The Vendée bocage offers generous nature, fields lined with hedges, rivers and lakes ideal for walking. Protected natural areas, private or public parks and gardens.

A bucolic landscape, a river, a valley, a hill, a forest, a high point? The Bocage in Vendée is: fields bordered by hedges, hills, flowing rivers, panoramas “where on a clear day… you could almost see the sea”. And you, what will be your natural history?

Discovering the natural sites of Vendée Bocage

For those who like adventures, spend some time on the natural and historical sites of Vendée Bocage is certainly a good idea. With the beautiful landscapes, the valleys, the hills as well as the rivers of the territory of Vendée Bocage (north east of the Vendée), you will certainly spend unforgettable moments. This place is called “le bocage vendéen”, a landscape of fields surrounded by hedges. Hedges protect livestock from wind, rain, and retain runoff water.

Swimming in Vendée Bocage

The Lake of Triterie leisure center in Vendée


Cheating Lake

The ideal place a few kilometers from Puy du Fou to cool off with family or friends! Equipped beach, pedal boat, splash game, paddle... and other activities to have fun with your feet in the water.

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Touchgray Lake

In summer, come and swim in this leisure area and enjoy many activities: canoe and paddle rental, pedal boats, etc. Rest on its sandy beach by the lake!

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Lake of Hope

Come and enjoy a beach near Pouzauges, a small city of character. Ideal for the youngest, this beach has a children's play area.

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La Maison de la Rivière in Montaigu-Vendée, in the Vendée countryside

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La Maison de la Rivière is a place to explore with family or friends with:


  • An exhibition on the banks of the Grande Maine and in the mill
  • A family treasure hunt
  • Boat trips on the water
  • Nature walks


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