Camping, mobile home and fishing holidays on the banks of Lac du Jaunay, Vendee.
St Malo - 282km or 176 miles: Nearest airport; Nantes - 97km or 61 miles
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There are several well established camping sites around Lac du Jaunay, a beautiful area of the Pays des Achards in the Vendee. Apparently this 8 KM long watercourse is spread between 13 communities, including that of St Julien des Landes, another slightly inland camping resort which is becoming more and more popular year on year.
Guess the main attraction of this resort, and if you guessed it was fishing then you'd be spot on! This is a fisherman's paradise and in the lake you will find pike, zander, rudd (red rudd), carp, tench, bream and bass. No wonder the Lac du Jaunay is such a popular camping resort then!
But the lake isn't just for fishing as there are plenty of watersports on offer here in the shape of Kayaking, canoeing and windsurfing. There are also around 230 KMs of marked routes for walking and hiking, cycling and mountain bike riding
The Lac du Jaunay covers around a hundred hectares and is known among fisherfolk that are able to fish all year round, and there are parts of the lake where carp fishing is allowed during the night. It's only forbidden to fish for pike and zander from the end of January to mid May.
It isn't just fisherfolk who visit the Lac du Jaunay for their camping holidays as this whole region is superb for Twitchers and the lake is a favourite crossing spot for certain bird species. But the lake is also a host to more than a few specimens of flora and fauna, there for you to admire; tree frogs, grey heron, kingfisher, mallard, golden oriole, otter, genet, tawny owls and many others, so don't forget to pack your binoculars.
Last update: 16.01.2018
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