France’s Atlantic coast has everything that beach and water sport lovers could ever want. The Atlantic breakers crash onto mile after mile of golden beaches, which combined with the wonderful climate make Vendée an ideal destination for lovers of the great outdoors. It isn’t all about the beaches though: the region also features a host of lively resorts, excellent shopping centres, attractions such as the Futuroscope Theme Park and of course, a world-famous cuisine. Don’t go home without sampling the Moules Frites.
Just south of Brittany lies the pretty region of Vendee and it’s close location to the channel ports makes it a real favourite for people with young families.
Vendee is not a name known by many of us Brits but it is a fantastic destination for family holidays especially if you love beaches and green rolling countryside. It’s situated in the north west of France, close to the Loire Valley and has miles and miles of golden sandy beaches and clean, clear blue seas. If you’re looking for water sports and sun worshiping then this is the place to be. The area around St Jean-de-Monts is particularly good for beaches. They’re probably some of the best in France and the water sports will keep even the best of thrill seekers occupied. On top of lovely sandy beaches the area has bustling seaside resort with all the fun and entertainment you’d expect.
At the same time the region is unspoiled and a perfect destination for those who just want to go exploring. Miles and miles of walking trails, woodland walks and bridal paths lie in wait for those who enjoy a good country walk. If that’s not enough there are also some fantastic resorts such as Les Sables d’Olonne; a developed marina full of yachting types, stacks of history in the local fort and marshlands full of wildlife – all in one place make holidaying so interesting.
The Vendée area is also famous for its food and wine and has many vineyards producing wines you’ll recognise such as Muscadet and many great wines you won’t know and part of the fun is tracking them down and discovering your own secret gems. The area produces some of the finest mussels in the world and whilst there you really must try Moules et Frites which is one of Frances national dishes.