4 star campsite Les Places Dorées Saint Jean de Monts (Vendée / 85)
Activités à faire en Vendée Saint-Jean-de-Monts | Les Places Dorées

Our ideas for activities to do in Vendée outside the summer season

Activités à faire en Vendée Saint-Jean-de-Monts | Les Places Dorées

Are you looking for activities to do in Vendée? Look no further: Les Places Dorées gives you all the information you need!

The Vendée is a key destination in summer, but it also offers a multitude of activities to do outside of the summer season.

Are you looking for information on activities to do in Vendée outside of the summer season?

Whether in autumn, winter or spring, the Vendée region is full of activities, each more exciting than the next!

If you are wondering when to visit the Vendée , the answer is: when you want. Impossible to get bored in this wild and preserved natural region.


Les Places Dorées, your family campsite in Saint-Jean-de-Monts, presents the best activities you can do in Vendée outside of summer.

Visit the salt marshes

First essential activity: the sublime salt marshes!


The Vendée salt marshes are a marvel to discover outside the summer season.


You will be able to observe the salt workers working there, learn how to harvest salt and discover the fauna and flora that inhabit these environments.


Guided tours are organized throughout the year to allow you to discover this unique heritage .


Indeed, the Vendée salt marshes carry a very rich history, which will fascinate young and old in a whirlwind of natural discoveries.

Do the Puy-du-Fou park

Do you like medieval times? Do you love shows and old-fashioned gastronomy ?


Puy-du-Fou has everything you need to please you!


The Puy-du-Fou park is one of the most famous amusement parks in France.


Outside the summer season, the park remains open to offer fun and cultural activities such as night shows, falconry performances, and children’s entertainment.


Take the opportunity to discover the history of the Vendée, thanks to the many activities on offer.


Enough to make your vacation a stay that your children will not forget.


>>>Also read: Puy du Fou, Nigloland, PAL… here are the 10 best amusement parks in France, according to their visitors

Walk in the forest

The Vendée is a region rich in forests .


Take advantage of the beauty of nature and the fall season to go for a hike in the forest.


In autumn, the colors of the trees are magnificent and in winter , the snow gives a magical atmosphere to the landscapes.


Without forgetting that you benefit from an entirely preserved natural space, far from the tumult of the city and the tensions of daily life.

To visit museums

It’s a little too cold to go out?


Never mind: go warm up while learning, by organizing an outing to the museum!


The Vendée has many interesting museums for the whole family. The Vendée automobile museum is a must for fans of vintage cars.


The Sainte-Croix Abbey Museum, located near Les Sables-d’Olonne, presents temporary exhibitions on contemporary art.


Finally, the Noirmoutier shell museum will introduce you to the marine world, with a touch of daydreaming that will delight children.

Do an oyster tasting

Impossible to go to Vendée without taking the time to discover the incredible flavors of oysters!


The region is famous for the freshness of its oysters.


Discover the oyster farms and taste the freshly caught oysters, accompanied by a glass of white wine from the region.

Discover nautical activities

In summer as in winter, the Vendée always offers the possibility of practicing nautical activities such as surfing , kitesurfing or sailing .


The climatic conditions are often ideal for practicing these activities during the fall and winter, with fairly calm winds and sufficient heat .

Explore the local markets

Finally, why not discover the Vendée gastronomy , criss-crossing the local markets ?


Animated all year round, you will discover local products , such as fruits and vegetables, cheeses, wines and craft beers.


The markets are a friendly place where you can meet local producers and discover the Vendée culture.


Do you want to know more about off-season outings in Vendée? Book an incredible stay at Places Dorées!


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For any request, you can contact the reception who will be happy to provide you with information at the following times :

9 am-12pm / 2 pm-6pm in low season

(from April 13 to July 3, 2020 and from August 30 to September 20, 2020)

9 am-1pm / 2 pm-7pm in high season

(July 4 to August 29, 2020)


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