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on the east side of the River Lay is at the very bottom of the Vendée,
and has attracted beach lovers for more than a century.
The Beaches in the town of l’Aiguillon-sur-Mer are based around 2
man-made lakes and although not natural, they are extremely high
quality, making a very safe environment for children to swim and parents
to relax. There is a wide expanse of sands with a safe shallow
children’s swimming area which is clearly marked out. Because it is a
man-made environment, and with typical Gallic style, the beach has been
developed with families in mind. It has all the facilities to hand such
as toilettes, cafés, restaurants and a children’s play area. The lakes
provide all manner of water sports, and there is ample parking.
There are natural beaches at Aiguillon-sur-Mer, these are to be found on the Pointe de l'Aiguillon on the eastern shore of the River Lay, it terminates in the Baie de l'Aiguillon
L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer is the French capital of the Mussel industry with
over 20% of the nations production being cultivated in the estuary of
the River Lay and the Baie de l'Aiguillon.
It is therefore an ideal place to buy fresh mussels and there are
several excellent restaurants where these delicious crustaceans can be
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