The southern Vendée: La Faute-sur-Mer and L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer 24.07.2016

South of the Vendée , La Faute and L'Aiguillon combine the pleasures of the ocean with everything you could wish for: golden sandy beaches, Bouchot mussels raised on piles, and a fantastic seabird reserve!

La Faute-sur-Mer is located in the heart of the Baie de l’Aiguillon and is specialised in oyster breeding and so called "bouchot" mussels, genuine treats for gourmets. Sea enthusiasts are invited to explore the fishing port, departure point for activities such as sea excursions and fishing trips. Nature lovers, will find their bliss in walking through the holm oak and pine forests covering an area larger than 200 hectares. Another emblematic site is the Pointe d’Arçay, a bird sanctuary.

L’Aiguillon sur Mer, a small and picturesque fishing port, has been able to preserve much of its original authenticity. Located on the low banks bordering the Marais Poitevin at the estuary of theriver Lay, L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, the southern most seaside resort of the Vendée,has a family-friendly environment and is renowned for its grocery and sea-food markets. Its fishing port, having kept its original appearance by a myriad of wooden stakes and piles that peep out of the water, has earned much of its repute for the quality of its oysters and mussels.

 

> L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer and La Faute-sur-Mer Tourist office

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