The Vie et Boulogne territory takes its name from the two main rivers that flow through it: La Vie and La Boulogne.
However, they are not the only ones! This very natural territory is crossed by several waterways – from small rivers to streams – such as La Petite Boulogne, Le Ruth, Le Falleron…
A priceless resource
La Vie has its source in Belleville-sur-Vie (Bellevigny). This small coastal river meanders through several communes as far as Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.
Downstream from Apremont, it flows peacefully through the meadows. Difficult to access, the fisherman has to walk a little to approach the banks of La Vie. Nevertheless, he appreciates his arrival at the sight of the numerous species of fish present in the river. Moreover, large specimens are caught every year.
The lake of Apremont
Built in 1966, the Apremont dam forms the reservoir of the lake. With its 166 hectares, the lake of Apremont is one of the largest in the Vendée and a real migratory stopover.
A walk to the tail of the dam is a good place to watch migratory birds.
The river which gives its name to the commune of Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne has its source in a village in the Vendée, Boulogne. It flows into the Grand-Lieu Lake, one of the largest lakes in France.
The Boulogne and its park, between history and nature.
The Boulogne park is protected as a Sensitive Natural Area. These 16 hectares extend over the wooded hillsides of Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne, on either side of the Boulogne river.
On the banks of the Boulogne, rest in the shade of the American red oaks and field maples. Listen carefully and you may hear the songs of the common wagtail and the hoopoe. A small path leads you to the wooded hillside with ancient oaks and chestnut trees.