From the amazing live shows at Puy du Fou, to wine tastings and amusement parks, water parks and so much more, the Vendée is replete with activities for all ages and tastes.

Puy du Fou
  • A must see while in the Vendée, 45 minutes from MDM
  • Incredible live shows and period villages tracing the Vendée's and France's history through the ages - from Vikings to Romans, the Vendée War to WWI
  • Cinescenie nightime spectacular
  • Christmas shows, ice sculptures and winter village in December
  • Numerous options for eating on site, from quick bites to period-themed restaurants with shows, all reasonably priced
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  • Although not famous for it's wines, the Vendée has some amazing bio (organic) wine producers in the region
  • Wine tours can be arranged through an English speaking guide or you can follow the 'route des vins' and discover them for yourself
  • Nearby and on the 'route des vins' is J. Mourat vineyard (15 minutes from MDM) but other notable ones in the region worth visiting are Prieuré la Chaume and Domaine St Nicolas
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Parc Pierre Brune
  • Located in the heart of the Mervent forest about 25 minutes from MDM, the Parc Pierre Brune is a little quirky, a little old school but loads of fun!
  • Suitable for all ages with some activities for teens and adults but geared mostly towards the 5-12 year olds
  • Bouncy castles, reverse Bungy, trampolines, water bubbles, boat battles, miniature train, giant slides, mini golf and more
  • Snack/fast food bar or bring your own picnic
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Ile de Ré
  • Just over the bridge from La Rochelle, Ile de Ré offers a full days activities
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Quaint harbour towns
  • Medieval Market
  • Bike friendly with paths crisscrossing the island
  • Go early in summer to avoid lineups on the bridge or hire bikes in La Rochelle and ride over the bridge
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O'Gliss Park
  • A large waterpark 25 minutes from MDM and 15 minutes from the beach
  • Large variety of slides for all ages
  • Baby section including slides
  • Lazy river
  • Giant whirlpool
  • Partner with nearby O'Fun park which features a treetop adventure park and other activities
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Abbaye du Marais
  • Historic Abbey situated right on the canals of the Marais Poitevin in Maillezais, about 40 minutes from MDM
  • Explore the old abbey
  • Hire bikes to ride along the canals
  • Take a guided tour of the canals by boat
  • Great restaurant right across the street
  • Stop at the nearby Prieuré la Chaume vineyard on the way there or back
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