There are lots of things to do and places to visit in the Vendée. The best guide book is The Vendée written by Angela Bird, who lives in the area. You can visit her extensive web site at http://www.the-vendee.co.uk. You can also visit the web site of the Vendée Tourist Board. There are plenty of walks and cycle rides around La Boucherie, Beaulieu sous La Roche and Aizenay, so you don't have to go far. You might want to try the cycle way on the old railway line from La Roche to Coex, which passes through Aizenay.
La Grande Plage at St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, to the south of the town, is the nearest beach to La Boucherie. It is only 30 minutes drive from La Boucherie. The water is very shallow and is ideal for children and good for surfing.
Other beaches within easy reach include:
There are plenty of things to do nearby, especially in the peak tourist season.
Possible trips include:
There are walks from the house along green lanes and plenty of opportunities for bike rides. There are 3 adult bikes at the house. A short drive opens up opportunities for a variety of walks.
Possible activities include:
The Puy du Fou is a great day out. This is a historic theme park which is about 1¼ hours away. This consists of Le Grand Parcours, which is a large park, and La Cinescenie, a spectacular night-time illuminated reconstruction of the Vendeen wars.
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