Sailing area: Vendée
No need to travel to the other side of the world to find beautiful coastlines magnificent beaches, a dream sailing area and stunning coastal landscapes. The western French coast and, especially Vendée alone offers 250 km of coasts, 140 km of which are beaches. A huge sailing potential is within easy reach! The very essence of sailing comes from Vendée, an essential destination for leisure and sports sailing. There, you will find global players, such as Bénéteau or Jeanneau, famous pleasure boat makers.
Very family-oriented, Vendée is an excellent destination for holidays at the seaside. Benefitting from a microclimate, this coastal has nothing to envy the south. The number of hours of sunshine there is almost the same as more southern French regions. The region has many strong assets: the coast on the Atlantic Ocean with beautiful fine sand beaches and good town planning. Vendée offers leisure facilities and equipment all year round, which makes it a prime destination that combines the charm of natural landscapes and the modernity of its infrastructure.
With excellent transport facilities, Vendée is interesting for its coast as well as its interior: indeed this region holds many unexpected beauties. When the season arrives, its waters become privileged spaces for migratory birds which offer a spectacular aerial display. Vendée also offers 900 km of cycle paths through the pine forests, around the dunes or among the salt marshes. Enjoy visiting the few seaside resorts with a rich history of traditions. Rest and enjoy the present in Les Sables d'Olonne and its magnificent beach, considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe, as well as Saint Jean des Monts. Also, pay a visit to the other beautiful beaches: Veillon in Talmont Saint Hilaire and the beaches of the southern coast, renowned for their size. You can also try your hand at land yachting and speed-sail for an unforgettable thrill!
There is also a luxuriant Vendée of canals that wind through the orchards in the shade of majestic trees: the Marais Poitevin marsh, also called the "Green Venice". It is one of the most beautiful natural heritage sites in France. Between hills and valleys, this emerald of nature is unique of its kind and will amaze you. From Nieul-sur-l'Autise to the ancient abbey of Maillezais and Aiguillon Bay, 29,000 hectares of wetlands can be visited without moderation!
Continue your visit in Vendée with the Puy du Fou and travel back in time: at dusk, the largest night show (sound and light) in the world transports you to the time of knights! Horse-riding or canoeing are greatly appreciated in the area.
In the summer, activities are in full swing. This is the best season for visiting the region, although the sailing area is attractive all the year round. For the northernmost marina in Herbaudière, where fresh fish is sent to the fish market, you will be able to sail down to Aiguillon-sur-Mer, a marina with untreated wood pontoons. Between these two ports, many stopovers await you and allow you to discover somewhere different and exceptional natural settings every day.
Do not wait to book your boat rental and discover the Vendée coast. Visit Noirmoutier, an island to be discovered by bicycle if you want to understand all its secrets, such as small coves and hidden restaurants. It is also an island where there are many watersports and you will be able to enjoy water-skiing, jet-skiing and wakeboarding. About 20 km from the southern coast, the island of Yeu reserves many beautiful beaches dotted with dunes and magnificent preserved coves that promise many unforgettable bicycle rides. Finally, even further south, the island of Ré offers a calm and authentic atmosphere that will ensure you a complete change of scenery far from the hustle and bustle of the French coast!
Therefore, Vendée has more than one side to attract.
• Discover Vendée Bleue, its wild coast, its infinite fine sand beaches and its islands invite you relax and dream: Noirmoutier, the island of Yeu.
• Between land and sea, explore the dunes, the rocky coast, not to mention the famous Marais du Poitevin wetlands.
• Vendée offers an exceptional sailing area that, every year, plays host to prestigious regattas and the famous one-handed race: the Vendée Globe. It is also a prime area for many board sports of all kinds.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact Coolsailing for your forthcoming boat rental in Vendée.
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