An invaluable resource
The river Vie begins its course in Belleville-sur-Vie. winds through several villages and flows into the ocean in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.
Gently flowing through meadows downstream of Apremont, its banks are quite uneasy to access, but fishermen will appreciate numerous species of fishes.
5 fishes most caught : pike, pike-perch, perch, carp, white fish species (roach, bream, bleak)
These rich waters attract many species of birds such as
- little egret
- or grey heron,
- and even the rare European otter.
The lake of Apremont
Since 1966 the dam of Apremont forms a lake of 166 hectares, one of the biggest of the Vendée and an important migratory stopover
for various birds :
At the end of summer, when the water is very low, you can observe shorebirds, spoonbills and sterns.