A unique experience within the historic walls of the Haras de la Vendée or the Historial de la Vendée.
Even in the rain, the Vendée is full of treasures to discover. We offer two options to keep you busy for a morning or afternoon.
Interested in horses and equestrian art in the Vendée? Marvel at the grace of these exceptional creatures at the Haras de la Vendée.
Are you a history buff or just curious about the past? Head to the Historial de la Vendée for a rendezvous with the history of the Vendée. Both offer an immersion in the region’s history and culture, allowing you to make the most of your time despite the vagaries of the sky.
The Haras de la Vendée… a place that will blow your mind!
The Haras de la Vendée offers an immersion into the equestrian world . Come rain or shine, it’s the ideal place to spend a captivating moment. Located in La Roche-sur-Yon, this historic estate is dedicated to horses and the equestrian arts. Take advantage of your visit to explore the stables and gardens, and admire the magnificent Vendée horses. You can also attend equestrian presentations and demonstrations that showcase the talents and grace of these majestic animals. The Haras de la Vendée also offers temporary exhibitions on the region’s equestrian history and culture. Immerse yourself in this fascinating and enriching world, discovering the evolution of horse riding and the local traditions associated with horses.
The Historial de la Vendée… a reminder of the past
The Historial de la Vendée invites you to immerse yourself in the history of the region. Located in Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne, it’s a must-see for history buffs. This museum offers a complete immersion in the history of the Vendée, from prehistory to the present day.
Take advantage of a rainy half-day to explore the various exhibition rooms, which retrace the region’s major events. Discover artifacts, historical re-enactments and testimonials that will plunge you into the heart of Vendée history.
The Historial de la Vendée also offers interactive animations for an even more immersive experience. Young and old alike can relive key moments in the region’s history and understand the issues that have shaped its development.
Both sites offer reduced rates for children, students and senior citizens.
So even if it’s raining, the Vendée offers exciting alternatives to occupy your time. Whether you choose the Haras de la Vendée or the Historial de la Vendée, you’ll enjoy an enriching and memorable cultural experience.