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Nature in the Vendée

In the Vendée approximately 2,500 hectares of nature have been opened for the public to walk and to cycle through the woods, along the rivers and marshes and of course along the coast. Along the coast between the northern point of the island Noirmoutier and the coast of the bay of Aiguillon, you will find plants and birds of all kinds of plumage. This varies from Mediterranean plants and a great variety of birds. Because of the gentle climate a lot of birds hibernate in our region during the winter. For a list of which birds stay here in the winter please consult our Birds page. Because of the high tide difference, at low water you can find a lot of sea animals on the beach. This varies from large red starfish to big crabs.


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Rivers, marshes in the Vendée

The large marsh areas by the sea are very rich and alternating with regard to nature. In and around the rivers in these areas you will find otters, coypus, river crayfish, wagtail etc. In fact too much to mention. In the south of the Vendée you can make splendid boat excursions in an area which is called green Venice. This is an ideal way to discover the nature of the Vendée. Also in the marshes form Le Perrier – “promonade en Yole” along the great Perrier canal in a traditional wooden boat.

All information is ready for you

We have many books and leaflets about the locations worth seeing. So when you arrive at our place, would love to explain more about our area, so you can decide which beautiful part of the nature in the Vendée you want to discover either on foot or by bike.


Discover below our region with its many possibilities


The situation of the Vendée with respect to the UK means that you can be with us within a day by boat and car. Discover the Vendée here.


DIn the Vendée approximately 2,500 hectares of nature have been opened for the public to walk and to cycle. Read more


The Vendee is a great department to hike. From our home in Beauvoir-sur-Mer and in our area we have set out various routes. Discover the hiking opportunities in our region.


With three golf courses within a radius of 35 km and another 7 golf courses within a radius of 60 km, the opportunities to play golf in our area are large. Discover the courses.


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


We live 800 meters from the Passage du Gois. A submersible road to the island of Noirmoutier, which can be used at low tide. Find out all about the magic Passage du Gois.


We have made an overview of the most beautiful beaches in our area. Read more


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