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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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81 cottages are available
  • Talmont St. Hilaire
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    Talmont St. Hilaire

    Talmont St. Hilaire

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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. The property boasts...

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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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  • St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 3

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie

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    Ref: F85298
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie is a bustling little seaside town on the sun-drenched Atlantic coast. The town itself, an...

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  • La Jonchère, Vendée
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    Bleu Marin

    La Jonchère, Vendée

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    Ref: F85287
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated in the pretty village of La Jonchère, these semi-detached holiday properties are only ten minutes from...

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  • Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée
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    Clair-Vent

    Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée

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    Ref: F85159
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Surrounded by acacia and tamarisk trees, this charming cottage is set beside one of the region’s canals, the...

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  • Jard-sur-Mer
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    Jard-sur-Mer

    Jard-sur-Mer

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    Ref: FVE019
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This beautiful holiday cottage is set in the centre of the pretty town of Jard-sur-Mer. Ideally located with the...

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  • Mervent
    Mervent×

    Mervent

    Mervent

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    Ref: FVE153
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This pretty bungalow enjoys great views over the village and onto the Mervent Lake. From the balcony, steps lead to...

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  • Moutiers, nr. Sables-d’Olonne
    Moutiers, nr. Sables-d’Olonne×

    Moutiers, nr. Sables-d’Olonne

    Moutiers, nr. Sables-d’Olonne

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    Ref: W10781
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This spacious detached bungalow lies in the village of Moutiers, famous for its church and its old covered market,...

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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: FVE217
    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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  • 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: W15090
    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 Croix-Valmer
    La Croix-Valmer×

    La Croix-Valmer

    La Croix-Valmer

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    Ref: FCV066
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This holiday house is situated in a tranquil spot and has a lovely sea view from the private outdoor swimming pool...

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  • Château d’Olonne, Vendée
    Château d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 3 Rooms

    Château 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,...

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