Renowned for its beautiful beaches and sunshine, Vendee also has a rich historical, cultural and natural heritage, to be discovered through a multitude of museums, shows and tours, especially in summer.
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On site. Bicycles are available free of charge for excursions in Aizenay, in the surrounding countryside, around Jaunay and Apremont lakes or to the coast . The Vendée has a network of 1,000 km of cycling tracks (http://vendeevelo.vendee.fr), one of which leads straight from La Marronnière to St Gilles Croix de Vie, on the coast, through the countryside (35 km). Also on site : table football , trampoline and swings for children. Shops and services as well as a tourist office at Aizenay.
Pool and table tennis on site, hiking trails for walks or morning jogging to the park gate, municipal tennis a few minutes away.
Golfers can choose from 6 courses in Vendée, located in Olonne sur Mer, St Jean de Monts, Coex , Port Bourgenay, in Nesmy south of La Roche sur Yon and Les Herbiers.
Relaxation and excursions
With 140 km of beaches, the Vendée has many resorts, of which the closest, St Gilles Croix de Vie and Brétignolles-sur-Mer, are just 20 minutes away, and Les Sables d’Olonne 30 minutes. From St Gilles Croix de Vie, a ferry takes you to the pretty island of Yeu. Get a chance to discover also the island of Noirmoutier or the historical town of La Rochelle, the “Marais Poitevin” (marshes) in the south of the Vendée and Marais Breton in the north .
Plan absolutely a day at the oustanding Puy du Fou park (45 minutes from La Marronnière), recipient of the “2012 Thea Classic Award”. This recreationnal park evokes the history of France through several daily shows and the “Cinéscénie”, a magnificient night show that plays on the week ends.
Many shows and events are offered throughout the season in the cultural and historical sites, among which the Logis La Chabotterie ( 30mn ) reknowned for its baroque music festival, the Historial de la Vendée museum (20 mn), the Haras de La Roche-sur-Yon (national stud farm) or the Abbeys of Mazeilles and Neuil-sur-l’Autise.