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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 Croix-Valmer, Vendee
    La Croix-Valmer, Vendee×

    La Croix-Valmer

    La Croix-Valmer, Vendee

    5
    2
    1
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    Ref: FCV066
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Family house with lovely sea views from private outdoor pool. Saint-Tropez close by. La Croix Valmer with coastal paths nearby.
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    This holiday house is situated in a tranquil spot and has a lovely sea view from the private outdoor swimming pool and terrace. The sandy beaches of Saint-Tropez are only a few minutes away and the Sunday market of La Croix Valmer is worth browsing. The Iles d’Hyères, Porquerolles and Port-Cros are within easy reach and the attractive towns of the Côte d’Azur such as Grimaud, Ramatuelle and Cogolin are also worth a visit. Head out to the Mediterranean as there...

  • Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée
    Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée×

    Clair-Vent

    Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée

    5
    2
    1
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    Ref: F85159
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Surrounded by acacia and tamarisk trees, this charming cottage is set beside one of the region’s canals, the perfect place to fish, or just relax
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    Surrounded by acacia and tamarisk trees, this charming cottage is set beside one of the region’s canals, the perfect place to fish, or just relax. With a small floral garden and many original features including an impressive stone fireplace, the interior has been designed for partial wheelchair access. It adjoins the owners’ house, and enjoys its own garden and pretty terrace. (The canal is unfenced in the grounds.) Situated between the towns of La Rochelle and Luçon....

  • Mervent, Vendee
    Mervent, Vendee×

    Mervent

    Mervent, Vendee

    5
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: FVE153
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This pretty bungalow enjoys great views over the village and onto the Mervent Lake
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    This pretty bungalow enjoys great views over the village and onto the Mervent Lake. From the balcony, steps lead to the garden and terrace. There are several activities around the lake including power boats, canoes and kayaks for hire. Guests can have sailing or canoeing lessons, and there is archery and cycling available. Mervent has a zoo and a Go-Ape centre for those who enjoy climbing in the trees. Great for walks and golf, with an 18-hole golf course (43km), and the sandy beaches...

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

    La Ferme

    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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    This three bedroom, former farmhouse is perfect for a family holiday with its private outdoor heated swimming pool and south facing terrace. The property has a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and a separate living room with doors leading to the terrace and swimming pool. The property offers use of a PlayStation 2, which can be used as a DVD player so you can bring your own movies. Whilst the village has no shops, there is a small supermarket and bakery in the village...

  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée×

    Chalet des Pins

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE158
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A firm favourite with adults and children alike with two swimming pools and a children’s play area, and just 900m from a beach.
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    Situated on a lovely holiday park and just 900m from a great sandy beach, these practical one and two bedroomed lodges (FVE157, FVE158, W15047 and W15048) are simply furnished but have everything you need for a holiday by the sea. A family run complex, the owners are on site for any advice on things to do and places to visit, and there is a children’s club in season. There is an indoor swimming pool as well as an outdoor swimming pool. There are plenty of facilities on-site including...

    Chalet des Sables
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    2
    2
  • Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendee
    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendee×

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendee

    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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    This semi-detached cottage has been renovated throughout to expose original stonework and beams in every room. The cosy lounge/diner includes a bar whilst the bathroom features a spa shower. To the front is a pretty garden whilst the smaller back garden is fully enclosed with views onto open fields. The village has most services but the larger town of Luçon is within 6km. Vendée beaches are 25 km and with the Roman town of La Rochelle and the tourist resort of Les Sables...

  • Le Champ St. Père, Vendée
    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée×

    Les Anjouinières

    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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    This unrivalled, detached property overlooks a large 2.5 acre lake (fenced) with coarse fishing and a small island in the middle, favourable for lounging on the bank. Farm animals live within a fenced area of the large grounds, including ducks and hens, sheep, goats and a pig. The holiday home provides good comfort for six people, with a TV in each bedroom and its large living/dining room overlooking the lake. In addition, the keyholder, living behind the house in a basement, is at...

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

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE139
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This 3 bedroomed holiday house looks onto the beautiful coastline, with a mix of sandy and rocky beaches
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    This 3 bedroomed holiday house looks onto the beautiful coastline, with a mix of sandy and rocky beaches. Furnished to a good standard, the vast lounge has a piano and the kitchen/diner opens onto the south-facing terrace. This is also a great area for cycling, with a network of cycle paths along the coast. The pretty quayside of La Chaume is 800m away, with several small shops and cafés. Within 2km, you will find the centre and the long promenade of the "Remblai", which has a...

  • Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée
    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée×

    Le Village de la Mer - House IV

    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée

    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: FVE156
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Bring your young family to this fantastic property where they will never be bored - splash around in the pool or leave them to play at the children’s club.
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    This holiday complex is set in a privileged position, with plenty of contemporary facilities indoors and out. The semi-detached houses (refs F85313, F85314, F85315 and FVE156) have fitted kitchens and bathrooms and each benefits from its own terrace, many overlooking open fields. There is a large heated outdoor swimming pool (open mid may - mid Sep) and a children’s pool, plus a tennis court, table tennis and a multi-sport court, as well as a fitness room, steam room and sauna and...

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

    La Pinsonnière

    Venansault, near Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    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 feel, opening as it does on to the vast garden and the fields beyond
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    This three bedroom detached barn conversion with a private outdoor swimming pool has a very modern, bright and airy feel, opening as it does on to the vast garden and the fields beyond. Double patio doors give great views and access to the terrace, pool, pergola and mature gardens. Perfectly situated on a quiet country road, yet just a few minutes’ drive from the pretty village of Venansault. The expressway leads to the famous seaside holiday resort of Les Sables d’Olonne in...

  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée×

    Chalet des Pins 2

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

    6
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: W15047
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Entertainment for the whole family can be found at this property, set on a lovely holiday park just 900m from the sandy beach.
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    Situated on a lovely holiday park and just 900m from a great sandy beach, these practical one and two bedroomed lodges (FVE157, FVE158, W15047 and W15048) are simply furnished but have everything you need for a holiday by the sea. A family run complex, the owners are on site for any advice on things to do and places to visit, and there is a children’s club in season. There is an indoor swimming pool as well as an outdoor swimming pool. There are plenty of facilities on-site including...

    Chalet des Sables
    4
    2
    2
    Chalet des Pins
    6
    3
    3
  • Bouillé Courdault, Vendée
    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée×

    Maison Maillezais

    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée

    6
    3
    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 including exposed beams and stonework
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    This lovely 3 bedroom conversion has been built to a very good standard retaining many of the original features including exposed beams and stonework. An excellent feature is the indoor heated swimming pool - you can swim in all weathers! There is plenty of room around it to sit back on the sunloungers or at the table and relax. A vast sliding door opens from the pool onto a private terrace, particularly attractive when lit at night. The separate lounge has a wood-burning stove and...

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