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The Vendée, Family Road Trip Getaway

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Vendée: from Noirmoutier to the Puy du Fou.


The Vendée has always drawn visitors to its coastline and its islands, like Noirmoutier. But the region has more on offer than just seaside landscapes. Above all, it is a wonderful theatre of history and legend, making it a top-notch family destination.

Esprit de France invites you to discover the many leisure activities available in the region between land and sea, to the delight of everyone.

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  • 3 days
    3 nights
  • Stages: 
    305 km
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Step by step

  • D1

    From Noirmoutier to the Château de la Flocellière

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    The day begins with a visit to the island of Noirmoutier, accessible by its famous Gois passage, to be taken after enquiring about the timing of the tides. The island looks a bit like a grain of salt, because of its shape. Sea salt production is the main economic activity of the island, with the development of the salt marshes. Walk in the heart of the island of butterflies, the largest butterfly conservatory in France. Next, go to Commequiers, to travel the 10 km railway line linking Commequiers to Coex aboard a rail bike, for an unusual, charming ride in the heart of the hedgerows. At the end of your rail bike tour, check out the Château de Commequiers, modelled after the Bastille.


    1st night at the Château de la Flocellière, until the end of your stay.

  • D2

    Day around the Château de la Flocellière

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    The second day begins with a visit to the Museum of the Vendée, an ultra-modern museum with very impressive architecture. 7000 years of Vendée history is here to discover, through the different periods on display, such as prehistoric times or the Vendée war, for example. The Historial de la Vendée is also the Children's Museum, for learning while having fun, as it offers a fun course teaching everything about farm animals. Then take the road to the Logis de la Chabotterie, ground zero of the Vendée war and the setting for Charrette's capture in 1796. Enjoy the guidance circuits that are available, one on the capture of General Charette, one on the environment and landscape of the site, an original way to discover Chabotterie. You can also enjoy garden parties to attend demonstrations of carriage racing, the calls of hunting horns, and carriage rides.


    2nd night at Château de la Flocellière one again.

  • D3

    Day at the Puy du Fou

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    The third day is devoted entirely to the Puy du Fou, the famous historical amusement park, voted the best park in the world in 2014 in the prestigious Applause Awards. Come discover the legendary performances, the famous night-time Cinéscénie shows, with entertainment day and night. Over the years, different shows and places are recreated and added to each other. Discover, among others, the show "Les Amoureux de Verdun (The Lovers from Verdun)".  Between two events, take some time to stroll in the heart of the site, through the rose garden, the flower valley, or the animal prairie.


    3rd night again at the Château de la Flocellière.

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