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All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Les Vergers de Vendée

Rue du Lay (D19)
Maureuil sur Lay, Vendee 85 300
Telephone: +33 (0)2 51 30 53 76
Visiting: Public access - visitors welcome

Always call ahead before travelling to any orchard to check their opening times.


For more than 4 generations the Gazeau family have specialised in fruit production.  Today the four brothers Olivier, Stephane, Vincent, and Jean-Charles work together with a team of 20 permanent staff and more than 100 seasonal workers.

There are three production orchard sites in the Vendee:

  • Mareuil sur Lay (near Lucon - the map coordinates are given for this location)
  • Saint Hilaire des Loges (near Fontenay le Comte)
  • Marillet (near La Chataigneraie)


You can purchase apples and other products at the following shops:

  •  Les Herbiers
  • Challans
  • Mareuil sur Lay
  • Chantonnay
  • La Chataigneraie
  • St. Hilaire des Loges

Products / Fruit Grown

Apples available for local collection