Challans, the ideal holiday destination!

Enjoy hiking, basking on the beach or exploring the local heritage? Challans and its region have something to keep every kind of holidaymaker happy! Come with your family, your partner or your friends, and fall under the spell of this beautiful corner of the Vendée. Nothing could be easier... 

And for a truly successful holiday, Sandaya offers a full range of services and facilities designed with you in mind. A water park where you can keep cool, children’s mini clubs to keep your little treasures occupied, sports activities during the day or in the evening and, of course, our fully equipped mobile homes and spacious traditional pitches. Real camping luxury!  

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Visit Challans with the family

The Salt Route is a great activity for you and your clan. Set off to explore the enchanting marshland of the Marais Breton-Vendéen by bike, on foot or in a canoe. You will be won over by the sheer tranquillity and beauty of this fascinating environment. You can also discover the Vendée on a small train – another excellent idea for a family outing, and sure to be a hit with your little campers! 

Afterwards, head for the Passage du Gois causeway area, where holidaymakers of every age can learn all about fishing on foot, and the related techniques and regulations. After all that excitement, head for one of the superb Vendée beaches where you can splash around, have fun and collect seashells to take home as souvenirs of a lovely family holiday on the Atlantic coast.

Visit Challans as a couple

After a hearty breakfast, set off to explore the area with your partner. Start the day with a stroll in the Parc de la Sablière, a peaceful green haven. The romance then continues with a cycling trip along the Breton-Vendée marshes and towards the Les Demoiselles beach. Stop there to cool off with a well-deserved swim before lying back on the sand for some sunbathing.

And after the day’s activities, it’s time for some gourmet indulgence! Savour a delectable platter of oysters with a glass of wine as you look out to the ocean, and finish on a deliciously sweet note with a piece of Vendée brioche. What a treat! 

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Are you a foodie that enjoys hands-on activities? Head for L’île O’Pain to learn how to make bread and shortbread... and sample them straight from the oven! Yummy!

History buffs simply must take a visit to the Logis de la Chabotterie, which hosts a permanent exhibition recounting the events of the Vendée War.

For budding the Sherlock Holmes among you, embark on the Sov Ki Peu investigation in the heart of Challans, where you’ll need to solve a series of puzzles to accomplish your mission!

The island of Noirmoutier is nearby, so enjoy a day’s outing there, with visits of the castle and museum, the salt marshes and a bike ride.

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