Campsite in Vendee, France
Vendée and camping: a long history
The Vendée region is one of French holidaymakers’ favourite destinations. A few dozen years ago, this was a land of holiday camps, where many large French cities and big companies opened holiday centres for their inhabitants or workers. The Vendée department experienced a boom in tourism that saw the creation of a large number of campsites for fans of the tent and the caravan, and today for people who like mobile homes and chalets.
Vendée is not just the coastline with its beaches and rocks, but is also an area rich in history and culture.
The Marais Poitevin region is in south-west Vendée with several large towns such as Fontenay-le-Compte. It borders Charente Maritime with the city of La Rochelle close by.
The inland coastal area is a strip of land running from Challans in the north of the department to Luçon in the south.
La Roche-sur-Yon is the administrative centre of the department, a pentagon-shaped city built by Napoleon. La Roche-sur-Yon is in the Vendée woodlands, a vast area in north-eastern Vendée including the regions of Chantonnay, Les Herbiers and Montaigu. The Vendée woodlands are in fact a highly industrialised and dynamic area.
This is also the home of an internationally celebrated theme park: the Puy du Fou in Les Epesses, near Les Herbiers. This great site is also one of our holidaymakers’ favourite destinations. At the campsite reception, you’ll find all the information you need for an unforgettable day out there.
Have a great holiday in Vendée.
Photo : Copyright A.Lamoureux Vendée Expansion Les Sables d’Olonne Grande Plage