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Walk on the wild coast in Vendée: what not to miss

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Wondering what to see on the wild coast in Vendée? There are many possible activities: the Places Dorées tells you everything!

Every year, the Vendée welcomes many travelers in search of nature and wild discoveries.


Trips, walks, water sports, warm welcome from local inhabitants… There are many reasons to visit the wild coast in Vendée.


Between sports and idleness, if you are wondering what to do in Vendée , the answer will always be found on the coast!


But among all the possible activities, some are particularly not to be missed. Your Les Places Dorées campsite gives you all the information you need to know about what to see on the Vendée wild coast!

A day at the beach

How can you spend a holiday in Vendée without enjoying a day at the beach?


In addition to all the natural landscapes found inland, the Vendée also has many natural beaches. Some wild , some tourist .


There is something for every taste !


And above all, what differentiates the Vendée beaches from other beaches in France is their infinite expanse.


Most of the beaches are covered with fine, white sand, delicately heated by the sun. And you have several kilometers of beach running in front of you!


You don’t have to worry about finding a place or encroaching on your neighbour’s privacy: the Vendée beaches offer all the space you need.


Read also: The TOP 20 Vendée beaches

Fishing at low tide

Another unmissable activity during your outings to the beach : fishing at low tide.


It is a fishing that has the advantage of being done on foot, with a bucket and shovels . You can then simply dig the sand at low tide to find whelks and other seafood that make their living at a shallower depth.

You can also head to the rocks (with shoes and in authorized areas) to go oyster fishing!


In any case, it is a very enjoyable family activity, which you can do as soon as the tide is in.

Visiting the salt marshes

Another essential visit in Vendée is that of the salt marshes. These large marshes by the sea are sometimes centuries old, and retrace the entire history of the Vendée with regard to the harvesting of salt.


The salt marshes are a visit that appeals to young and old alike, and which allows you to take another look at the harvesting of salt, and its place in our daily lives.


You can meet the salt workers and ask them about the history of the marshes, as well as their daily life, in the context of a work that is still almost exclusively manual today.

Crossing the Passage de Gois

Impossible to go to Vendée without going through the Passage de Gois. It is a road located below sea level, which has the particularity of revealing itself only at low tide.


This road joins the sublime island of Noirmoutier, on which you can discover unforgettable landscapes, as well as preserved fauna and flora , to the delight of the little ones.


If you want to take the Passage de Gois by bike or on foot, don’t forget to find out about the tide times !

Discovering sailing in Saint-Jean-de-Monts

How to get to Vendée, on the shores of the Atlantic coast , without trying out the water sports on offer?


There are many possibilities: towed buoy, kite surfing, surfing… And above all sailing, a water sport that is becoming more and more popular over the years.


Speed, control and flow management are the key words. Discover a whole new feeling of freedom, during your holidays on the wild coast of Vendée!


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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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