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Détente et Nature

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The castle of Apremont

The castle of Apremont is a castle in ruins built on a rocky promontory which dominates the valley of the Vie of the commune of Apremont.

It can be visited from April to September.

6 minutes from the Gîtes de la Grange aux Grains


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Commequiers castle

Octagonal in shape with its 8 towers, it was built on the model of the Bastille

Currently closed to the public, its magnificent park nevertheless offers beautiful walks and a playground for children.

8 minutes from the Gîtes de la Grange aux Grains

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Tiffauges castle

The largest medieval site in the west.

The castle presents live fire demonstrations with reconstructed medieval war machines (thematic tours)

About 1 hour from the Gîtes de la Grange aux Grains

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Le passage du Gois


Unmissable during your stay, discover this legendary 4.2 km sea route that connects Noirmoutier island to the mainland at low tide. Every year, in June, a running race is organized (the Foulées du Gois).

At low tide, it is the ideal place for fishing on foot: clams, cockles, periwinkles and wild oysters ... (be careful to respect the authorized quantities).

You will fall under the spell of the island of Noirmoutier: its villages, its polder, its salt marshes, its ports, its beaches ... many bicycle tours are offered by the tourist office to discover this magnificent island.

40 minutes from the Gîtes

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Le vélo Rail


Family attraction that allows you to travel in a draisine the 7 km separating Commequiers from Coëx (14 km round trip). It is an activity in the heart of nature which follows the old railway line (2 hours of ride in a draisine)

10 minutes from the Gîtes


La route du sel


Embarkation and discovery of various places in the Breton Vendée marshes: on a guided or independent walk, by bike, canoe, or on foot, a life-size adventure through the ancient salt marshes.

25 minutes from the Gîtes

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