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The Vendée in winter: what to do when it's cold?

Do you want to go on holiday in the Vendée in winter? The region is full of many winter activities: the Tropicana tells you everything!

When we think of the Vendée, we always think of summer holidays. We think of the sun, we think of the sea and idleness.


But in reality, the Vendée is so much more than that! It is a sublime region full of activities, each more exciting than the next. And this, whether in the middle of winter or in the middle of summer.


Wondering what to do in winter in Vendée? The answers are many: it all depends on the type of holiday you want to spend!


In any case, what is certain is that you will not be bored. The Tropicana, your family campsite in Saint-Jean-de-Monts, presents all the activities you can do in winter .


All you have to do is make your choice!

The Vendée in winter, a region full of surprises!

The Vendée is a very popular destination with tourists from France and elsewhere. But most of the time, these tourists go to France especially in the middle of summer, to enjoy the beaches and the good weather.


However, if you want to go on an adventure in the heart of winter, you should know that the Vendée is also a destination of choice.


Between magnificent authentic towns to visit and a natural setting full of surprises, you have the choice for your holidays in Vendée in the middle of winter!

Winter hikes

First of all, you should know that it is not because it is starting to get cold that the hikes disappear!


And you are not unaware that the Vendée is full of many hikes, during which you can stroll through the forests, on the small paths and in the green spaces that can only be found in the Vendée.


You can thus follow the hiking trails along the coast to discover the Atlantic Ocean from another angle.


You also have the opportunity to visit the state forests lined with pines that make the popularity of the Vendée.


All you need to do is bring your walking shoes and have some warm sportswear available. Not to mention a water bottle to hold the whole walk.


Read also: The different ways of hiking in Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Cultural outings

On a different note, you can also visit the various museums in Vendée, and even outdoor museums like the salt marshes.


The art and history museums are just waiting for you to learn about the Vendée’s past, and discover the region from another angle.


Concerning the salt marshes, it is an activity that we recommend to do at least once, to realize the difficulty of the profession of salt worker.


Read also: Agenda: all the activities in Saint Jean de Monts

The sports activities

Beyond hiking in the Vendée, you can also discover new outdoor sports activities.


You can practice snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, snow permitting.


Are you chilly by nature and want a little warmth? Don’t worry: the bowling alleys and ice rinks of Vendée are designed to welcome you for a festive afternoon.

Christmas markets

Finally, like everywhere else, the Vendée is full of many Christmas markets throughout December, and sometimes even part of January.


You can taste local specialities, but also buy homemade decorations and make your Christmas gifts in advance.


Something to please you and your loved ones.

All the activities to do in Vendée at Christmas

An essential region for summer holidays, the Vendée is also an essential destination for a winter stay.


Between sports, fun and rest: take advantage of winter to book a stay at your Tropicana campsite .


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9 am-12pm / 2 pm-6pm in low season

(from April 13 to July 3, 2020 and from August 30 to September 20, 2020)

9 am-1pm / 2 pm-7pm in high season

(July 4 to August 29, 2020)

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