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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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  • La Jonchère, Vendée
    La Jonchère, Vendée×

    La Lavande

    La Jonchère, Vendée

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    2
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    Ref: F85194
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Situated in the pretty village of La Jonchère, these semi-detached holiday properties are only ten minutes from the coast
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    Bleu Marin
    5
    2
    2
  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Lapwing House

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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    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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  • Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée
    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée×

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée

    6
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    1
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    Ref: W13507
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    All on the ground floor, this rustic property boasts original stonework and beams in every room, and a bar in the lounge/diner.
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  • St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée
    St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée×

    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 4

    St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: F85265
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    From this charming complex you can enjoy your very own private pool and enclosed garden area, offering maximum privacy to guests.
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    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 2
    4
    2
    2
    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 1
    8
    4
    4
  • Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendée
    Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Le Château-d’Olonne

    Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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    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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  • Venansault, near Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée
    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 feel, opening as it does on to the vast garden and the fields beyond
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  • Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée
    Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée×
    Newly listed
    Maison des Goélands

    Maison des Goélands

    Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: FVE167
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Ideally located in the popular seaside resort of Longeville-sur-Mer, this holiday cottage provides the perfect base for you to explore the surrounding coastal area.
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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Gite de la Vue Rivière

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: FVE222
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities
    With a view over the river, this contemporary property has its own swimming pool and is 4km from the beach.
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  • Bouillé Courdault, Vendée
    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée×

    Maison Maillezais

    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée

    6
    3
    3
    1
    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 including exposed beams and stonework
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  • Ile d’Olonne, Vendée
    Ile d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Ile d’Olonne

    Ile d’Olonne, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: W14346
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    This comfortable and spacious detached villa is set in a large enclosed garden is in a quiet hamlet near the coastal Olonne forest
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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
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    Ref: FVE022
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This semi–detached house, built in the typical Vendée style, will enchant you with its indoor and outdoor comforts
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  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée×

    Chalet des Pins

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: FVE158
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A firm favourite with adults and children alike with two swimming pools and a children’s play area, and just 900m from a beach.
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    Chalet des Sables
    4
    2
    2

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