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

    Mimosa

    Les Conches, near Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée

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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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  • Grues, Vendée
    Grues, Vendée×
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    Gite de Jardin

    Gite de Jardin

    Grues, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE225
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This lovely holiday property in Grues is an excellent base for a family holiday close to the beach.
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  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée×

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE029
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This single-storey Vendée style holiday house is traditional and comfortably furnished
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  • La Chapelle Hermier, Vendée
    La Chapelle Hermier, Vendée×

    La Chapelle Hermier

    La Chapelle Hermier, Vendée

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    Key Features:
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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
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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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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée×

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE208
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Enjoy all that the Vendée has to offer from this holiday apartment, close to the lovely town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.
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    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie
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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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    Les Maisons du Lac
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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
    A cosy lodge on a holiday park with excellent facilities and less than 1km from the beach at La Pège.
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    Chalet des Pins
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  • Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée
    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée×

    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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    Le Village de la Mer - House IV
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  • La Croix-Valmer, Vendée
    La Croix-Valmer, Vendée×

    La Croix-Valmer

    La Croix-Valmer, Vendée

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    Ref: FCV066
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Family house with lovely sea views from private outdoor pool. Saint-Tropez close by. La Croix Valmer with coastal paths nearby.
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    Ref: W15090
    Key Features:
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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
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    Les Maisons du Lac
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  • Mervent, Vendée
    Mervent, Vendée×

    Mervent

    Mervent, Vendée

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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
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