Vendee is situated 160 miles (257 kilometers) southeast of Paris, the national capital, and approximately 110 miles (177 kilometers) southwest of Strasbourg.
To enjoy some time outdoors along the coast, drive out to several of the most idyllic beaches in Vendee. Bois de la Chaize Beach and La Gueriniere Beach are two of the more popular beaches in this coastal location. Some other beaches in the area are Les Sables d'Olonne Beach and Le Grand-Viel Beach.
A great way to experience the natural environs of Vendee, is to book a round at the area’s excellent golf courses. Pay a visit to Port Bourgenay Golf or Olonnes Golf. If you’re in the area for a few days, check out the fairways at the Domangere Golf.
While in the Vendee area, explore its historic attractions if you take an interest in the history of the place. Three fascinating local historic attractions to discover are the La Demeure du Pavillion Historic Manor, the Fulling Mill of Cugand and the Remains of the Enclos.
When vacationing in Vendee with the whole family, treat them to a visit to a few of its fun-filled family-friendly attractions. Fun-filled hours await at Explora Park and the popular Maison de l'Ane. But don’t leave town before experiencing Thalasso Thermes Marins, a favorite with kids of all ages.
Two of the most interesting museums in Vendee are the La Roche-sur-Yon Municipal Museum and the Musee de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix, good places where you can spend a few hours of cultural entertainment. Of the many fascinating collections and museums in the city these venues are two of the more praised.
Immerse yourself in nature and see the locals at their relaxed best in public parks and gardens such as Parc des Rochettes and popular Parc du Cornoir. A visit to these parks will ensure your visit to Vendee is an enjoyable one.
The conservation parks around Vendee allow visitors to see the birds, trees and plants that flourish in the local area. Discover the beauty of Ponds Nature Park and enjoy your escape from the paved streets.
After spending some time in the center of Vendee, head to the coast to see one of the regions brightest attractions, the Grouin Lighthouse. After a close inspection of the stucture, follow the paths to admire it with the coastline in the background.