With almost 20,000 inhabitants, Challans is the second city of the department.
The hub of Northwest Vendee, its commercial dynamism is well established (multiple animations, 220 shops in the city center, supermarkets...).
Challans is also a tertiary developing city and a traditional industrial city (more than 100 companies with more than 10 employees in a variety of sectors: wood, furniture, boating, food...).
Even if one finds few visible traces, the city has a rich and ancient history.
The city is also famous for its poultry.