around us

immerse yourself in our region

discover the Marais Poitevin, the abbeys of the south-vendee, the small cities of character,

vouvant classed among "the most beautiful villages of France", and many other wonders

marais poitevin

also known as venise verte, the natural park of the poitevin marshes, labelled grand site de france, will seduce you with its unmissable boat rides among the fauna and the flaure. a moment of total change of scenery in the heart of nature.

abbaye de maillezais

the majestic ruins of the Saint Pierre abbey offer a breathtaking view of the Poitevin marshes.

nieul sur l'autise

the royal abbey of alienor in aquitaine will plunge you into the life of monks in the middle ages thanks to 3d technology. A nieul sur l'autise, a small town of character, you can also discover the maison de la meunerie

the medieval village of vouvant

village classified among "the most beautiful villages of france", will seduce you with its painter's villages, its Romanesque church, its Mélunsine tower, its authenticity, its small gardens and small lanes


"petite cité de caractère", foussais-payré welcomes you with its wooden sculptures (created during the annual symposiums), its very recently restored Romanesque church and its famous and unavoidable chocolate shop.

lac de chassenon

at only 5 minutes from us, the lake of chassenon will guarantee you bathing, idleness, pedal boats, in a case of resourcing and invigorating greenery.

zoo de mervent

located in the heart of the forest massif of mervent, the animal park on a human scale will enchant you. small and large

forest and lake of Mervent

the largest forest massif in the Vendée, you will be able to go for many walks and bike rides, by canoe, or by climbing

pierre brune's park

in the enchanting valley of mervent and for generations, have fun for young and old alike in the brown stone park for a day of simplicity.

chapelle des mineurs

the chapel in the village of faymoreau retraces the life of the miners through the splendid stained glass windows by the painter carmelo zagari. To be coupled with the mining centre

centre minier de faymoreau

in the past, the faymoreau mines represented a very important employment area along with coal extraction. The corons have been preserved as well as the chapel where splendid stained-glass windows evoke the life of minors

near our home

By staying in our guest house Le Tilleul you will be able to take full advantage of all the activities that surround us (walks in the forest, fishing, swimming, boat trips, visits to small towns of character, Vouvant classified among the "most beautiful villages de France ”, amusement parks, abbeys of the South Vendée, etc.) and also take moments of calm and change of scenery in our little hamlet. You will have the opportunity to discover our friends the cows, geese, chickens, our horse Loden, our doggie Caramel (all these little people near the house) ... And in more detail: The Marais Poitevin Forest and lake of Mervent Pierre-Brune Amusement Park Mervent zoo The village of Vouvant, village of painters and classified among "the most beautiful villages in France" Small towns of character (Nieul sur l'Autise, Foussais-Payré, Faymoreau) The Royal Abbey of Nieul sur l'Autize The Maison de la Meunerie de Nieul sur l'Autize Saint Pierre de Maillezais Abbey Faymoreau mining museum Lac de Chassenon and its leisure area Pescalis and la Taillée fishing sites Historic town of Fontenay le Comte, classified as a "Town of art and history" The Clémenceau house and the Lattre de Tassigny house in Mouilleron St Germain  ... And from 45mn Le Puy du Fou (ranked best park in the world in March 2012 and best park in Europe in 2013) La Rochelle Vendée coasts Futuroscope Palymre Zoo etc ...

château de terre-neuve

nestled in the heart of fontenay le comte, the renaissance château of terre-neuve will undoubtedly charm you with its furnished rooms, notably with some of the decorations from the château de chambord. a magnificent visit awaits you.

fontenay le comte

a city of art and history, fontenay-le-comte is also one of "the most beautiful detours in france". the old fontenay will make you discover, among other things, magnificent renaissance residences.

musée clémenceau

the life of georges clemenceau, born in mouilleron-en-pareds in 1841, retraced in his home town. You can combine the visit with the house of lattre de tassigny also born in mouilleron-en-pareds in 1889

donjon et medieval garden

In the heart of the Vendée bocage, in Bazoges-en-Pareds, the keep and its medieval garden will take you back to the Middle Ages

plages de vendée

only 1 hour away for the closest ones, the beaches of the Vendée are numerous and you will find your little corner of idleness there

la roche sur yon

chief town of the department, la roche sur yon is a pleasant town on a human scale where it is good to stroll notably on the place napoleon with its mechanical and extraordinary animals. 

puy du fou

le puy du fou will plunge you into the story of the vendée wars in breathtaking scenery with a multitude of magnificent and varied shows for the whole family. only 55mn away from us

parks and gardens

Allow yourself a moment of freshness in the midst of plants and countless flowers, such as the Dumaine dormer garden (the majestic cathedral is also to be discovered), halfway between the coasts of the Vendée and at home.

the markets of vendée

if you like markets, then you will enjoy strolling through them and discovering the seasonal products of our region.

local products

many local products such as the brioche vendéenne, the préfou,  the mogettes ham, the trouspinette, ....  many moments of greediness await you!

organize your stay in the south-vendee without further delay

Once with us, fully laminated tourist documentation is at your disposal,  in addition to tourist offices

credits photos : Vendée Expansion - Centre Minier de Faymoreau