La Roche-sur-Yon, the ideal holiday destination!
You’ve decided to head off and explore the Vendée whilst camping with Sandaya? Excellent idea! You’re certain to find your ideal campsite rental, from a camping pitch under the stars to a fully-equipped mobile home with its own private terrace. And since a holiday is always the perfect opportunity to unwind, make a bee-line for our swimming pools and waterslides and a trip back to your childhood!
Near the ocean shore, your campsite makes the perfect base to explore La Roche-sur-Yon, ideally situated half-way between the beaches and the Puy du Fou theme park. On foot or by bike, you’ll be able to visit some of its most iconic spots, such as the National Stud and its vast park in the centre of the town, the Italian-style theatre, the numerous basilicas and the markets selling fresh produce plus, of course, the famous Place Napoleon!
Visit La Roche-sur-Yon with the family
If, for the kids, a camping holiday means trips to the beach, entertainment with their mates and games in the swimming pool, their day in La Roche-sur-Yon also has plenty of fabulous adventures in store for them! First stop: Place Napoleon and its famous menagerie. Your little campers won’t believe their eyes when they spot the mechanical animals that they can bring to life themselves by moving the levers. Total magic!
Then, head for the La Roche-sur-Yon stud, an incredible open space right in the heart of the town. Amongst the entertainment for all the family, come and watch a breathtaking equestrian show or enjoy a delightful carriage ride!
Visit La Roche-sur-Yon as a couple
You’d love to discover La Roche-sur-Yon hand-in-hand? A perfect blend of town and countryside, the administrative capital of the Vendée is brimming with routes just made for a romantic walk surrounded by nature. With the River Yon flowing through the town from north to south, simply follow its banks in any direction and discover all the beauty of its scenic valley.
The “Sentier du Néflier” footpath that flirts with the Marais Poitevin to the south or the circular trail around the Moulin Papon lake to the north; nature is never far from the town centre in La Roche-sur-Yon. The riverbank, amidst the patchwork of fields and copses that make up the lower Vendée bocage, makes the perfect spot for a delicious picnic. Take your time to soak up all the tranquillity of this idyllic setting, before heading back towards the campsite!
Camping La Roche-sur-Yon: our handy tips for a successful stay
With or without the kids, a day at the Puy du Fou, voted best theme park in the world, is an absolute must-visit during your stay in the Vendée!
From youngest to oldest, take time out to visit the chocolate museum and its delicious visitor trail. Guaranteed to awaken the senses of every foodie!
Orchard, vegetable garden, lush green meadows, head off for the Maison des Libellules (Dragonfly Centre) with all the family. A veritable kingdom of biodiversity!
If there is one beauty spot that’s truly emblematic of the Yon Valley it’s the Chaos du Piquet where the ruins of a former spinning mill still stand!