La Faute-sur-Mer, located in the west-central part of France, is a peninsula in the Vendée and the Pays de la Loire region. La Faute-sur-Mer is a popular summer destination, welcoming tourists from all over who have come to have fun and explore the wealth of riches in the Vendée coastal region.
Exploring the La Faute-sur-Mer region
La Faute-sur-Mer, which extends over an area of 726 hectares, is a strip of coastal land, bordered on one side by the Atlantic ocean and the other by the river Lay. Although La Faute-sur-Mer is almost entirely populated by locals in winter, in summer it is quite another story, when visitors arrive in their tens of thousands. And these seasonal visitors spend much of their time exploring the many local areas of interest. In fact, in this area you’ll find large stretches of sandy beaches, pine forests and calm waters which together form a magnificent 8km long, lagoon shoreline. Here you can practise a variety of activities such as water sports, sand yachting and other seaside pursuits.
La Faute-sur-Mer’s main natural attractions
In addition to these large beaches, you’ll find natural reserves such as the Pointe d’Arçay headland and the Belle Henriette lagoon. The Pointe d’Arçay is an area of land where you can see much of the region’s indigenous flora and fauna. Pointe d’Arçay headland is a delightful area which, should you choose, can be visited on foot or by car, except for the natural protected zone, which you can visit with a guide from the National Office for Forests and Hunting. The Belle Henriette lagoon has vast reed beds and is home to a variety of bird species which you can spot from the marked trails.
Other must-visit sites
Visit these popular destinations and get the most out of your holiday in La Faute-sur-Mer region:
- La Tranche-sur-Mer
- La Flotte ;
- The village of Loix;
- The four sandy beaches;
- The Royal Abbey in Saint-Michel-en-l’Herm.