Come discover our beautiful area: The Vendée
The Vendée welcomes around five million tourists each year, making it the first tourist department of the Atlantic coast and the second in France.
The Atlantic coastline is most popular with the tourists. The Vendée has 250 km of coastline, including 140 beaches and the most sunshine on the Atlantic coast. Cities like Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Saint-Jean-de-Monts, Les Sables d’Olonne and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie are renowned tourist towns. Similarly are the islands of Noirmoutier and Yeu both of them can multiply their population over summer.
The department has two main attractions: the Puy du Fou and the Vendée Globe. Note also that the Tour de France regularly passes in the department.
The Vendee is a rural department where agriculture plays an important role. My husband produces poultry “label rouge” (eggs, chickens and cans from Challans).
Although there are many restaurants, we offer evening meals, allowing to spend a relaxing evening in a pleasant setting.
The main specialties of Vendée are: mogette and its famous Vendée ham, the Bonnotte (Potatoes from Noirmoutier), the Vendée brioche, the préfou and the trouspinette (appetizer from the Vendée) and of course the seafood.
The Vendée has several large fishing ports, the first one being Les Sables d’Olonne which ranks 6th among the French fishing ports. Another important port is Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. France first fishing port for sardines. Similarly, the fishing tradition has a strong presence around Ile d’Yeu. Let us not forget also the increasing role of oyster farming (Vendée-Atlantic Oysters from Noirmoutier to Bouin).
You can find all these delicious local produce on our markets