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Getting There

John Greene travelled to Roscoff from Cork with Brittany Ferries. For further information on how to travel with Brittany Ferries call 021 427 7801 or visit www.brittanyferries.ie to book, and to see a range of special offers.

Siblu operate 14 campsites in France, with different classes of mobile homes to suit your family size. Siblu has two campsites in the Vendee, Le Bois Masson and Le Bois Dormant, both in Saint Jean de Monts. Prices in July start at approximately €500 for seven nights. For information and booking call 0818 274099 or visit www.siblu.ie

Puy du Fou is located approximately 120km from Saint Jean du Monts. Tickets are generally €27 for adults and there are also hotels in the parc if you want to make more than a day of it. See www.puydufou.com

The Ile de Noirmoutier is about 30km from Saint Jean du Monts. For more on things to do in the Vendee, see www.vendee-tourisme.com

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