In the heart of the Pays de la Loire, the Vendée department is an ideal destination for all those who wish to enjoy the coast, while having the opportunity to make different visits during their stay. To find your campsite in the Vendée, we recommend directly contacting the HomeCamper hosts. They can offer you different accommodations and they'll be happy to share the best things to do in region with you.
The Vendée department has many assets that make it a very touristy part of France. It has a particularly mild climate. Its 200 kilometers of coastline offer views on beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery.
The Marais Poitevin is the ideal place to start green tourism with. This marsh is one of the important natural heritages of the Vendée. Part of this marsh is even called the Green Venice! Nature being very dense, many birds hide there for the joy of ornithology enthousiasts. The discovery of this marsh can be done by boat (with or without a guide). An original trip to do in the Vendée!
The Pointe de l'Aiguillon is also worth seeing: it is the meeting point between the Marais Poitevin and the sea!
Moving on to the Ile d'Yeu with its 23 square kilometres, unspoilt and wild landscapes will be offered to you, particularly at the Pointe aux Corbeaux. Several dolmens are also present on the island, especially in the northwest, such as the Dolmens of Les Petits Fradets or the Dolmens of La Planche à Puare. The Ile d'Yeu is an essential place to visit during your stay in the Vendée! Les Sables d'Olonne is also well known to holidaymakers and vanlife enthousiasts with its many beaches including those of Granges or Sauveterre. There are many hikes: the circuit of Conches or Bressaudières welcomes many walkers and hikers every year.
While passing through the Vendée, we advise you to stop at La Roche sur Yon, the capital of the department. This human-sized city is relatively quiet with its Napoleon Square or its municipal art museum.
Normoutier is also very interesting for its 6 marked circuits, its salt marshes, its numerous mills, its Sealand aquarium and its shipbuilding museum.
The various castles and religious buildings give the Vendée an exceptional historical heritage: the Cathedral of Luçon, the 11th century ruins of Nieul sur L'autiste Abbey, the ruins of Saint Pierre de Maillezais Abbey, the medieval castle of Noirmoutier, Talmont St Hilaire and Tiffauges attract many visitors who love history.
Finally, when passing through the Vendée, we advise you to visit the Puy du Fou. Theme park, Puy du Fou is an amazing place, offering many grandiose shows on medieval themes.
Enjoying an oceanic climate throughout the year, the Vendée is a destination where the Four seasons are well marked. So we recommend you leave between the months of May and September, because the humidity is very present during winter and autumn. However, the wind can also rise at times, especially because of the presence of the Atlantic Ocean.