• Nearest Beach: La Pege 0.3km

  • Nearest Lake: 27km

  • Nearest Town: Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez 6km

  • Nearby Towns:

    • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: 6km
    • Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie: 9km
    • Challans: 19km
    • IIe de Noirmoutier: 41km
    • Nantes: 75km
    • La Rochelle: 136km

Sightseeing

Close to the parc there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from. The Atlantic Toboggan water park is in easy reach of the parc, a firm family favourite, as is the Feeling Forest; an adventure park with various assault courses, trampolines, mini golf and more. Not forgetting the fabulous sandy beaches, namely Sables d'Olonne, popular with families and watersports enthusiasts alike.

Days Out

Le Jardin de Olfacties

Le Jardin de Olfacties

For a floral extravaganza Le Jardin de Olfacties is unmissable. Visit on a Wednesday or Friday evening in July and August for a memorable display of stunning, fragrant flowers, brought to life with music and lighting.

Atlantic Toboggan

Atlantic Toboggan

The Atlantic Toboggan water park is in easy reach of the parc, and is a firm family favourite, as is the Feeling Forest, an adventure park with various assault courses, trampolines, mini golf and more.

Views

Vieux Château, Ile d’Yeu

To get one of the most spectacular views in the Vendée then you must visit Vieux Château, the striking landmark of Ile d’Yeu. From up on the cliff top there are fantastic panoramic views of breathtaking scenery. The island can be reached by ferry from Fromentine or St Gilles Croix-de-Vie.

Sellertaine

La Route du Sel, Sallertaine

At La Route du Sel in Sallertaine you can hire canoes to retrace the old salt routes and explore the interesting ancient marshlands.

 

St Gilles

St Gilles Croix-de-Vie

St Gilles Croix-de-Vie itself is great for sightseeing and has a wonderful holiday atmosphere. The busy port has lots to offer with beautiful beaches, bustling bars and much more.

Events in the Region

Events, Festival La Déferlante d'été

Festival La Déferlante d'été

A summer long festival of street arts and music for both adults and children alike, with the ocean providing a stunning backdrop.

Tour de France

Tour de France

With gruelling routes covering some of France's most beautifully scenic regions, the Tour de France is an iconic cycle race, attracting huge crowds along the route. The Grand Départ of 2018 takes place on the 7th July starting on the Island of Noirmoutier. The early stages of the race go through the Vendée and Brittany regions. As usual there are exciting mountains stages in the French Alps and the Pyrenees.The races finishes in Paris on the 29th July.

Events, Traditional fair of Autrefois Challans

Traditional fair of Autrefois Challans

For two Thursdays in both July and August, Challans goes back in time. From dawn till dusk the town celebrates ‘the good old days’, starting with a poultry, butter, egg, and pig fair. There are parades and lots of free activities, but its best to get a timetable of events from the tourist information office so you don’t miss anything. On Friday 20th & 27th July and 10th & 17th August there is a free outdoor folk evening on the Rue des Plantes.

Off Parc Activities

Unusual push pedal cars are available to hire at ‘Velo Rail’, just over 20 km from the site. It is a fun way for the family to explore the area, taking in the sights along a former railway line.

For cycling and walking Ile d’Yeu is a fabulous destination. Bikes can be hired on the island and there are brilliant routes for exploring the wonderful moors and wild countryside. The island also offers fabulous places to eat and lovely sandy beaches.

‘Les Ecureuils’ is well located for watersports. One of the top locations for water activities is Sables d’Olonnes.

The following activities are available off parc:

Sports
Quad Biking 3 km from site
Activities
Golf 12 km from site
Crazy Golf 0.3 km from site
Fishing 12 km from site
Horse Riding 5.5 km from site
Cycling 2.5 km from site
Boat trips 16 km from site
Sports
Scuba Diving 15 km from site
Windsurfing 8.5 km from site
Kayaking 5 km from site