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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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    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. Le Chic (ref F85301) is a semi-detached cottage and features original stone walls, exposed beams and a cosy wood-burning stove in the living room. It has a small sitting-out area to the front and a grassed area to the side. La Grange (ref F85303) is a detached property with original stonework,...

    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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    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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    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. The property is set well back from the road in a side-street of the attractive small town of St. Hilaire which offers basic shopping facilities with further amenities available 8km away in Coulonges. The swimming pool, pool house and barbecue area are secluded in the park 40m away and...

  • 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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    This complex of holiday apartments is located in the middle of a pine forest of the seaside resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne. It is divided into 3 buildings of 3 or 4 storeys with a lift. Discover the best sights in the area such as La Domaniale d’Olonne forest with over 1,100 acres of coniferous and deciduous trees. Visit the ’Well of Hell’, a deep rift thirty metres long where the sea rushes in noisily at high tide. Don’t miss the bird observatory where you...

    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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  • Saint-Avaugourd-des-Lande, Vendee
    Saint-Avaugourd-des-Lande, Vendee×

    Saint-Avaugourd-des-Lande

    Saint-Avaugourd-des-Lande, Vendee

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    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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    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. There is a choice of lovely sandy beaches within a...

  • Talmont St. Hilaire, Vendee
    Talmont St. Hilaire, Vendee×

    Talmont St. Hilaire

    Talmont St. Hilaire, Vendee

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    Ref: W12651
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This very quaint old semi-detached bungalow provides cosy two bedroom accommodation for 4 people
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    This very quaint old semi-detached bungalow provides cosy two bedroom accommodation for 4 people. The property boasts a fitted kitchen, shower room and from the re-appointed lounge, there is access to a large mature garden offering a choice of shade or sunshine. Part of the older village of St. Hilaire, the newer section of Talmont with its historic castle is only 2km away for an interesting day out. Alternatively the lovely sandy Vendée beaches are within 10km and the popular...

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

    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 1

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée

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    Ref: F85296
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio
    Set within an old fishing port, this complex of holiday properties are in an ideal location to explore the nearby beaches or walking and cycling tracks.
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    These holiday properties (refs F85296, F85297, F85298, F85299 and F85300) are situated within St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, a bustling little seaside town on the sun-drenched Atlantic coast. The town itself, an old fishing port, is home to some attractive buildings and excellent beaches including the Grande plage with 3.6km of fine white sand. There is also plenty to explore in the region, with miles of walking and cycling tracks to follow, local salt marshes to discover and some excellent...

    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 2
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 3
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 1
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 2
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  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez,
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, ×

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez,

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    Ref: FVE004
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This charming Vendée house with a conservatory is situated in the beautiful resort of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
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    This charming Vendée house with a conservatory is situated in the beautiful resort of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez. Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is just 3km away, with its fishing harbour, promenade, rocky coves, shops, cafés and restaurants. Watersports can also be found here, with windsurfing, sailing, sand yachts and kite surfing all on offer. La Roche-sur-Yon, 48km, has a Tuesday and Thursday outdoor market, botanical garden, bowling, a children’s play centre, horse riding...

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

    Chalet des Pins 3

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

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    Ref: W15048
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This pretty lodge on a small holiday park is an excellent choice for those travelling with children. Two swimming pools, a play area, tennis court and more!
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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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    Chalet des Pins
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  • Jard-sur-Mer, Vendee
    Jard-sur-Mer, Vendee×

    Jard-sur-Mer

    Jard-sur-Mer, Vendee

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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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    Traditional holiday property built in the Vendée style, with tiled roof, wood panelled rooms, shutters on the windows and fenced yard. Located in forests on the outskirts of Jard-sur-Mer, yet close to the coast. In the town a modern marina has replaced the old fishing harbour, and there is an abundance of restaurants, cafés and gift shops, and on the outskirts, the abbey Notre-Dame-de-Lieu-Dieu, built in 1190 by Richard the Lionheart, is worth a visit, and its charterhouse...

  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée×

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE208
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Enjoy all that the Vendée has to offer from this holiday apartment, close to the lovely town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.
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    Just 8km from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie which has a variety of sandy beaches, such as the 3.6km long La Grande Plage, are these lovely holiday apartments. Each apartment has its own terrace, private garden and private garage. The adjacent 18-hole golf course, Les Fontanel, is sure to delight golf enthusiasts staying at one of these holiday apartments. In addition to the wireless internet in the reception area, the residence also features a shared outdoor heated swimming pool and a...

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie
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  • Bois-de-Céné, Vendée
    Bois-de-Céné, Vendée×
    Newly Listed
    La Petite Grange

    La Petite Grange

    Bois-de-Céné, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE166
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Relax in this pretty barn with a spacious living room and underfloor heating, making it ideal for any time of the year.
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    This very pretty semi-detached barn conversion is located in the Marais Breton, close to the sandy beaches. It offers a spacious open plan living room with exposed wooden beams and vaulted ceiling. The property benefits from electric underfloor central heating throughout for year round comfort, and a well-equipped kitchen which includes a Falcon range cooker with 5 gas rings and integrated wok and plancha. The shower room has a walk-in Italian style shower.
    The pretty village...

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

    Le Cygne

    Grues, Vendée, Vendée

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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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    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. Le Cygne (ref F85140) and Le Héron (ref F85141) are converted from former farm buildings, each with private terrace, and have been carefully renovated to retain the charm and features of earlier times. La Cigogne (ref F85203) and Le Colvert (ref F85204) are part of the former farmhouse, and provide simple...

    La Cigogne
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    Le Colvert
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    Le Héron
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