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

    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 1

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée

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    Ref: F85296
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio

    These holiday properties (refs F85296, F85297, F85298, F85299 and F85300) are situated within St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie,...

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  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée×

    Chalet des Sables

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE157
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Situated on a lovely holiday park and just 900m from a great sandy beach, these practical one and two bedroomed...

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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendee
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendee×

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendee

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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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  • 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
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Jard-sur-Mer, Vendee
    Jard-sur-Mer, Vendee×

    Jard-sur-Mer

    Jard-sur-Mer, Vendee

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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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  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendee
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendee×

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendee

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    Ref: FVE029
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This single-storey Vendée style holiday house is traditional and comfortably furnished. Situated close to the...

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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 Chapelle Hermier, Vendee
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    La Chapelle Hermier

    La Chapelle Hermier, Vendee

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    Ref: W14119
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

    This renovated detached farmhouse stands in the grounds of an unoccupied manoir dating back to the 16th century...

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  • Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée
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    Le Village de la Mer - House III

    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée

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    Ref: F85315
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This holiday complex is set in a privileged position, with plenty of contemporary facilities indoors and out....

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  • St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendee
    St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendee×

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

    St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendee

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    Ref: W12520
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - 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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  • Jard-sur-Mer, Vendee
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    Jard-sur-Mer

    Jard-sur-Mer, Vendee

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    Ref: FVE010
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - 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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