Vibrate to the rhythm of the major events in the Vendée bocage!

Passionate about sport, history or culture? In love with Halloween or Christmas atmospheres? Do you want to experience great emotions in the heart of the bocage? Find all our upcoming events!

Major events in Vendée Bocage

Highlights to experience in Vendée Bocage

Le 02 June 2024

Leisure day in Vendée Bocage

Book your Sunday, June 2, to take advantage of the first Leisure Day organized by En Vendée! Throughout the day, enjoy free entry for one entry purchased, to the tourist sites and leisure activities participating in this Day! Many tourist sites and leisure activities around Puy…
Le 04 June 2024

The passage of the flame in Vendée

The Olympic flame arrives in Vendée on Tuesday June 4, 2024! Discover the complete route planned for its passage in Vendée, and more particularly in the Vendée bocage. Book your date to enjoy this exceptional sporting event, in a festive Vendée atmosphere! The passing of the Olympic flame in Vendée Bocage Every…
19 April 21 April 2024

Spring of the Book of Montaigu

A book fair is an opportunity for readers and professionals to meet and discuss books. With around thirty book events in Pays de la Loire, the Montaigu Book Spring in Vendée stands out for its friendly literary atmosphere. First literary event in the Pays de la…
17 May 26 May 2024

The International Floralies – France 2024

The 13th International Floralies France will take place from May 17 to 26, 2024, at the Logis de la Chabotterie, on the theme “Flower Games”. The Floralies, what is it? History of this floral event A meeting place for plant enthusiasts, the Floralies Committee has brought together since 1942 professionals and amateurs, experts and novices,…
23 November 31 December 2024

Major Christmas events in Vendée

Discover the magic of the end-of-year celebrations in Vendée Bocage! Our villages and towns light up for Christmas with festive markets, illuminations and even shows. The Tiffauges Christmas Market, the Herbiers Christmas Parade or the Young Public Festival at the Logis de la Chabotterie, come and experience the…
19 October 10 November 2024

Vendée Globe 2024

Les Sables d'Olonne
This nautical race, also called “Everest of the sea”, is a highly anticipated sporting event given its difficulty and national media coverage. It takes place every 4 years from Les Sables d'Olonne in Vendée. The Vendée Globe is to date the largest solo sailing race around the world,…
01 May 20 May 2024

La Roue Cool

La Gaubretiere
The Big Wheel is back in Vendée Bocage! Embark on a 20-day musical marathon and 55 free concerts to celebrate spring 2024! See you from May 1 to 20, 2024 to enjoy the 3rd edition of the COOL WHEELS – Eiffela Plage! The Cool Wheel, what is it…
26 June 19 July 2024

Doll Festival

The Poupet Festival in Saint-Malô-du-Bois in Vendée Bocage returns for the 2024 edition from June 26 to July 19, 2024! Programming for the whole family! No, Poupet is not a puppet festival, but the place which welcomes the greatest musical talents every year in an intimate setting…
09 May 12 May 2024

4 Day Hikes in Chantonnay, Vendée

Every year, on Ascension weekend, Chantonnay becomes the capital of hiking. R4JCV is a hiking event not to be missed in Vendée Bocage! Head to the bocage, in the heart of the Vendée to explore the hiking trails in a friendly atmosphere! You will gradually discover…
25 March 01 April 2024

World Football Montaigu

For the 2024 edition which will take place from March 25 to April 1, 2024, Mondial Football Montaigu is celebrating its 51st anniversary! Discover this unmissable event for football fans but also sport lovers in general! What is the Mondial Football Montaigu? The Montaigu tournament is a sporting competition…
31 May 02 June 2024

Meet at the gardens

The “Rendez-Vous aux Jardins” event in Vendée Bocage takes place the first weekend in June. This year, the event takes place from May 31 to June 2, 2024, on the theme “The five senses in the garden”. This event is an opportunity to discover the hidden treasures of parks, private gardens open for the event in Vendée in…
28 September 29 September 2024

The Medieval of Tiffauges

Every year, on the last weekend of September, the Château de Tiffauges offers you a life-size immersion in the heart of the Middle Ages. In 2024, the Médiévales de Tiffauges return for a 7th edition, on Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29, on the theme Tiffauges 1373 – The Reconquest of Duguesclin. More information to come…
13 October 16 October 2023

The Chrono of Nations

Les Herbiers
The Fête du Chrono is the major annual event combining sport, commerce and celebration in Les Herbiers, in Vendée Bocage! This festival takes place every year, around October 15. From Friday October 13 to Monday October 16, 2023, the town of Les Herbiers soaks up the festive and sporting atmosphere around…
28 October 05 November 2023


With family or friends, celebrate Halloween in Vendée Bocage! The tourist sites welcome you for thrilling and fun experiences! Where to celebrate Halloween in the Vendée countryside? The modern Halloween tradition is for children to dress up in scary costumes and knock on neighbors' doors asking for treats...
27 June 30 June 2024


On June 16, 17 and 18, 2023, take out your best leather and head to Clisson to attend Hellfest! Do you already have your tickets? You will not be disappointed! Located just a few kilometers from the Vendée, take advantage of your visit to Hellfest to extend your stay in the Vendée countryside, and discover…
27 August 28 August 2022

The Refuge of the Book

The Brouzils
Come and meet Vendée authors in the heart of the Grasla forest for a whole weekend! The book fair Le Refuge du Livre, the Vendée book fair is located in the heart of the Grasla forest massif, in the Vendée bocage. It was created to promote diversity and…
17 July 14 August 2023

Voice and Music Festival at the Priory of Grammont

From July 17 to August 14, 2023, the Department of Vendée is organizing the fifth edition of Voix et Musiques at the Prieuré. Come and discover concerts in an unusual place in the heart of Vendée Bocage, with family or friends! Within a bond naturally conducive to listening and vocal expression, purity…

Big events, big emotions

Passionate about reading?

Every spring, Spring of the Book of Montaigu welcomes you to an exceptional book fair! On the program: meetings, exchanges, events... between readers and authors!

Would you like to know more about literary creation in Vendée? Direction The Refuge of the Book in the heart of the Grasla forest, and discover a real open-air library!

Nature lovers ?

Every year, reserve the 1st weekend of June to enjoy the event Meet in the garden ! This is an opportunity to discover the hidden treasures of the parks, private gardens, opened especially for the event.

From 17 to 26 May 2024, International Floralies – France take place at the Logis de la Chabotterie, in the heart of the Vendée bocage. On the theme Flower Games, come and admire this ornamental event, and the know-how of exhibitors from all over the world.

Every year, on the weekend of the ascent, Chantonnay becomes the capital of hiking with the R4JC (4-day hikes in Chantonnay). This unique event in France welcomes nearly 10 enthusiasts of all nationalities to share 000 days of hiking in the Vendée bocage.

Passionate about music?

Embark on a musical marathon 17 days from April 28 to May 14, 2023 with La Roue Cool at La Gaubretiere. After a spin at 45 meters high, descend into a new universe and discover one of the concerts from the eclectic programme.

From June 28 to July 21, 2023, the Doll Festival invites you to come and listen to the greatest musical talents in an intimate setting on a human scale: the Poupet Valley.

A few kilometers from the bocage, take out your finest leather and enjoy the hellfest in Clisson from 16th - 18th June 2023.

Thrill seeker?

Every 4 years, come and watch the start of the Vendée Globe in Les Sables d'Olonne, a few kilometers from the Vendée bocage. Book your 10th November 2024 to live this unique moment!

Each year, last weekend of September, the Château de Tiffauges invites you to live a life-size immersion in the heart of the Middle Ages: the Tiffauges Medieval.

See you on October 15, 2023 to relive the festive and sporting atmosphere around the Chrono of Nations, a cycling race against the clock in Les Herbiers.

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