Eco-friendly breaks, a real green tourism destination - the Vendée!
The Vendée is a unique green tourism destination in France as it offers a range of eco-friendly accommodation like nowhere else! Ranging from tree house versions, wooden chalets, on stilts or in the shape of a nest…you are sure to find just the right kind of accommodation for an eco-friendly holiday. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly family break to escape into nature, look no further! The Vendée is “THE” place to recharge your batteries and share a “green tourism” experience. So, why not sample one of our eco-friendly options somewhere in the Vendean countryside. Discover our top spots for a slow, green holiday adventure!
LA GARANGOIRE CAMPSITE IN Saint Julien des landes CASTEL 5 *STAR – a BIVOUAC APPROACH
La Garangoire campsite in Saint Julien des Landes offers a bivouac experience like no other! Part of the Castel group, this 5-star campsite is just a 15-minute drive from the Atlantic coast and some of the most beautiful beaches the Vendée has to offer. What’s more, it has a “Welcome” Label! Did you know that it is possible to spend a night in a tent, under the stars? The campsite features unusual accommodation on stilts, perfect for contemplating the surrounding nature, from the comfort of your own cosy nest (suitable for 2). So, all you need to do is, just climb the ladder to reach your sleeping area. These cabins have been specially designed with cyclists in mind. If you wish to extend your stay, the campsite offers other types of accommodation: chalets, mobile homes, large wooden cabins, “tribe” tents and even safari lodges, the choice is yours! A carefree holiday to simply reconnect with the great outdoors. A place, where you can admire the stars… a real breath of fresh air!
Terragora lodges les epesses– an escape into NATURE
Discover the Terragora lodge experience in Les Epesses! Eco-friendly accommodation tucked away in the heart of the Vendean countryside, and just a few kilometres from the Puy du Fou. Here, you can treat yourself to a green interlude for an unusual break in the heart of nature. Choose from a variety of ecolodges: wooden cabins, chrysalises (like a cocoon for a butterfly), a terrier lodge, constructed with SuperAdobe (a form of earth bag construction using sandbags arranged in layers or coils), nymphéa (a zinc cube sitting on the edge of a pond). These eco-friendly lodges are discreet and private, perfectly suited to their environment. Climb the stairs to your cosy nest, sit back on the terrace, relax, and enjoy this peaceful atmosphere! An unusual ecolodge built in wood, with a refined style for spending beautiful evenings in total tranquillity! A peaceful retreat for a truly immersive experience in the Vendean countryside. You’ll feel right at home!
Les Maisons de bois at the 5-star Château Boisniard – a cocoon of well-being
Would you like to combine nature and ecology with top-of-the-range comfort? Then opt for the Chateau Boisniard, awarded the Welcome label! Head towards Chanverrie in the Vendean countryside for a unique and unusual experience in these charming wooden houses. You may know the Chateau Boisniard for its estate and its 1* Michelin restaurant, but do you know its Maisons de Bois? Take a trip back in time and stay in one of the houses that pay tribute to a remarkable woman who left her mark on history. The Chateau Boisniard offers self-catering houses designed with natural materials and promises a warm and friendly welcome. Each house has an entrance hall, 2 spacious bedrooms, a bathroom and separate toilet.
THE Huttopia 3* campsite in noirmoutier – A BREATH OF SEA AIR
It’s not easy to find the ideal pitch with a sea view! So, if you love the sea, then you’ll really enjoy staying in one of the Huttopia campsite’s safari tents. They are just a stone’s throw for the seashore. So, head towards the island of Noirmoutier for a 3-star stay at the Huttopia campsite which has direct access to the beach! Discover the Huttopia’s wonderful lodges, set beneath the maritime pines and facing the sea. Here, you can treat yourself to a dream holiday with a “fun in the sun, atmosphere”. Combine the benefits of outdoor living with the comfort of the ecolodge’s facilities. Built on a wooden floor, the lodge consists of a large terrace, ideal for a fresh sea air breakfast, 2 bedrooms and fully equipped kitchen. On site there is a playground, volleyball court and table tennis – perfect for keeping the kids occupied.
Best ECOLODGES AT THE FERME DE MARAIS GIRARD - all COMFORTS of indoors, and the outdoors
If you enjoy staying in the middle of nature but don’t want to give up your comforts, the ecolodges at the Ferme de Marais Girard are made for you! Located on the Atlantic coast in Bretignolles sur mer, this former coastal farm has been transformed into a unique place dedicated to sustainable tourism. It features ecolodges, designed with a contemporary and refined style. These ecolodges may not be perched in the trees, but they are an invitation for a true immersive nature experience. With their clean lines, natural wood materials and large windows that open onto the surrounding environment…. you’ll get the feeling that nature has invited itself into your home. Put on your swim suite and lounge around Marais Girard’s ecological swimming pool. A spacious pool without any chlorine or salt, perfect for taking a dip, without fear of swallowing a mouthful! On-site there is also a vegetable garden which, depending on the day’s harvest, can be shared with all the residents. Here, you’ll live an experience as close to nature as possible!
Ô P'TIT MARAIS CAMPSITE – escape into nature and back to basics
A real haven of peace, the Ô P'tit Marais campsite, invites you to relax and unwind with your feet in the water. Located in the Marais Poitevin, on the banks of the Sèvre Niortaise, this family campsite will not leave you indifferent. Embark on a journey to unknown lands in a rural and bucolic atmosphere where the modern world has not interfered with the simplicity and genuine nature of the place. Here, settle into one of the canvas cabins and live the Amerindian (American Indian) way of life during your stay. These Eco-friendly cabins that don’t neglect your comfort! You will love being able to have your breakfast in the sun under the covered terrace. Your littles ones can play at being Indians , living like them in a real teepee. A journey back to basics, close at hand!
An escape into nature with the Ecolodges TERRE & eau At la FLOCELLIÈRE
Are you a nature lover looking for a change of scenery? To get away from it all in the Vendée , we invite you to discover an unusual type of accommodation at La Flocelliere. What is it called? Les Ecolodges de Terre & Eau are set in the heart of the Vendean countryside, just a few kilometres from the Puy du Fou. This unusual accommodation combines nature with comfort and respect for the environment. Terre & Eau invites you to rediscover the simple pleasures of family life by staying in these ecolodges. Spacious and comfortable, the single storey ecolodge can accommodate from 2 to 6 people. Built in wood, the ecolodge is warm and cosy, just like a real hideaway. Everything is designed for your comfort with garden furniture, sun loungers and a barbecue for those summer evenings after a day at the beach.
The Domaine de L’Oiselière 4 * « Welcome » campsite in Chauché
For those who can’t find the motivation to pitch their tent after arriving at their destination, the 4-star “Welcome” campsite L’Oiselière has found the solution! Opt for the lodge option, wooden and canvas accommodation, ideal for a break in the countryside near Chauché. Camping enthusiasts will be impressed by the practical and functional aspect of the lodges. They offer a surface area of 21m² where you will find everything you need: a dining area that opens onto the outdoors, 2 bedrooms and a private terrace. The campsite and the sanitary facilities are located just outside the lodge. On-site, you can enjoy the heated outdoor swimming pool with a breath taking view of the vast plain. So, relax, chill out and make the most of your holiday in the Vendée to recharge your batteries!
THE CHÂTEAU DE LA BRÉDURIÈRE IN MOUTIERS SUR LE LAY – vineyard breaks in france
Would you like to spend a comfortable night in the heart of French vineyards? Take a drive along the roads of the Vendée and head for Moutiers sur Lay. This small, authentic wine growing village is in the southern Vendée. The Chateau de la Brédurière is not lacking in space, as the entire property covers 6 hectares. Yes, we did say 6 hectares! A family friendly address for a peaceful break on the Route du vins. Experience an unusual getaway break in one of the 4 lodges named: Mareuil, Brem, Vix and Pissotte, in reference to the Fiefs Vendéens, the wine growing areas in the Vendée. A perfect setting to admire the surrounding nature as you relax in your lodge. They are south-facing and offer 50 to 80m² of comfort, with a bathroom and toilet, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private terrace overlooking the countryside. Built in wood the lodges blend perfectly with their surroundings and create a natural balance with the estate.
The Lodges at the 4* Le Paradis campsite in Talmont Saint Hilaire
Experience the charms of the Vendée in a unique and exotic location at Le Paradis 4-star campsite in Talmont Saint Hilaire, between Jard sur Mer and Les Sables d’Olonne. These eco-friendly lodges can accommodate 2 to 6 people and are designed to combine the pleasure of the outdoors but with all the indoor comforts. In addition, there is a covered heated swimming pool and a bar restaurant. In July and August, themed or sporting activities are organised for you and the family. Everything thing for a super holiday!
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