Enjoy the end of year celebrations in Vendée Bocage: Christmas markets, Christmas lights, Christmas parade, events and other activities in the heart of the Vendée Bocage.

The Christmas time : it's magical! Stroll in the heart of a Christmas market, admire the Christmas lights, smell the smell of waffles, taste roasted chestnuts, listen to Christmas carols, our 5 senses are awake at this time of year. The Vendée bocage is very lively at this time and offers many activities!

Visit the Vendée bocage in winter

Christmas markets in tourist sites

Christmas market at the Château de Tiffauges

A Tiffauges, Castle of lights up for its traditional Christmas market For more than 20 years. Spread over more than half of the site (i.e. 1,5 ha), around fifty local artisans and producers are present to make you discover traditional products of the region and propose Christmas presents and various objects to decorate the tree. In this magical universe, come and discover among snow-covered fir trees : the forest of all possibilities, the treasure chests, the kite, the company of the wooden men, the meadow of the fireflies… so many spaces to share with family or friends to intensely experience the magic of Christmas.

  • November 29,30 and December 1, 6, 7 and 8, 2024

“Traditional Christmas” at the Logis de la Chabotterie

A snow-covered site shining with a thousand lights, a magical winter atmosphere, two days of entertainment for young and old, here is the program of activities and shows at Logis de la Chabotterie, in Montréverd.

Rediscover traditional Christmases with numerous free activities and a wonderful exhibition in the heart of the home!

Stock up on activities with the little train, the carousel, the puppet show, the balloon sculptor, the mini farm, the magician… and much more! On stage, the shows follow one another. Find in particular “Cookies and Nougatine” and “Le Pôle Nord s’agite” by La Comédie des Rêves. On Sunday, the Vent des Cirques company presents its show “Lettre de Noël”. Under the yurt, storytellers introduce you to traditional tales.

Take advantage of the different stands to taste roasted chestnuts or gingerbread.

Finally, you will be dazzled by the pyromusical closing show My First Christmas.

Catering area. Free entry and free entertainment.

  • Saturday December 16, 2023 from 14 p.m. to 20 p.m.
  • Sunday December 17, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 20 p.m.

Christmas markets and entertainment

Christmas markets in the Vendée bocage

Every Sunday from the end of November to the end of December, rediscover the Christmas spirit at a Christmas Market. find the list of markets or in section Agenda by date.

The Herbaria Christmas Parade

En 2023, the Christmas Parade des Herbiers returns on Saturday, December 2 at 18 p.m. : floats, confetti, brass band music over 1,5 km in the town center of Les Herbiers.

The illuminations of the Grand Rorthais Farm

At nightfall, the Grand Rorthais farm in Saint Hilaire de Loulay – Montaigu Vendée lights up. Discover the illuminations of the farm! Meeting with Father Christmas and his donkey, storytelling evenings and choir.

  • Every evening from December 3-4, 9-10-11, 15-16-17-18, 21-22-23-24 and 29-30-31, 2022.

Christmas entertainment at the Château des Essarts

New for 2023, the Castle Essarts offers LUMIN’ESSARTS !
Lumin'Essarts is a magical and luminous walk on the paths of the century-old forest. Share the magic of the end-of-year holidays with friends or family after dark!

  • Friday to Sunday from 17 p.m. to 22 p.m. the first 3 weekends in December
  • From December 22 to January 7, 2023 (except public holidays) from 17 p.m. to 22 p.m.

Accommodation at Christmas in Vendée Bocage

Large gites

The end-of-year holidays are an opportunity to get together with family at Christmas, with friends on January 1, to have a good time together. Discover a wide choice of large capacity lodges, in old renovated barns, large town houses or castle outbuildings…

  • home At L’OIE-S’EAU : 1 gîte for 15 people in an old farmhouse renovated with exposed stone.
  • Gîte Domaine de la Sauzaie in Sèvremont: A farmhouse for 15 people located in an old farm in the Vendée countryside, to enjoy the surrounding countryside with pastures where the owners' horses graze.
  • Gîte La Maison du Sabotier in Saint-Malô-du-Bois: a large renovated family house for 14 people, close to amenities.
  • Gîtes du Flocelliere Castle : 3 gîtes (the Pavilion, the Donjon and the Logis) and guest rooms.
  • Gîtes du Poupet's Mill, 3 gites for 14/15 people in the green setting of the Poupet Valley in Saint-Malô-du-Bois: detox weekend guaranteed!
  • Cottage of the Chap’Elle in Chavagnes en Paillers: 1 gite for 15 people in an atypical place (Chapelle de la Salette from 1840) combining the charm of the old and modernity.
  • home The Lijaly in Bournezeau: this gite for 15 people is a former presbytery. It has an indoor swimming pool and a spa.
  • Gîtes du Rock of the Bars : La Longère and La Grange. These 2 cottages located in La Boissière de Montaigu can each accommodate 15 people. A covered and heated swimming pool all year round as well as a relaxation area (table football, billiards, ping pong tables) are available.

With an indoor pool and spa

  • Gite de la Godetière at Chambretaud. This 8-person cottage has a private swimming pool and a heated indoor jacuzzi.
  • home The keys to singing in Saint-Prouant. This single-storey gite in a renovated barn has a swimming pool and an indoor spa. It can accommodate 10 people.
  • La La Roche Valley in Tiffauges: le Moulin, le Clos du Meunier and le Fournil on the banks of the Sèvre Nantaise.
  • the 160 at l'Oie – Essarts en Bocage, large covered and heated swimming pool, games room in a large wooded and enclosed park.
  • Gîtes the 3 Musketeers in Les Herbiers, 3 cottages side by side with an indoor swimming pool.
  • home Flour Milling in Rocheserviere, gite sleeping 12. The heated swimming pool and the 6-seater spa pleasantly complete the wooded park of 3000m2 to relax.

In complete privacy

  • Château du Boisniard in Chambretaud, spend a night in a cabin in the woods or at the castle, luxury and a change of scenery in a 5-star hotel, taste dishes based on local specialties at the starred restaurant and enjoy the relaxation spa with a well-being treatment. The restaurant and its chef Valentin Morice organize evenings for Christmas Eve and December 31st.
  • Castle Barbinière in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sevre. After dinner at the Orangerie restaurant and a night in rooms with a contemporary design, complete your stay at Maison Toussaint with a spa session or a well-being treatment.
  • Hotel Omnubo in Saint-Mars-la-Réorthe, means house in the clouds (in Latin “homo”: house and “nubo”: cloud). It offers rooms with a contemporary and refined design, in pastel colors for a soft and peaceful atmosphere. You will find suites with private SPA for a relaxing weekend and the "lounge", a space with free access throughout the day for a break around a snack or a glass of wine at the end of the evening. .
  • Preuille Castle in Saint Hilaire de Loulay, 4 guest rooms in the castle with the possibility of dinner by candlelight.

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