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

    Chalet des Pins 3

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

    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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    Chalet des Sables
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    2
    Chalet des Pins
    6
    3
    3
  • Grues, Vendée, Vendée
    Grues, Vendée, Vendée×

    Le Cygne

    Grues, Vendée, Vendée

    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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    La Cigogne
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    2
    Le Colvert
    4
    1
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    Le Héron
    6
    3
    3
  • Bourneau, Vendée
    Bourneau, Vendée×
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    Villas du Lac - Les Jours Paresseux

    Villas du Lac - Les Jours Paresseux

    Bourneau, Vendée

    Bourneau, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE169
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    This delightful gîte is set within the grounds of a château in the picturesque region of the Vendée.
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    Villas du Lac - Le Gite Traditionnel
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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
    5
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  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Les Ecureuils

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    4
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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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  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée×

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

    4
    2
    1
    1
    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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    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 perfectly situated for a family holiday by the beach
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    Les Maisons du Lac
    4
    2
    2
  • La Jonchère, Vendée
    La Jonchère, Vendée×

    Bleu Marin

    La Jonchère, Vendée

    La Jonchère, Vendée

    5
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    1
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    Ref: F85287
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - 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 the coast
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    La Lavande
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    3
    3
  • Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée
    Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée×

    Clair-Vent

    Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée

    Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée

    5
    2
    1
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    Ref: F85159
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This charming cottage sits beside a canals, the perfect place to fish, or just relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
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    4 1 reviews

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  • Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée
    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée

    5
    1
    1
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    Ref: FVE217
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Friends or family will enjoy a holiday together in this complex of holiday properties which all have use of the swimming pool.
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
    4
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
    6
    2
    2
  • La Croix-Valmer, Vendée
    La Croix-Valmer, Vendée×

    La Croix-Valmer

    La Croix-Valmer, Vendée

    La Croix-Valmer, Vendée

    5
    2
    1
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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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  • Jard-sur-Mer, Vendée
    Jard-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Jard-sur-Mer

    Jard-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Jard-sur-Mer, Vendée

    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE019
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - 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
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    8 2 reviews

    Accommodation at

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