The Apremont Castle
A childhood friend and great servant of King François the Ist, Philippe Chabot was appointed admiral of France and had an imposing Renaissance castle built around 1534 on the foundations of the 11th century Apremont family fortress.
This castle received King Louis XIII in 1622 the day after his victory over the Protestants of Benjamin de Rohan-Soubise but will then be abandoned by the nobles inhabiting it.
Charles-Paul Sigismond of Montmorency-Luxembourg ordered in 1735 the destruction and sale of the castle with the exception of the Chapel and the two magnificent towers.
Open to visits from April to September
More information on ⇒ www.tourisme-vie-et-boulogne.fr
The Leisure Centre
The presence of this lake, crossed by the “Vie” river, will allow you to practise boating, swimming on a fine sand beach and, of course, for those who love strolls on its lush banks
Covering an area of 177 ha (500 acres), this lake offers a beach with amenities for swimming, water slide, nautical club, also the rental of small rowboats and pedal boats, and above all, fishing, with good carp spots on its 9.5 (6 miles) long shores.
The lakeshores also offer hiking and mountain bike circuits.
The Apremont Lake
The Apremont Lake is at a 2-minute walk from the campsite, you can easily access the lakeshores, where you can simply take a walk and discover this majestic expanse of water. You may also picnic there, tables are provided.
On the lake, you can enjoy two convivial moments: The Quail Festival (July 29) and the Lake Festival (August 15) organised by the Maché festival committee.
Nothing but good times to spend at the edge of the largest lake in Vendée, you will enjoy a large bowl of nature, fresh air and peace!