About Us


We’re Eleanor and Tom Bannigan! We are from Ireland and we’ve been living in France since 2005. Before we decided to take the plunge, we travelled to different regions on family holidays, but fell in love with the Vendée countryside, its culture and its people. Eventually finding our little piece of paradise, La Baudonnière has become our home and that of our six children, Ben, Laura, Paddy and living with us are our 3 younger boys Thomas (12), Mikey (11), and Joe (7), who have a cuddly Bernese mountain dog named Jay.

Running the B&B, gîte and campground takes a lot of energy and hard work, but what makes it all worthwhile are the people we encounter along the way. We’d love to meet you too, so why not join us for a piece of our journey? Book your next holiday rental and accommodation in the Vendée, with us!

The Bannigans

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