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South of Challans on the D69 Soullans is a large village on the border of the bas bocage and the Marais Breton. The area has seen habitation since Neolithic times as is evidenced by the nearby Menhirs.

Market day is Sunday mornings at the Place Jean Yoles.

Restaurants Soullans.

Le Gabion. Place Jean Yole.  Tel. 02 51 68 03 53.
La Scala 1, rue de l'Ocean. Tel. 02 51 68 03 53.
Le Megalithe. 245 Route de Challans. Tel 02 51 68 14 72

Camping Soullans.
Camping Municipal, Le Moulin Neuf. Rue St.Christophe.   Tel. 02 51 68 00 24
Camping la tranquillité 31 chemin de la bonnette. Tel:02 51 68 12 49.

Taxis; Taxis Duranteau.  22, Chemin  Pinier.  Tel. 02 51 49 01 61.

Tennis;  Courts are available to book by the hour or week, you must register at the Foyer Rural,

Musée Milcendeau-Jean Yoles. This small museum three kilometres south of the village is devoted to Charles Milcendeau (1872-1919), an artist and the writer Jean Yole which was the pen name of Leopold Robert (1878-1956), a doctor who became a politician and writer, who wrote books about the Vendée. Both were born in the village.

The museum is housed in the small cottage in the countryside that was the home of Charles Milcendeau, and one of the rooms has a series of the artist's portraits of local people and landscapes of the Marais. Audio-visual aids help one to understand the man and his work. The rest of the cottage is devoted to Jean Yoles.
The second cottage contains a surprise,  as one walks into the artist’s studio/bedroom,  Milcendeau has literally painted every inch of what were whitewashed walls with frescoes in the Spanish-Moorish style in the most vivid colours, in particular yellows and blues, and the remodelled doorway only goes to accentuate this style. If that was not enough to evoke the atmosphere, there are even stuffed pigeons on the windowsill.

Open: 6th February to 30th April & 1st October to 3rd November, Tuesday to
Sunday 14h to 18h
          May, June & September, Tuesday to Saturday 10h to 12 & 14h to 18h
Sundays and holidays  15h to 19h
          July & August  Every day 11h to 19h. Sunday 15h to 19.30

Tariffs: Adult 3€  under 16's and passes cultural €1.5. Entrance free for under 7 year olds.

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