Vendee Culture and Events

Musicales du Pays de Saint-Gilles, St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

2017 dates TBC

 9 events at various venues such as village squares and churches. Free Tel: (00 33) 2 51 54 70 70 for more details.  

Le Port en Fete, l’Aiguillon-sur-Mer

August 2017

Feast and festival. Fireworks over the lake.
Contact local tourist office for more details, tel (00 33) 51 56 43 91.

Bird Migration, l'Aiguillon-sur-Mer

September - November 2017

Guided visits to see birds migrating 0800 - 1800, tel (00 33) 2 51 56 21 91.

The Legend of the Fairy Melusine, Vouvant

Throughout the year

Visit her tower at the castle in medieval Vouvant - one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’ - to find out more about the fairy Melusine who, according to legend, built all the castles, towns and churches in Southern Vendee in one night from a mouthful of water and a handful of stones. Tel: (00 33) 2 51 00 80 21

Visit the Musee Vendeen, Fontenay le-Comte

Travel through time with a film and model to see the historic capital of the Vendee as it was in the Middle Ages. Regional furniture, traditional head-dresses.

Tel: (00 33) 2 51 69 31

Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.

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