All these photographs are images taken over the last year by ourselves, and show some of the things we've discovered and enjoyed with friends and family (including excited children). More information on local and regional events, special locations to enjoy various activities (rivers and canals to paddle in, markets, cycle tracks, Golf courses, fishing, swimming pools, beaches, even a game of cricket to watch)  can be obtained via us, or by using the Vendee Tourism website (Link on front page)  to help you make the most of every moment of your stay.

Attractions nearby

Puy du FouPuy du Fou is a historical theme park in Les Epesses in the heart of the Vendée region of Western France. The park brings in some 2 million visitors every year, making it one of the most popular attractions in France, after Disneyland Paris. 


Above - Ancient quarter of Partheney (30 mins away)

Below - Canoeing in the Marais at Damix (40 mins south)

Above  - wood statue in Mervant forest on cycle track (15 minutes away)

Below - Folk festival in Vouvont (15 minutes away) 

Above - abbey of Nieul-sur-l'Autise  showing the walkway to the cloisters and music gallery

Below - Abbey at Maizaille (Great day, out 35 mins away )

Above - Music, Food, Wine and beer at Maille on the Marais (great place to canoe from). The Marais is an area of canals known as the Green Venice, with its Abbeys, villages and waterways a great place to enjoy.


Above and below - Cathedral at Poitiers  - free entry and near the city centre (60 mins drive)

Above - Busy traditional French market 

Below - abbey of Nieul-sur-l'Autise very good value museum 40 mins away

Above - Marais and Local transport! 

Below - Sunlight through the windows at the Abbey of Nieul-sur-l'Autise 

Below -The Historial de la Vendée museum, located in the vicinity of the village of Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne (40 mins away) and nestling in the undulating landscape, offers an impression of the region’s eventful history from prehistoric times to the 21st century and includes a memorial to the victims of the Vendee wars.

More photos will be added over time - please keep checking back !