surroundings


Our camping is situated behind our farm with views over the valley, sunny but also shaded thanks to some (fruit) trees. It is nice and quiet, yet all facilities are close by.

    

    

Mareuil-sur-Lay is only 3 km away. Here you can find facilities such as doctors, pharmacies, dentists, bakery shops, a butcher, a supermarket, petrol station, banks, post office etc. 

    

    

Behind our farm and camping, the lake is 300 meters away. It is ideal for fishing (permit). There are alsoseveral picnic tables. 

    

    

Other surrounding places are  
La Roche-sur-Yon This town was founded in 1804 by Napoleon. It is also the capitol of the Vendée. It has several (large) supermarkets, a hospital and of course other shops.

    

    

    

Luçon is 12 km south and has a nice centre and a beautiful cathedral that was built in the 12th - 14th century, attached to the Benedictine convent, that was built in the 7th century. Cardinal Richelieu (known from "The three Musketeers") was bishop here from  1606 to 1623. 
Le Jardin Dumaine is also definitely worth a visit.
There are many large supermarkets in Luçon. It also has several vets, a hospital etc.

    

    

The Vendée is perfect for making many diverse trips and for many activities. The beaches are close by, but also the Venise Vert, an area consisting of green polders with numerous canals. Here you can take boattrips, but it is also a lovely place for walking or cycling.

    

    

    

The sandy beaches and ocean of the Vendée are well known. The bottom of the sea slopes very slowly and there are practically no currents. The Warm Gulfstream makes the climate very agreeable. Even in Autumn, Winter and Spring. In some places you will find rocks by the ocean, which is ideal for looking for crabs and shells.  

The Vendée has a lot to offer, some of which are:

  • Beautiful cities: Nantes, Poitiers, Angers, La Rochelle.
  • Boattrips: both on the ocean as on the canals in the Poitevin Marais.  
  • Medieval spectacles: Puy de Fou.
  • Natureparks: Marais Poitevin, La Barre de Monts.
  • Seaside towns: Les Sables d’Olonne, La Faute sur Mer, Jard sur Mer, L'Aiguillon sur Mer.
  • Saltpans tours are possible.
  • The islands: some can be reached by road or bridge, some can not: Noirmoutier, Île de Yeu, Île de Ré,  Île d'Aix
  • Good food and wines
  • Lighthouses
  • Fishing
  • Golf