Discover the bocage Vendéen

In the heart of the bocage vendéen, 10 km from the Puy-du-Fou, Saint Laurent sur Sèvre is a small village full of history with its two basilicas, the pont Eiffel, the very famous Saint Gabriel school, the hiking trails offering several circuits on the banks of the Sèvre Nantaise and its town centre where you can find its shops (bakeries, butcher’s, restaurants, grocery store, supermarket, etc…)

The activities of the bocage Vendéen

Starting from the Rouge Gorge campsite in Vendée, different types of activities are proposed:

  • Hiking where you can discover among others the Barbin Viaduct (2.3km from the campsite). A bridge at Saint Laurent sur Sèvre or the little train of Vendée.
  • Le Festival de Poupet (2 sites: one at 1 km and the other at 4 km from the campsite) It is one of the biggest festivals, in its green theatre, which offers you, every year in July, the greatest artists of the national and international scene (Sting, Vanessa Paradis, Yannick Noah, Black M, Souchon, … There’s something for everyone! The last performance that closes the Festival, Poupet Déraille, is at less than one kilometre from the campsite.
  • Le Parc Oriental de Maulévrier (21.7km from the campsite) : The Parc Oriental de Maulévrier is a Japanese garden located in Maulévrier in Maine-et-Loire in France. A park that can be visited day and night.
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bowling vendée

Les Herbiers is a French commune located in the department of Vendée in the Pays de la Loire region. It is only 17.9km from the campsite Le Rouge Gorge. Le Mont des Alouettes and its windmill to visit.

  • Fun Bowling 85 Les Herbiers (18.8km from the campsite)
    Modern complex offering 10 bowling lanes, 12 billiards, a bar, restaurant and special events.

Sensational activities in bocage vendéen

Do you like sensational activities?

Find out:

  • Tepacap Vendée (26.8km from the campsite)
  • Montgolfière du Bocage (32.2km from the campsite)
  • Festival Hellfest (37.1km from the campsite) : Are you a fan of extreme music, metal or hardrock? This festival is organized in June in Clisson in Loire-Atlantique. It is one of the biggest metal festivals in Europe and the first one in France.
  • Machines de L’île (78km from the campsite) : Les Machines de l’île is an exhibition and animation space located in Nantes, France. You will find an elephant, a giant spider and many other animals represented.
  • Futuroscope (113km from the campsite): Immerse yourself in the fun, fantastic and enchanting atmosphere of Futuroscope, sensational rides, time travel and beautiful shows to amaze adults and children alike.
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chateau Vendée

The castles du bocage vendéen

If you love the medieval, here are the castles in the vicinity of camping Le Rouge Gorge****

  • Château de Boisniard (8.8km from the campsite)
  • Château de Tiffauges (22.4km from the campsite)
  • Château de Pouzauges (22.8km from the campsite)
  • Château Saint Mesmin (27.8km from the campsite)
  • Château de Clisson (40km from the campsite) : The Château de Clisson is a medieval castle located in the town of Clisson, on a granite promontory overlooking the left bank of the Sèvre river in Nantes.

The fauna and flora of the bocage Vendéen

  • Boissière du Doré Zoo (57km from the campsite)
  • Zoo de Mervent (60km from the campsite)
  • Zoo des Sables d’Olonne (96.7km from the campsite) : Les Sables d’Olonne offers you the sea (closest access to the campsite Le Rouge Gorge) : 1 hour drive via motorway
  • The City of Birds (21.3km from the campsite) : The Bird City offers the observation of a large number of waterfowl and passers-by from the observatory, the belvedere or simply by walking the paths of this natural site.
  • The river house (35.2km from the campsite) : The river house offers boat trips, art gallery exhibitions, treasure hunts, an aperitif on the river Sèvre and then dinners perched high in the trees. A convivial moment with friends or family.
  • The Marais Poitevin (115km from the campsite) : The Marais Poitevin is a natural region of France straddling the departments of Vendée, Deux-Sèvres and Charente-Maritime as well as the regions of New Aquitaine and Pays de la Loire. Come and relax by taking a boat ride in the green Venice. Discover the cities of Coulon or Arçais. A real change of scenery!
  • Chantier Naval Saint Nazaire (131km from the campsite) : Shipyard Saint Nazaire (131km from the campsite) : If you want to discover the construction of a liner and learn more about this area, it’s for you! A two hours guided tour is proposed to you in order to understand and see more closely the construction of the liners. You will appreciate the gigantism, the innovation and the world famous know-how of the famous shipyards of Saint Nazaire.
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marais poitevin
brioche vendée


Vendee brioche : An unmissable stopover in the Vendée!

A bakery artisanal will make you discover the famous brioche characteristic of the typical products of the Vendée with an inimitable taste and perfume.

A speciality from the Vendée not to be missed!

Discover the Vendee region