The villa is located in the south of the Vendèe, between the towns of Fontenay-le-Comte, Chantonnay and La Châtaigneraie. The local village is a short walk away, convenient for wandering to the local shops or restaurant. The Vendèe is home to beautiful gardens, chateaux and vineyards and peppered with restaurants for lunch and dinner when you don’t feel like cooking. Take a drive through the glorious French countryside to the coast, which can be reached within an hour. The Vendée is a province situated in the middle of France’s west coast, 140km of sandy beaches, together with the great summer weather, mainly to the influence of the warming currents from the Gulf Stream, has helped to make the Vendee a popular holiday destination
Vendée is one of the sunniest places in France with nearly 2500 annual sunshine hours.
The Mervent forest which is just 15 minutes away from the villa, the largest forest in the Vendée with two rivers and four large lakes where you can enjoy canoeing, boating, fishing and swimming. Perfect for families, it also has a large children’s park with rides, tree climbing, a zoo, bike riding, horse riding and picnic areas. There is a wealth of attractions to enjoy in the Vendée. Puy de Fou, voted one of the best re-enactment parks in the world, themed around the history and mythology of the Vendée and famed for its fantastic shows is just a 35-minute drive away and the third largest water park in France, OGliss, is a 40-minute drive from the villa. For water sports, head to the Atlantic coast where you can try all types of activity, from surfing to wind surfing.
From its 140km of beaches to the tranquility of the rolling countryside and Mervent forest, from the wild beauty of the Marais wetlands to the breathtaking spectacle of the shows at Le Grand Parc de Puy du Fou, the Vendée can amuse, relax, stimulate and enchant in equal measure.
Puy du Fou (Within a 45 minute drive) - "World's best Park" www.puydufou.com
Futuroscope - (97 minute drive) Theme Park www.futuroscope.com
Chateaux & Churches https://chateau-terreneuve.com/
Beaches of the vendée (Within an hours drive - Les Conches, La-Tranche-sur-mer), Les Sables d'Olonne.
Water Parks www.oceanile.com
Mechanical elephant https://www.lesmachines-nantes.fr/en/discover/the-grand-elephant/
Cycling & Walking - From the villa
Go Karting (Within a 20 minute drive) http://www.karting-fontenaypole85.fr/
Canoeing & Sailing www.loisirs-sudvendee.fr
Tree climbing & Paintball www.grand-defi.com
Fishing - within walking distance
Horse Riding https://www.chateaudesnoces.com/equitation/
There is so much to do in the Vendée it's difficult to list everything.
Please contact us if you require any further information regarding the Activities & Attractions. If you need assistance planning your stay, booking events or other activities that you enjoy that are not listed. We are on hand to assist before and during your stay to ensure you have an amazing holiday.