The peace of life of Saint Michel en l’Herm

Saint Michel en l’Herm is a commune with a human dimension, a former island in the Gulf of the Pictons, surrounded by rich land conquered from the sea over the centuries, benefits from an exceptional amount of sunshine and above all from the calm of the hinterland while being close to the Vendée beaches of L’Aiguillons sur Mer, La Faute sur Mer or La Tranche sur Mer.

An ideal location

Its privileged geographical position adds to the charm and tranquility of life in Saint Michel en l’Herm by linking it easily to the main communication axes and to important cities such as La Rochelle, La Roche sur Yon, Les Sables d’Olonnes.

This township has a remarkable historical past, notably its royal abbey, whose polychrome marble high altar can be seen in the present church.

You will find in the village all the necessary services: pharmacy, bakery, tobacconist’s, newspaper, restaurant, doctor etc…

Sporty friends and itinerant bikers enjoy the cycle tracks on the Atlantic coastline linking Roscoff to Hendaye.

L’Aiguillon sur Mer

On the edge of the Poitevin marsh and the Bay of Aiguillon, this small picturesque port has kept its identity with its wooden booms and pilings. The point with its beaches and dunes gives it a wilder character suitable for walking and hiking.
It is also a renowned reserve where thousands of migratory birds pass through every year.

Activities and leisure in L’Aiguillon sur Mer

Its downtown area is animated by a variety of businesses. Its restaurants offer a wide variety of seafood and fish specialties, not forgetting the queen of L’Aiguillon sur Mer, the “Bouchot mussel”, and the sovereign “Vendée Atlantique oyster”.

Each year a program of summer animations is elaborated.

Local market every Tuesday and Friday morning.

L’Aiguillon sur Mer offers you a family atmosphere

Its water bodies allow some to enjoy the pleasures of swimming and sunbathing and others to enjoy fishing.

New unique place in Vendée : Atlantic Wake Park, a water ski lift at only 5 min. of the campsite. On this stretch of sea water, you can practice different sports: water skiing, kneeboard, wakeboard… The sensations are guaranteed from the first time you get in the water. An activity to discover with family or friends.


Activities for the whole family in La Faute sur Mer

Located on the edge of the ocean, on a small strip of coastal land in the extreme south of the Vendée. Discover with the 4 star campsite La Dive, our campsite near La Faute sur Mer, this seaside resort, which offers activities for the whole family, is an exceptional jewel of sand and sea. Nestled behind these dunes, the port forms an ideal starting point for sea escapades. The beach activities are divided between sand yachting, swimming and hiking along the coast. You can practice fishing in a coastal river, the Lay at the Pointe d’Arçay.

For the lovers of sliding, La Faute sur Mer has the largest skatepark in France, with 3200 m²!

Local market every Thursday and Sunday morning.

Sport and leisure in La Tranche sur Mer

La Tranche is a succession of famous spots to practice surfing, kitesurfing, sand yachting and windsurfing. Moreover, it is labeled as a windsurfing resort. Sailing is practiced every day, whether you are a beginner (on the water), an amateur (in one of the schools), or an experienced sailor. The vastness of the fine sandy beaches is a great place for wind and sailing sports. La Tranche sur Mer will arouse new emotions.

Introduce your children to water sports with optimist and kite-surfing. Professionals will supervise you for an initiation or a training course, whatever your level.

Hiking routes

Walking Trails
In the forest, under the pines and the holm oaks, discover
7,700 m of hiking trails.

Casse aux Lièvres trail : 2 700 m – 1 h
Bout des Cabanes trail: 5,000 m – 1 h 45 min

Friends of nature, thank you for respecting the plantations and the fragile dunes. Bicycles and horses are not permitted on the trails. Remember that fire is the forest’s worst enemy!
For your leisure, many picnic tables are at your disposal.
To keep the environment pleasant, please do not litter, please use the garbage cans installed for this purpose.


Your stay in Saint Michel en l’Herm

Sporty friends and itinerant bikers, you can stop for a night in our campsite La Dive . Dedicated bicycle parking is available with a covered area and barbecue. This seaside resort in the south of the Vendée also offers activities for the whole family, go along the 8 kms of fine sandy beaches, supervised in July and August!