Historical activities

Discover all the historical activities in Vendée close to our lodgings and guest rooms at Le Petit Monty.

Small towns with character

If you’re curious to discover a region with a strong personality, Mallièvre can be discovered through its steep streets.
Like Mouchamps, it has been awarded the “Petite cité de caractère” label (small towns with character).

Saint Laurent sur Sèvre is nicknamed the “holy town”.
It pays tribute to the preacher Montfort and welcomes all visitors to its town.

Finally, the lark mount offers a panoramic view of the hills of Vendée. At the time of the Revolution, it was used as a strategic promontory.

Railway of Vendée

When it comes to historical activities in Vendée, the Railway of Vendée is a must!

From Mortagne-sur-Sèvre station, it’s “a train like no other”… A steam locomotive takes passengers on a picturesque 22km ride through the bocage countryside.

The Railway of Vendée promises a journey back in time to the “Belle Époque”.

Vendée castles

The Vendée is full of historic castles for the whole family to discover…

The Tiffauges castle, for example, has been a listed historic monument since 1957. Gilles de Rais, the lord and marshal of the castle, inspired Charles Perrault to write the story of Bluebeard.

And at Saint-Mesmin, the fortified castle is full of entertainment! The medieval building excels in tours, games and skits for young audiences.

And of course, if we’re talking about historical activities in Vendée, we can’t fail to mention once again Puy du Fou park !!

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