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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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  • Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendee
    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendee×

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendee

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    Ref: W13507
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This semi-detached cottage has been renovated throughout to expose original stonework and beams in every room. The...

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  • Saint-Denis-du-Payré, Vendee
    Saint-Denis-du-Payré, Vendee×

    Saint-Denis-du-Payré

    Saint-Denis-du-Payré, Vendee

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    Ref: FVE143
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This detached bungalow sits just above the centre of the village of Saint-Denis-du-Payré and has lovely views...

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  • Venansault, near Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée
    Venansault, near Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée×

    La Pinsonnière

    Venansault, near Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée

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    Ref: F85309
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This three bedroom detached barn conversion with a private outdoor swimming pool has a very modern, bright and airy...

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  • Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée
    Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 3 Rooms

    Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée

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    Ref: FA321
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Set in 33 acres of lush sloping former farmland divided by a small stream (dry in summer) and plenty of green space,...

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  • near L’Hermenault, Vendée
    near L’Hermenault, Vendée×

    La Ferme

    near L’Hermenault, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE164
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This three bedroom, former farmhouse is perfect for a family holiday with its private outdoor heated swimming pool...

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  • La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendee
    La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendee×

    La-Faute-sur-Mer

    La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendee

    6
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    Ref: FVE032
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This semi-detached holiday house, adjoining FVE022, provides an ideal place to appreciate the friendly atmosphere in...

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  • Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée
    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée×

    Le Tablier

    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée

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    Ref: F85272
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This 3 bedroom house features exposed beams and an open fireplace, but has been fully modernised to include a...

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  • La Jonchère, Vendée
    La Jonchère, Vendée×

    La Lavande

    La Jonchère, Vendée

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    2
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    Ref: F85194
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Situated in the pretty village of La Jonchère, these semi-detached holiday properties are only ten minutes from...

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  • Grues, Vendée, Vendée
    Grues, Vendée, Vendée×

    Le Héron

    Grues, Vendée, Vendée

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    Ref: F85141
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Just ten minutes’ drive from the glorious Vendée beaches, these holiday properties are set on a former...

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  • Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee
    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee×

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee

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    Ref: FVE139
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This 3 bedroomed holiday house looks onto the beautiful coastline, with a mix of sandy and rocky beaches. Furnished to...

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  • St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée
    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée×

    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 2

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée

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    Ref: F85297
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio

    These holiday properties (refs F85296, F85297, F85298, F85299 and F85300) are situated within St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie,...

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  • Bouillé Courdault, Vendée
    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée×

    Maison Maillezais

    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée

    6
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    3
    1
    Ref: FVE144
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    This lovely 3 bedroom conversion has been built to a very good standard retaining many of the original features...

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