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Walking Holidays France

Walking Holidays France

randonnee vendee

Walking has long been a popular pastime in a country as scenic as France and this has led to the emergence of more and more routes and paths. Les Croisettes provides the perfect base in the stunning Vendée region of France for a wonderful Walking Holiday.

We research a route suitable for you which is scenic and, depending on your ability, not too demanding in the hill climbing department; we provide maps and put together some important information about on route food/meal stops and significant attractions; Arrange transport to your chosen start point; We are your back-up plan and can deal with serious problems that may otherwise leave you stranded.

We can do all of these things for you as well as provide you with ‘extras’ such as the assurance that the route is suitable to your abilities.

  • · EASY – 4 to 6 hours Between 6 and 12 miles per day on undulating terrain over tracks with easy inclines which are rarely steep.
  • MODERATE – 5 to 7 hours More noticeable hills, up to 14 miles per day, sometimes rough underfoot and some steep ascents

We are very lucky to have wonderful designated walking paths on our doorstep through forests and the beautiful French countryside. Every year at the local town Chanotanny people come from all over the world to participate in the Randonnee.

Walking holidays are a great way to make new friends. At the end of the day everybody gathers in the Bar to have a drink before dinner is served in the Grange.

Guest comments:

June 2011 – Randonnees at Chantonnay

I have walked all over the world and have to say that the walk at Chantonnay is in the top ten.

4 days in Chantonnay… 9th -12th May 2013

… walk as you please !

Extra walk (Night walk)

The possibility to walk 1, 2, 3 or 4 days.
Each day a different route and the choice between various distances : 12, 21,28 and 42km*.
*Those distances can vary (plus or minus 2 km).
A night walk on Friday.

From 6.45 to 7.30 for 42 km
From 7.30 to 9.00 for 28 km and 21 km
From 8.30 to 10.00 for 12 km
Arrival at Chantonnay – Parc Clemenceau : last arrival 17.00.
Nightime Walk
Friday, 18th May Distance of about 12 km – leaving the Salle des Congrès, rue des Soupirs at 8:45 pm sharp (Bring a torch !).


Numerous activities are arranged for the 4 days. (See website)