Vendée & Île de Ré

History of Vendée & Île de Ré

Abbaye De L’ile Chauvet

Abbaye De L’ile Chauvet

Abbaye De L’ile Chauvet is a 12th Century Benedictine abbey, nestled on a small island in the midst of ancient salt marshes. You might not think that ruins could be described as ‘attractive’, but get back to us after you’ve visited this fascinating spot.

Abbaye De L’ile Chauvet

La Route du Sel

La Route de Sel (or the Salt Road) is one of those unique holiday experiences that will see you paddle your way through Sallertaine’s ancient salt marshes. Canoe hire is available day and night, with a special candlelit diner for visitors who choose to paddle in the evening.