• Nearest Beach: Les Dunes, Brétignolles sur Mer 12km

  • Nearest Lake: Direct Access

  • Nearest River: 1km

  • Nearest Town: Saint Julien-des-Landes 2km

  • Nearby Towns:

    • Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie: 26km
    • Challans: 30km
    • Ile de Noirmoutier: 78km
    • La Rochelle: 90km


The fishing town of St Gilles Croix-de-Vie is a short drive away and is home to popular markets held 3-4 times a week. For livelier resorts, try Les Sables d'Olonne and St Jean de Monts, located south and north to the parc respectively. Windsurfing is one of the activities available on the lake at Apremont, where there are also the ruins of a Renaissance castle. Then for something totally different, why not pay a visit to Le Grand Parc, Puy du Fou, approximately 90km away, with fantastic falconry displays and chariot races?

Days Out

Sables Zoo

Zoo des Sables

Just a few hundred metres from the sea, three hectares of zoological gardens are home to hundreds of animals including many endangered species at Zoo des Sables. There are lots of feeding displays to get involved with, including giraffes, otters and sea lions.

Sables d'Olonne

Sables d’Olonne

For a day of sightseeing the seaside town of Sables d’Olonne is ideal. There are lots of sights to take in: Musée de l’Abbaye displaying modern and contemporary art, Notre Dame de bon port church, St Nicholas Priory, lighthouses, a sea museum and much more.

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St Julien-des-Landes

You don’t have to go far from the parc to see the beautiful sites of France, in fact, the parc itself is set in charming woods and meadows with lakes, and the beaches are just 15 minutes away by car. St Julien-des-Landes is a great tourist destination, Lake Jaunay is a great place to discover and the recreational area of Baudrière is a good place to spend some time.

Jardins des Olfacties

Le Jardin de Olfacties

Feel your senses come alive at Le Jardin de Olfacties – a stunning display of fragrant flowers which are even more incredible on a Wednesday and Friday night during the music and light show.

Chateau Talmont

Le Château de Talmont Saint Hilaire

If you would like to unearth the history of the area then the medieval fortress of Richard the Lion Heart is a top destination, just under 30 km away. It has an entertaining and educational trail and there are lots of brilliant displays such as falconry, knights on horse back and crossbow shooting.

Off Parc Activities

Less than 20 km away you can hire special push pedal cars to explore the Vendéen countryside along a former railway line (Vélo Rail).

The following activities are available off parc:

Golf 11 km from site
Boat trips 22 km from site
Adventure Course 2 km from site
Windsurfing 23 km from site
Rowing boats 0 km from site
Kayaking 25 km from site