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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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                                                                                                    Le Logis de Dolbeau

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Very comfortable house. Lovely atmosphere. Great base for exploring, and loads of places to visit and discover. The proximity of seaside villages/towns means you're spoilt for choice for beaches and entertainment. Nearby Chateaux, interesting churches, and available activities are not in short supply. All in all, something for everyone. A good selection of restaurants are within a fairly short drive. I found parking in the small drive easy ! Remember to turn right out of the drive when setting off - the One Way sign on the main road isn't very clear. Local walks, and the river nearby, and at Apremont, are fascinating, especially if you like nature, wildlife, and/or photography. There are plenty of fishing opportunities too. A very enjoyable holiday, with help from the owners if needed. Tomtom was more than useful..... A wealth of information about specific eateries etc, is available in the house, with some very helpful observations from previous holidaymakers. The property was very clean, and customer service A1.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Beautiful quiet gité with private pool

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We stayed in this gité as a family of 5 in August 2016. On arrival we were welcomed by Bernard and Christine who were excellent hosts and couldn't be more helpful. The gite has a downstairs bedroom with shower en-suite and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs. There is also a bed on the mezzanine which looks onto the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen area is small but has everything you need. We cooked meals every night and managed with everything that was supplied. There is also a very well equipped utility room with a washer and drier. This was excellent as we could pack light and wash as we needed to. It also meant that we didn't take home loads of dirty washing which was a bonus :-) The outside area is very large with a private pool. The pool is apparently heated to 26°C. It was slightly chilly when you first get in but once in it was fine and refreshing from the 30 plus heat. There is a bbq to use, you just need to buy charcoal. A car is a must when staying here. The small village of Mache has a small mini market and a patisserie which is lovely for fresh pastries but we wouldn't have managed without being able to drive to the town of Aizenay where there is a large Hyper U supermarket and a Lidl. Whilst on our holidays we went to Puy Du Fou and O'Gliss water park both if which I highly recommend. Puy Du Fou is amazing and I recommend the Cinescenie which is a 2 hour show on a Friday and Saturday night during the summer but you need to book early for that as they sell out quickly. Puy Du Fou is simply amazing. TIP. To get to Puy Du Fou you have to use a toll road each way which costs €4.20 each way. We did avoid it on one of the days but it was a lot of hassle so just paid the toll the rest if the time. The shows are spectacular and we all loved it, including out 15 year old boy. O'Gliss water park was excellent for the kids. It does get very busy and you need to book ahead but the park is very new and has good facilities. If you are after a private gité in a quiet location we would highly recommend this property. However if you are looking for somewhere more lively then maybe this isn't the place.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Lovely villa, with a great pool - perfect for families.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The villa is well equipped and clean and tidy. Challans is a very pleasant little town with a good few restaurants and bars, the beautiful beaches of Loire Atlantique are only a short drive away as is the quaint must visit town of Noirmoutier.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016