During your vacation in our campsite, take advantage of the many activities that the Vendée offers you. Take advantage of the Vendée coast to practice water sports (surfing, sailing, etc.). You can also discover its many landscapes through beautiful walks in the forests, in the marshes and on the beaches. Finally, the Vendée is also attractive for its activity parks for the whole family: tree climbing, water park, paintball, shows. Spend a day at the Grand Défi at Indian Forest, O’gliss Park or even Puy du Fou. These entertainment parks are 1 hour or less from Camping Les Dunes.

Surf during your vacation in Vendée

Are you coming to learn surfing in Vendée? This is a great activity to share with family or friends. But also a very good challenge to take on alone so you can impress your office colleagues when you come back from vacation! Once you have had these sensations of sliding, you will come back for a surftrip in Vendée!

Where to surf in Vendée?

The Vendée has some good, well-known surfing spots. Among them, the Dunes beach! An ideal surf spot for surfing at all levels. It allows you to learn to surf safely thanks to its long swell and cleanly rolling waves. It also allows for more committed surfing for experienced surfers who row further offshore or when the swell is high! Located between Saint Gilles Croix de Vie and Les Sables d’Olonne, this spot is still accessible in summer when certain peaks are saturated with people!

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Accommodation a stone’s throw from the beach and the surf spot

Our 5-star campsite, located 150m from the Dunes beach in Bretignolles sur mer is the ideal accommodation for holidays with family, couples or friends. Do you want to try surfing in Vendée?Franky from the Atlantic Lézard Surf School awaits you from April to October to help you discover surfing or improve your skills. It also offers rental of surfing equipment (boards, wetsuits, etc.)

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Sailing lessons during your vacation in Vendée

Located in Brétignolles sur mer, the Normandelière sailing school is located approximately 2 km from the campsite, it can be accessed via Normandelière beach and also via the cycle path leaving from the campsite.Possible activities at sea. For more information, contact or by email: ecoledevoile@bretignollessurmer.fr.

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The Grand Défi activity park

15 km from Camping les Dunes, discover the site of the Grand Défi in Saint Julien des Landes. This natural site, in the heart of a forest of century-old oaks, offers tree climbing courses for the whole family and at all levels (accessible from 2 years old). You will also enjoy the zip lines over the ponds, included in the courses.

Discover Sylvain’s World including educational and fun orientation courses, an FBI-themed paintball field and a new treetop course.

Also on the site, enjoy the largest paintball in Vendée, Galactic Laser, 18-hole Disc Golf, pony rides and orienteering courses.

The site is open from April to early November.

Information: Le Grand Défi and Paintball Loisirs at www.grand-defi.com or

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Discover the joy of walks in the Vendée marshes

Near Givrand, about 10 km from Camping les Dunes, Fabien will allow you to discover the rich biodiversity of the Jaunay river. From the pier, reach the town center of Saint Gilles Croix de vie in an original and exotic way, in a calm and relaxing setting. Walks possible during the day and at night.

Find out more from the campsite activities office in July and August and out of season from Fabien at the Canoë du Marais in Givrand, 12 rue du Jaunay on or on the website of the canoë du Marais.

Explore the salt marshes around Les Sables d’Olonne, 15 km from the campsite. During this two-hour walk in the heart of the Olonne marshes, you will see the birds that inhabit the marshes and meet the salt workers in their salt farms.

Information: Les Salines or

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Explore the Vendée by bike

The Vendée offers many breathtaking natural landscapes. Why not discover them by bike? Beautiful walks are available to you for a successful vacation with family or friends.

Discover Brétignolles-sur-Mer by bike: the Parée loop

Vendée has one of the largest networks of French departmental cycle circuits. During your stay in Brétignolles-sur-Mer, take the opportunity to enjoy part of the 1,100 km of rides planned for courageous cyclists!

In the surroundings of Camping Les Dunes, the Boucle de la Parée is available to you. It alternates between tarmac path for 3.2km and sandy road for 5.5km. It is accessible for novices and allows you to discover the Vendée coast as well as the land. These are 8.7km of pure joy to discover with enthusiastic pedals.

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Other cycle paths to discover in Vendée

If you want to discover the Vendée coast as a whole, embark on the adventure of the Vélodyssée! That’s not all ! Discover all the cycle path routes that the Vendée offers you thanks to its dedicated website: the Vendée by bike. There is something for everyone, whether for true cycling fans or for enthusiasts wishing to take a short day getaway.

If you want to have all the cycling routes at your fingertips, you can download the dedicated application from the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. It helps you know where to find bike rental services and locate nearby places to visit.

Do you have any other good tips? Don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments! If you like sport, also try surfing in Vendée: it’s the guarantee of a 100% fun time. Beautiful walks also await you on the Île d’Yeu!

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The markets of Brétignolles-sur-Mer

Open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • From April 1 to September 30: 6 days / 7 from Tuesday to Sunday
  • From October 1 to March 31: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Place de la Parée in Brétignolles-sur-Mer is taken over by artisans and art creators for a night market.

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The markets of Sables d’Olonne

  • The Arago market: Boulevard Arago
    Open-air fairground market on Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays and public holidays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Food market open every day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The thatch market: Place Maraud
    Open-air fairground market on Thursdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Food market open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    July and August: food market open Tuesday to Sunday
    Closed on public holidays
  • The Dupont course market:
    Outdoor fairground market in the morning, Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • City center markets:
    Food market on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (rue Séraphin Buton)
    Food market on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in July and August (Place Flandre-Dunkerque)

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Tourist activities to do in Vendée