With the combination of ocean and land, amusement parks and old castles, Vendee is a department that still appeals to travellers looking for atypical experiences and authenticity. It offers calm and peaceful landscapes, perfect for spending a very relaxing holiday. Offering both seaside resorts and natural parks, you will have everything you need to recharge your batteries in your holiday rental in Vendee!
Vendee holidays: a stay that combines relaxation and leisure
Located in the Pays de la Loire region, Vendee offers many remarkable venues, activities for all tastes, long, quiet beaches and a rich historical heritage. It is the ideal place for travellers who want to enjoy a real change of scenery in the middle of nature.
The seaside resort of Les Sables-d'Olonne is full of historical monuments and appeals to water sports enthusiasts: go visit its Priory of Saint-Nicolas, its historic heart with its typical little houses, and the Saint-Clair castle. It is even the starting point of the Vendee Globe boat race!
Not far away, the historic city of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire will take you back several centuries, with its medieval castle. Also discover its large aquarium, its Veillon beach and the cliff of the Pointe du Payre.
In the south of the department, the town of Fontenay-le-Comte is home to the beautiful Notre-Dame church, the Baron park and the Terre-Neuve castle. A few kilometers away, let yourself be tempted by the Maillezais Abbey, its Episcopal Palace and a walk along the Vieille-Autise canal.
Then head to the north of Vendee and take a detour to Saint-Sulpice-le-Verdon, a quiet and authentic village, truly typical of Vendee. Further east, the village of Pouzauges is home to two impressive, very well-preserved fortified castles: the castle of Pouzauges and the castle of Saint-Mesmin.
How about taking advantage of your holiday rental in Vendee to discover the romantic Ile d’Yeu? You will discover its castle battered by the winds, its small port of La Meule and its Soux beach.
In terms of gastronomy, Vendee is not to be outdone: taste the Vendee gache for breakfast, the prefou for the aperitif, or Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie sardines, mogette and Vendee ham for a delicious meal.
Plenty of activities for everyone near your holiday rental in Vendee
Land of legends, Vendee offers many activities for all ages and for all tastes. Let yourself be tempted by its amusement parks, zoos and seaside resorts.
Not far from your holiday rental in Vendee in Les Sables-d'Olonne, the pretty Sauveterre beach is ideal for lounging around on the warm sand. The Saint-Hilaire Church and the Shell Museum are also worth a visit, as is the Automobile Museum. Animal lovers will be delighted to visit the zoo, while lovers of beautiful walks will go for a stroll in the Poitevin marsh. Let yourself be tempted by the Atlantic Toboggan park in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez or by the Sealand aquarium on Noirmoutier island. Take the Chemin de fer steam train to discover the department in a picturesque and unusual way.
On the coast, the seaside resort of La Tranche-sur-Mer is also full of activities to satisfy all tastes. Relax on the beaches of La Terriere and La Griere or book a day to enjoy Pirates’ Island together. The Puy du Fou park is a little further away, but this gigantic amusement park will leave you with unforgettable memories: between the Cinescenie, the larger than life realistic settings and the magnificent costumes, discover the history as if you were living it!
Chief town of the department, La Roche-sur-Yon will seduce gourmets with its chocolate museum. Also, go and admire the Vendee stud farm, the Saint-Louis church and the animals on the Napoleon square. If you want to relax in nature, the Beaupuy Park will bewitch lovers of peace and tranquility. Take advantage of your holiday rental in Vendee to discover the Tiffauges castle and the Talmont castle. Notice to lovers of old stones!
From La Tranche-sur-Mer to Les Sables-d'Olonne: your Vendee holiday rentals
Do you dream of a holiday rental with swimming pool in Vendee? Vacanceole makes your dreams come true! Discover the Residence de l'Ocean***, located in La Tranche-sur-Mer. It is the ideal establishment for all those who want to spend a holiday by the sea, since the residence is opposite the Ile de Re, with 9 km of beach. You will stay in a fully equipped studio or apartment and you can enjoy the heated outdoor swimming pool whenever you want. The establishment also has a paddling pool, a beauty salon and a wellness area.
Would you prefer to spend your stay in Vendee near Les Sables-d'Olonne? Quickly discover the residence Les Jardins de l'Amiraute**, with its large apartments for up to 6 people. Located just 2 km from the beach, it also has a large heated outdoor swimming pool. There is even a paddling pool for the youngest. Not far from the residence, you can visit the Sables-d'Olonne zoo or go sunbathing on the beaches of Paracou, Tanchet and Aubraie.
By choosing a holiday rental in Vendee with Vacanceole, you will have the opportunity to spend a relaxing stay with all your loved ones: children, parents, friends... and even your dog! Most Vacanceole residences do indeed accept pets.
How about taking advantage of your holiday rental in Vendee to give yourself a real return to nature? Rediscover the meaning of environmental commitment by opting for an eco-friendly stay in Vendee. Committed to a CSR approach, the Vacanceole Group has been investing in sustainable tourism for several years now! You will find explanations about the different actions implemented in each of our residences (water savers, installation of LED bulbs, waste selective sorting, etc.). Some of them are even Green Key labeled: we don’t mess with the environment at Vacanceole!