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Discover the history of the Vendée

Posted the 21 September 2023
Culture & heritage

Discover the history of Vendée through these videos. We take a look at some of the department's most emblematic sites, steeped in history. Enjoy! 

The Mining Center of Faymoreau

Follow Monica to discover this famous site in South Vendée, a 100% mine trip where you will experience the incredible adventure of the local « black faces » !

Let be surprised by the museum, its immersive course from the hanging room, the lamp room and the slope into the reconstituted mine. Explore the cottages of the working class neighbourhood, certified « Petite Cité de Caractère » (small charmed city). Let be impressed by the Carmelo Zagari stained glass windows of the miners chapel too.

It’s time to go for an immersive journey !

The Blockhaus Hospital Museum in Les Sables d'Olonne

This historic site invites you to discover a huge German hospital blockhouse, in action following a naval battle off Les Sables d'Olonne. Untouched since it was built in 1943, it includes 20 rooms fully equipped with period equipment! Over an area of 350 m², the whole family can explore this modern museum dedicated to the Second World War in Vendée. Reconstructed scenes with 45 mannequins with uniform, illustrated panels, captivating film...

The Vendée Aquarium in Talmont Saint Hilaire

Between wonder and discovery, the Aquarium de Vendée invites you to travel to the heart of the most beautiful seas and oceans. Experience an incredible underwater exploration with 500 marine animal species and invertebrates. It's a marvellous experience that you can enjoy with family or friends, to help you understand the marine environment and learn about species conservation.

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