Even if you regularly take breaks in France you might not yet have considered the West Coast of the country as a serious option.
If this is the case then you will no doubt be surprised to learn that Vendee is the second most popular department of France with holidaymakers. So what is it that attracts so many tourists here year after year and will it appeal to you as well?
Typical Vendee coastline
If you love to feel the sun on your face during your summer holiday then you might very well be tempted to head farther south to try and guarantee high temperatures and long hours of sunshine. However, if you stick to the area around the Loire then you will find that it has a climate which is similar to that of the French Riviera. The weather here in summer is sure to be something which makes you feel good about having chosen the place.
The Classic Holiday Attractions
One of the many themed attractions at Puy Du Fou
Feeling the warmth of the sun is one thing but you will also want to have some activities to keep you happy while you are on holiday. This is especially important on family trips when you don’t want to see bored faces during your time abroad. Around this region of France you will find zoos, lots of museums, the famous theme park at Puy Du Fou and plenty of chances to enjoy the spectacular natural scenery. Chatting to the friendly locals is another highlight of the trip for many tourists too, while we can’t forget to mention the wonderful food which many tourists go home raving about.
The long and beautiful coastline on the West side of France is definitely one of the top reasons for visiting this part of the country. The beaches and the waters aren’t just for looking at, though. You could also carry out any one of a number of different sporting activities here or maybe check out the wildlife as well. If you decide to make the coast the centre of your holiday in North or South Vendee then you won’t be left short of things to so while you are there.
Another of the most popular reasons given for spending time on the West Coast of France is that it has some terrific accommodation options. A quick look at camping holidays to Vendee from Keycamp one will show you how many wonderful campsites there are around here. If you are worried that this might be too basic a form of accommodation for your family then you will feel reassured after checking out some details. There are some campsites around here with all of the facilities you could hope for; from luxurious swimming pools to kid’s clubs and from sporting facilities to bike hire.