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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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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie×

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

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    Ref: FVE210
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Just 8km from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie which has a variety of sandy beaches, such as the 3.6km long La Grande Plage,...

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  • Le Champ St. Père, Vendée×

    Les Anjouinières

    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée

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    Ref: F85291
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This unrivalled, detached property overlooks a large 2.5 acre lake (fenced) with coarse fishing and a small island in...

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  • Château d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 3 Rooms

    Château 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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  • 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 Lavande

    La Jonchère, Vendée

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    Ref: F85194
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - 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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  • Bouillé Courdault, Vendée×

    Maison Maillezais

    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée

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    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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  • Grues, Vendée×

    Le Héron

    Grues, Vendée

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    Ref: F85141
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée ×

    Rue des Dunes

    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

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    Ref: F85277
    Key Features:
    - 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...

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  • 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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  • St. Jean-de-Monts×

    St. Jean-de-Monts

    St. Jean-de-Monts

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    Ref: W11331
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This quality one-bedroomed apartment was bought by the owner off plan, allowing them to select one of the best...

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  • Château d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Le Château d’Olonne, Acacia

    Château d’Olonne, Vendée

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    Ref: FA320
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - 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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  • Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts ×

    Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts

    Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts

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    Ref: W14501
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Only a short walk to the huge sandy Atlantic beach are these holiday residences, 126 cottage style properties grouped...

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