The French wine region of Pissotte you’ll be on cloud “wine”!
Once upon a vine… Exploring the Southern Vendée’s Wine Routes which will lead you to the heart of fascinating stories. Visits, wine tastings experiences and encounters with the experts. Special moments for creating unforgettable memories are just waiting for you!
Wine tour "Pure art in the Fiefs Vendéen from Pissotte
Circuit of 47km
This walk is placed under the theme of diversity offering artistic workshops, personalised visits and gourmet, or cultural breaks. These activities all take place in the heart of a natural environment between the forest, the groves, and vines. It is this way, so just follow us!
Driving time: 1 hour (excluding visit). You can follow this unmarked route by car at your own leisure.
Vouvant a village of painters along the Fiefs Vendéen wine tour
Vouvant is the only medieval town in the Vendée to be surrounded by ramparts. This "Petite Cité de Caractére" is well known for its heritage and architectural treasures such as the legend of the Mélusine Fairy... But it is also called "Vouvant, village of painters". Exhibitions at the Nef Théodelin (Notre Dame church), artists' workshops, galleries as well as numerous painting events are organised each year. To the delight novices and onlookers alike.
Road directions: follow Fontenay le Comte.
> On leaving Bourneau, follow the direction of Pissotte. At 500 m, take the Chemin du Fougeray on your left, where parking is available.
Le Fougeray at Pissotte an experience to read between the wines!
What a pleasure it is to stroll in the heart of the vines! A walk of about a kilometre accessible to all, invites to take, the time to observe the landscape before a wine tasting tour of the Domaine Coirier.
Take the RD938 back to Pissotte and follow the signs for "Domaine Coirier".
Le Domaine Coirier
In Pissotte, the Domaine Coirier has been a family wine estate since 1895. An Independent winegrower, concerned about the natural balance of his products, Mathieu Coirier is committed to the “Terra Vitis” charter. He has received the prize for « Accueil d 'Excellence des Caves touristiques du vignoble Loire ».
Follow the D104 to l'Orbrie. Follow the route du Puy Chabot for Rue de la Chaume.
La Balingue - La Lutine a 100% homemade wine tour
In Orbrie, opposite the water tower, was the first structure built by Guy Béart before he made his career in the music industry. La Lutine is a tearoom / bakery renowned for its many gold medals: brioche, minute cake, préfou... Everything is 100% homemade. It is also the starting point for hiking trails and cycling routes such as the Vendée Vélo... which will lead you to the heart of the Mervent-Vouvant forest.
La Parenthèse Inattendue - an unexpected artistic encounter
In Saint Michel le Cloucq (2 place la Maison Neuve) La Parenthèse Inattendue is above all encounter between a place and an artist: a place steeped in history, located on the road to Saint Jacques de Compostelle. It is also an atypical and endearing artist/painter, with more than 3,500 canvases painted over the last 30 years. La Parenthèse Inattendue is an all-stone 240m² barn housing a loft as well as the Dominique Malabry school of painting with training courses, lessons, exhibitions... so have your brushes at the ready!
Follow the D65.
Foussais-Payré a double treat - where there’s wine there’s chocolate!
Another "Petite Cité de Caractère" invites you first of all to indulge in its stall, “Les Ateliers du Goût”: a chocolate factory that offers numerous workshops (macaroons, brioches, and chocolate of course!). As you wander around this delightful village, beautiful outstanding sculptures will amaze you. Following this sculptural route you will discover these unique pieces of artwork, sculpted with a chainsaw during the Symposium. An event not to be missed, at the end of July which welcomes around fifteen sculptors.
Faymoreau a miner’s experience in the wine tour around Pissotte
Coal in Vendée, that seems highly improbable! But yet, from 1827 to 1958, men did descend into the depths of the earth. Today, visitors can see their settlements which are still inhabited, their cultivated working gardens and the Miners' Chapel. Its 19 stained-glass windows (created by Carmelo Zagari) mixing colours, figures, and spirituality in homage to underground miners.
Return to Vouvant, to get back to your starting point following the D67 or alternatively head towards Fontenay le Comte, town of art and history on the D3 and then the D745.
Possibility to take a break at the Xanton Lake Leisure Centre.