Vendée’s highest point is Mont Mercure (935 feet/285 m). The Vendee is a department of the Western Loire (Pays de Loire). The seaside resorts of Les Sables, La Tranche and La Faute are popular with both foreign and domestic tourists
The department is crossed by four rivers: the Sèvre Nantaise (135 km), the Vendée (70 km), the Lay (110 km) and the Sèvre Niortaise (150 km).
Attractions in Vendee
With more than 100 miles of sandy beaches edged with dunes and pine woods, and a very mild climate, Vendée is today a popular tourist destination. There is an extensive nude beach just south of La Faute sur Mer on the Pointe d’Arçay. The département also boasts many churches and abbeys, museums, and – for nature lovers – there are thousands of marked footpaths, a signposted bicycle route running along the coastal mudflats, and marshes that attract unusual birds. Fishing is popular in the ocean or in the Vendée’s rivers and lakes.