Our small market villages are found amidst the lovely countryside of the Vendée department of Western France, close to the Atlantic coast and on the edge of the Marais Poitevin. They are typically French, with soft, grey stone buildings built in the traditional style, a lovely church as its centrepiece, and a vibrant twice weekly market.
Our villages have an Office de Tourisme, boulangeries (bakers), post office, banks, hairdressers, beauty salon, aromatherapist, pharmacy, doctors, crêperie, cafes/bars and restaurants. Also that important 'cave' for locally-produced wine plus a quaint boutique of arts/crafts for the perfect holiday gift. Just on the outskirts of the village (a 5 minute cycle) is a large supermarket and petrol stations
Located so close to the village you and the kids can pop out in the morning to pick up a fresh baguette, croissants or some yummy fresh cakes from one of the wonderful baker's. A great opportunity for you all to practice your French each morning. Or visit in the evenings to a choice of great restaurants - a delightful hotel restaurant, bistro, pizza restaurant or the new crêperie!
This coastal area is a gourmet's delight! The large fishing port of l'Aiguillon is just 10 minutes away. Early risers visiting the town's fish market (open every weekday at 5am) will be able to choose from a range of freshly caught fish, mussels, oysters, langoustines & gambas.
A great little park area for many hours of fun on the large green area for a great game of football or rounder's just a few minutes away....!
Colourful festivals in the village square, ranging from 'moules-frites' evenings to jazz concerts, fireworks displays, circus shows, and special children's events.
In Longeville sur Mer is a great outdoor FREE gymnasium for those who want to keep fit this holiday....!
A holiday is not complete without a visit to one of the colourful markets that France is so famous for. The Vendée not only has traditional French markets selling local produce such as fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, wine and local arts and crafts but also delightful speciality seafood.
Market days are.....
Angles - Wednesday & Sunday mornings
Longeville sur Mer - Monday & Friday mornings
Jard sur Mer - Monday mornings
La Tranche sur Mer - Saturday mornings
Luçon - Wednesday & Saturday mornings
L'Aiguillon sur Mer - Tuesday & Friday Mornings
Please note - Market days are season-dependent