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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

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    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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    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. The complex has 162 houses in total and has a reception area where English is spoken. Guests enjoy free use of the shared swimming pool. There is also a tennis / multi-sports pitch and mini-golf...

    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
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    4
    4
  • Le Champ St. Père, Vendée
    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée×

    Les Anjouinières

    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
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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...

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

    Le Château d’Olonne, Acacia

    Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FA320
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - 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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    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. The complex has 162 houses in total and has a reception area where English is spoken. Guests enjoy free use of the shared swimming pool. There is also a tennis / multi-sports pitch and mini-golf...

    Le Château d’Olonne, Sequoia
    8
    4
    4
    Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 3 Rooms
    6
    3
    3
    Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 4 Rooms
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    4
    4
  • La Jonchère, Vendée
    La Jonchère, Vendée×

    La Lavande

    La Jonchère, Vendée

    6
    3
    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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    Situated in the pretty village of La Jonchère, these semi-detached holiday properties are only ten minutes from the coast. Both La Lavande (ref F85194) and the single-storey Bleu Marin (ref F85287) feature an attractive, private enclosed garden, and a secluded terrace, perfect for outdoor meals. The attractive outdoor swimming pool, shared by three properties, is set in beautiful mature gardens and there is also a shared covered games area providing shade from the hot summer sun....

    Bleu Marin
    5
    2
    2
  • La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Rue des Dunes

    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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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...

  • 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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    This comfortable and spacious detached villa is set in a large enclosed garden is in a quiet hamlet near the coastal Olonne forest. French windows lead from the bright living area onto the terrace with a barbecue for outdoor dining. The holiday property is only 7km north of the resort Les Sables d’Olonne and only 3km from the local sandy beaches. The resort is famous for its beach and promenade and as the departure point for the renowned Vendée Globe round-the-world yacht...

  • 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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    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...

  • Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée
    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée×

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    1
    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...

  • Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée
    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée×

    Le Tablier

    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: F85272
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This 3 bedroom house features exposed beams, but has been fully modernised to include a fitted kitchen, central heating, and all modern comforts.
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    This 3 bedroom house features exposed beams but has been fully modernised to include a fitted kitchen, central heating, and all modern comforts. There is a swimming pool with alarm and fencing around it, and vast mature gardens which include table tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball and a specially constructed boules area (all available free of charge) as well as an orchard and a fenced pond at the far end of the fully enclosed gardens. A perfect spot to relax in peace and comfort,...

  • Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendee
    Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendee×

    Le Château-d’Olonne

    Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendee

    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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    This single-storey house sits close to the shopping centre of Le Château-d’Olonne and less than 2km from the Vendée coastline. This comfortable house is ideal for families, close to the beaches and port of Vendée’s most famous holiday resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne, with all shopping facilities within walking distance. The zoo is only 1km away and just past the lake is the promenade, with shops, bars and beaches. At the end is an outdoor swimming...

  • Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee
    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee×

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee

    6
    3
    1
    0
    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...

  • 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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    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,...

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