The Vendée is both a department and the river that crosses it, a tributary of the Sèvre Niortaise. In the heart of the historic province of Poitou, the Vendée lies along the Atlantic Ocean. From fine sandy beaches to romantic marshes, it offers magnificent landscapes. Jewels of the coast, the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier remain the lighthouses of the destination. Added to this is the Breton marsh at the gates of the islands, the best swimming spots, famous seaside resorts, the Poitou marsh.... Many historical sites evoke the great epic of the Vendée from prehistory to the wars of the Vendée, including the Middle Ages and the Renaissance! Among the best preserved remains: the Priory of Grammont in Saint Prouant and the feudal castle of Sigournais, classified as a Historic Monument. The natural heritage is not to be outdone with many parks and gardens, from Montaigu to Luçon and from Mothe Achard to Les Essarts. Among the highlights of Vendée tourism: the Cinéscénie du Puy du Fou, the largest night show in the world, the Mogette festival which pays tribute to the small Vendée bean and the departure of the Vent des Globes, the largest of all events, especially since it takes place only every 4 years. Finally, you should know that this destination is ideal for families and that you will enjoy a cuisine between land and sea.

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When to go to Vendée?

When to leave? The Vendée is a destination that experiences a tourist peak in summer. Les Sables-d'Olonne, Noirmoutier Island, Saint-Jean-de-Mont, the Marais Poitevin and Ile d'Yeu are the most popular, so you just have to go a little further away to find quieter sites. The charm of the coast operates all year round and the mild climate allows you to stay pleasantly in the Vendée, even in winter when the charm of the Christmas markets is added. Little rain, neither fog nor snow, generous sunshine, mild temperatures, everything contributes to the success of your stay

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Coronavirus : le Puy du Fou offre 500 000 masques aux hôpitaux français !

What a great initiative by the Puy du Fou, which, in contact with its Chinese subsidiary and in close relationship with the French Ambassador to China and the Consul General of France in Shanghai since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, has been offering 500,000 masks to French hospitals. The two French representatives on the spot have done everything possible to get the masks by plane as soon as possible, at the beginning of this ...

Aux États-Unis, le Puy du Fou reçoit un nouveau sacre mondial !

The Puy du Fou never stops accumulating rewards. While the world's leading event for parks and entertainment, the IAAPA Attractions Expo, is currently being held in Orlando, the international jury announced a new crown for the famous Parc de Vendée. Thus, on April 18, 2020, Le Puy du Fou will receive the "Oscar for the Best Creation in the World" for its fabulous show Le Premier Royaume, created in 2019. The show, where spectators are ...

Le Puy du Fou une nouvelle fois récompensé en 2019 !

Among the most important events in the world of parks and leisure are the Parksmania Awards, which every year bring together representatives of the largest European parks to reward the year's most beautiful innovations. The event once again praised the excellent artistic and technical skills of Le Puy de Fou by crowning the show "Le Premier Royaume" Best European Creation. This is a second award in 2019 for the show of the Vendée park, ...

Le Puy du Fou de nouveau récompensé !

Recently, the major world meeting of parks and entertainment was held in Paris, an event during which the most beautiful creation in the world is rewarded. And it is the Puy du Fou, the famous park of Vendée, which has once again won the international prize for "Best Show of the Year" for its show "Le Premier Royaume", a 2019 creation. A show during which visitors follow the fate of the King of the Franks Clovis, through a surprising ...

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