Lairoux and the Surrounding Area


Maison Lairoux
only 8km from the historic town of Luçon, once the home of Cardinal Richelieu who was Bishop of Luçon from 1606 - 1623, and who commissioned the imposing cathedral in the town centre. Surrounding the cathedral there are many bars, cafés and shops. There are also lots of restaurants, some with al fresco dining, and in the summer months Luçon holds many musical evenings and summer fayres. There is also a bustling market twice a week, selling local foods, wines and honey.
Jardin Dumaine Lucon
Mareuil sur Lay Dissais
Lucon Cathedral
The village of Lairoux is on the edge of the Marais Communal - an area of outstanding natural beauty - with miles of country lanes to explore, and flat reclaimed marshlands through which to walk or cycle. The marshes flood in winter and bring a host of migratory birds to the area, such as ibis, storks, lapwings, cranes and many others. In the village there is a bar that is open most evenings, with its own small restaurant, serving moules & frites on a Friday night and a full Sunday lunch at the weekend. A bread van visits the house every morning - with croissants and baguettes for sale.
Marais Communale Lairoux
Wine tasting in the Vendee
Harvest time in the Vendee
The Vendée has a well-kept secret - lots of locally produced wines that are great for drinking now! We are only minutes away from the Fief Vendéen wine route which starts in the pretty town of Mareuil sur Lay and wine tasting afternoons can be arranged with some of the local wine producers.
Sunset over the Marais
Butterflies in the Garden
Dolmans in the Vendee
For those looking for more leisurely activities, there are some fantastic country walks, bird watching facilities and prehistoric monuments to explore all within half an hour of Lairoux.

The Vendée is a region of beaches, lush green countryside and many attractions just waiting to be explored.
Here is our view in the winter, with the Marais flooded.

Winter on the Marais Communale Lairoux

Annette & Jason Khan
Maison Lairoux Holiday Homes, 3 Rue de la Motte, 85400 Lairoux, France

Tel: 00 33 251 284 398
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