Camping Vendee – fun for all the family
Experience the stunning landscapes and beautiful sandy beaches of the Vendée on your next camping holiday. This welcoming area of western France offers a wealth of things to do for all ages. The Vendée is the perfect location for camping holidays and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and things to do in France.
If you’re feeling energetic you can try out the range of water sports, including canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding. For something more peaceful the Vendée has plenty of tranquil places to explore, from ancient chateaux and beautiful countryside to pretty parks perfect for a family picnic.
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Why choose the Vendée for a holiday?
Unique attractions in the Vendée that all the family will love
The Vendée is an easy drive from several ferry ports and offers a rich variety of attractions. Whether you enjoy exploring the countryside, days at the beach next to the Atlantic Ocean or a combination of both, the Vendée has it all.
For an unusual experience, the Puy du Fou rural theme park offers an insight into the history of the region. Don’t expect hair-raising rides, instead prepare to be entertained by the amazing theatrical extravaganza that recreates the drama of the battles of the area, watch the amazing Bal des Oiseaux bird show and stay until night-time to watch the light show.
For lovers of peace and natural beauty, add the Marais Poitevin to your list of places to visit. Known as Green Venice, the 112,000 hectares of lush greenery, canals and peaceful walkways promise a relaxing day out. Combine a cultural excursion with fun for the kids. Le Chateau des Aventuriers is a great place for the younger members of the family. They’ll be enthralled by the haunted house, the pirate’s treasure hunt and the secrets of the castle.
Coastal attractions in the Vendée
Another popular destination in the Vendée is the seaside town of Saint Jean de Monts on the Côte de Lumière (Coast of Light). From hiking in the dunes to the summer street festival of St Jean de Monts and walks along the pier and in the nearby forests, there’s plenty to see in this authentic French town.
Further down the coast, you’ll find another popular seaside town, Les Sables d’Olonne, with its 3 km of wide sandy beach, La Grand Plage and nearby pretty little cove, Plage de la Paracou. Numerous cafés and restaurants line the seafront and are the perfect place for seafood lovers to sample the catch of the day.
Sunêlia Saint hilaire de riez is also great for a family day out. Explore the dunes and unspoilt beach, walk through the pine trees of the Dominal Forest and enjoy an ice cream in this typical French holiday town.
Take a trip to the Île de Noirmoutier, offering a range of things to do year-round. From walks along the deserted beach in spring and autumn to digging for shellfish, fishing or hiding in the sand dunes, the kids will love this island. One of the best beaches on Île de Noirmoutier is Plage de Barbâtre, where the waters are warm and calm in the summer.
Camping beside the seaside or in the country?
Are you looking for a campsite near the beach?
If you’re seeking variety on your next family camping holiday, the Vendée is a perfect mix of golden sandy beaches on the Atlantic Coast, along with hills, lakes and rivers inland. What better way to spend a fun family holiday than at a campsite near the beach? Warm blue skies, rock pools to explore, swimming, and surfing (try la Tranche sur Mer) - there are so many ways to unwind in the Vendée.
Les Sables-d’Olonne is the perfect location for a seaside holiday with plenty to do for everyone. The gently sloping sandy beach is ideal for children and is backed by the Remblai promenade.
Here you’ll find plenty of family-friendly bars and restaurants serving everything from fresh seafood to traditional French cuisine. Explore the quaint fishermen’s houses, run free on the sand dunes and walk or cycle through the nearby Forest of Olonne.
Countryside camping in the Vendée
The Vendée department is set in the Pays de la Loire region and inland you’ll discover forests, waterways and lots of outdoor activities
If you want to get close to nature, a camping holiday in the Vendée offers the peace and quiet of the countryside in a stunning setting. Head to one of the many Vendéan lakes where you can swim, go boating and fish.
From the tranquil lakes of the Mervent Forest to La Normandeliere with its beach and Chantonnay where you can stroll around the water, the lakes of the Vendée are a relaxing change from the beach.
There are so many things to do in the Loire Valley – cycling through the famous vineyards, kayaking on lakes, boat trips, hiking, horse riding, and of course the delicious gastronomy of local French dishes. All our campsites offer swimming pools and a range of other things to do, so a refreshing dip is always available.
Get away from it all on a French campsite holiday
Flexibility of a camping holiday with all the facilities you need
When it comes to recharging your batteries, a campsite in the Vendée is the ideal way to relax. Whether you prefer glamping or pitching your tent, Sunêlia has a range of quality campsites throughout France to cater for your every need
A camping holiday in the Vendée gives you the freedom to eat, sleep and do as you please with no pressure. There are no time restrictions – you’re on holiday!
Start with a leisurely breakfast then set out for a morning’s exploring of the Vendée. Visit the local market at one of the nearby towns and stock up on French cheese, bread, patisserie and fresh produce, ready for your beach picnic at Les Sable d’Olonne. Return to your campsite in the afternoon for some fun in the pool and waterpark.
If mum and dad need a break there’s a kids’ and teens’ club which will keep them busy for hours. Finish the day with a cocktail at the bar and an evening’s entertainment – music, dancing, shows – it’s time to let your hair down!
Camping in France for all ages
The Vendée is one of the most popular destinations for camping holidays in western France as it offers such a variety of attractions for all ages. Sun, sea, sand and beautiful countryside await you. The selection of activities at all our campsites ensures you’ll never be bored. Many have direct access to the beach or are just a short distance away.
If you’re looking for a campsite in France to celebrate a special occasion, a holiday with friends or a getaway with the kids, why not treat yourself to a stay near the pretty seaside town of Les Sables d’Olonne?
There’s so much to do in this region, you’ll be camping in the Vendée for many years to come!