||Place to visit
The castle is open from April the 15th till September the 30th 2013 and All Saints'Day Holiday (end of October)
In July and August, battles, heraldry, dressage event, chivalry, falconry, guided tours, crossbow, calligraphy, pony rides and possibility to dress up as a knight. Every week-end, the castle is open without entertainments.
Shop,animals allowed, activities, Toilets, parking, english spoken
Place du Château - BP 66
Tel. : 02 51 90 27 43 + Fax : 02 51 20 73 24
Crédit photo : E.Marival - B. Hannebicque - Unicorn Legends - Vol en Scène - Cowprod - affiche de Offset 5
Crédit-photo : A. Lamoureux
Crédit-photo : La Folie de Finfarine - PTI VCL
Discover the seaworld.
Beyond the standard visit, The 7ème Continent propose you : birthday party for children, possibility to rent the aquarium for events : wedding, christenings, retirements, family celebrations ...
Open all year round:
From January the 2nd to December the 31st: everyday from 10.30am to 12.30am and from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.
From July the 1st to August the 31st: everyday from 10.30am to 7.00pm
Annual closure on December the 25th and January the 1st
Closing of the cash desk one hour before the Aquarium's closing
Avenue de la Mine - 85440 Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
Tel : 02 51 32 30 00 - Fax : 02 51 32 92 26
La Folie de Finfarine - Poiroux
In a huge wooded park of 10ha, discover the fascinating world of bees and honey.
Suitable for families: enter in the giant hive in order to feel like a bee and discover bee's activities. During the entertainment "Honey and Bees", open a hive. Games and activities for children of different ages.
Open from April to October. From April the 14th till July the 6th, each day from 2.00pm to 6.30pm (closed on Saturday). From July the 7th till August the 30th, each day from 10.30pm to 7.00pm; from August the 31st till September the 15th, each day from 2.00pm to 6.00pm (closed on Saturday); from October the 27th till November the 8th (All Saints'Day holiday), each day from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.
Prices 2013 : Adults : 6.50€, children (from 4 to 15 years old) : 4.30€; free for children less than 4 years old.
Facilities : bar, store, playground, animals admitted, credit card allowed, parking, english spoken
Chemin des Ecoliers - 85440 Poiroux
Tel.: 02 51 96 22 50
Le CAIRN, prehistoric center
Saint-Hilaire la Forêt
In the nature, le CAIRN proposes you exhibitions, entertainments (fire, hunting ...). Create your make-up, your jewelry and your pottery.
Join the tribe ! In 2013, new exhibition. Its museum, its park, its entertainments.
Open from April to September and during the school holiday of October.
Facilities : store, playground, entertainments, public toilets, car-park, credit card allowed, deutsch gesprochen
Rue de la Courolle - 85440 Saint-Hilaire la Forêt
Tel. : 02 51 33 38 38
Fax : 02 51 90 60 92
Crédit-photo : S. Bourcier
Facilities: bar, store, car-park, credit card allowed, wheelchair access and bathroom, english spoken, spanish spoken, italian spoken.
- from 1st of April to 31st of May : every day from 9.30am to 12.00am and from 2.00pm to 6.30pm
- from 1st of June to 31st of August : every day from 9.30am to 7.00pm
- from 1st of September to 1st of October : every day from 9.30am to 12.00am and from 2.00pm to 6.30pm
Open all year round for the groups on reservation, except from 1st to 31st of January.
Route des Sables d'Olonne
Tél. : 02 51 22 05 81 - Fax : 02 51 22 06 20
Crédit-photo : G. Bauvais
Crédit-photo : Centre Socio-Culturel du Talmondais
Copyright : Groupe associatif estuaire
2 adresses to discover the local wildlife: Centre Socio-Culturel du Talmondais and Groupe Associatif Estuaire. Follow our guides to discover the Payré estuary, chosen as the first remarkable site of Vendée, the saltmarshes and the oyster farms.
Centre Socio-Culturel du Talmondais
Specialized animators purpose you guided tours in order to discover saltmarshes, the bird area and oyster farms of La Guittière.
During the season, guided tours for individuals without reservation.
Off-season : guided tours for groups (adults and schools).
Facilities : store, public toilets, car-park
292, rue du Chai - 85440 Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
Tél. : 02 51 96 02 76
Groupe Associatif Estuaire
The landscape in perpetual motion!
Fishmarshes, oyster farms, dune...
Guided tours for groups (adults and schools).
During the season, a program of guided tours for individuals. Open all year round.
Rue de Louza - Le Port de la Guittière
Tél/Fax. : 02 51 20 74 85
IDEAL FOR GROUPS
A lot of activities and accomodation for groups. Suitable for a half-day, a day trip or more for groups of adults and children.
Art glass - Valérien and Stéphanie Desjariges
Come and discover the ancestral knowledge of glass-blowers. On free access, discover the work and the creations of the glass-blowers.
Open all year round. In July and August, every day from 10.00am to 12.00am and from 2.30pm to 7.00pm and on night each Thursday from 9.00pm. For the rest of the year, informations by phone 02 51 32 71 42. Group reception on reservation.
Facilities : credit card allowed
Les Forges - Bourgenay - 85440 Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
Tél. : 02 51 32 71 42 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sculptures Cath Cousseau
In La Guittière have a break by Cath Cousseau. Discover her skill and her fascinating universe. Sculptures made of calabash which are cultivated by Catherine. Comme and visit her garden and her workshop exhibition : paintings, vegetal sculptures, furnitures...
Open every day from 10.00am to 12.30am and from 3.00pm to 7.00pm. Off-season : from 2.00pm to 7.00pm.
459, rue de la Bourie - La Guittière - 85440 Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
Tél. : 02 51 96 02 36
Open from June the 30th till September the 1st 2013 between 10.00am and 7.00pm each day. Aquatic park on Noirmoutier island suitable for families: wave pool, toboggans, stream, whirlpool, geyser, waterfall, aquatic games for children ...
Facilities : store, playground, snack-restaurant, public toilets, car-park, Credit card accepted, english spoken.
Site des Oudinières BP 25 - 85330 Noirmoutier
Tel : 02 51 39 05 21 - Fax : 02 51 39 88 12www.oceanile.com
Sealand, the aquarium of Noirmoutier island
Open from February the 16th to November the 11th 2013 between 10.00am and 7.00pm. During the summer holiday, from 10.00am to 8.00pm. Neptune presents you its universe : sea world. A living world which take you towards the depths at the sound of a strange music.
Facilities : store, little pets admitted on a leash, entertainments, water-closet, car-park, credit card allowed.