The Vendée - wild, sandy coastline, the Poitevin marshes, inland cereal plains and fields sectioned by hedgerows.
Coastal resorts welcome you with activities ranging from surfing to kayaking. The offshore islands are full of charm - known for their pretty white-washed houses covered in Mimosas.
The Poitevin marshes form a labyrinth of waterways and are a nature lover's delight. You'll find waders, redshanks & marsh-owls along one of the many walking or cycle trails.
Inland is flat farming country where you'll find Lucon, where Richelieu once lived and Fontenay-le-Comte, an old Renaisssance town, formerly the capital of Bas-Poitou.