Local Vendée region

The small hamlet of La Viollière is surrounded by gently rolling countryside made up of fields and small woods. A very rural retreat but easy to find and well connected for easy exploring. A relaxing environment but with plenty to see and do. Our nearest village, Breuil Barret (2kms) has a restaurant/bar (with outside seating), …
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Historical Sites

There are many nearby places of interest such as the medieval village of Vouvant with lovely views over the ancient ramparts, the forest of Mervent with walks, activity parks and large lake for boating, Mouilleron en Pareds – the birthplace of George Clemenceau, Bazoges en Pareds with its wonderful donjon (keep) and medieval garden, Fontenay …
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Adventure Activities

There are many adventurous activities throughout the Vendée. Just a few minutes drive of the gîte and campsite you will find micro-lite baptism flights, treetop adventure courses, go-karting and horse-riding. There is a good swimming pool at La Châtaigneraie and there is lake swimming (in high season) on the southern edge of Mervent Forest. Near …
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