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Located in the west of France close to the Atlantic coast, La Roche-sur-Yon is an atmospheric old town with a huge number of neo-classical public buildings and some wonderful markets. If you love French food and want beaches to visit, it's a great town to use as a base. Hotels.com has partnered with the best La Roche-sur-Yon hotels so that you can stay in comfort when you visit. Each one is listed along with full information about the facilities on offer. Read reviews by your fellow travellers, and check out extras like location maps and photographs of sample rooms. Our aim is to allow you to find the perfect place to sleep while you enjoy the sights and tastes of this marvellous destination. Book now and you can also secure big discounts with our partners.
What's La Roche-sur-Yon Like?
La Roche-sur-Yon is filled with historical buildings. From the Saint-Louis church with its magnificent organ to the grandiose statue of Napoleon and the glorious Sacré-cœur church, there are architectural and artistic highlights around every corner. There are elegant neo-classical buildings like the town's theatre clustered around the Place Napoleon as well as the chance to visit Haras - possibly the largest stud farm in France and a site of pilgrimage for racing fans. Snap up some craft bargains at the Quartier des Halles, see the Gueffier House made entirely from adobe, stroll around the town's many municipal gardens and relax in the pleasant Clemenceau district. If you want beaches, the Bay of Biscay is not far away with its endless stretches of flat sands and fantastic surfing opportunities. There are also some areas of outstanding beauty, like the marais (marshes) and the Mervent Forest.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in La Roche-sur-Yon
Anyone staying in La Roche-sur-Yon hotels will find the locals are very easy going and laid back about life. They will be very keen to share the food and drink of their region as well, so don't be shy. The Vendee area has some world-famous exports, not least the Vins des Fiefs Vendéens (a collection of fantastic wineries). Dine on fresh sardines and mussels, wild rabbit pâté or rich slices of gammon. Chatting to some of the many restaurant owners in town will be a great way to find out about the region. Don't be afraid to explore the Vendee as well. Cycling or boating in the Marais Poitevin (also known as "green Venice") is a particular attraction, so hire bikes if you get the chance. Whether outdoors or in, visitors will adore the attractions near La Roche-sur-Yon hotels when they book with Hotels.com.