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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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  • Chez Lebon

    St. Hilaire-des-Loges, Vendée

    Grade
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    Ref: T85900

    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. The swimming pool, pool house and barbecue area are secluded in the park 40m away and are shared with the owners. The property has its own east facing terrace with barbecue. This area is one of great natural beauty, adjacent to the Marais Poitevin ’Green Venice’ with its fascinating network of waterways. Some of the Loire châteaux are within reach for a day trip and the Atlantic beaches are just over an hour away, as is the Poitiers Futuroscope leisure park.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Well equipped kitchen with dining table. Double bedroom. Bathroom. Separate WC

    • Shared fenced swimming pool (11m x 6m, depth 1.2m - 2.4m)
    • Garden
    • Underfloor central heating
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Barbecue
    • Private parking for 1 car.

    Location: St. Hilaire-des-Loges (all basic shops), 8km SW of Coulonges (all facilities), 12km E of Fontenay-le-Comte.

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  • Le Boncoin - Le Chic

    St. Sigismond, Vendée

    Grade
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    Ref: F85301


    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, wooden floor, exposed beams and a wood-burning stove. Outside there is an enclosed garden which is perfect for sitting quietly in the shade of the hot summer sun. Hire a canoe (payable locally) and explore the local canal network, or visit the pretty villages, markets and beaches of the Vendée and Charente.

    Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove and beams. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling

    • Grassed area (across small road)
    • Natural grounds
    • Patio
    • Electric heating
    • Blu-ray
    • Cot
    • On street parking
    • Barbecue
    • F/freezer.

    Location: 3km from Le Mazeau (shops, bar and restaurant), 4km from Damvix (bars, restaurants), 11km SW of Benet (supermarket, most facilities), 25km W of Niort (large town), 50km E of La Rochelle (beaches).

    Both properties: Wood-burning stove

    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Wi-fi
    • H/chair
    • Garden furniture.

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  • Saint-Avaugourd-des-Lande

    Saint-Avaugourd-des-Lande

    Grade
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    Ref: FVE154

    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 20 minute drive and other local attractions include the amazing high rope Indian Forest and water park just 5km away. A visit to the Puy du Fou historical theme park, just an hour away is a must. Shop 3.5km, restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, mezzanine with double and single beds.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Uneven surface in grounds.

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  • Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Grade
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    Ref: FVE215

    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 can see birds in their natural environment; visit numerous museums, fishing ports and marinas. Locally there are many activities available including horseback riding, canoeing, tennis, roller skating, bowling, kitesurfing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing and beach volleyball. Also you can enjoy the many sandy beaches. Each apartment has a balcony. Shop and restaurant 1.5km, beach 800m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, twin beds and single bunk in lounge.

    Dishwasher, balcony, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

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    Ref: FVE029

    This single-storey Vendée style holiday house is traditional and comfortably furnished. Situated close to the town centre of the seaside resort of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, renowned for its beautiful beaches, pine forest and marshlands. Perched on a hillside, there is much to see and do in this town, including the pretty chapel and the Wood Bourne Juquaud musuem. For sport enthusiasts, tobogganing, kite surfing, sailing, swimming, horse riding, golf and sand yachting are all available locally. Shop and restaurant 500m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, 2 colour TVs (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, garage parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Step in garden.

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  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

    Grade
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    Ref: FVE004

    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 and a train station. The city of Nantes, situated on the Loire river, is 78km away, with its many churches, historical buildings, museums and botanical garden. Shop 1km, restaurant 800m, beach 1.5km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, conservatory, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, washing machine, freezer, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to lounge.

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  • Le Cygne

    Grues, Vendée

    Grade
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    Ref: F85140

    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 accommodation in a traditional style. These four properties share the use of a heated swimming pool (open 15 May - 30 Sep). Fishing is available on the lake within the grounds, and on the canal just 1km away. This fascinating area of reclaimed land is criss-crossed with canals and has uninterrupted views for miles. Close by, the charming village of Angles has shops, bars and restaurants, with a further choice at La Tranche-sur-Mer. The coastline here has miles of sandy beaches, backing onto natural dunes and shady pine forests, making it ideal for family holidays. There are excellent facilities for water sports, including jet-ski hire, windsurfing and sailing, as well as go karting, micro-lights, tennis, golf and riding in the surrounding area. Further afield, the old port of La Rochelle is easily accessible, as is the bustling resort of Les Sables d’Olonne, offering daily boat trips to the beautiful island of Yeu.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Kingsize bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate WC

    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Terrace
    • Separate parking.

    Location: 1km from fishing lake, 5km E of Angles (shops, bars, restaurants), 11km NE of La Tranche-sur-Mer (supermarket, beaches, water sports), 21km SW of Luçon (all facilities).

    All properties: Shared lawned area

    • Shared heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.1m to 1.7m)
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Fenced pond and unfenced drainage canal in the grounds (take care with children).

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  • Mimosa

    Les Conches, nr. Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: F85316

    Set amidst a fragrant pine forest and situated just 600 metres from the glorious sandy beach at Les Conches, this semi-detached holiday property is situated in a region second only to the south east of France in terms of sunshine. Enjoy the private enclosed courtyard, including a covered terrace to unwind and relax. The house is served by a network of cycle paths and there are also numerous walking tracks in the forest and across the dunes onto the beach. From the beach you can see the Ile de Ré, take a trip on the boat from La Tranche-sur-Mer (6km) to one of the islands, around Fort Boyard or to la Rochelle.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only) and corner kitchen with French doors to terrace and tiled floor. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Enclosed gravel courtyard
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 200m from shops, bar and restaurant, 6km from La Tranche-sur-Mer (shops, cafés, supermarket, pool complex), 30km S of Les Sables-d’Olonne (famous prom with street cafés, shops), 60km N of La Rochelle (shopping centre, museums).

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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    Grade
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    Ref: FVE208

    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 with children’s area and a horse stable. For the little ones there is children’s entertainment for a period of about half a day, 2 days a week. Take a trip along the salt route to the island of Noirmoutier, the zoo at Les Sables-d’Olonne or to the Nature Park of Marais Poitevin or simply visit the old port and the castles of the area. Shop, restaurant and beach 8km.

    Lounge, kitchen, bathroom with bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    No TV, dishwasher, terrace, balcony, shared grounds, off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to entrance.

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  • Jard-sur-Mer

    Jard-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: FVE010

    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 now houses a museum. Shop, restaurant and beach 1.5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Uneven surfaces in garden.

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  • La Cigogne

    Grues, Vendée

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: F85203

    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 accommodation in a traditional style. These four properties share the use of a heated swimming pool (open 15 May - 30 Sep). Fishing is available on the lake within the grounds, and on the canal just 1km away. This fascinating area of reclaimed land is criss-crossed with canals and has uninterrupted views for miles. Close by, the charming village of Angles has shops, bars and restaurants, with a further choice at La Tranche-sur-Mer. The coastline here has miles of sandy beaches, backing onto natural dunes and shady pine forests, making it ideal for family holidays. There are excellent facilities for water sports, including jet-ski hire, windsurfing and sailing, as well as go karting, micro-lights, tennis, golf and riding in the surrounding area. Further afield, the old port of La Rochelle is easily accessible, as is the bustling resort of Les Sables d’Olonne, offering daily boat trips to the beautiful island of Yeu.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate WC

    • Central heating
    • Terrace
    • Parking.

    Location: 1km from fishing lake, 5km E of Angles (shops, bars, restaurants), 11km NE of La Tranche-sur-Mer (supermarket, beaches, water sports), 21km SW of Luçon (all facilities).

    All properties: Shared lawned area

    • Shared heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.1m to 1.7m)
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Fenced pond and unfenced drainage canal in the grounds (take care with children).

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  • Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard

    Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: FVE011

    This simple, but practical and homely, 2 bedroom holiday bungalow is situated in a quiet, residential area just 700m from a lovely beach. The large enclosed garden gives plenty of outside room and the terrace has an electric sunblind should the sun get a bit too strong! There are a couple of small shops and restaurants within a 10-minute walk, and the village centre is within 1.5km. There is a sailing school within 1km, tennis in the village, two surfing schools at Les Conches beach, 7km, and plenty of cycle paths. The less active may prefer a stroll through the big market at La Tranche, 12km, or along the famous promenade at Les Sables-d’Olonne, 22km. Try also to visit the historic harbour area of La Rochelle, 70km. Shop 0.8km, restaurant 0.3km, beach 700m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to garden.

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