunay.
Oceabul. Swimming pool complex and well being centre
Oceanile. Swimming pool complex on the Ile de Noirmoutier, with
slide torrent rivers etc.
Parc des Dunes. Fun parc, water games and pools, ideal family
Feeling Forest. St Hilaire de Riez. 6 courses.
201 Forest Ave.Bowling. Laser and Fitness.
Parcours Adventure. St.Jean-de-Monts. Adventure in the
Trees. 5 courses for all the family.
Childrens play centres;
Ile aux Jeux. Island of games,
The coastal region offers many varied landscapes from the rugged cliffs
to pine forest to marshland, each will have its own particular magic.
The best way to get the best out of your visit is by walking or cycling
and there are hundreds of kilometres of well sign posted routes to
choose from. Of course there will be those with mobility problems who
may need to use their car but they should not be disappointed at the
amount it is still possible to see.
Areas of outstanding natural Beauty;
Pointe du Payre.
La Corniche From Les Sables to Port Bourgenay.
La Corniche Vendéene. From St.Gilles Croix de Vie to Sion-sur-l'Ocean.
Passage du Gois. The 4.5km causeway that joins the island of Noirmoutier to
mainland appears twice a day.
Pointe de l'Aiguillon. Large nature reserve and the Anse d'Aiguillon, also some
Cultural; la Salines. Boat trip through the marches to discover the salt production of the Marais
Bourrine de Rosalie. This traditional Marais Breton thatched two room cottage was until
recently the home of an old lady,
Bourrine-du Bois-Juquaud. Discover the lives of the people of the marshes.
Kulmino. A water tower with panoramic views and exhibition of water cycle.
Château Commequiers. Feudal chateau with moat. Hold spectacular events during the
Château de Noirmoutier. Built in the 12th century it has survived well through the
ages retaining all its charm and character.
Château Talmont st.Hilaire. Experience life in the middle ages in the Fortress of Richard
the Lion Heart.
Tour Moricq. The keep of the medieval castle near Angles
Vieux Château Ile d'Yeu, built to defend the island from the English and Spainish, but
also from pirates.
Abbayes and Churches; Abbay Lieu Dieu, Near Jard -sur-Mer. Built by Richard the Lion Heart.
Abbaye de L'Ile Chauvet on the Breton Marshes between Chateauneuf and
Abbaye de St.Michel-en-l'Herm. Founded in 682 part of abbey is open to the public
Jardins du Vent. Garden of wind driven things.
Jardins de Olfacties. Purfumed gardens at Coex, scented trails water features and so much more.
Roseraie de la Vendée. Superb rose gardens at St.Reverend.
Ile d'Yeu. Picturesque island 10 kilometers off the coast of St.Jean-de-Monts.
Ile de Noirmoutier. In the far north of the Vendée.
Ile de Re. (Charente-Maritime) off the coast of the south Vendée.
Miniature Villages; Mini Ville Miniature village Ile de Noirmoutier.
Vendée Miniature. Model Village at Bretignolles-sur-Mer. 1/10th scale model of a
Vendée village of yester year
Daviaud. Eco-museum of the Breton Marshes.
Automobile de Vendée. Museum of motor cars, motor bikes and carriages.
Musée-de-l'Abbaye-St-Croix. Contemporary art gallery, Les Sables d'Olonne.
Musée la Mie Caline. Museum of the bakers trade in the Vendee.
Musée de Traditions Populaires. Collection of arts,crafts, costumes, Olonne-sur-Mer.
Musée du Coquillage. The Sea Shell collection at Les Sables d'Olonne.
Towns Ports and places of interest;
Pont du Brault. The last part of the drainage system on the Marais Poitevin.
Port Bourgenay. Interesting marina and cliff top walks plus nearby golf.
Port de la Meule. Charming and picturesque fishing harbour on the Ile d'Yeu.
Port Joinville. Main port and marina on the Ile d'Yeu.
Port du Bec. Known as "Chinese port" because of the spindle wooden jetties.
A picturesque fishing
St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. Picturesque port and marina,
Les Sables d'Olonne, The Vendee's largest seaside resort, Port Olone.
Jard-sur-Mer. Picturesque resort with marina.
La Tranche-sur-Mer. Large seaside resort in the south Vendee
Zoos and aquariums,
7th Contient Aquarium at Talmont St.Hilaire.
Sealand, on the Ile de Noirmoutier.
Les Sables d'Olonne Zoo.
L'Ile aux Papillons. Butterfly farm. Ile de Noirmoutier.
Maison de l'Ane Donkey farm with rides etc.
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