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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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  • St. Sigismond, Vendée
    St. Sigismond, Vendée×

    Le Boncoin - Le Chic

    St. Sigismond, Vendée

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    Ref: F85301
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    These two holiday cottages have been renovated by the owner who lives nearby, and who will advise on places to visit in this lovely area on the Vendée side of the Marais Poitevin.
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    Le Boncoin - La Grange
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  • St. Hilaire-des-Loges, Vendée
    St. Hilaire-des-Loges, Vendée×

    Chez Lebon

    St. Hilaire-des-Loges, Vendée

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    1
    1
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    Ref: T85900
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Situated completely independently in the grounds of a stately town house, this charming ground-floor accommodation is in part of a former stable block; it has access to the swimming pool in the park grounds
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  • Saint-Avaugourd-des-Lande, Vendée
    Saint-Avaugourd-des-Lande, Vendée×

    Saint-Avaugourd-des-Lande

    Saint-Avaugourd-des-Lande, Vendée

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    1
    1
    2
    Ref: FVE154
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This neat terraced, holiday property is accessed from the front garden, which leads into the spacious lounge and on through the fully fitted kitchen/diner to the completely private and enclosed courtyard garden, which is ideal for those lazy lunches and barbecues! There is a great network of cycle paths from the house, one leading into the local village of Moûtiers with its covered market hall and all amenities, only 3km by car
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  • Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée
    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE215
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Great for couples or a small family with shared swimming pool on site.
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
    6
    2
    2
  • Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée
    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée

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    1
    1
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    Ref: FVE216
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Couples or families will enjoy the simplicity of this purpose built holiday complex with shared swimming pool.
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
    6
    2
    2
  • Grues, Vendée, Vendée
    Grues, Vendée, Vendée×

    Le Cygne

    Grues, Vendée, Vendée

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    2
    1
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    Ref: F85140
    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 farm on the wide open spaces of the Marais Desseche
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    La Cigogne
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    Le Colvert
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    Le Héron
    6
    3
    3
  • Jard-sur-Mer, Vendée
    Jard-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Jard-sur-Mer

    Jard-sur-Mer, Vendée

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    2
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    Ref: FVE010
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Traditional holiday property built in the Vendée style, with tiled roof, wood panelled rooms, shutters on the windows and fenced yard
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  • St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts, VendeeVendée
    St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts, VendeeVendée×

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

    St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts, VendeeVendée

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    Ref: W12520
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Only a short walk to the huge sandy Atlantic beach are these holiday residences, 126 cottage style properties grouped on a gentle hillside in the dunes, arranged to give a friendly ’village’ feel
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    Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts
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  • Grues, Vendée
    Grues, Vendée×
    Newly listed
    Gite de Jardin

    Gite de Jardin

    Grues, Vendée

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    2
    1
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    Ref: FVE225
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This lovely holiday property in Grues is an excellent base for a family holiday close to the beach.
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  • Grues, Vendée
    Grues, Vendée×

    Le Colvert

    Grues, Vendée

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    1
    1
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    Ref: F85204
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Just ten minutes’ drive from the glorious Vendée beaches, these holiday properties are set on a former farm on the wide open spaces of the Marais Desseche
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    La Cigogne
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    Le Cygne
    4
    2
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    Le Héron
    6
    3
    3
  • Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard, Vendée
    Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard, Vendée×
    Newly listed
    Le Gite Magnolia

    Le Gite Magnolia

    Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard, Vendée

    4
    2
    1
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    Ref: FVE159
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This single-storey holiday home lies within easy reach of the long, sandy beaches of the Vendée that slope gently to the sea.
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  • Grues, Vendée, Vendée
    Grues, Vendée, Vendée×

    La Cigogne

    Grues, Vendée, Vendée

    4
    2
    2
    0
    Ref: F85203
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Just ten minutes’ drive from the glorious Vendée beaches, these holiday properties are set on a former farm on the wide open spaces of the Marais Desseche
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    Le Colvert
    4
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    1
    Le Cygne
    4
    2
    2
    Le Héron
    6
    3
    3

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