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Major “must see”events not to be missed this June in the Vendée

Posted the 17 June 2024
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The Vendée has plenty to celebrate this June 2024! With some of the best French music festivals, internationally renowned events, sporting and cultural events taking place during the month! Below is our selection of the highlights …. Are you ready to generate great memories! 

Major cultural events in the Vendée in June!

Rendez-vous aux jardins: enjoy the great outdoors from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June and stroll through some of Europe's magnificent gardens. This year's theme is "Les cinq sens au Jardin” (five senses in the garden).

La Journée des Loisirs En Vendée (Leisure Day in the Vendée): on Sunday 2nd  June, people visiting some 40 partner tourist sites will be able to take advantage of an exceptional offer: one entry purchased = one free entry ( based on the lowest price) to the sites and leisure activities taking part in the operation!

The Olympic Torch Relay and other sporting events honour the Vendée this June(h2)

  • The Olympic Torch Relay: the Vendée will have the honour of seeing the Olympic Torch pass through its region on Tuesday 4th  June. You can see the Olympic Flame in Noirmoutier, La Roche sur Yon, Fontenay le Comte, the Pointe d'Arçay and at the Puy du Fou.
  • Arrival of the New York-Vendée skippers: the final qualifying race for the Vendée Globe will start on Wednesday 29th  May in New York, with the arrival of the skippers scheduled around  8th , 9th  and 10th  June. It's the last repetition before the Everest of the Seas!
  • Yoga Festival in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: the only Yoga Festival in the Vendée! On the programme: hatha yoga, vinyasa by the sea, rock yoga, duo yoga, introduction to sophrology, exhibitors' village, massage area, discovery tours of the town and coastline, mini-lectures, concerts. From Friday 14th to Sunday 16th June.
  • Vendée Cœur: on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June, Les Sables d'Olonne will be hosting the Vendée Cœur, a fundraising event. The aim is to support organisations that help sick or disabled children. Entertainment, concerts and races are scheduled over the weekend.
  • Foulées du Gois: The legendary Foulées du Gois race celebrates its 36th edition in 2024! It's a chance to defy the tide and take in the spectacular scenery. The event takes place on Saturday 29th June in Beauvoir sur Mer!

A busy month of June here in the Vendée with the Fête de la Musique and other festivals 

 

  • Festival de Terre-Neuve: in Fontenay le Comte, this summer you’re in for a real treat. Be part of the Festival de Terre-Neuve and its open-air shows! From Friday 14th to Saturday 22nd June
  • Fête de la musique: Everyone's looking forward to the Fête de la musique taking place on Friday 21st June! Check out the list of all the music festivals taking place in the Vendée and choose the date that suits you best!
  • Festival R.Pop: The Poupet festival returns from Wednesday 26th  June to Friday 5th  July for a new edition! This summer, enjoy a unique festive experience thanks to a superb line-up. It's a great way to spend an evening with family and friends. And it's totally free!
  • Milcendeau se livre: on Sunday 23rd June, the Musée Milcendeau in Soullans welcomes you to its book and arts festival: Milcendeau se livre. You'll be able to meet around twenty writers, painters, storytellers and musicians. There will also be a foodtruck and entertainment organised by the local schools.
  • Festival de Poupet: The biggest festival in the Vendée returns from Wednesday 26th June to Friday 19th July! Are you ready for a unique atmosphere this summer! Toto, Zaho de Sagazan and Grand Corps Malade will all be there. It's sure to be a great evening out with the family, your partner or your friends!
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