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COVID-19 Vendée

The Delta variant is a fact as it is in all of Europe, and the Colombian variant is also a player. The use of the ‘health passport’ in café’s, bars, restaurants, shopping centers and theaters went into effect in August. From 30 September this rule also applies to children aged 12 to 17. It is not required for children under 12. The health passport is one of the measures implemented in an effort to thoroughly multiply vaccination. In addition, starting in the fall, PCR tests will no longer be free unless you have a prescription, vaccination is mandatory for all health care workers, and a vaccination campaign for students begins with the new school year in September. Restrictions have been almost entirely lifted but we must continue to apply social distancing and other measures to fight the pandemic. Per the French diplomacy website the rules for travel to and from France …

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USA to Paris to the Vendée: Our European Family Vacation

There is nothing like a pandemic and lock down to make you appreciate your past travels. It is hard to believe that it has been one-and-a-half years since my husband and I decided to take a trip to France. With the children. I had been homeschooling my son, Jake (then 9yrs old) and has an affinity for geography, history, culture, and travel. To help encourage these interests, my former colleague and dear friend, Brenda, who now lives in France, began writing to him to share her experiences and adventures abroad. Their correspondence through letters and postcards sparked Jake’s eagerness to go and visit his new pen pal! After some planning and research together with Bren, we decide to introduce the kids to the thrill of international travel. As our family clunk our way down the narrow aisle of the plane, my toddler daughter Sara’s car seat in tow, I pull …

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To the Vendee with children: a DIVERSE 5-day itinerary!

The Vendée offers sightseeing and adventure for the whole family. This beautiful area is also ideally located for travelers looking for a more all-round vacation in France. We have a ready-made travel route for them, with at the heart of it … the Vendée!A 5-day itinerary with a purpose  – Any number of  activities in the Vendée could fill weeks of travelling fun with the family. Not everything is history orientated. From water parks to karting, paintball, amusement parks, rock climbing and sports on and off the water, really, it’s no wonder so many visitors choose to return to the Vendée again and again… or simply stay an entire summer. A taste of France through Paris, the Vendée and its medieval history, island life, and the Loire Valley – Unfortunately this is not an option for everybody: those who travel a great distance at significant expense, with a curiosity and …