le littoral vendéen

Le Domaine du Clarys

The surrounding area

The Vendée, a region rich in its own special culture...

With 150km of beaches and 250km of coastline, the Vendée region is a never-ending adventure!

An outing on a boat to take in the fresh Atlantic air, family walks, or visits to cultural and historic sites with friends, the Vendée is truly the perfect place for those who like to relax on fine sandy beaches, enjoy bathing and swimming in the sea, or are into water sports. Land sailing, kitesurfing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, bodyboarding and surfing are just some of the possibilities our coastline offers.

The Vendée Globe yacht race symbolises the Vendée's long-standing traditional of water sports.

You're in for the time of your life!Sample the delights which make our region unique, including Vendée Atlantic oysters, fleur de sel, salicornia, Challans chicken and Maraîchain flan, to name but a few.Our region's coastline and farms offer unique products, which go straight from the producers to your plate. Don't miss your chance to try our local delicacies...

The harbour in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is the oldest in the Vendée. Hike amongst dunes, sea and forests in this unique part of France.

The beach

By the ocean, lie back and relax, go for a swim or enjoy some board sports...

Le domaine du Clarys is ideally situated 400 metres from the beach, alongside the cycle route and just outside Saint-Jean-de-Monts and Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez.

You can go for walks or a bike trip amongst the state owned forests, have a picnic in complete peace and quiet and follow the coastline’s cycle routes for more than 100 km through several forests, in particular Notre-Dame-de-Monts, Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Olonne-sur-Mer, Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Longeville-sur-Mer and further south La-Faute-sur-Mer.

Explore the islands

The islands of Noirmoutier and Yeu are very charming. The Marais Breton natural treasure situated between the Vendée and the Loire-Atlantique.

You can reach the Island of Noirmoutier by bridge or by the Passage du Gois, a natural 4 km route that links the island to the mainland at low tide. Whether you’re on foot, on your bike or coming by car, it is often likened to an initiation rite for people who come this way.

The Island of Yeu is charming and full of secrets. In one day you can have quite an adventure with Port de la Meule, fine sandy beaches edged with pine trees, marshes with a wealth of fauna and flora, wild coastline and steep cliffs to be explored.

Exploring inland

Le Bocage is a hilly region with 350 km of big hiking classified hiking trails, 1300 km of small hiking classified hiking trails, 400 km of cycle routes, where you can discover chateaux and abbeys if you stray off the beaten track. Make a visit to Maison de la Rivière at Saint Georges de Montaigu, explore La Cité des Oiseaux in the Landes Genusson and climb aboard the Orient-Express which crosses farmland on a 22 km picturesque line, from Mortagne sur Sèvres to Herbiers.

The Vendée wars during the French Revolution have left their mark. Follow the historical trails by travelling from Puy du Fou with its Grand Parc and Cinéscénie, and continue on via the Mont des Alouettes to the Logis de la Chabotterie, where General Charrette de la Contrie was arrested. In the Grasla Forest at Les Brouzils there is a reconstituted place of refuge for families fleeing the Colonnes Infernales of Général Turreau. Investigate 7,000 years of history in a superb museum. l’Historial de la Vendée.

Pays de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Pays de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is made up of many different landscapes, including beaches, rocky coastlines, dunes, marshes, forests and vineyards. Whether exploring the area by foot or bicycle, or on horseback, visitors are amazed by its rich natural diversity.

The fishing harbour at Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is the oldest in the Vendée and a relic of maritime history.

Water sports, relaxation and wellness, children's activities, an amusement park, outstanding tourist attractions... we have it all. Check out our local partners!