36 (and a half) little treats to enjoy all year round

1 – Collect shells and driftwood to make a souvenir of your Vendée holiday

2 – Try and spot Ile d’Yeu and Noirmoutier

3 – Treat yourself to a Chichi doughnut

4 – Practice some yoga on the beach at sunset

5 -Try out your Tarzan skills on a high-ropes course

6 – Treat yourself to a gâche (brioche) with salted caramel butter for your mid-afternoon snack

7- Breathe in the fresh forest air on your bicycle

8 – Have a family picnic in the shade of the pine trees

9 – Watch out for squirrels and deers with a pair of binoculars

10 – Perfect your golf swing overlooking the sea

11 – Be amazed at the changing colours of the marshes

12 – Find a bourrine (local traditional peasant cottage)

13 – Go shopping on Saint Jean de Monts markets to find the best local souvenir

14 – Have a night out and enjoy one of the open-air shows – often free of charge

15 – Play golf all year round on one of the best links courses in France

16 – Savour pignons (local clams) with cream in one of Saint Jean de Monts restaurants

17 – Have time for yourself doing a Nordic walk

18 – Take to the seas with a ferry crossing to Ile d’Yeu

19 – Build a shelter in the woods

20 – Try a ‘salicorne’ – you can eat it fresh like a green bean or in a jar like a pickle

21 – Meditate in front of the seafront villa ‘Dar Koum’ in Fromentine

22 – Learn to sail on a catamaran between Noirmoutier and Ile d’Yeu

23 – Stroll along the 400m of the Estacade (pier) in Saint Jean de Monts

24 – Try your luck with a hook and line in the canals

25 – Meet an enthusiastic local producer

26 – Walk along the fishing posts at Porteau and the old-fashioned port of Pont Neuf in La Barre de Monts

27 – Take a souvenir photo of your Vendée holidays in front of the little lighthouse (Petit Feu) in Fromentine

28 – Discover local nature at Biotopia

29 – Paddle your canoe along the waterways of the Breton Vendeen marshes

30 – Climb the steps of the Pey de la Blet viewing platform

31 – Fly your first kite on the beach

32 – Write a loving message in the sand

33 – Try fion (local egg custard tarts) at any time of the day

34 – Stop the world whilst you have a treatment at the Thalasso Spa

35 – A toast to your Vendée holidays on the sea front with a glass of Vendéen wine

36 – Gaze at the horizon and dream of new adventures

And the half… do your favourite little treat again!