Vacation on the Atlantic

Vandya – Department at the Atlantic Coast of France. Most tourists this amazing area of ​​unfamiliar. Usually it remains outside of tourist routes according to the sights of France, so it will not be superfluous to tell about his beauties.

Historically, Wanda is known, first of all, as the center of the royalist insurgents in the era of the Great French Revolution and Directory, when the people disappointed in the revolution during three years restrained church and king. Folk speeches got the name of Vandy due to the location where they passed, and this name became nominative to determine the People’s War. Today Vandaya is a great place for leisurely travel and relaxing. Endless fields fade by small forest stripes, mills located along a leisurely of the current river VI (that translated from French means "life"), vintage castles, islands, bays – this is Vanday.

250 km of the coast, 140 km of sandy beaches, 18 resorts are waiting for tourists and surf lovers, diving, walks on kayaks and canoes. Every resort of Vandy has its own unique atmosphere. Beaches Saber D’Olon are known for their Spirit Retro. Painted in bright colors villas, vintage beach cabins, sun loungers, bistro and restaurants on the shore of the bays, spreading breathtaking flavors. Sep Jean de MON is considered the biggest sand reservoir of the west coast. It is 8 km beaches from the smallest clean sand, many sites for children, clubs. South resort La Tranche Sur Mer – In addition to the beaches, it is dunes, the sea and forests. The main branch of the Vandy economy – Rybolovka. In the Department there are four ports – Yoe Island, Saint Gilles of Crooku Du Vi, Nuarmouth Island and Saber D’Al. In the south of Vandy, there is a terrain, known as the swamp of Poitu. It is located on the site of the former bay, rugged by the islands, Picton Bay. Mother lovers This edge attracts its diverse flora and fauna.

Swamp poutu (mare, in french) not in the literal sense of the swamps. There are three different areas – the so-called raw swamps, dried swamps and coastal swamps. Raw swamps are a labyrinth of grooves that can be crossped on a boat alone or accompanied by a guide who will tell about their history. This corner is called green Venice because of his magic, where trees and water exist in full harmony. Rows of poplars and ash are water roads. Here you can visit the biological reserve and pass 132 hectares of prairies and forests. In the coastal Mare there is an ornithological reserve. Guides-naturalists will help to figure out the types of birds.

North Vandy occupy forests and hills. This is a great place for lovers walking, on a bike and car rich in history. Courling off the road you can open some traces of the past. All Vandya is cut by rivers, on the shores of which mills are built. There are almost no acting, many have turned into a cafe. They have survived since the times of the revolution, they were not just indifference witnesses – with the help of various positions of the melnitz blades, the rebels passed information about the movement of the enemy’s troops.

Let’s start a story about Wanda with two islands, Nairmouth (NoirMoutier) and Yoe (YEU) located in the Atlantic Ocean. These islands from the 9th century were the object of the attack of Normanov. Vikings, aliens from Denmark, Sweden and Norway, the people of the North (where the name of Normans occurred), planted on the islands and the Vandy coast and were engaged in robbery. The coast with nearby the islands had strategic importance, as they are near the mouth of Loire. To stop the barbarian attacks of Karl the Great built ships and elevated garrisons at important points. Naurmity Island was at the peak of popularity at the beginning of the twentieth century, when the famous resorts of Biarritz and Tuka attracted only the inhabitants of luxury palaces. Here are new robinsons, lovers relax on the beach and walk under the sail, found the perfect refuge, and the island gradually turned into a resort.

In general, Tourism Vandy began to develop in the middle of the 19th century, when the first baths were built here and when the train began with the laying of railway tracks. Then the resorts of San Gilles Croa de Vi, Saber D’Ali were popular. At the same time, the island of Naurmity attracted entire crowds of holidaymakers, then houses were built on the coast, luxury villas. Auguste Renoir, describing the nairmuty, said that it was "Delicious corner", whose beauty can be compared with the south of France. Coast Forests Forest Shez (Chaize) – Sea pines (Ponya) are climbing in the east of the island, they are moving to the peers of the ashes of the ashtage, interfering with strawberry bushes that blooming in February mimosa (by the way, the island is often called Mima Island), incense with sage and others Flowers. The island is known for its mild climate and is almost always a clear sky. It will be pulled in length 20 km and is very small in width – in the town of Geriner it reaches only 1 km. In which corner of the island, you would neither look – marine waters are hung everywhere here. And the salt pools and Polders are visible everywhere, than Naurmause very much reminds Holland. Two thirds of the island are below sea level, seawater penetrates swimming pools, in which manually collect sea salt. The beaches of Naurmity are beautiful, but the spirit of the 18th century bloody history reigns next to them. One of the chapels on the shore keeps the memory of the peasant war – her stained-glass windows tell about the massacre of 1794; An old castle on the island, erected in the 12th century, surrounded by a square of high walls with the watchtoes of the era of the early Middle Ages, was the place of executions. Here was shot by Generalissimus "Catholic and royal" Army of the rebel gigo d’el. Nairmuty Castle remains one of the few fortified castles of France, preserved in excellent condition.

Island is connected to the continent a kind of four kilometer long blocks (Chaussee de Gois). You can achieve the island on this path only during the low tide for three hours. The first who used this strategically important way was the rebel folk army. Today is a walk "by sea" on foot or by car to the island and back to the continent, without using the bridge built in our time, make you plunge into another era. This is the best way to open the beauty of the bay Burghneof, breathing in the sea and collecting shells. But be careful not miss the low tide. Each time, despite such warnings, rescuers emerging in the sea and inspecting bays, have to be cut off by the rest of the rest.

Island Yo – the island’s most remote from the continent on the Atlantic coast of France. Only one hour by sea on the boat – and you find yourself on a small but very picturesque block of land. The island of Yo and the truth is small, it extends 10 km long and 4 km wide, and you can go around the day or go round a bike in a few hours, but it’s better to make a stop here. All tourists are planted in the port of ZhuauaNevil, this is the traditional start of inspection of the island. On the facades of small houses, restaurants, shops are dominated by a combination of white and blue, the gardens are fragrant with hydrangea flowers – all these distinctive features of the Atlantic Islands of France. Here reigns the atmosphere of a small seaside village with narrow quiet streets. The name of the city took on behalf of General de Zhuamentil. You can feel the atmosphere of the fishing port in the middle of the day, when ships are returned to the island, full tuna, which is then sent to Morocco, Portugal. The island sends entire squadrons with fish already a whole century. Here they catch the sea delicacy – eel, which is exported to Japan and Spain.

From the port of Juanville you can straight to go to the beach to the Cape Cuba (Cape "Crow"). Penia and cypress trees growing on the dunes, fade a whole series of small beaches with white sand. Port Viya (translated "port of elderly") – this is also a small port in which there is a place of quiet beaches. But if the beach is open for visitors, it is not recommended to stop on the beach. There are always a lot of holidaymakers here, but coastal rocks are melting a big danger. They tell their names – "Evil flat cliff", "Bad Rock". In the Bay of Shatle on the wild coast of the island, the eyes attracts the old castle. This medieval fortress, asylum of corsars, as if he had thrown into the rock. The stone laying of her wide gear walls resembles the gloomy castles of Scotland. The bay is located in the desert part of the island. At the most western point of the island there is a big lighthouse, 56 meters illuminating marine smooth. Sole residents of this area – flock of migratory birds.

Vacation on the Atlantic

Vandya is not only beaches. On the continent in the East area there is a real country of fairies. This is the edge of legends and myths, churches and monuments, pointing to the mixture of religion and mysticism in the century of mind the people of Vandyia. In the town of Niel-sur-L’Other to see the abbey of St.Vinsen 12th century, which is a rare monument of Romanesque architecture. From the church, however, only the western part remained, but the sculptures of fabulous animals of the Early Middle Ages are preserved on the portal. Monastic galleries who have kept their primordial appearance, the only one in its kind in all Western France. Gregorian singing is heard in galleries.

Vuvuvan is interesting for his castle, which remained only partially. The walls of this ancient buildings, according to legend, saw John the landless and Louis of the Holy. Here is the famous tower Melelins. The legend of the curse of the beauty of Mellyzina, tells how this fairy married a poor prince and built for his beloved castle, taking a promise from him to not look for her on Saturdays, since on this day she lost her beauty, and her legs turned into a long tail. But the prince did not listen to Melelin, and she disappeared, the mastery of the curse on the prince, whose lock was to lose one stone every year. Mellyzina Tower, according to legend, was built in one night, so it is impossible to determine, it should have been or a round. Opposite the Tower is a courtyard of miracles (Cour Des Miracles) confirming the magical purpose of this small town. In 1715, the sick child asked in the middle of winter cherries from a tree growing in the yard. Treed in the magical properties of a tree Cure sent a collected cherry in the yard. The tree, indeed, was sleeping with cherries, but the next day it was again listed in the snow.

Southeast of Vuvuan is the town of Fussa-Payire, it seems completely unremarkable, but hitting his center you will guess that in the 15-16th centuries he played important. The central architectural ensemble is the Church of St. Iler, practically contrived with the town hall. Her Romanesque facade is interesting for sculptures of the finest elegance.

Fontainee-Le Cot in the south-east of Wanda is poorly known, although once he was the capital of Lower Poitu, during the time when Wanda flourished thanks to the shipping of her rivers. Then the ships from the sea on the river were charged to the very center of the city and moored by the Cathedral of Our Lady. Fish fishing has long been the ground in this area, but that the ships were included in the city, remind the console of houses, hung over the river. On the small area of ​​Beir, there was once a market, described by Francois Rabl in "Gargantua and Pantagruelee". Phontene – Renaissance City. On the area of ​​Datherine there is a royal palace built in the 17th century. Palace Perat is also set aside in the style of the Renaissance. In the Palace of the Senesh, the corner staircase and basements with vaulted ceilings have been preserved. In the upper part of the city there is a castle of the 16th century Ter-Nes, sided by order of Nicolas Rapena, the magistrate of the city, poet. The architecture of the castle is a mixture of the style of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It is a collection of rare furniture, paintings and carving (e.g., King cabinet door Francis I of Chambord). From 1941 to 1943 in the castle he lived and worked the famous writer Georges Simenon.

Gastronomy is varied Vendée. It is famous petit muffin (or braid), which used to be baked at Easter time and on family holidays. Number of rolls was to correspond to the number of family members. During weddings godparents mother and father gave the bride in the wedding day a loaf of bread, the weight of which could reach thirty kilograms! Petit loaf traditionally preparing a large amount of oil, can be quite sweet, with the flavor of rum. Vendee restaurants offer foie gras (foie gras), duck Challans, cooked with rosemary and serve with a side dish of green peas, carrots, onions and potatoes; a variety of seafood, sour seaweed, fish pahlebku bouillabaisse with garlic and spices, white beans Mogett, served with butter, ham, duck or lamb leg, Spanish paella, langoustine in a fragrant sauce with basil, oysters, patagos (sea cock in sour cream ), dishes with tuna, fish, salt in the lemon juice, sardines grilled on the barbecue, mussels with cream and white wine, and much more. All this washed down with a good white wine, especially the young wine from Brem sur Mer. Fish restaurants and bars are flooding the entire coast as a continent, and the islands of the Vendée.

Vendee city known for its fairs and flea markets and antique stalls where you can buy Paris porcelain, bronzes, dining utensils Empire era, silver and walnut furniture and cherry Louis XV, old books and maps. Petit different furniture finishing with a floral pattern and made of hazel, fruit trees and the famous Nantes mahogany. To finish Vendee characteristic pattern sets thin metal. And not necessarily to go for the purchase of a large antikvarschiku. Simple merchants may surprise you wonderful items at reasonable prices. In Wanda, many museums are for every taste – Museum of fishing on the island of Yo, the Museum of the car in Talmon-Saint-Ilier, the Museum of the Saint-Craise Abbey in Sabl-d’Al., Naigat Museum, Museum of National Traditions on the island of Heriner, Ecoduses in Eppess, Museum of Antique Kitchen utensils in Saint-Deni-Lahevass and others. You can stay in Vanda in a private castle, and in the hotel with a swimming pool on the shore, and in an inexpensive hotel in a picturesque location.

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