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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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  • St. Christophe-du-Ligneron, Vendée, Vendee
    St. Christophe-du-Ligneron, Vendée, Vendee×

    Rue du Stade

    St. Christophe-du-Ligneron, Vendée, Vendee

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    Ref: F85307
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This four bedroom detached house has everything you need for a great holiday
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    This four bedroom detached house has everything you need for a great holiday. The lovely conservatory has great views over the large and mature private garden. The garden offers another area to relax with a covered dining area, ideal for long summer lunches and barbecues. Situated on the edge of the village, you have all services within easy walking distance, but are away from all the traffic. Visit the lovely sandy beaches of the Vendée coastline and the island of Noirmoutier, time...

  • St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée
    St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée×

    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 3

    St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée

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    Ref: FA0327
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    A fantastic base for families and adventure enthusiasts, there is an array of nearby activities to try your hand at, including watersports, activity parks, walking and cycling.
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    The Domaine de Vertmarines is a private, enclosed development of 64 detached villas, all with private pools. Each holiday villa has its own enclosed garden area, paved terrace with private pool, outdoor and pool furniture, and garage. The villas have been thoughtfully laid out to maximise both privacy and sunshine in their gardens. The villas may be on 1 or 2 levels (2 level villas may have open tread stairs) and the numbers of double and twin bedrooms vary. You will be allocated a...

    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 2
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    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 4
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    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 1
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  • Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée
    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée×

    Le Village de la Mer - House I

    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée

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    Ref: F85313
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This holiday property is set in a privileged position, with access to a shared swimming pool, sauna and gym.
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    This holiday complex is set in a privileged position, with plenty of contemporary facilities indoors and out. The semi-detached houses (refs F85313, F85314, F85315 and FVE156) have fitted kitchens and bathrooms and each benefits from its own terrace, many overlooking open fields. There is a large heated outdoor swimming pool (open mid may - mid Sep) and a children’s pool, plus a tennis court, table tennis and a multi-sport court, as well as a fitness room, steam room and sauna and...

    Le Village de la Mer - House IV
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  • Vairé, Vendee
    Vairé, Vendee×

    Vairé

    Vairé, Vendee

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    Ref: FVE017
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This 4-bedroom bungalow is simply furnished in a traditional French style, but has all the necessities including a fitted kitchen, a walk-in shower room and the property benefits from sliding doors giving access on to the terrace and garden
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    This 4-bedroom bungalow is simply furnished in a traditional French style, but has all the necessities including a fitted kitchen, a walk-in shower room and the property benefits from sliding doors giving access on to the terrace and garden. It is situated within 500 metres of the centre of the small village of Vairé, which has all the crucial services such as a good bakery and small shop. Also, you are just 8km from La Mothe Achard which has supermarkets and all amenities. The...

  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer, Vendée, Vendee
    Bretignolles-sur-Mer, Vendée, Vendee×

    La Versenne

    Bretignolles-sur-Mer, Vendée, Vendee

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    4
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    Ref: F85290
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    This bright detached house is about a mile from La Parée beach and has its own private pool
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    This bright detached house is about a mile from La Parée beach and has its own private pool. There are a double and a twin bedroom downstairs, a bathroom with separate shower cubicle and a separate WC. Upstairs there are also two bedrooms - one double, one twin and a shower room/WC. The house also features a fully fitted kitchen with spacious living/dining room with access to the pool area, patio and private enclosed garden. There are bars, restaurants and shops in...

  • Saint-Cyr-en-Talmondais, Vendée
    Saint-Cyr-en-Talmondais, Vendée×

    La Maison des Volets Bleus

    Saint-Cyr-en-Talmondais, Vendée

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    4
    2
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    Ref: FVE165
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This spacious holiday home lies in the heart of the Pays de la Loire region, ideal for families or groups of friends.
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    This beautiful semi-detached holiday home lies in the peaceful village of Saint-Cyr-en-Talmondais on the main coastal road from Luçon to the bustling seaside resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne, 44km away. This spacious house is ideal for families or a group of friends to explore this picturesque region, with an abundance of history and characterful towns and villages. Saint-Cyr-en-Talmondais boasts a château which was restored in the 19th century and within the grounds...

  • Magnil, nr. Luçon, Vendee
    Magnil, nr. Luçon, Vendee×

    Magnil, nr. Luçon

    Magnil, nr. Luçon, Vendee

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    Ref: W12622
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Enjoy a peaceful holiday in the Vendée countryside, with beaches just 30 miles away.
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    This three bedroom detached holiday cottage has been completely renovated by its owners exposing much of the original beamwork and local stone walling. The owners occasionally stay in the independent property next door. Featuring a fitted kitchen which gives onto a sunny patio, beyond there is a large above-ground wood surrounded splash pool and mature, extensive and enclosed gardens. One of the two upstairs bedrooms features an en-suite shower room and a kingsize bed. Furnished also to...

  • Bourneau, Vendée
    Bourneau, Vendée×
    10
    5
    2
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    Ref: FVE161
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Located within the grounds of a private château, this property has a private swimming pool and separate annexe.
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    These lovely semi-detached cottages lie within the grounds of a château and have their own private enclosed gardens and swimming pools. You are very welcome to stroll around the 40-acre grounds, whilst the pretty nearby village has a few shops, and there is a restaurant 4km away. The pretty cathedral town of Fontenay-le-Comte is 9km away and offers a host of useful amenities. There is also a lovely lake at Mervent, 4km, with breathtaking views, several watersports and a man-made...

    Domaine du Château - Le Parc
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    Domaine du Château - Le Manoir
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  • Bois-de-Céné, near Beauvoir-sur-Mer, Vendée
    Bois-de-Céné, near Beauvoir-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    La Grange

    Bois-de-Céné, near Beauvoir-sur-Mer, Vendée

    10
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    Ref: F85312
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    This single-storey coastal property makes an ideal base with an outdoor pool. Discover the nearby beaches, fishing ports and salt lakes.
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    This single storey, detached holiday house features original stonework and exposed beams as well as modern comforts such as a fully-fitted kitchen and digital TVs. The villages of Bois-de-Céné and Bouin are nearby with seasonal markets and essential supplies, whilst Beauvoir or Challans offer a wider range of shops and restaurants. Try to visit the pretty island of Noirmoutier, accessible by the causeway twice a day at low tide or via a bridge, with its lovely beaches, or...

  • Bourneau, Vendée
    Bourneau, Vendée×
    12
    6
    4
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    Ref: FVE162
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    A substantial property for 12 with a private swimming pool, within the grounds of a traditional château where you can explore the 40-acre estate.
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    These lovely semi-detached cottages lie within the grounds of a château and have their own private enclosed gardens and swimming pools. You are very welcome to stroll around the 40-acre grounds, whilst the pretty nearby village has a few shops, and there is a restaurant 4km away. The pretty cathedral town of Fontenay-le-Comte is 9km away and offers a host of useful amenities. There is also a lovely lake at Mervent, 4km, with breathtaking views, several watersports and a man-made...

    Domaine du Château - Le Parc
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    Domaine du Château - La Forêt
    10
    5
    5
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