Beyond the amazing beaches of the Vendée there is so much nature to discover, from mountain biking, hiking and canoeing in the Mervent forest to discovering the Biological reserve just down the road from MDM, to exploring the stunning canals and waterways of the Marais Poitevin, there is no shortage of things to do.

Marais Poitevin
  • One of the natural jewels of the South Vendée the Marais Poitevin offer much to discover
  • Bike along the canals and through towns and villages
  • Hire a boat and explore the canals yourself
  • Take a guided boat tour from one of the many embarkation points in the South Vendée
  • Discover the towns, villages and historical features dotted along the hundreds of kilometers of canals and waterway
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Mervent Forest
  • About 25 minutes from MDM, Mervent forest offers many activities
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing or kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • Location of the park Pierre Brune
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Biological reserve in Nalliers
  • Located just 15 minutes from MDM
  • Take a deep dive into the flora and fauna of the Vendée
  • Spans 137 hectares and is crisscrossed with canals and waterways
  • Home to the rare European otter and Genet
  • Also frequented by purple herons, winter teal, European orioles, sweethearts and black kites
  • Guided tours only to some of the more sensitive areas of the reserve
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