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Challans ducks, chickens, and foie gras: a renowned “savoir-faire”

The Vendée is a region renowned for poultry farming, and especially for the traditional chickens and ducks breed at Challans. The chickens have been honoured with the “Label Rouge” distinction. And for several years, the county has become recognised as the second leading foie gras production areas in France.

Marais de Challans

The famous Challans ducks and black chickens

Challan’s poultry, benefit from an exceptional region due to the Breton Vendean Marshes climate. The 600 breeders represent a real professional knowledge and traditional expertise.

Poultry awards, a true guarantee of quality

Challans 16 different breeds of poultry are all recognised as “Label Rouge”. They have been awarded more than 40 medals from the Salon de l’Agriculture, which is a real guarantee of quality! The notoriety of Challans chickens is well established, renowned for the fine and crispy side of their meat.

Foie Gras

Foie Gras - second largest production in France

Over the years, the breeders of Challans have diversified their activities with the introduction of ducks. Today the Vendée has become the second largest production areas of foie gras in France! The largest, most famous farms in the Vendée are namely Ernest Soulard, the Demeure de la Pierre, or the Ferme de la Chedanière. The Vendée specialises in fresh, semi-cooked, raw or vacuum-packed foie gras