In May, do what you like ! Spring is well established, long weekends and public holidays in May are an opportunity to discover the novelties offered by tourist sites, going out with family, friends, and going on weekends in Vendée Bocage.

Are you planning to discover the Vendée during the ascension weekend or Pentecost weekend? Discover the tourist sites to visit such as the Puy du Fou®, the leisure activities to have fun and the major events to note for the long weekends and the bridges in May in Vendée Bocage!

Activities and outings in May in Vendée Bocage


Discover 5 ideas for outings to do with family or friends in Vendée Bocage, during the long weekends in May such as Ascension weekend or Pentecost weekend!

River House

Escape to an exceptional setting, surrounded by nature, at La Maison de la Rivière! For young and old alike, there is something for all tastes and for all ages: boat trips, treasure hunts, discovery of the exhibition on the banks of the Grande Maine and in the old mill...

Information at 02 51 46 44 67.

Place du Lavoir (visitor car park) Saint George of Montaigu
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Boulogne Leisure Center

The sun is there, want to go for a ride on the water aboard a canoeing , a kayak, a small boat or  Stand up paddle, the Boulogne leisure center in RocheservièrIt is open on weekends and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. in May. Discover the Boulogne river, on a sports outing with friends or on a family outing. For children, the activity takes on adventure areas with the animation 'Le Trésor de Vilma et Grim' as part of the Intrepid Club : puzzles, challenges to find the treasure.

Information and reservation at 02 51 31 03 84.

Open. Closes at 19:00 p.m.
6 rue de la Malcoute
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The Grasla Refuge

Discover this village, in the heart of the Vendée, witness to the Revolution and the Vendée wars. Thanks to a device of digital tablets, visit the Refuge de Grasla from a new angle, immersing yourself in the daily life of refugee families with the help of unpublished videos and audios. You will discover the fears and hopes of these Vendée families who fled the Republican army and hastily built a village in which to take refuge.

Open from May 1, 2024: every Sunday and public holidays from 14:30 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.

Open. Closes at 18:30 p.m.
Grasla State Forest
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The bell tower of Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure

Climb the 199 steps of the steeple of the church of Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure and reach the top of the Vendée! At the top, you will discover an exceptional view of the Vendée bocage! A unique moment to experience during your holidays in Vendée.

  • Accessible every day from April to October, from 9h to 20h.
  • There is no elevator.
Open. Closes at 20:00 p.m.
Summit Square Saint Michel Mont Mercury
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Puy du Fou®

During your weekend, come and discover the new big show: The Mime and the Star ! Marvel at the technique, originality and poetry of this original creation. Travel back in time for one or more days through the various shows and period villages and leave with stars in your eyes!

Major events in May in Vendée Bocage

International Floralies – France 2024


  • Dates: May 9 to 12, 2024
  • Prices: from 5€ to 10€ depending on the distance
  • Departure from the Salle de l'Epine in Chantonnay between 6:45 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • A 12 km night on Friday evening at 20:00 p.m., lively

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