Discover Vendee

The Vendee railroad

15 minutes away from the Landes Genusson, experience a trip in an wonderful antique steam train through the Vendeen countryside: 22km of beautifully picturesquely scenery, which links Mortagne-sur-Sèvre and Les Herbiers and runs along glorious viaducts…
You can also have lunch on board an authentic 1926 Orient Express rail car.

Contact details

Chemin de fer de la Vendée
85290 Mortagne-sur-Sèvre
Tel : +33 2 5163 0201


Le logis de La Chabotterie

The ” Logis de la Chabotterie” is a quiet place where the history is still alive. This site is the most important site of memory in the department and it offers you a panoramic view of the history and heritage of Vendée.

Contact details :

St Sulpice le Verdon – 85260 Montréverd

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Other remarkable venues 

The visit does not stop here !

Within a 50 km radius, unique and remarkable venues await your visit.

  • The XIV century castle of Saint Mesmin and its 28 meter keep.
  • The residence of the Chabotterie, at Saint Sulpice le Verdon, where the general Charretteen was arrested in 1796.
  • The castle of Sigournais
  • The castle of Essarts and its XII century tour
  • The refuge of Grasla and the village of the loges aux Brouzils
  • The river house at Saint Georges de Montaigu, its discovery centre and boat excursions.
  • The science mansion of Réaumur, great scientist of the XVII century
  • The skylark hill at the Herbiers and its last active windmill
  • The windmills of the Terrier Marteau at Pouzauges

The list is still long…

All necessary information is on the following websites:

Don’t forget that the Bonne Ecole is only 45 minutes away from the Sables d’Olonne, 1h45 from la Rochelle and the island of Noirmoutier for a quick swim…or a plate of oysters.
By car or by bicycle entirely on cycling paths…


  • Festival of the Poupet at St Malo du bois

  • Festival of baroque music : Music at the Chabotterie at Saint Sulpice le Verdon
  • The Hellfest at Clisson : the largest Metal festival at Clisson