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Gites in the Vendee, Loire Valley, France with Heated Swimming Pool

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Holiday Activities

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Beaches (within an hour's drive)

Les Sables d'Olonne (chic fishing port with superb beach, shops & markets); La Tranche sur Mer (offering windsurfing); L'Aiguillon sur Mer (Vendee Capital of Mussel-Growing - better for Sailing & bird watching); La Faute sur Mer (oyster producing town)

Golf, Fishing, Cycling

Golf at La Rochelle (Golf de la Pree) info here , closest to us at Niort (Golf Club Niortais) info here ; Fishing all possible in the Vendee on the beach, canals, lakes & rivers.  Cycling is possible in the Marais Poitevin/Venise Verte (10mins) and the Forest at Mervent (30 mins)

Sailing, Windsurfing, Surfing

Sailing - beginners & children can take lessons at La Tranche sur Mer on a specially prepared lagoon
Windsurfing - particularly around Jar sur Mer & La Tranche sur Mer (forum, click here) Surfing - Les Conches or La Pointe du Payre are popular places

Horse Riding/Go Karting/Canoeing

Bruna Ripaud Equestrian Farm towards La Chataigneraie offers horse riding and pony trecking
Nearest Go-Karting is Karting Vendee Loisirs, Fontenay le Comte (20mins)
Canoeing is available at the Marais Poitevin

Parcabout/10 Pin Bowling

Parcabout Recreation site for running and jumping safely between the trees. In the middle of a beautiful park overlooking Fontenay le Comte, city of art and history.
Le Teq' Bowling – Close to Lucon

Water Park/Lake

O'Gliss Water Park Water parc close to La Tranche sur Mer

Lac de Chassenon Discover a beautiful natural landscaped pool area, with beach, wading pool, games and tables, 10 mins from us Vendee



Established in 2004, we offer gites in the Vendee, Loire Valley, France with Heated Swimming Pool and Free WIFI.

We are perfectly positioned to explore the Vendee beaches, Puy du Fou, the Marais Poitevin and Futuroscope

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"Our holiday scored 10 out of 10"

"We have had a wonderful time, enjoyed the pool with the family. Loved the peace and quiet. Creperie was amazing. Emily and I walked to the bakers every day, we saw a tiny frog one day!! Thank you for the fresh tomatoes and courgettes – much appreciated. Thank you for all your help. Our holiday scored 10 out of 10"


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