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The forest of Mervent-Vouvant

The biggest woodland of Vendée

The forest of Mervent-Vouvant is the biggest woodland of Vendée with its 5000 hectares of trees crossed by rivers with several dams that transform them into lakes.

Surrounded by oaks and rivers, take the time to appreciate the forest through a hike, some mountain biking or even some horse riding.  On the lake, situated in the middle of the forest, you’ll also have the opportunity to rent an electric boat, do some stand-up paddle and canoe. Finally, don’t hesitate to visit the Natur’Zoo of Mervent or the Pierre Brune Park.

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Walk in the forest

Heaven on earth for hikers, the forest offers several hiking trails that are well-kept.  You can also make the most of the hills by enjoying the different views that you will find during your hike.

Let yourself be tempted by the family friendly paths or those for the more seasoned hikers. You also have a lot of mountain bike loops or horse-riding routes and, along the way, you will find a number of picnic areas to enjoy an outdoor meal.

Family destination

To please your children, you can spend a day at the zoo or at the Pierre Brune park.
At the Natur’zoo of Mervent, discover a family friendly park with more than 300 animals and 60 different species like lemurs, giraffes, antelopes, ostriches, pandas, bears, white wolves, lions, servals, lynx, and a small farm. A playground is also available with swings, slides and other activities.

The Pierre Brune amusement park is a place where you can have fun with your family. Countless of games to enjoy like a trampoline, zipline, giant slide or even elastic jump.
The park has been entertaining families since the 50’s especially with the small train that take you for a ride around the park.

Sail on the Lake Mervent


On the lake, at the outdoor activity centre, you can rent canoes, stand-up paddles, electric boats, or smaller boats. Water base activities to discover the forest from another angle and have some fun.