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Gites and Cottages with Pools in the South Vendee.
Attraction in the Vendee.
( french for needle or spit) owes its name to shape of this narrow band of sand
which was formed between the 5th and 7th Centuries and strands upon a submerged
The sandbanks are accumulated by tidal currents and wind action and
have resulted in a string of sand dunes that stretch in an 11km loop.
once Gulf of Picton has today been reduced to the 5,000 ha of mudflats known as
the "anse de l'Aiguillon", it is a bird watchers paradise as twice a year the
migratory birds stop off here in there thousands and today it is a national
In the estuary of the River lay and in the Anse de
l'Aiguillon there thrives an industry based on Mussels and over twenty percent
of the French production of mussels are produced here.
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