Sailing: Round-the-World Race Moves from UK to France

SAILING: Organisers of 2018 Golden Globe race blame Brexit for switch of venue to the Vendée The 50th anniversary Golden Globe race will depart from Les Sables d’Olonne in the Vendée on June 2018, it has been announced, amid claims from race organisers that Brexit had scuttled plans it to start in Plymouth. The Devon …

Banking: Credit Agricole is Reorganizing in the Vendée and Loire-Atlantique

The Credit Agricole bank closed several of its agencies in Loire-Atlantique and Vendée. The objective, to reorganise to offer a better service. Last spring, hundreds of employees of Credit Agricole Loire-Atlantique and Vendée went on strike to protest against the announced closure of certain agencies, as part of a major reorganization of the bank. “We wanted to …

Vendée: Earthquake of a Magnitude of 3.6 Between Challans and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

An earthquake of a magnitude of 3.6 was recorded in Vendée at 0.44am on Monday morning, according to data published on the website of the National Seismic Monitoring Network. A magnitude of 3.6 was the earthquake that was felt this morning in Vendee, according to the National Seismic Monitoring Network (RéNaSS). The epicenter was located 13 …

Pays de la Loire Affected by the Drought

Groundwater and the river Loire lack water. The Prefecture has issued notice to limit and even prohibit withdrawals. Loire-Atlantique, Vendée and Maine-et-Loire is in a state of “crisis.” What is the current situation ? Loire-Atlantique, Vendée and Maine-et-Loire is in “crisis,” according to the site Propluvia, the Ministry of ecology and solidarity Transition. This is the highest …

Vendée: Puy du Fou Gets Global Award

LEISURE: The Puy du Fou theme park in Vendée wins the Oscar for best creation for the show “Le Dernier Panache” … The awards continue to accrue to the Puy du Fou. After receiving two awards for “Best World Park” in 2012 and 2014, in Los Angeles and Orlando (USA), after receiving the award for  “the best …