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Make a Holiday Rental Cottage in Challans, France, Your Home Away From Home

Located on the western coastline of France, in the popular Vendee Department of the Pays-de-la-Loire Region, is the charming rural town of Challans. A Challans holiday is a popular choice with a different variety of tourists and visitors, from those looking just to relax by the pool in the sun, to those who want to get stuck in to some adrenaline-pumping activities. One thing that is definitely guaranteed when you book a Challans holiday rental cottage is that it will be ready for you to arrive complete with all of the mod-cons and facilities you would expect in a top Parisian hotel.

Things to Do on Holiday in Challans, France

Whilst a Challans holiday places an emphasis on simply relaxing and enjoying the tranquillity, there is some opportunity to enjoy a small range of activities, both in and around the town. This includes activities such as paddle boating, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, walking and golf. With stunning natural scenery and fewer crowds than other parts of the region, visitors who enjoy photography, painting or nature watching will really benefit from a Challans holiday.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Challans, France

If you fancy spending the day away from Challans, then there are some fantastic places to visit. A two and a half hour journey will bring you to the charming town of Ars-en-Re on the island of Ile de Re. Ars-en-re has wonderful narrow streets with lots of interesting architecture. One of the most popular attractions in the town is the spire of the church. This is painted black and white as it served a double purpose, ringing the bell for church-goers and helping guide boats into the ports in the immediate area.

Weather in Challans, France

Booking a Challans holiday rental cottage means that you will be able to enjoy some fabulous weather as the Vendee Department is deemed to be the second sunniest area in France. Most visitors stay in Challans from June through to September when it can reach as warm as 23 .degrees Celsius The lowest temperatures usually occur in January and February when it can drop to anywhere between 7 and 10 degrees during the day. The town sees an average annual rainfall amount of approximately 20 inches.

Travel to Challans, France

Those travellers interested in a Challans holiday will be able to start their wonderful trip by flying into Nantes Airport (NTE) which is approximately an hour away from the town. Amongst the airlines offering affordable, frequent flights to Nantes are KLM, easyJet, Air France, Flybe and Ryanair. Passengers can depart the UK from a selection of airports such as Liverpool (LPL), East Midlands (EMA), Gatwick (LGW), Edinburgh (EDI) and Norwich (NWI).

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                                                                                                      Without doubt the best self-catering property we have rented. The layout for our family of 4 was perfect. Everyone had their own bedroom. The open plan living area was massive for us. The chairs and sofa were comfy. The dining table converting into a pool table was a bonus. The huge TV was great as we took a PS4 with us for DVDs, games, Netflix, Amazon video (an Xbox 360 is already there for your use anyway!) The galley kitchen is very well specced out and the utility room was handy too. As the apartment is the whole of the 2nd floor of the building (plus roof space for extra bedrooms), the outside terrace area is huge. The view out to the Atlantic is wonderful and the sound of the sea is ever there, even on calm days when waves are washing up the beach. We stayed off-season and the area was very quiet which we liked. I imagine in the summer it is chaotic as the shoreline appears to be primarily summer houses and apartments. Having said that, the seafront has a very slow speed limit so I'd guess the traffic noise is pretty minimal even in peak season. Thanks to Nicolas and Celine for the excellent communications throughout the holiday process. And also to Perrine for the meet and greet, and explanations of everything despite our mutual language barrier! We'd wholly recommend this as a base for a Vendee holiday. Within a hour's driving radius there is lots to discover.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

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                                                                                                      Perfect for relaxing, a base to explore the area - the Vendee is wonderful out of season - so much space and so few tourists. Cottage spacious, perfect for 4-6 people but we were but two. Owners are lovely too, helpful and friendly.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017