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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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  • St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée
    St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée×

    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
    Relax in the comfort of your private swimming pool or head to the sandy beach, just 3km away.
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    The Domaine de Vertmarines is a private, enclosed development of 64 detached villas, all with private pools. Each holiday villa has its own enclosed garden area, paved terrace with private pool, outdoor and pool furniture, and garage. The villas have been thoughtfully laid out to maximise both privacy and sunshine in their gardens. The villas may be on 1 or 2 levels (2 level villas may have open tread stairs) and the numbers of double and twin bedrooms vary. You will be allocated a...

    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 4
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    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 1
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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: FVE151
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Enjoy relaxing by your own outdoor swimming pool, or take a trip to Saint-Gilles with its pretty port and restaurants.
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    This pretty semi-detached cottage provides simple but comfortable holiday accommodation with a private pool and pretty garden. Many original features have been retained in the cottage by the discreet owner who lives on site. In addition to the outdoor swimming pool, which is in an enclosed garden, there is also a small private terrace. The beach is just 700m away and the small town of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez joins with Saint-Gilles to provide a great choice of beaches, cycle paths, walks,...

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

    Les Conches

    Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE163
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This is an ideal holiday base for a family or a couple, with beaches and most amenities nearby.
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    This contemporary semi-detached 2-bedroom house sits just 600 metres up the road from the lovely sandy beach of Les Conches. There is a fitted kitchen and large patio doors open from the living/dining room onto the covered south-facing wooden terrace and enclosed garden. Upstairs are the twin and the double bedrooms, and shower room. All rooms have full electric shutters and electric centrally controlled heating, ideal for stays out of season. The fine sandy beach is just the other side...

  • La Chapelle Hermier, Vendee
    La Chapelle Hermier, Vendee×

    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...

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

    Mimosa

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

    Jard-sur-Mer

    Jard-sur-Mer, Vendee

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    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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    This beautiful holiday cottage is set in the centre of the pretty town of Jard-sur-Mer. Ideally located with the beach just 300 metres away making this an ideal property for a family or friends alike. Explore Jard-sur-Mer with its harbour, beaches, as well as plenty of gift shops, bars and restaurants to roam. Places nearby include Longville-sur-Mer, (8km), with boat trips and canoe rides, beaches, many walking opportunities, horse riding and cycling, Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard (1.5km), with...

  • La Croix-Valmer, Vendee
    La Croix-Valmer, Vendee×

    La Croix-Valmer

    La Croix-Valmer, Vendee

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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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    This holiday house is situated in a tranquil spot and has a lovely sea view from the private outdoor swimming pool and terrace. The sandy beaches of Saint-Tropez are only a few minutes away and the Sunday market of La Croix Valmer is worth browsing. The Iles d’Hyères, Porquerolles and Port-Cros are within easy reach and the attractive towns of the Côte d’Azur such as Grimaud, Ramatuelle and Cogolin are also worth a visit. Head out to the Mediterranean as there...

  • Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée
    Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée×

    Clair-Vent

    Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée

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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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    Surrounded by acacia and tamarisk trees, this charming cottage is set beside one of the region’s canals, the perfect place to fish, or just relax. With a small floral garden and many original features including an impressive stone fireplace, the interior has been designed for partial wheelchair access. It adjoins the owners’ house, and enjoys its own garden and pretty terrace. (The canal is unfenced in the grounds.) Situated between the towns of La Rochelle and Luçon,...

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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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    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 Jonchère, Vendée
    La Jonchère, Vendée×

    Bleu Marin

    La Jonchère, Vendée

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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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    Situated in the pretty village of La Jonchère, these semi-detached holiday properties are only ten minutes from the coast. Both La Lavande (ref F85194) and the single-storey Bleu Marin (ref F85287) feature an attractive, private enclosed garden, and a secluded terrace, perfect for outdoor meals. The attractive outdoor swimming pool, shared by three properties, is set in beautiful mature gardens and there is also a shared covered games area providing shade from the hot summer sun....

    La Lavande
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  • Mervent, Vendee
    Mervent, Vendee×

    Mervent

    Mervent, Vendee

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    2
    2
    2
    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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    This pretty bungalow enjoys great views over the village and onto the Mervent Lake. From the balcony, steps lead to the garden and terrace. There are several activities around the lake including power boats, canoes and kayaks for hire. Guests can have sailing or canoeing lessons, and there is archery and cycling available. Mervent has a zoo and a Go-Ape centre for those who enjoy climbing in the trees. Great for walks and golf, with an 18-hole golf course (43km), and the sandy beaches...

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