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La Petite Guyonnière

Gîte holiday accommodation in the Vendée.....

Tourist Information

There are so many things to see and do in this beautiful part of the Vendée that one page cannot list them all, or even begin to do them justice.  However, if you want culture, history, nature or just plain fun, there is no better place to stay than La Petite Guyonnière.  However many times you visit, there will always be plenty to keep you entertained.  We are available to answer questions on local tourist attractions, but you would not go far wrong visiting the Vendée Tourisme website.

Exploring the area is a pleasure due to the extensive and well-maintained road network. Outside of major towns, the traffic density is low, so you spend less time sitting in traffic and more time exploring.  Everything is within easy reach, historical sites, lively coastal resorts or picturesque towns and villages.  The  Vendée boasts over 160 km of wide sandy beaches.  Close by there is the calm of St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (28km), or if you prefer hustle and bustle, then there is St Jean-de-Monts (33km).  The countryside is diverse, from open fields to woodland, marshland to sand dunes, the Vendée is perfect for ramblers and nature lovers. 

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Our country lanes, open countryside and woodlands make walking a real pleasure.

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The same country lanes, open countryside and woodlands are also a pleasure for runners, but you pass them quicker.

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For “pleasure cycling” there are over 1,800km of dedicated cycling tracks and trails.

The “Vendée Tourism” website has all the information that you could possibly need to ensure a great cycling experience.

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The Vendée boasts some amazing bird watching opportunities, the great variety of habitat encourages species of all kinds. The list is long and fully documented on this website avibase.bsc-eoc.org

Serious Activities

For serious “road cycling” the options are infinite. Country roads are quiet, well maintained and other vehicles will give you plenty of space when passing.

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This area is ideal for serious training regimes, particularly “Triathlon”. The terrain is varied, open water is close-by, the largest lake in the Vendée (170 hectares) is only 2.5km away.  The road network is extensive, French drivers are “cycle friendly” and there are plenty of off-road tracks.

Local Amenities - Maché (2.4km)

“Le Fournil d’Elo et Steph”

Bakery and Cake Shop

“The best bread and cakes”

“Oh Mine de Rein”

Bar and Brasserie

“Epicerie Machéenne”

General Store

“Laëtitia Coiff”

Uni-sex Hairdresser

La Maison des Délices (Biscuit Factory)

Biscuits/Cakes/Ice-creams etc

Guided Tours

Local Amenities - Apremont (6km)

“Le Centre”

Restaurant, Boutique and Bar


“Les Beaux Cadeaux”

Artisan Jewellery and craft products


“Verre Curieux”

Artisan stained glass artwork


“Le Cabanon”

Restaurant and Bar

Mini-Golf Course



Things To See And Do In The Local Area

Lake (largest in the Vendée)

Maché (2km)

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16th century Chateau

Apremont (6km)

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KS Water Park

Aprement (6km)


KS Wake Park

Apremont (6km)

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Mache (2.4km)

Further Afield

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Adventure Park

Le Grand Défi

Saint Julien des Landes (18km)


Forest and playpark

Aizenay (11km)

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Les Fontenelles

Coëx (19km)

10 Pin Bowling

Littoral Bowling

Aizenay (11km)


Baïla Pizza

Great burgers too!

Aizenay (11km)

Your holiday in the Vendée will not be complete without a visit to Puy Du Fou, simply the “Best Park” in the world.  On your visit you will be transported through 2000 years of history, its a memorable experience that is unique to the Vendée.

At just over an hours drive, the park is a sensational experience that you will want to repeat again, and again.

“Our personal record is 4 visits in one year”

Puy du Fou – Best Park in the World

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Essential Information

How to get here, how to make a reservation, in short, information on almost everything.....