© A.Lamoureux
© A.Lamoureux

The Vendée lies on France’s Atlantic coast, just south of the majestic river Loire
and less than three hours’ drive from the nearest Channel port. It is only an
hour by car from the airports of Nantes and La Rochelle. With as much sunshine
as the South of France, the Vendée is a place to visit all year round.

Top 5 For 2016

Vendée Globe, The Hardest Yatching Race
On the 6th of November 2016, the eighth edition of the non-stop, solo,
unassisted round-the-world yacht race will set sail from Les Sables-d’Olonne.
Taking part in the Vendée Globe 2016/2017 will be some of the best sailors
from France and around the world. The stage is now set for the eighth edition
of this thrilling adventure!

Portrait Of William Christie
During the William Christie Festival (August 2016), The Jardin du Bâtiment,
garden of the conductor William Christie, is open to the public. Inspired by the
Italian and French gardens of his favourite period, the world-renowned and
ever-changing landscape is a must-see.

Le Chateau De La Goujonnerie
Renovated by Les 3 Garçons, a group of three friends better known for their
stylish Shortditch restaurant, the Château de la Goujonnerie is a fantastic
holiday home. Situated between le Puy du Fou and “Le Marais Poitevin”, this
fantastic five-bedroom chateau is the perfect setting for peace and relaxation.

Portrait Of The Michelon Family
The last remaining wine-makers of Brem-sur-Mer, Patrice Michon and his two
sons, have revolutionised traditional Vendéen practices at their St-Nicolas
estate, using biodynamic agriculture techniques to produce their wines. They
have focused on the soil, creating the right balance between the earth, plants
and environment to produce favourable conditions for growth.

What We Are Looking Forward To In 2016

L’hostellerie Du Général d’Elbé
Noirmoutier Village will welcome L’Hostellerie du Général d’Elbé
in May 2016. This historic 18th-century property, in the heart of
Noirmoutier and near the port, will offer 26 personalised rooms.

What We Are Looking Forward To In 2017

They Are Back!
Sailors return from the Vendée Globe following their epic nautical

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