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Winners photo contest 2019

Winners photo contest 2019

Thank you for your interest in our website about our cottages and bed and breakfast rooms Au Passage du Gois in Beauvoir-sur-Mer in the Vendée, France. Unfortunately, the page you are currently viewing is not yet available, but we already have several other interesting pages about all the sites you can visit and all the things that you can do in our lovely area:


The lovely harbour town Pornic is in Breton style and at only 30 km from us. Read more


With its 240 kilometres long coastline, of which 140 kilometres are fine sandy beaches, the Vendée is one of the best holiday-regions of France. Read more


Discover the versatile island of Noirmoutier at only 5 km with low tide and otherwise always accessible via a bridge. Read more


We have made an overview of the most beautiful beaches in our area. Read more
Our photo contest 2019 theme “Holiday”

Our photo contest 2019 theme “Holiday”

Our photo contest 2019 theme “Holidays”

As we see each year so many nice holiday photos of our guests, we have started a photo contest for the first time in 2014. The theme for 2019 was “Holidays” and everyone who stayed with us between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 was kindly invited to participate in our photo contest. All guests were free to photograph what he or she wanted, as long as their holidays (in any form)  was on the picture and the picture was taken in the Vendée or in a radius of 100 km around us. A maximum of 1 photo per person.

As we can see below, we have received 48 beautiful and very varied photos. A total of 7 children’s submissions (up to 17 years) and 41 adults.

We have an independent jury that knows our region well, as well as taking photos and / or being able to judge:

Stéphanie ROBARD from the Tourist Office of our municipality Challans-Gois https://www.challansgois-tourisme.fr/

Claudia LAUMEL from Natur’allemand in Givrand www.facebook.com/naturallemand or her website www.naturallemand.com

The jury will meet in January 2020. We are very curious to kwow the winners. For the 2 winners there is a choice of enlarging the winning photo or a package of tasty things from our area.

The photos below are internet quality because of the loading of the photos on our site. Our jury will get to see the original photo that is self-evidently in higher quality.

Photo gallery: (click on the photos to enlarge or see all photos)


Update may 2019

Update may 2019

An overview of the various messages we posted on social media in May 2019. Have fun.

19 may 2019, Our summerseason 2019 has started!

We have started the summer season of 2019 with great pleasure. All our accommodations are spik and span, the gardens are neat, our terrace is finished and our new table tennis table has been baptised. It was also time for a party, because Hemko turned 50 at the beginning of May. Of course we celebrated this and as entertainment for Hemko’s group of friends from the Netherlands we did some nice new things in our area, which we now also could highly recommend to our guests. A nice boat trip to Noirmoutier from Port du Bec with https://www.facebook.com/lamiraldescotes/ Wine tasting including a delicious meal at https://www.facebook.com/la.cave.nature.once.upon.a.wine/ and karting on a beautiful outdoor track (90 km/hr and with a difference in height) at https://www.facebook.com/Martini-Racing-Kart-Officiel in Challans. Hemko makes again an agenda every week for our guests with what there is to do in our immediate surroundings that week (markets, activities, flea markets, concerts, our own weekly activity, table d’hote etc). We now just have to prepare the vegetable garden for the summer.


Update april 2019

Update april 2019

An overview of the various messages we posted on social media in April 2019. Have fun.

7 april 2019, Preparations for the summer season.

We had another very useful week; among other things we emptied our pool, oiled our garden furniture, a few m3 of gravel were distributed over our yard, we collected new brochures, we had help in the garden so all trees and shrubs have now been pruned (see before and after photo), new plants have been planted and our terrace is almost almost finished!

14 april 2019, Our garden becomes more colourful every day!

We enjoy the wonderful weather and meanwhile work hard for the start of the new summer season on April 20. Our swimming pool is clean again and full of frresh water, we have done some more investments, the last stone has been laid and every time the garden becomes more beautiful and tidier. We also see more and more color in the garden. Not only becouse of the plants, but also because of the animals. Some are even immortalized.

22 April 2019, Our guests enjoy the sun (and we too)


Update march 2019

Update march 2019

An overview of the various messages we posted on social media in March 2019. Have fun.

3rd of March 2019, Every day something new

Last week every day something new. New curtains in La Maree, new flower pots outside, new cushions, new pots of paint, new lamp on the parking etc. We had so much pruning waste that Martine disappeared behind the mountain of twigs. Our pressure cleaner also makes overtime again. All locations are fully occupied because of the French school holidays, so it takes some planning, so that nobody is bothered by our work. Next week we will continue happily. We also wish you a nice week!

24 of March 2019, Great weather end of March 2019!

The weather has been great for ages, so we are still enjoying working outdoors. Our terrace by the pool is getting more beautiful every day, we have some extra storage space as well now and two nice tables for our studio la Maree. Also good news for our guests; our WiFi is even faster and with a greater range since today! This afternoon Hemko was volunteering to show the way to all participants of the Bike & Run in our village.


Update February 2019

Update February 2019

An overview of the various messages we posted on social media in February 2019. Have fun.

3 February 2019, St. Jean de Monts

While watching this new film of St Jean de Monts and it surroudings, full of images of favorite places of ours, we feel as if we are in the middle of a lovely summers day.

10 february 2019, results photo contest

The jury for our photo contest of 2018 met this week. Stéphanie ROBARD from the Tourist Office of our municipality Challans-Gois https://www.challansgois-tourisme.fr/ and Claudia LAUMEL from Natur’allemand in Givrand www.facebook.com/naturallemand or her website www.naturallemand.com and has studies all 52 participating photos (10 children and 42 adults) very seriously. For all participants see also https://aupassagedugois.fr/deelnemers-fotowedstrijd-2018/

Judging was not easy, but ultimately the jury has made a choice. In the picture the winner in the middle and the runner ups around it for the adult category. Our warm thanks to all participants! Unfortunately, only one participant can win. For our guests in 2019 new opportunities to win with the theme “Holiday”.

16 February 2019, spring is in the air!

We are enjoying the wonderful weather at this moment! We hope you too. We still have color in the garden, especially our mimosa is in full bloom at the moment, we have already painted outside because of the beautiful weather and we diligently test our evening walks for the coming summer season. We see something different around us every time.

23 february 2019, The largest springtide of the year 2019 in Port du Bec

On Dutch websites we saw this week pictures of the largest full moon of this year (Snow Moon). Those around us, oyster farmers and cockle fishers, will not turn hot or cold from a picture of this moon, but of the fact that it was also the largest springtide of the year. Lots of people on the Passage du Gois of course and the difference between low and high tide was clearly noticeable in Port du Bec, where it was full with oysterfarmer tractors. A coefficient of 115. There are this year only 29 days with a coefficient of over 100. We were so busy with the preparations for the summer season, that we have not even been to the Passage du Gois to fish razorclams.

23 February 2019, Absolutely wonderful sunny weather end of February 2019

We have absolutely wonderful sunny weather at the moment We therefore had a useful week. We painted outside and cleaned walls with the pressure cleaner. Also got some work done on the sewing machine. A test for a new table d’hote dish, worked out a little less succesful. It did not look good and hung together from melted cheese (but nevertheless tasted delicious!). Because of the heat the tree frogs also appear again. We are not the onlyones busy. Even at the dike behind us, they are already progressing pretty good. We are curious about the end result.