La Roche Sur Yon town guide
LA ROCHE SUR YON
Visiting by hire car the Vendee region of France one will find La Roche sur Yon thirty five kilometres inland from Les`Sables d'Olonne. It was developed as a garrison town by Napoleon and is now a busy commercial and industrial centre. It makes a good centre for visiting the attractions of the Vendee including some very pretty old villages many of which are situated on rivers and canals. The coast in this region has long sandy beaches protected by sand dunes and pine trees, it is quite possible, using your hire car, to find deserted stretches for walking, swimming or just relaxing.
The traditional French holiday activity of market visiting can be carried out and there is a variety of accommodation ranging from camp sites, through gites to a variety of good hotels. The camp sites are to be particularly recommended in this area. There are also facilities for all kinds of outdoor pursuits and sports in this area which caters for families. Golfers are particularly well catered for.
Like most French towns La Roche Sur Yon has a variety of good restaurants to satisfy the traveller after a hard day's exploring.