Gite des Forges is an ideal location for both beach holidays and country getaways!
Only 10 minutes away from the beaches and surrounded by beautiful countryside - you will be spoilt for choice for what to do each day! Whether you enjoy relaxing on the beach reading a book, or surfing the crashing waves you will not be disappointed. There is truly a beach for everyone!
Inland there are miles of cycle paths and country lanes to explore, along with many pretty villages with their weekly markets.
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There are many tourist attractions within a 20km radius, including the Indian Adventure Park - where you can learn to swing through the trees and bungie jump, The Automobile Museum at Talmont St Hilaire and the Adventure Château with its garden treasure trail and pirate picnic area!
For a more sedate day out there is the world famous Venise Verte - a Regional Wetland Park, with miles of canals and ruined abbeys to explore. The scenery is stunning and there are many villages and small towns dotted nearby to stop for refreshments.
There are many different seaside resorts and towns within driving distance, including the harbour at Talmont St Hilaire where you can see the daily oyster catch being brought ashore, La Tranche sur Mer, with its bustling tourist streets and the old town of La Rochelle with its harbour-side cafés and restaurants. A great place to explore and take in the atmosphere.
For lots of ideas about what to see and do in the Vendée, please see our Facebook Page on the link to the right. The information is updated regularly with all of the current events and attractions.