NEW YEAR’S EVE IN VENDEE
Period : January, December
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1th day: THE ROCK ON YON
Road to La Roche-sur-Yon. Lunch on the way. Visit of the Haras de la Roche sur Yon. In the heart of a 4.5 ha park dedicated to equestrian arts, go to meet the horse in all its majesty and diversity. Discover the Haras’ cavalry and the unique know-how of the saddlers and farriers. Enter into the intimacy that unites Man and his horse. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
2nd day : POITEVIN MARSHLANDS
Breakfast. Departure to the Marais Poitevin. Boat trip, supervised by a boatman guide, through the canals. Lunch: Guided visit of the Maison du Marais Poitevin to discover the main stages in the history of the Marais and its development by man, as well as the traditions and lifestyles of the market gardeners. Return to the hotel for the preparations of the great New Year’s Eve party. Dinner show and dance at the cabaret la Belle Entrée. Enjoy of yourself in this world of spectacle .
Reception from 7:30 pm with our master of ceremonies.
Dinner with singer and magician.
10:30 pm beginning of the show 1h30 show (dancers, humorist/imitator, singer, etc.).
00:00 a.m. dj, around 3:00 a.m. onion soup, in the end of night 5:00 a.m.
Menu 2018 for your information.
Cocktail La Belle Entrée
Foie Gras de Canard with St Emilion and Spices, Fig Chutney
Mini-Roast of Capon with Delights of the Woods, Périgourdine Sauce
Mousseline of Asparagus and Parmesan, Gratin of Potatoes with Foie Gras and Chestnuts
The Master Cheesemaker’s Palette
Ecrin Crusty Hazelnut Crunchy Dark Chocolate – Coffee
A 75cl bottle of Bordeaux Red or White wine / 2 pers.
A glass of Moelleux
A glass of Champagne 12cl, Return latly to the hotel and overnight
3th day: FEERIE DES SANTONS – SABLES D’OLONNE (ABOUT 150 KM)
Breakfast. Morning free. Lunch. Visit of the museum of the fairy tale of the santons. For the end of year festivities, don’t miss to discover the magical universe of the Féerie des Santons and its animated cribs. 700 authentic santons distributed in 8 magnificent villages await you for 1 hour of show and animations. In this exhibition “La Féerie des santons”, you will recognize landscapes of Vendée, Normandy, Provence, telling in their own way the story of the Nativity. A sound and light scenographic tour will guide you in the discovery of this wonderful little world. In each room, the santons will tell you their story and the show comes to life as if by magic. Free discovery of Les Sables d’Olonne: the three ports, the penal districts of La Chaume and Le Remblai. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight
4th day: RETURN
Breakfast. Guided tour of the Logis de la Chabotterie. The dwelling offers a surprisingly evocative discovery of the gentle way of life in the countryside in the 18th century. Furnished rooms, regular enclosed garden and landscaped park: this residence with its rustic and delicate charm seems still inhabited. Site of General Charette’s arrest in 1796, La Chabotterie is a historical high place which marks the end of the Vendée War: the interactive scenography recalls the highlights of General Charette’s life and the Vendée War thanks to playful and practical tools. Lunch at the restaurant. Return to your region.
End of our services.
– Accommodation in 3*** hotel, based on double room
– Full board from lunch on the day of arrival to lunch on the day of departure
– The visit of the stud farm of La Roche sur Yon
– The guided tour of the Maison du Marais Poitevin
– The boat trip in the marsh (1h)
– The New Year’s Eve dinner and show at the cabaret
– The entrance to the museum of the fairy tale of the santons
– The guided tour of the logis de la Chabotterie
– 1 Free courses for driver per every 20 persons payed, a 2nd free in half-double for every 40 persons
– Single room supplement : 32€ per person and per night
– Tourist city tax
– local coach rental (return on New Year’s Eve): + about 550 €.
– The guided tour of Les Sables d’Olonne : (public holidays 01/01) : 280 €.
– Booking fees: 50€ for the group
– Optional insurance: on request
– any services not mentioned