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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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38 cottages are available
  • Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée×

    Le Tablier

    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée

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    Ref: F85272
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Private Swimming Pool - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This 3 bedroom house features exposed beams and an open fireplace, but has been fully modernised to include a...

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  • St. Sigismond, Vendée×

    Le Boncoin - La Grange

    St. Sigismond, Vendée

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    Ref: F85303
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location


    These two holiday cottages have been renovated by the owner who lives nearby, and who will advise on places to...

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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Lapwing House

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

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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 - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    Just 1km from the sandy beach of the holiday resort of L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, this charming house, with its...

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  • La-Faute-sur-Mer×

    La-Faute-sur-Mer

    La-Faute-sur-Mer

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    Ref: FVE032
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This semi-detached holiday house, adjoining FVE022, provides an ideal place to appreciate the friendly atmosphere in...

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  • La Faute-sur-Mer×

    La Faute-sur-Mer

    La Faute-sur-Mer

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    Ref: FVE022
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This semi–detached house, built in the typical Vendée style, will enchant you with its indoor and...

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  • Le Champ St. Père, Vendée×

    Les Anjouinières

    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée

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    Ref: F85291
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Private Swimming Pool - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This unrivalled, detached property overlooks a large 2.5 acre lake (fenced) with coarse fishing and a small island in...

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

    La Pinsonnière

    Venansault, near Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée

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    Ref: F85309
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Private Swimming Pool - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This three bedroom detached barn conversion with a private outdoor swimming pool has a very modern, bright and airy...

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  • St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie×

    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 2

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie

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    Ref: F85297
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Dishwasher - Outdoor Swimming Pool - No Pets Allowed

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie is a bustling little seaside town on the sun-drenched Atlantic coast. The town itself, an...

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  • Bouillé Courdault, Vendée×

    Maison Maillezais

    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE144
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Private Swimming Pool - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue

    This lovely 3 bedroom conversion has been built to a very good standard retaining many of the original features...

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  • Saint-Denis-du-Payré×

    Saint-Denis-du-Payré

    Saint-Denis-du-Payré

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    Ref: FVE143
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    This detached bungalow sits just above the centre of the village of Saint-Denis-du-Payré and has lovely views...

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  • St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée×

    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 4

    St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée

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    Ref: F85265
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Private Swimming Pool - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - No Pets Allowed

    The Domaine de Vertmarines is a private, enclosed development of 64 detached villas, all with private pools. Each...

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  • Château d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 3 Rooms

    Château d’Olonne, Vendée

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    Ref: FA321
    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Private Swimming Pool - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - No Pets Allowed

    Set in 33 acres of lush sloping former farmland divided by a small stream (dry in summer) and plenty of green space,...

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