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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. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée
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    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 2

    St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée

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    Ref: F85295
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    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

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

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  • Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts
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    Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts

    Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts

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    Ref: W12520
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Only a short walk to the huge sandy Atlantic beach are these holiday residences, 126 cottage style properties grouped...

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  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
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    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

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    Ref: FVE004
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This charming Vendée house with a conservatory is situated in the beautiful resort of...

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  • Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard
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    Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard

    Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard

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    Ref: FVE011
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This simple, but practical and homely, 2 bedroom holiday bungalow is situated in a quiet, residential area just 700m...

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  • Les Maisons du Lac, Saint Jean-de-Monts
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    Les Maisons du Lac, Saint Jean-de-Monts

    Les Maisons du Lac, Saint Jean-de-Monts

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    Ref: W15089
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    250 metres from the dunes and the sea and with its own fishing lake, the Maisons du Lac holiday properties are...

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

    Les Ecureuils

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

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    Ref: F85266
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    At the edge of a pine wood and 300m to the lovely sandy beach, which stretches for 13 kilometres, this...

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  • Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

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    Ref: FVE216
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This complex of holiday apartments is located in the middle of a pine forest of the seaside resort of...

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  • Grues, Vendée
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    La Cigogne

    Grues, Vendée

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    Ref: F85203
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Just ten minutes’ drive from the glorious Vendée beaches, these holiday properties are set on a former...

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  • Jard-sur-Mer
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    Jard-sur-Mer

    Jard-sur-Mer

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    Ref: FVE010
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Traditional holiday property built in the Vendée style, with tiled roof, wood panelled rooms, shutters on...

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  • Talmont St. Hilaire
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    Talmont St. Hilaire

    Talmont St. Hilaire

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    Ref: W12651
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This very quaint old semi-detached bungalow provides cosy two bedroom accommodation for 4 people. The property boasts...

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  • Jard-sur-Mer
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    Jard-sur-Mer

    Jard-sur-Mer

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    Ref: FVE150
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This charming ground floor holiday apartment is situated just 800m from the beach and pretty port of Jard-sur-Mer....

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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie
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    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

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    Ref: FVE208
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Just 8km from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie which has a variety of sandy beaches, such as the 3.6km long La Grande Plage,...

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