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Vendee

More than 90 miles of award winning sandy beaches, sea warmed by the Gulf Stream, picturesque accessible islands, charming resorts and great cycling routes make up The Vendee. If this sounds good take a look at our lovely selection of villas in Vendee.

The Vendee is located on the Atlantic Coast in the Pays-de-la-Loire region of west central France and takes its name from the Vendee river. La Roche-sur-Yon is the regional capital. In 1804 Napoleon rebuilt the town and introduced a street layout that was regular and straight, quite unusual for France.

The coastline, which reaches more than 200 kilometres along the northern end of the Bay of Biscay, consists mostly of sandy beaches, many of which have been awarded blue flags for cleanliness. Les Sables d''Olonne, Saint Jean de-Monts and La Tranche-sur-Mer are among the popular resorts.

Les Sables d’Olonne was made popular by the aristocratic visitors that came here in the 19th century for the casinos and thermal baths. It also has a fine sandy beach, promenade and magnificent marina.

Saint Jean de Monts is perfect for families looking for a day out with the children, here there is the Plage des Demoiselles with its extensive sandy beach and the Atlantic Toboggan theme park. Attracting almost 1.5 million visitors a year, Puy du Fou, a historical theme park in the north of the departement, is one of Vendees most popular attractions.

Noirmoutier Island is linked to the mainland at low tide by three miles of cobbled road which is submerged twice a day by the sea, however there’s also a handy bridge if you prefer. It’s well worth visiting with 50 kilometres of beaches. It also has a long and interesting history going back to Roman times.

Inland Maillezais Cathedral is also worth a visit, and Vouvant has been named among France''s most beautiful villages. There are numerous other pretty churches, castles and villages in the departement.

Pine forests line many of the beaches, and these, together with the marked footpaths are ideal for hiking, cycling and other outdoor activities. There is a signposted cycling route along the coastal marshes and mudflats, where birdwatching is popular. Marais Potievin is an inland marshland famous for wildlife. Bocage''s rolling countryside, and the forests around Mervent village, provides further leisure opportunities for nature lovers. Fishing is popular on the lakes and rivers of the Vendee.

There are a number of small vineyards in the area; so why not try the Vendee''s most famous dish, Jambon-mogettes (ham with white beans) with a glass of local wine?

For accommodation see our collection of cottages in Vendee, and sample for yourself everything that Vendee has to offer.
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  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée×
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    La Cachette Douillet

    La Cachette Douillet

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE241
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Let yourself be tempted by the Vendée lifestyle where the clean beaches and exceptional amount of sunshine are a breath of fresh air.
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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Lapwing House

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: F85236
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Just 1km from the sandy beach of the holiday resort of L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, this charming house, with its enclosed garden, has a light, airy interior
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  • Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée
    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée×

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W13507
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    All on the ground floor, this rustic property boasts original stonework and beams in every room, and a bar in the lounge/diner.
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  • Le Champ St. Père, Vendée
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    Les Anjouinières

    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée

    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: F85291
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Sit out in the garden of this detached property, which overlooks a large fishing lake, or enjoy the private swimming pool, sauna or Jacuzzi.
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  • La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Maison de la Plage

    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE226
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Many sporting activities can be found close to this semi-detached property, and a waterpark is just 22km away.
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  • La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Rue des Dunes

    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: F85277
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This three bedroom house is bright, airy and spacious, and is very well situated 500 metres from the beach of La Faute, facing the Ile de Ré
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  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée×
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    La Cabine de Plage

    La Cabine de Plage

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE238
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Ideal for couples or small families, this single-storey property has a lovely garden area to relax in and the beach is just 100m away.
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  • Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée
    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée×

    Le Tablier

    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée

    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: F85272
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This 3 bedroom house features exposed beams, but has been fully modernised to include a fitted kitchen, central heating, and all modern comforts.
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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Gite de la Vue Rivière

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE222
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities
    With a view over the river, this contemporary property has its own swimming pool and is 4km from the beach.
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  • near L’Hermenault, Vendée
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    La Ferme

    near L’Hermenault, Vendée

    near L’Hermenault, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: FVE164
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Boasting its own private swimming pool in a peaceful area, this wonderful property offers the ideal location to explore the surrounding area.
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  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    L’Évasion Balnéaire

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: FVE227
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This lovely holiday home, only 300m away from a sandy beach, is perfect for family holidays.
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  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
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    La Retraite de la Mer

    La Retraite de la Mer

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE242
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Located just 450 metres from a sandy beach, this lovely holiday cottage is ideal for a wonderful, sunny family holiday in La Tranche-sur-Mer.
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