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

    Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 3 Rooms

    Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    1
    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, the holiday villas at the aptly named ‘Les Jardins du Château d’Olonne’ each enjoy their own private swimming pool with security alarms and garden
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    Le Château d’Olonne, Sequoia
    8
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    4
    Le Château d’Olonne, Acacia
    6
    3
    3
    Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 4 Rooms
    8
    4
    4
  • St. Sigismond, Vendée
    St. Sigismond, Vendée×

    Le Boncoin - La Grange

    St. Sigismond, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: F85303
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - 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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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Lapwing House

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: F85236
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Just 1km from the sandy beach of the holiday resort of L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, this charming house, with its enclosed garden, has a light, airy interior
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  • St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée
    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée×

    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 1

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: F85299
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie is a bustling little seaside town on the sun-drenched Atlantic coast
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 1
    4
    2
    2
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 2
    6
    3
    3
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 3
    5
    2
    2
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 2
    8
    4
    4
  • Grues, Vendée, Vendée
    Grues, Vendée, Vendée×

    Le Héron

    Grues, Vendée, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: F85141
    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
    4
    2
    2
    Le Colvert
    4
    1
    1
    Le Cygne
    4
    2
    2
  • 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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  • 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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  • St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée
    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée×

    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 2

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: F85297
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio
    An ideal touring base, explore nearby cycle tracks, local salt marshes or enjoy boat trips and fishing on the La Vie River.
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 1
    4
    2
    2
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 3
    5
    2
    2
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 1
    6
    3
    3
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 2
    8
    4
    4
  • Saint-Maixent-de-Beugné, Poitou-Charentes
    Saint-Maixent-de-Beugné, Poitou-Charentes×
    Newly listed
    La Maison Pierre

    La Maison Pierre

    Saint-Maixent-de-Beugné, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: FJD033
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    With plenty of exposed stonework and ornamental fireplaces, this spacious property lies 11km from a lakeside beach.
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  • La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    La-Faute-sur-Mer

    La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE032
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This semi-detached holiday house, adjoining FVE022, provides an ideal place to appreciate the friendly atmosphere in this lovely seaside resort
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  • near L’Hermenault, Vendée
    near L’Hermenault, Vendée×
    Newly listed
    La Ferme

    La Ferme

    near L’Hermenault, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    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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  • Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendée
    Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Le Château-d’Olonne

    Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE147
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This single-storey holiday house is in a fantastic location with beautiful beaches, shopping facilities and the zoo all within easy reach.
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