Activities around

Major tourist activities around the Domaine de Mauny and Vendee. Every day we will recommend you the best tours and attractions not to be missed.

Le Moulin de Rairé : (5 minutes from the gite)
Discover an authentic witness to the traditional milling and a knowing how far from any folklore.

Visit the Moulin of Rairé

La Bourrine à Rosalie : (Within 10 minutes from the gite)
La Bourrine à Rosalie is a small house covered by thatch in the Brittany swamps. The Brittany swamp is located at north of the Vendee. This small house is not far from former Sallertaine island. In the past, this area was totally covered by the sea. In 19th? century, the monks with their spades, dug gaps to drain the lands to exploit it… Come discover the past while staying in our comfortable gites.

Traditional vendean small house

La ferme des pommettes : (within 10 minutes)
A real paradise for children (but also their parents!), Animal to feed and caress. More than 20 species represented in this farm where you can also enjoy pony rides, tractor and cart.

Animals in a farm to visit

Challans’s market : (within 10 minutes)
Open all year, especially every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Enjoy the atmosphere and the good local produces from one of the most famous market of Vendée. Events during summer in the middle of the market.

Markets around our gites

Saint Jean de Monts : (more or less 15 minutes from the gite)
Enjoy beautiful beaches free of thin sand. Parking easy and free. A seaside town dedicated to children and their well-being. Many liveliness.

Seaside and beaches of saint jean de monts near the cottages

Saint Gilles Croix de Vie : (20 minutes)
This beautiful seaside town has the advantage of being very alive throughout the year, casino, shopping street, movie, and an extensive network of cycle tracks. Many very good restaurants.

Seaside town of saint gilles croix de vie

Windfarm of Bouin (25 minutes) Visit the largest wind farm of Vendee.

A farm wind can be visited in bouin

Ile de Noirmoutier : (30 minutes)
At 30 minutes through the Passage du Gois (unique place in Europe, where the tidal waves submerge every day this road to the island). Go through the bridge of Noirmoutier (free), visit the salt marshes, enjoy an extensive cycle network, visit the castel.

Noirmoutier island

Jardin des Olfacties : (40  minutes)
When the garden becomes a kingdom of seents .. The gentle pleasure of a walk through 5 ha of perfumed flowers.

Visit the olfacties garden of coex

Planète Sauvage : (40 minutes)
Enter an animal reserve covering more than 320 acres, a preserved area that is home to nearly 2,000 animals and 200 different species.

Animals reserve in port saint pere

L’Ile d’Yeu : (about 1h including boat travel)
Enjoy the touristic richness of the island, the castle, coves and beautiful beaches, and the whole island a network of footpaths and cycle tracks.

Yeu island with his old castle

Les Sables d’Olonne : (about 1:00)
Visit the homeland of the Vendee Globe, a city also very active during all seasons, many famous monuments and museums.

The sables d'olonne homeland of the famous vendee globe

Le Puy du Fou : (About 1h15)
Do not miss the Grand Park: days and nights shows Keep an unforgettable memory of our region, thanks to the most attractive park of Vendée!

Puy du Fou park in vendee france

Le Marais Poitevin (About 2h)
Boat rides in the largest network of channels of France. Marais Poitevin and inside, Green Venice La Venise Verte.

The poitevin marsh

La Rochelle (about 2h)
Discover a city with a prestigious past, many monuments tell the story of the city and of its successive occupants. The arcades, many shops, beautiful beaches, will make your excursion even more attractive.

Visit the monuments of la rochelle

 Surroudings of Sallertaine: You can visit the washes house of Guy, or the Coudrie old church , the Bloire Chapel
etc… Surrounding of Bois de Cene: Visit the Abbey of l’Ile Chauvet,Storks observatory etc… In the area of Chateauneuf: Visit Motte feudal, exploring botanical trails etc… Surroundings La Garnache: Visit Notre Dame Church, the medieval castle, Notre Dame de la Victoire Chapel etc… Obviously, you can count on us to advise you every day the best sightseeing and touristic activities to be accomplished. In order you do not “miss out” anything during your stay at Domaine de Mauny…