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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, Vendee
    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee×

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee

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    Ref: FVE139
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This 3 bedroomed holiday house looks onto the beautiful coastline, with a mix of sandy and rocky beaches
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    This 3 bedroomed holiday house looks onto the beautiful coastline, with a mix of sandy and rocky beaches. Furnished to a good standard, the vast lounge has a piano and the kitchen/diner opens onto the south-facing terrace. This is also a great area for cycling, with a network of cycle paths along the coast. The pretty quayside of La Chaume is 800m away, with several small shops and cafés. Within 2km, you will find the centre and the long promenade of the "Remblai", which has a...

  • La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendee
    La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendee×

    La-Faute-sur-Mer

    La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendee

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    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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    This semi-detached holiday house, adjoining FVE022, provides an ideal place to appreciate the friendly atmosphere in this lovely seaside resort. Enjoy 8km of beaches that passes from La Tranche-sur-Mer by La Faute-sur-Mer and up to Pointe D’Arcay, an ideal base for sports enthusiasts to enjoy wind surfing, sand yachting, surfing and many more outdoor activities. Visit the island of Noirmoutier, or at low tide reach the island by the Passage du Gois. Discover the village of Apremont...

  • Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendee
    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendee×

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendee

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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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    This semi-detached cottage has been renovated throughout to expose original stonework and beams in every room. The cosy lounge/diner includes a bar whilst the bathroom features a spa shower. To the front is a pretty garden whilst the smaller back garden is fully enclosed with views onto open fields. The village has most services but the larger town of Luçon is within 6km. Vendée beaches are 25 km and with the Roman town of La Rochelle and the tourist resort of Les Sables...

  • Le Champ St. Père, Vendée
    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée×

    Les Anjouinières

    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée

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    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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    This unrivalled, detached property overlooks a large 2.5 acre lake (fenced) with coarse fishing and a small island in the middle, favourable for lounging on the bank. Farm animals live within a fenced area of the large grounds, including ducks and hens, sheep, goats and a pig. The holiday home provides good comfort for six people, with a TV in each bedroom and its large living/dining room overlooking the lake. In addition, the keyholder, living behind the house in a basement, is at...

  • St. Sigismond, Vendée
    St. Sigismond, Vendée×

    Le Boncoin - La Grange

    St. Sigismond, Vendée

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    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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    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,...

  • 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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    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. Double patio doors give great views and access to the terrace, pool, pergola and mature gardens. Perfectly situated on a quiet country road, yet just a few minutes’ drive from the pretty village of Venansault. The expressway leads to the famous seaside holiday resort of Les Sables d’Olonne in...

  • near L’Hermenault, Vendée
    near L’Hermenault, Vendée×

    La Ferme

    near L’Hermenault, Vendée

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    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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    This three bedroom, former farmhouse is perfect for a family holiday with its private outdoor heated swimming pool and south facing terrace. The property has a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and a separate living room with doors leading to the terrace and swimming pool. The property offers use of a PlayStation 2, which can be used as a DVD player so you can bring your own movies. Whilst the village has no shops, there is a small supermarket and bakery in the village...

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

    Le Héron

    Grues, Vendée, Vendée

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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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    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 Cygne
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  • Bouillé Courdault, Vendée
    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée×

    Maison Maillezais

    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée

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    3
    3
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    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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    This lovely 3 bedroom conversion has been built to a very good standard retaining many of the original features including exposed beams and stonework. An excellent feature is the indoor heated swimming pool - you can swim in all weathers! There is plenty of room around it to sit back on the sunloungers or at the table and relax. A vast sliding door opens from the pool onto a private terrace, particularly attractive when lit at night. The separate lounge has a wood-burning stove and...

  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée
    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
    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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    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. It is ideal for a seaside holiday, with miles of beautiful sandy beaches within a 10-minute drive, and coastal paths for walking or cycling. Within walking distance is the port of L’Aiguillon, where freshly caught seafood is available. Locally there are markets, restaurants, shops, promenades, tennis, horse riding and...

  • La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Rue des Dunes

    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

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    Ref: F85277
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This three bedroom house is bright, airy and spacious, and is very well situated 500 metres from the beach of La Faute, facing the Ile de Ré
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    This three bedroom house is bright, airy and spacious, and is very well situated 500 metres from the beach of La Faute, facing the Ile de Ré. The town centre is 2km away and has all services, and there are a number of other resorts locally, including La Tranche-sur-Mer (10km) and the beautiful historic town of La Rochelle (60km). Try also the nearby markets and restaurants, many of which have local speciality dishes, such as the mussels caught at Aiguillon, 3km...

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

    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 2

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée

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    2
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    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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    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 1
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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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