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Top 5 Outdoor Activities to Do in Vendée this Summer

Nothing like a balmy sunny day to get pleasure from time on the water, within the shade of poplar bushes or feeling the wind in your hair. Time to sluggish it down and breathe deeply within the contemporary air of the nice outside in lush Vendée.

From a chilled boat trip within the distinctive Poitevin marshes to adrenaline-infused zipline rides, the Vendée boasts outside actions galore and never simply on the shoreline. Here are 5 high choices for all ages.

1. All aboard the Vélo Rail in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie

For just below two hours, benefit from the various and different landscapes of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, with household or pals throughout an uncommon stroll! Hop on the weird contraption – a vélo-rail – that permits you to pedal your manner alongside a former railway line, plunging you into the luxurious hinterland of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie's again nation. The 10km-long observe begins within the station at Commequiers and takes you throughout the La Vie River.

The Vélorail railway cart leaves from Commequiers © Vendée Expansion

2. Sail across the canals within the Marais Poitevin aboard a typical boat

The Marais Poitevin wouldn’t be so distinctive with out its hundreds of kilometers of canals and its flat, conventional Marais Poitevin boats. A delicate punt aboard a standard 'barque' is one of the simplest ways to discover this distinctive atmosphere which occurs to have many labels: Natural Regional Park, 'Grand Site de France' and a European Destination of Excellence. Also often known as the Green Venice, the moist marshlands have been carved by the marsh farmers and are in the present day, an incredible testimony to the harmonious relationship between man and nature.

Enjoy a ship trip on the canals of the Poitevin marshes © Lemazeau / Vendée Expansion

3. Go birdwatching within the coronary heart of a nature reserve

La Pointe d'Arçay is a migratory website of worldwide significance; It boasts a sandy financial institution jutting out to sea that’s significantly beloved by ornithologists. Take your binoculars out and observe migratory birds of their pure atmosphere whereas having fun with a panoramic setting. You could spot blue throat, black kite, little egret, grey heron, shelduck, quite a few waders, geese, and wintering geese.

Bird-watching on the Pointe d'Arçay © Vendée Expansion

4. Fun adventures on the Parc du Grand Défi

From tree-walking to orienteering, and its model new aquapark, only recently opened in 2024, the Parc du Grand Défi guarantees a day filled with journey for younger and previous!

5. Return to medieval instances at Château de Tiffauges

In the center of the bocage, a go to to the Château de Tiffauges is a chance to be taught extra about historical past whereas having enjoyable. Set on the borders of the historic provinces of Anjou, Brittany and Poitou, Tiffauges Castle makes a mark not solely because of its spectacular fortified stays however its outstanding assortment of medieval conflict machines. Its former inhabitant was a comrade in arms of Joan of Arc and impressed the legend of Bluebeard. The website provides every day animations and leisure, together with evening reveals in the summertime.

Lead photograph credit score: Explore Vendée's lush outside © Vendée Expansion

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