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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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    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 perfectly situated for a family holiday by the beach
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    250 metres from the dunes and the sea and with its own fishing lake, the Maisons du Lac holiday properties are perfectly situated for a family holiday by the beach. On a small complex, each house has its own private enclosed terrace with garden furniture to make the most of the sunshine on this part of the coast, one of France’s sunniest.

    Nantes

    The holiday houses are simple inside but have all the requirements you need for a great holiday. There is a twice...

    Les Maisons du Lac
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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:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - 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 compact, semi-detached house is set in a residential estate of holiday houses, separated by pine trees
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    At the edge of a pine wood and 300m to the lovely sandy beach, which stretches for 13 kilometres, this compact, semi-detached house is set in a residential estate of holiday houses, separated by pine trees. There is a shared swimming pool. A long walking and cycling trail runs along the coast. Close by there are restaurants, bars, markets, shops and a range of attractions. Visible from the beach and 40km to the south are La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré, accessible by toll bridge....

  • 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
    Set on a large complex with excellent facilities which include an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and children’s summer club.
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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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  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée×

    Chalet des Pins 3

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

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    Ref: W15048
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This pretty lodge on a small holiday park is an excellent choice for those travelling with children. Two swimming pools, a play area, tennis court and more!
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    Situated on a lovely holiday park and just 900m from a great sandy beach, these practical one and two bedroomed lodges (FVE157, FVE158, W15047 and W15048) are simply furnished but have everything you need for a holiday by the sea. A family run complex, the owners are on site for any advice on things to do and places to visit, and there is a children’s club in season. There is an indoor swimming pool as well as an outdoor swimming pool. There are plenty of facilities on-site including...

    Chalet des Sables
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  • Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee

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    Ref: FVE216
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Couples or families will enjoy the simplicity of this purpose built holiday complex with shared swimming pool.
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    This complex of holiday apartments is located in the middle of a pine forest of the seaside resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne. It is divided into 3 buildings of 3 or 4 storeys with a lift. Discover the best sights in the area such as La Domaniale d’Olonne forest with over 1,100 acres of coniferous and deciduous trees. Visit the ’Well of Hell’, a deep rift thirty metres long where the sea rushes in noisily at high tide. Don’t miss the bird observatory where you...

    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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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 and benefits from full use of the entire gardens and lake
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    This renovated detached farmhouse stands in the grounds of an unoccupied manoir dating back to the 16th century and benefits from full use of the entire gardens and lake. Inside there is a fitted kitchen and separate utility, and a vast lounge with original beams and wooden floor. The charming French owners live just up the road, and in the village there are all the essential services. The sandy beach at La Normandelière is 18km, whilst the famous resort of Les Sables d’Olonne...

  • 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 on a gentle hillside in the dunes, arranged to give a friendly ’village’ feel
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    Only a short walk to the huge sandy Atlantic beach are these holiday residences, 126 cottage style properties grouped on a gentle hillside in the dunes, arranged to give a friendly ’village’ feel. St. Jean-de-Monts boasts 12km of superb white sandy beaches, making this an ideal family resort. Both the town and the beach have a good choice of amenities including water parks, play parks, children’s clubs, bicycle hire and an outdoor heated swimming pool and terrace...

    Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts
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  • Champ St. Père, Vendée
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    Le Moulin de la Motte

    Champ St. Père, Vendée

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    Ref: F85160
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This stone holiday cottage enjoys an idyllic location amid wooded grounds overlooking a stream, yet is within walking distance of the village centre with its bars, shops and restaurants, and just 15 minutes from the coast
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    This stone holiday cottage enjoys an idyllic location amid wooded grounds overlooking a stream, yet is within walking distance of the village centre with its bars, shops and restaurants, and just 15 minutes from the coast. It has been sympathetically restored with original features retained, to create a comfortable, welcoming interior, and has its own garden, as well as access to a beautiful fishing lake in the owners’ grounds. Located in one of the Vendée’s most...

  • Talmont St. Hilaire, Vendee
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    Talmont St. Hilaire

    Talmont St. Hilaire, Vendee

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    Ref: W12651
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This very quaint old semi-detached bungalow provides cosy two bedroom accommodation for 4 people
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    This very quaint old semi-detached bungalow provides cosy two bedroom accommodation for 4 people. The property boasts a fitted kitchen, shower room and from the re-appointed lounge, there is access to a large mature garden offering a choice of shade or sunshine. Part of the older village of St. Hilaire, the newer section of Talmont with its historic castle is only 2km away for an interesting day out. Alternatively the lovely sandy Vendée beaches are within 10km and the popular...

  • Bois-de-Céné, Vendée, Vendée
    Bois-de-Céné, Vendée, Vendée×

    La Petite Grange

    Bois-de-Céné, Vendée, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE166
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Relax in this pretty barn with a spacious living room and underfloor heating, making it ideal for any time of the year.
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    This very pretty semi-detached barn conversion is located in the Marais Breton, close to the sandy beaches. It offers a spacious open plan living room with exposed wooden beams and vaulted ceiling. The property benefits from electric underfloor central heating throughout for year round comfort, and a well-equipped kitchen which includes a Falcon range cooker with 5 gas rings and integrated wok and plancha. The shower room has a walk-in Italian style shower.
    The pretty village...

  • Les Conches, near Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée, Vendee
    Les Conches, near Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée, Vendee×

    Mimosa

    Les Conches, near Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée, Vendee

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    Ref: F85316
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Set amidst a fragrant pine forest and situated just 600 metres from the glorious sandy beach at Les Conches, this semi-detached holiday property is situated in a region second only to the south east of France in terms of sunshine
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    Set amidst a fragrant pine forest and situated just 600 metres from the glorious sandy beach at Les Conches, this semi-detached holiday property is situated in a region second only to the south east of France in terms of sunshine. Enjoy the private enclosed courtyard, including a covered terrace to unwind and relax. The house is served by a network of cycle paths and there are also numerous walking tracks in the forest and across the dunes onto the beach. From the beach you can see the Ile...

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

    Le Cygne

    Grues, Vendée, Vendée

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    Ref: F85140
    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 Héron
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