Cycle rail on tracks - (1 hr 30 mins away) This is a great chance for the entire family to have some quality time together taking in the beautiful countryside, and wildlife whilst enjoying a picnic. The cycle cars are designed for either 4 or 5 people each and run along an amazing 10km stretch of former railway line (of course you don’t have to do it all!) www.velorail-vendee.fr
Ile de Ré - (1hr 15mins away) This exquisite island lies just off La Rochelle and has a 90km network of cycle paths linking all the villages, passing through pine forests, vineyards, nature reserves and salt marches.
La Rochelle - (1 hr 30 mins away) This beautiful city is divided into two - the old port full of yachts and historic buildings, guarded by the medieval defensive towers, and the more modern town centre, which has fashionable boutiques and restaurants
Horse Riding - (5 mins away) A wonderful memory for all ages. Local equestrian centres offer a variety of rides from forest walks, beach front fun or pony rides in the paddock. www.clubhippiquedesalizes.fr
Ball Park & Play Centre - (30 mins away) An indoor, air-conditioned adventure playground designed in an African theme. There are two separate play areas: one for the under 3 year olds and one for the 4 - 12 years old. The play centre features slides, ball pools, rope bridges, a toboggan run, a climbing frame, electric cars and inflatables. www.royalkids.fr
Hot-air ballooning - (1 hr 45 mins away) Montgolfiere du Bocage can offer to arrange individual flights starting near your holiday property. Ideal for a special celebration and a great way to see the beautiful countryside & coast. www.hot-air-balloon-rides.eu
Go-Karting - (5 - 10 mins away) The kids (or indeed the big boys and girls) can be the next Lewis Hamilton and race each other around this exciting and challenging track. It's been approved by the French Federation of Sports Automobile and is great fun. www.vendeekart.fr
Indian Forest Adventure Park - (5 mins away) Watch this video of all the exciting and amazing activities at the EPIC adventure park just 5 minutes from La Pergola. Fabulous fun for ALL ages.... 10% discount off your entrance ticket when you book any of our holiday homes! www.indian-forest-atlantique.com
O'Gliss Water Park – (10 mins away) New 11millon euro water park just opened where the thrills and spills just keep on coming on the impressive new wave pool, water slides, rapids, lazy river, whirlpools, geyser, cascade and a host of water games for the kids, the choice of activities is huge. There’s a special play area for younger children and catering facilities on site. www.oglisspark.fr
Canoeing & Kayaking - (5 mins away) The Marais Poitevin, more commonly known as the 'Venise Verts' is an amazing landscape of man-made canals and waterways. Canoeing or kayaking though these waterways is the ideal way to experience the Vendee landscape. www.myholidaytreats.co.uk
Water Sport Hire – (10 mins away) Great for all ages, Lots of great water sports for the whole family including towed buoy and sofa, stand up paddle boards (SUP), pedal boats and kayaks. Snack bar available - great fun!. www.waterfun.fr
Petting Farm (15 mins away) - In addition to the many farm animals in large enclosures and many walking freely for the kids to pet and touch, in July and August the park opens a further ten hectares so everyone can enjoy it’s wooded trails – Great day out for the whole family. www.lesanimauxdelaferme.com
Tennis - A great chance to have your own family tournament at the local village tennis court. We supply the tennis rackets and balls too so the whole family really can have fun this holiday! www.myholidaytreats.co.uk
Châteaux, Castles & Churches - Visit the beautiful historic chateaux of the region, castles and the typically French Plantagenet-style churches. Many are set in stunning manicured grounds.
Kids Adventure Parks - (10 mins away) The kids will have hours of fun on the mini rollercoasters, trampolines, electric cars, arcades and mini golf courses in La Tranche sur Mer.
Indian Forest Water Jumps - (5 mins away) Thrill seekers, of all ages, idea of paradise...! Check out this cool video and remember, book La Pergola and receive 10% discount off your entrance ticket :)
So many fabulous family attractions located in are area
Perfect for those wanting activities and adventure as well as sandy beaches
Adventure Park and Chateau - (10 mins away) Experience an 'historic adventure' set in the 86 hectare grounds of a beautiful Chateau. The children will love this interactive treasure hunt solving various puzzles, get them all right and open the treasure chest for a prize at the end! www.chateau-aventuriers.com
Puy du Fou - (1 hr 30 mins away) This is where time stands still - and will be an instant hit with children and adults alike. You'll see villages from different eras, gladiators still doing battle and Vikings launching attacks on fortified castles, An absolute must visit! www.puydufou.com/fr
Golf - (45 mins away) France is one of Europe's most popular golfing holiday destinations. It has over 25 of the Top 100 golf courses in Europe - and many golfers are now choosing to play in France rather than the traditional Spanish golf resorts. French golf courses are of an exceptionally high standard, are competitive and are well managed. We have 5 course within easy reach!
Cycle paths - (on your doorstep) The 'Loire a Velo' is 180km of sign-posted cycle paths where you can ride through stunning Loire countryside, passing though villages, vineyards, visit Chateaux and Abbeys. Bikes delivered/collected free to Le Palmier with free helmets, locks and tool kit.
Bike hire at www.bikehiredirect.com
Sailing, Surfing & Boating - (10 mins away) With 200km of coastline in the Vendee, there is a plethora of different breaks and surfing conditions to suit both novice and experienced surfers for the ultimate thrill. Equipment can be hired from huts on the beachfront and many lesson soffered. www.koasurfschool.com
Beach Holidays in France
Quad biking & buggy - (10 mins away) Great fun exploring the beautiful French country side, forests and the 'Marais Poitevin'. Come and discover quad biking and buggy with family or friends on private land and hiking in the Poitevin marshes under the watchful eye of our state qualified instructors www.quad-evasion85.fr
Parc des Dunes - (50 mins away) With over 38 different activities for the children to play on, the kids are bound to find a favourite! The kids will thoroughly enjoy everything on offer especially the water slides, trampolines(fully enclosed) and toboggan rides. A very safe, clean and friendly environment and lots of under cover shaded picnic areas www.parc-des-dunes.com
Spa Treatments - (5 - 10 mins away) Take some much need time out and visit one of the many beauty spa's for a real treat this holiday. Now that's a holiday!
Local restaurants - (from 2 mins away) One of the pleasures of holidaying in France and, in particular the Vendée region, is dining at the fabulous restaurants and sampling the various dishes on offer. There is a wide range of restaurants that cater for families with children and 'just for the grown-ups' - we offer baby-sitting too!
Atlantic Wake Park – (15 mins away) Water fun park that if you love snowboarding you are going to love it here...! The great 750 meters long lake ski lift allows you to practice up to 10 people simultaneously on either a wakeboard, wake shake, kneeboard & ski’s. www.atlanticwakepark.fr
Zoo - (30 mins away) Located near the heart of Les Sables d'Olonne, this wonderful zoo is a 3-hectare haven that shelters around 280 animals. There are more that 40 threatened species in natural enclosures www.zoodessables.fr
Sandy beaches - (10 mins away) Great fun any time of the day along the 13km of sandy beaches for sisters, brothers, cousins and friends alike :) www.vendee-guide.co.uk/vendee-beaches.htm
Aquarium La Rochelle - (45 mins away) This is a 2 hour journey into the depth of the ocean – our kids just loved it here. There were over 10,000 Atlantic, Mediterranean and Tropical species to view in an amazing 3 million litres of water. The huge shark aquarium with 20 different species was amazing. www.aquarium-larochelle.com