Tourism labels in Vendée

National tourism labels and listed destinations

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The cities, towns and villages of Vendée listed have been awarded with one or several French tourism labels: Cities of art and history, Most beautiful villages of France, Most beautiful detours in France, Green resort, Listed resort, Towns and villages in Bloom.

CITIES OF ART AND HISTORY

The designation Ville d'art et d'histoire is a national label awarded by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication to cities and towns with a rich heritage which pursue an active policy to stimulate and develop their heritage and architecture and adopt measures to raise inhabitants' and visitors' awareness of their heritage. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Cities of art and history in Vendée:

Cities of art and history in Vendée

Fontenay-le-Comte

 

 

MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF FRANCE

The label Plus beau village de France, is awarded by an association to beautiful French villages of under 2,000 inhabitants which possess a rich natural and built heritage – with at least two listed buildings – and pursue an active policy to stimulate and develop their heritage. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Most beautiful villages of France in Vendée:

Most beautiful villages of France in Vendée

Vouvant

 

 

MOST BEAUTIFUL DETOURS IN FRANCE

The label Plus beau détour de France, is awarded by an association to medium-sized French towns (2,000 to 20,000 inhabitants) located away from the major trunk roads which possess all-year-round tourist facilities, a rich built heritage and an interesting environment. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Most beautiful detours in France in Vendée:

Most beautiful detours in France in Vendée

Fontenay-le-Comte

 

 

GREEN RESORTS

The designation Station verte is a national label awarded to French nature, leisure and holiday tourist destinations located in unspoiled environments, in the countryside or in the mountains, which offer tourist and leisure facilities. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Green resorts in Vendée:

Green resorts in Vendée

Mervent

Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

 

LISTED RESORTS

The label Station classée is awarded to seaside, spa, health, tourist, winter sports and mountaineering resorts which pursue a policy of high-quality tourist facilities and activities. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Listed resorts in Vendée:

Listed resorts in Vendée

Avrillé
Barbâtre
Bretignolles-sur-Mer
Château-d'Olonne
Givrand
Jard-sur-Mer
L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer
L'Île-d'Yeu
La Guérinière
La Tranche-sur-Mer

Landevieille
Le Fenouiller
Les Sables-d'Olonne
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île
Notre-Dame-de-Monts
Olonne-sur-Mer
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
Saint-Julien-des-Landes
Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard

 

FAMILY PLUS

The label Famille Plus, is recognised by the French Minister of State for Tourism and is awarded to towns and villages which are particularly tailored to welcoming families and offer many activities and events for children and adults. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Family Plus in Vendée:

Family Plus in Vendée

La Tranche-sur-Mer
Notre-Dame-de-Monts

Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

 

TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN BLOOM

The label Villes et villages fleuris is awarded each year by the French National Council of Cities, Towns and Villages in Bloom following a competition which judges criteria such as landscaped and plant heritage, flowering, respect for the environment and the living environment. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Towns and villages in Bloom in Vendée:

Towns and villages in Bloom in Vendée

Notre-Dame-de-Monts -
Saint-Jean-de-Monts -
Chantonnay -
Château-d'Olonne -
Fontenay-le-Comte -
Givrand -
La Roche-sur-Yon -
Les Herbiers -
Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne -
Mouilleron-le-Captif -
Pouzauges -
Saint-Georges-de-Montaigu -
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie -
Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez -
Venansault -
Aizenay -
Beauvoir-sur-Mer -
Belleville-sur-Vie -
Boufféré -
Bretignolles-sur-Mer -
Challans -
Chauché -
Jard-sur-Mer -
L'Herbergement -
La Ferrière -
La Tranche-sur-Mer -
Landevieille -
Les Châtelliers-Châteaumur -
Les Essarts -

Luçon -
Mallièvre -
Montaigu -
Mortagne-sur-Sèvre -
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île -
Saint-Hilaire-de-Loulay -
Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre -
Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie -
Saint-Mars-la-Réorthe -
Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard -
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire -
Vouillé-les-Marais -
Vouvant -
Boulogne -
Chaillé-les-Marais -
Châteauneuf -
La Bruffière -
La Rabatelière -
Le Poiré-sur-Vie -
Les Brouzils -
Les Epesses -
Mouchamps -
Saint-André-Goule-d'Oie -
Saint-Fulgent -
Saint-Juire-Champgillon -
Saint-Julien-des-Landes -
Soullans -
Velluire -

 

BLUE FLAG

The Blue Flag label is awarded to seaside resorts and marinas that take account of environmental criteria in their economic and tourist development policies, and promote behaviour that respects nature and its treasures. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Blue Flag in Vendée:

Blue Flag in Vendée

La Barre-de-Monts
La Tranche-sur-Mer
Longeville-sur-Mer
Notre-Dame-de-Monts

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

 

SMALL TOWNS OF CHARACTER

The Small Towns of Character label is awarded to small towns with a consistent, high-quality built heritage that undertake to maintain their heritage and promote it among residents and visitors. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Small Towns of Character in Vendée:

Small Towns of Character in Vendée

Apremont
Faymoreau
Foussais-Payré

Mallièvre
Nieul-sur-l'Autise
Vouvant

 
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