and Villages of the Vendee
Faute-sur-mer. Across the river Lay from Aiguillon-sur-mer this seaside
town boast one of best beaches in the Vendee,some good restaurants and one
of the largest mussel farms in France.
This purpose built holiday resort is
the last beach in the Vendee as you head south, it is on a sandy pennisular with
the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the river Lay to the East and the pennisular
ends at the point d'arcay in the gulf of Picton.
To protect the sands from
erosion the dunes were planted with pine and evergreen oak trees which makes for
great walks. The southern end of the point d'Arcay is a protected nature reserve
and annually thousands of migrating birds stop over here.
makers are well catered for with good shops, bars restaurants,cafes and even a
The 10kms of beaches at La Faute-sur-mer are some of the finest in
the Vendee and 4 of them have lifeguard stations during the summer season. There
is an official nudes beach at the point de Arcay though there is no
survaillence by life guards here.