Sites to visit
Leisure parks and zoos
The Puy du Fou in Les Epesses:
First opened in 1989, the Puy du Fou is the biggest European theme park on a historic theme. With its Cinéscénie, it has become a genuine worldwide destination. Please note: if you would like to see the evening show, you need to buy tickets several months in advance from the Puy du Fou site!
Les Sables d'Olonne Zoo
Covering three hectares, Les Sables zoo was first opened in 1963. Since then, it has become the precursor for a new type of zoo: a park with an ecological mission. Its goal is to combine respect for the environment, protection of exotic and local biodiversity and raising visitor awareness about the values of ecological citizenship.
Talmont Saint Hilaire Castle:
The best place to explore the way of life of people living in the Middle Ages is in a castle. With your family or friends, come and share and learn the many challenges faced by Richard the Lionheart.
The Château des Aventuriers in Avrillé:
An ideal spot for pirates of all ages wishing to explore the prehistoric world with its dinosaurs and excavated and restored standing stones - the only ones in Vendée!
Talmont Saint Hilaire Automobile Museum:
A museum that opened in April 1976 and has 150 vehicles (cars, motor bikes, bicycles). Not to be missed for fans of vintage vehicles!
The extraordinary Vegetable Garden of La Mothe-Achard
A 1.5 hectare vegetable garden with 1500 varieties of plants. Each year there is a different main theme. This vegetable garden is based on the principles of biodiversity and sustainable development with respect for the environment, mankind and the local economy.
Le Moulin des Gourmands in Saint Révérend:
A great place for lovers of good food and people who like great bread. You can visit a working windmill and the baker's oven in the Saint Gilles area. A perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon with your family, including a cereal maze, play areas and a donkey park.
Enjoy some magic moments camping in Vendée