Vendee Holiday Cottages, Tourist Attractions in The Vendee

Tourist Attractions in the Vendée and Surrounding Area

New Attraction for 2016 - O’Gliss Park, Vendée

A new Water Park opened at the end of June 2016 near Moutiers les Mauxfaits, only a 15 minute drive from the beaches at La Tranche sur Mer and less than an hour away for all holiday homes listed on this site..

There will be giant slides, wave machines, water jets, river courses and climbing frames for younger children.

Fun for all of the family!

Click here to read the current brochure

or Click the Image of the water slides to access the O Gliss website directly.
O Gl;iss Water Park in the Vendee
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Fishing at Veillon Plage, Port Bourgenay
Fishing at Veillon Plage, Port Bourgenay
Children Body Boarding at Les Conches
Children Body Boarding at Les Conches
Sand Castles at Sunset
Sand Castles at Sunset
St Gilles Croix de Vie
St Gilles Croix de Vie
Stand Up Paddle at La Faute sur Mer
Stand Up Paddle at La Faute sur Mer
Sunset at the Beach
Sunset at the Beach
The Dunes at La Tranche sur Mer
The Dunes at La Tranche sur Mer
The Beach at Les Conches
The Beach at Les Conches
Les Sables d’Olonne
Les Sables d’Olonne
The Beach at Fromentine and the Bridge to the Ile Noirmoutier
The Beach at Fromentine and the Bridge to the Ile Noirmoutier
Kite Surfing on the Lagoon at Veillon Plage
Kite Surfing on the Lagoon at Veillon Plage
Sailing at La Tranche sur Mer
Sailing at La Tranche sur Mer
Sandy Walkway
Sandy Walkway
The Waves at La Tranche sur Mer
The Waves at La Tranche sur Mer
Veillon Plage at Port Bourgenay
Veillon Plage at Port Bourgenay
The Vendée region of France is famous for its fantastic beaches and there is a wide variety of beaches to suit all tastes - for sunbathing, surfing and rock pooling. The coast is drive from your holiday home and the first beach you will come across is La Faute sur Mer - with its wide sand dunes and miles of pale sand.

Further along the coast you will find La Tranche sur Mer - this is a lively beach resort, with entertainment on the beaches during the summer ranging from surf schools and bouncy castles to football competitions for the children. There is also lots of evening entertainment in the centre of town - including the circus, fair grounds and music events.

The coastline is famous for its seafood and at low tide you can see the oyster beds and mussel poles at Talmont Sainte Hilaire and La Tranche. Fresh fish and seafood is served in many of the local restaurants and we are happy to recommend somewhere for an evening meal.

During July and August the whole coastline comes alive and the beaches are a multi-coloured tapestry of parasols and beach towels. The weather is also usually very good in May, June and September, so if you'd like more space to wander and play, then come to the Vendée out of high season.

The beaches of St Vincent and Jard sur Mer have great rock pools - ideal for finding crabs and small fish at low tide.

All of the beaches are safe for children and many have life guards on duty during the summer months. La Terrière and Les Conches are famous for their large waves and are great for surfing and body boarding.

Port Bourgenay has a pretty harbour area and the nearby beach of Talmont is great for wind & water sports - especially on the lagoon behind the beach.

The wide flat sandy beaches of Sables d'Olonne are a fantastic place to visit in summer and winter. There are organised surf schools and competitions in summer, and every other year the Vendée Globe Round the world yacht race starts here. The next race is due to start in November 2016.

Further up the coast you will come to the town of St Giles Croix de Vie and St Jean de Monts. Both have wide and long sandy beaches, and lots of restaurants and activities nearby.

Heading north you will reach Fromentine and the Ile Noirmoutier. Off-season, the beach at Fromentine is used for kart and kite surfing and the island of Noirmoutier makes for a great day out - exploring the many coves, wind mills and salt pans.

Click on any of the images or titles below to find out more information about each of the attractions listed below.

Vendée Holiday Cottages, Annette & Jason Khan, 3 rue de la Motte, 85400 Lairoux. Siret: 53011496600019
Tel: 00 33 (0)2 51 28 43 98