The Vendee is a department about the size of Devon located on the Atlantic Coast with a micro-climate ensuring many hours of sunshine. The coastal town of Les Sables d'Olonne is one hours drive away and and hosts the Vendee Globe single handed round the world yatch race every three years, next setting sail in November 2011.
Nearby is the famous Puy du Fou and south of the property are the Venise Verte and the wine growing area of Mareuil. Pouzauges is in the Bocage area and is a small town with restaurants and a weekly market. Further afield are Chantonnay and La Roche sur Yon. The area is famous for the Vendee Wars and there are many memorials to be found.
Bird Watching, Cycling, Fishing, Horse riding, Shopping, Swimming, Theme parks
How to get here
Plane: Pouzauges is situated approx 50 miles south of Nantes airport, flying time 1 hour from the UK. La Rochelle airport is to the west.
Ferry/Road: the ferry terminal at St Malo is approx 3 hours drive away with a fast route via Rennes and Nantes. Le Havre is about 5 hours distance.
Train: Eurostar and TGV London-Lille-Nantes or London-Paris-Nantes.