All season LPO hosts walkers, runners, cyclists and bikers. LPO is a great base from which to explore the Vendée.

This week we share some of our favourite routes and we will lead you on one each day. So ride to Sion, walk to the Lac de Jaunay, run the Gué Gorand, bike to Les Sables or plan your own journey (parcours).

This holiday is accessible for all abilities from the most casual walker to more serious Garmin, Kamoot, Strava, Run Keeper users. All are welcome!

For several years this last holiday week of the LPO season was titled the Biker's holiday. We still hope that some motorcyclists will join us to do their own exploring of the Vendée region together.

Patrick Berthalon


Patricia et Patrick
Patricia et Patrick

Patrick and Patricia Berthalon have been married for 42 years and are the parents of three boys and grandparents of 10 grandchildren.

Patrick has served in the pastoral ministry for 43 years following a year at the IBTI, Burgess Hill, England, and 3 years at the Continental Theological College in Brussels, Belgium. This year he plans to retire and focus on serving a local fellowship. For the last 6 years they have planted a brand-new church in Bordeaux which now has its own pastor and building. Patrick and Patricia have hearts is to mentor and train the next generation of leaders.

    Phil Wade

    Worship Leader

    Phil Wade
    Phil Wade

    Phil is the Worship Director at All Saints Worcester a CofE resourcing church. Having trained at Moorlands College and the Worship Foundation; Phil is passionate about equipping and coaching local worship leaders and teams.

      Real holiday

      Set in the beautiful Vendée region, Le Pas Opton gives you so many opportunities to relax and be refreshed:

      • Laze away some time in our Coffee Shop, bar and conservatory
      • Feast on freshly baked croissants, baguettes and pastries
      • Get active by hiring a bike or canoe
      • Find your own place in our spacious park: sit by the river or seek seclusion among the trees
      • Pick a local restaurant for a special lunch or dinner
      • Stroll the charming streets of local fishing villages and historic towns