Tourist Information 

There are so many things to see and do in this beautiful part of the Vendée that you will be spoilt for choice. Many of them are close to La Petite Guyonnière. So, if you want culture, history, nature or just plain fun, there is no better place to stay than here at La Petite Guyonnière. No matter how many times you visit, there will always be plenty to keep you entertained.  We are available to offer advice or information on attractions and activities in the local area. But, you would not go far wrong visiting the Vendée Tourisme website.

Vendee office de tourisme logo

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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Tourist information attractions and activities, walking icon.Our country lanes, open countryside and woodlands make walking a real pleasure.

Tourist information attractions and activities, running man icon.The same country lanes, open countryside and woodlands are also a pleasure for runners, but you pass them quicker.

Tourist information attractions and activities, cycling icon.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.

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

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.

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 - Mache (2.4km) 

“Le Fournil d’Elo et Steph”

“The best bread and cakes”

“Oh Mine De Rein”

“Epicerie Machéenne”

“Laëtitia Coiff”

“La Maison des Délices” (Biscuit Factory)

Biscuits/Cakes/Ice-creams etc

Guided Tours and Shop

  Local Amenities - Apremont (6km) 

  Attractions In The Local Area 

The largest in the Vendée (170 Hectares)

Maché (2km)

16th Century Chateau

Apremont (6km)

KS Water Park

Aprement (6km)

Tourist information attractions and activities, zip line icon.Le Grand Défi

Saint Julien des Landes (18km)

Tourist information attractions and activities, forest icon.Aizenay (11km)

Tourist information attractions and activities, golf icon.Les Fontenelles

Coëx (19km)

Tourist information attractions and activities, 10 pin bowling icon.Littoral Bowling (10 pin)

Aizenay (11km)

Pizzeria next door

Your holiday in the Vendée would 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, it’s 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”

Sometimes being on holiday is all about relaxing.  Sometimes it’s about adventure, thrills and excitement.  So, whatever type of holiday you favour, there are so many things to see and do close to La petite guyonnière that being bored will not be one of them.

Puy du Fou publicity picture