Whether you want to sample unique cuisine, learn about local history or explore the great outdoors, the Vendée offers plenty for the visitor to enjoy. Here are seven reasons why the region should be on your travel list.
Searching for a wildlife-filled spring getaway? Whether you want to admire exotic orchids, listen out for birdsong or spot a blue whale in the wild, Europe has something to offer. James Lowen, author of 52 European Wildlife Weekends, discusses the highlights.