To help you discover and appreciate Destination GO Challans GOis, we're offering you a range of experiences! Be curious...

Bottereaux

Tradition for Mardi Gras! Bottereaux, foutimassons, tourtisseaux, merveilles, carnival doughnuts... whatever you call them, these delicacies bring back memories of childhood! In the Marais Breton Vendéen, bottereaux have always been the cakes eaten at Mardi Gras, a festive recipe associated with carnival! Recipe...

By bike to Sallertaine

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Canoe trip

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The Valencières salt marsh

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La Ferme du Pas de l'Île

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Barbecuing at sea

Discover sea fishing with professionals who will take you to exceptional locations for an unforgettable experience. All year round, from the Port du Bec, come aboard the Amiral des Côtes with Sandy Potier, a passionate fisherman, to enjoy sea fishing and sailing in the Baie de Bourgneuf. During the spring tides...

Bivouac in the marsh

An unforgettable experience on La Route du Sel's most complete tour! Leaving from Châteauneuf, take a canoe trip through the Marais Breton Vendéen. Alone in the world, you'll discover nature up close, with storks perched in their nests, the majestic Île Chauvet Abbey and a landscape that stretches as far as the eye can see...

Stork watching

The marsh, rich in exceptional biodiversity and a favourite stopover for migratory birds, is a delight for nature lovers. The Châteauneuf stork observatory, close to Ile Chauvet, gives you the chance to get up close and personal to the most important nesting site for this species in the Marais Breton. With the...

Buying salt in the heart of the marsh

If you come across a salt-marsh worker walking around the Marais Breton Vendéen, stop off! He'll tell you all about his fascinating trade, and you can buy your salt direct from the salt marshes. Salt marshes are very shallow basins of salt water in which seawater circulates, concentrating it into salt, which...

Enjoy oysters "à la cabane"

What better way to enjoy oysters than direct from the producer? In Bouin and Beauvoir-sur-Mer, oyster farming is king! The 6 harbours, which can only be used at high tide, are located at the mouths of the main coastal channels. Their main activity is oyster farming! Queens of the bay, "Les...

Vegetable flan

Fion" or "flan maraîchin" is an egg custard. Typical of the marshes, it was traditionally made at Easter. The recipe has been the same since the 18th century: eggs, milk, butter, flour, sugar... and salt of course! Recipe Ingredients 8 eggs 150 g sugar 1.2 litres whole milk 1 kg flour ...

Prefou

The least we can say is that préfou, the flagship product of the Vendée aperitif, is a real treat for the taste buds! For the record, préfou is nothing more than a baker's trick. To test the heat of his oven, he would place a piece of bread dough on a heated tile. When the dough was cooked, the temperature of the oven could be estimated. Rather than throwing away the barely cooked ball of white bread,...

Fresh samphire pesto

At the edge of the salt marshes, you can spot a small plant that grows only in salt environments: glasswort. It is harvested by salt marsh workers in spring. Its tender, crunchy shoots are edible, and can be eaten like gherkins or in a salad! Recipe Ingredients 150 g fresh samphire 2 cloves of garlic 80 ml of...

Aperitif clams

There's nothing better after a day's fishing than cooking clams to enjoy with friends! There are several recipes, so follow the guide... Recipe Ingredients Around thirty fresh clams 1 large, ripe tomato Olive oil 1 clove of garlic Fresh herbs (chives, basil, etc.) Pepper 1 glass of white wine...

Caillebottes

Caillebottes are a speciality of the Maraîchine region, a refreshing and tasty dessert made from a combination of raw milk and chardonnette, the quail-milk plant used in the past in the Marais Breton Vendéen. The old-timers used to eat caillebottes, especially in summer, for everyday meals as well as for weddings or when working in the fields (harvesting, threshing, etc.). They were...

Just a stone's throw from Noirmoutier

An emblematic feature of the Destination and the only one of its kind in the world, the Passage du Gois links the mainland to the island of Noirmoutier; 4 km separate Beauvoir-sur-Mer from the island. At low tide, this unusual passageway is revealed to fishermen and walkers who come to enjoy the magnificent panorama. Enjoy the pleasures of the sea Breathe...

With friends in Challans

Challans is a busy, commercial town with lots of surprises in store for you, so get curious and come and spend a few days here! First of all, choose the right accommodation! How about accommodation with a swimming pool? There's nothing like it to make a weekend with friends even more perfect... Campsites Bed and breakfasts Holiday rentals Hotels In the...

Nature just 1 hour from Nantes

Whether you're travelling by train or by car, get to Destination GO Challans GOis in less than an hour! Nature as far as the eye can see AccommodationWhere to stay? Accommodation in the heart of the Marais Breton Vendéen or on the bocage side, Destination GO Challans offers a range of holiday homes with nature as their only neighbour...

Two days by bike

Take advantage of your weekend to breathe in the fresh air! From Pornic, take the Vélodyssée, a cycle route along the Atlantic coast to the Basque coast, and discover the Marais Breton Vendéen and the Baie de Bourgneuf, not forgetting the famous Passage du Gois. At the Port du Collet, cross the Falleron, a coastal river that forms the boundary...

Treat yourself to some good times

There's nothing like an afternoon of relaxation when the weather's fickle! The wellness area at the Nova multiplex is the ideal place to relax... Take advantage of the whirlpool, jacuzzi and sensory showers, not forgetting the sauna and hammam! Before setting off again, take a break in the herbal tea room for a gradual return to your senses...

Visit and gourmet break at the mill

The Moulin de Rairé is a true testament to the ingenuity of Renaissance builders. It is the only wind-powered monument in France never to have stopped turning since it was built in the 16th century. Of the country's 15,000 windmills, the Moulin de Rairé remained the only one to run on electricity for several decades...

DIY at a craftsman's in Sallertaine

Introduce yourself to one of the skills of Sallertaine's craftspeople during a course or workshop! It's great to be able to make something yourself using techniques taught by a professional... Belladone Lézeurs cuir Natureza Atelier Paoa Terres d'âme Sophie Pergue Atelier Delahaye Dentelles et ficelles Décors dantan

Breathe in the sea air: are we going to see the sea?

Set off on an adventure and discover the riches of our region from Beauvoir-sur-Mer to Bouin! Come and recharge your batteries in the heart of nature, in the Marais Breton Vendéen and close to the water at the Passage du Gois!

Made in Challans, a day just for you...

Spend some time just for yourself, take advantage of the many shops and discover the historic heritage of Challans!

Enjoy the good life and discover the treasures of Sallertaine!

As lovers, set off in search of the town's secrets and explore the diversity of its crafts!

In the heart of the marsh, discoveries and local flavours

Explore the towns of Bouin and Beauvoir-sur-Mer on a marshland getaway with friends! Between farm and marsh activities, you're sure to fall in love with our region!

100% nature: a walk between land and sea...

Discover the flora and fauna of Bois-de-Céné, Châteauneuf and Beauvoir-sur-Mer for a day out with friends, close to nature!

À Petits Pas: a family discovery day!

Stroll between Saint-Christophe-du-Ligneron and Challans and admire nature, learn about farm animals and taste delicious local produce.

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