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Activities & Attractions

The Vendée is renowned for its excellent climate which is similar to that of the cote d'azur.

Activities

Ballooning around les Herbiers and the Puy-du-Fou
Bird watching owls, hawks and many birds that are rare in England are common here, bring the binoculars
Boating locally on the lac du Rochereau plus there are 2 other lakes in Chantonnay 
around the waterways of the le Marais poitevin 
la route du sel in the Challans area
Casinos on Vendee coast
Night Clubs Le Palace - 10 mins away 
Le Manoir - 30 mins away
Cycling virtually everywhere
Fishing lake and river fishing  
a pemit can be obtained from the general store in Sigournais
Golf 5 x 18 hole courses in the Vendée
Go karting la Roche sur Yon and Fontenay le Comte
Horse racing in Challans and les Sables d'Olonne
Naturism there are some nudist beaches in the area
Riding lots of facilities details from tourist office
Running everywhere
Shopping Chantonnay for general shopping but Nantes, La Roche and Poitiers for everything else
Swimming pool in Chantonnay, beaches along the coast
Surfing mainly the area around la Tranche
Walking le Requerre has many walks of varying lengths through and around the hamlet  
all are marked - this is true of most towns/villages, forests etc
Watersports / Swimming most beaches offer excellent wind and motorised water activities. Inland there are several lakes for wind surfing and sailing

 
Attractions

Puy de Fou Spectacles from the past www.puydufou.com
Futuroscope in Poitiers - great for the children's day out www.futuroscope.com
Beaches/resorts les Sables d'Olonne 
l'île d'Yeu 
la Faute sur Mer 
any many more
Mervent Forest and the parc de Pierre Brune, there is also a zoo here
Towns the port and walled city of la Rochelle 
many historical places - we can supply more details  
Parthenay  
Poitiers 
Vouvant - possibly the most beautiful town in France

We have many brochures for all of these and there is also a tourist office in the  
square called les Halles (by the bar/restaurant les Halles) in Chantonnay