Typical Vendée Christmas gifts

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Are you looking for gift ideas from the Vendée? This region offers you many options to please your loved ones: exceptional local crafts; renowned gastronomic products, between land and sea; and unusual activities, such as in the Puy du Fou Park. We offer you a selection of Christmas gifts, typical of the Vendée.


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A piece of local craftsmanship

The Vendée is an authentic region which has a craft industry very anchored in the culture of this country of character. If you want to focus on designer shops or local workshops, with ethical or ecological values, often using raw materials in short circuits, and based on traditional know-how, you will find what you are looking for on the market. island of the craftsmen of Sallertaine (fr). You will find unique and original pieces there, such as crochet works, ceramics and pottery, enamel on copper or even bookbinding...


the artisan island of Sallertaine

A stay at Puy du Fou

If you want to please every time, Puy du Fou is one of the must-see tourist sites of the Vendée. No need to praise this award-winning park as the "World's Best Amusement Park ", it has everything to charm your loved ones. Exceptional shows and unusual activities, in a natural setting, in the heart of the Vendée countryside. It is a magical gift, which will make the eyes of young and old alike shine.

Find out more Read our article on the major tourist sites of Vendée, to organize your future holiday stay in this sunny land.


The Puy du Fou
The Puy du Fou

Photos © Le Puy du Fou

Products from the Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean offers the Vendée many iodized delicacies. One of the most symbolic products is sardines from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. The famous brand "La Perle des Dieux" has established itself on the Vendée coast. A strategic place for fishing, cooking and nesting precious sardines. Besides, you will also find it fresh on the fishmongers' stalls. Traditional or new recipes will allow you to sublimate this fish, common, but very tasty. To find out more, visit the Perle des Dieux website.


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Salt from the salt marshes of Noirmoutier island

Salt is considered a white gold. On Noirmoutier Island, as on the “Côte de Lumière”, it is part of the ancestral custom of the Vendée region. The profession of salt worker is an old profession, which continues today and still has a bright future ahead. From the salt marshes, between land and sea, it delicately enhances any dish. In the form of coarse salt, fine salt or fleur de sel, spicy or plain, it is an exceptional product, which you can include in a stocked basket or a gift box.

The good idea To complete your composition, here are some ideas among the good products of the Vendée region.


The salt marshes of Noirmoutier island

A bottle of typical Vendée aperitif or spirits

If you want to share original flavors with your friends, choose some precious 100% Vendée bottles for them. Their recipes are based on traditional know-how. Their scents are delicate and sometimes exotic. Troussepinette, Chouanette, Chouans liqueur, Kamok, there is something for everyone. You will not fail to surprise your loved ones with these authentic beverages.

The good idea Have you been tempted? Consult our article on the spirits of the Vendée.


Pencil case

A sweet treat

Vendée brioche, spoils, fouasse, betchet, the anus… there is no lack of sweets and enough to satisfy the sweet palate. The Christmas festivities are a good opportunity to introduce your guests to the gastronomy of the Vendée and Vendée specialties.


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We hope to have given you some good ideas to please your loved ones and we wish you happy end of year celebrations.


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