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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 Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee
    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee×

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendee

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    Ref: FVE139
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This 3 bedroomed holiday house looks onto the beautiful coastline, with a mix of sandy and rocky beaches
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    This 3 bedroomed holiday house looks onto the beautiful coastline, with a mix of sandy and rocky beaches. Furnished to a good standard, the vast lounge has a piano and the kitchen/diner opens onto the south-facing terrace. This is also a great area for cycling, with a network of cycle paths along the coast. The pretty quayside of La Chaume is 800m away, with several small shops and cafés. Within 2km, you will find the centre and the long promenade of the "Remblai", which has a...

  • Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendee
    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendee×

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendee

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    Ref: W13507
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    All on the ground floor, this rustic property boasts original stonework and beams in every room, and a bar in the lounge/diner.
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    This semi-detached cottage has been renovated throughout to expose original stonework and beams in every room. The cosy lounge/diner includes a bar whilst the bathroom features a spa shower. To the front is a pretty garden whilst the smaller back garden is fully enclosed with views onto open fields. The village has most services but the larger town of Luçon is within 6km. Vendée beaches are 25 km and with the Roman town of La Rochelle and the tourist resort of Les Sables...

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

    Le Château d’Olonne, Acacia

    Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée

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    Ref: FA320
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - 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, the holiday villas at the aptly named ‘Les Jardins du Château d’Olonne’ each enjoy their own private swimming pool with security alarms and garden
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    Set in 33 acres of lush sloping former farmland divided by a small stream (dry in summer) and plenty of green space, the holiday villas at the aptly named ‘Les Jardins du Château d’Olonne’ each enjoy their own private swimming pool with security alarms and garden. The complex has 162 houses in total and has a reception area where English is spoken. Guests enjoy free use of the shared swimming pool. There is also a tennis / multi-sports pitch and mini-golf...

    Le Château d’Olonne, Sequoia
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    Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 3 Rooms
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    Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 4 Rooms
    8
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  • St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée
    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée×

    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 1

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée

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    Ref: F85299
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie is a bustling little seaside town on the sun-drenched Atlantic coast
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    These holiday properties (refs F85296, F85297, F85298, F85299 and F85300) are situated within St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, a bustling little seaside town on the sun-drenched Atlantic coast. The town itself, an old fishing port, is home to some attractive buildings and excellent beaches including the Grande plage with 3.6km of fine white sand. There is also plenty to explore in the region, with miles of walking and cycling tracks to follow, local salt marshes to discover and some excellent...

    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 1
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 2
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 3
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 2
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  • St. Maixent-sur-Vie, Vendee
    St. Maixent-sur-Vie, Vendee×

    St. Maixent-sur-Vie

    St. Maixent-sur-Vie, Vendee

    6
    2
    1
    3
    Ref: W12135
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Set in the heart of the Vendée countryside but just 6.25 miles (10km) from the fishing port of St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and its beaches
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    Set in the heart of the Vendée countryside but just 6.25 miles (10km) from the fishing port of St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and its beaches, this detached single storey cottage is set in large grounds shared with the owner and has a large enclosed back garden, as well as lawns at the front. The village centre is just 1.25 miles (2km) and the pretty village of Commequiers is another 3 miles (5km) away. Shop 1.25 miles (2km), café/bar and restaurant 3 miles (5 km), beach 6.25...

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

    Chalet des Pins 2

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

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    1
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    Ref: W15047
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Entertainment for the whole family can be found at this property, set on a lovely holiday park just 900m from the sandy beach.
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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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    Chalet des Pins
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  • Grues, Vendée, Vendée
    Grues, Vendée, Vendée×

    Le Héron

    Grues, Vendée, Vendée

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    1
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    Ref: F85141
    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 Cygne
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    2
    2
  • La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendee
    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendee×

    La Faute-sur-Mer

    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendee

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: FVE022
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This semi–detached house, built in the typical Vendée style, will enchant you with its indoor and outdoor comforts
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    This semi–detached house, built in the typical Vendée style, will enchant you with its indoor and outdoor comforts. This is an ideal house for an enjoyable family holiday. Visit Longville-sur-Mer (20km), surrounded by pine forests and 7km of beaches. Some of Vendée’s finest beaches are on the 7km stretch, including Les Conches. Near Les Conches beach are many shops and restaurants, eat in and relax or take a walk along the golden sand on the beach. Shop...

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

    Chalet des Pins

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE158
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A firm favourite with adults and children alike with two swimming pools and a children’s play area, and just 900m from a beach.
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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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    2
    2
  • Venansault, near Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée
    Venansault, near Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée×

    La Pinsonnière

    Venansault, near Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: F85309
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This three bedroom detached barn conversion with a private outdoor swimming pool has a very modern, bright and airy feel, opening as it does on to the vast garden and the fields beyond
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    This three bedroom detached barn conversion with a private outdoor swimming pool has a very modern, bright and airy feel, opening as it does on to the vast garden and the fields beyond. Double patio doors give great views and access to the terrace, pool, pergola and mature gardens. Perfectly situated on a quiet country road, yet just a few minutes’ drive from the pretty village of Venansault. The expressway leads to the famous seaside holiday resort of Les Sables d’Olonne in...

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

    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 4

    St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: F85265
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    From this charming complex you can enjoy your very own private pool and enclosed garden area, offering maximum privacy to guests.
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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 2
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    2
    2
    Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 1
    8
    4
    4
  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée×

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée

    6
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE210
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This lovely family apartment has so much to offer, with shared outdoor swimming pool, children’s entertainment and a nearby golf course.
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    Just 8km from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie which has a variety of sandy beaches, such as the 3.6km long La Grande Plage, are these lovely holiday apartments. Each apartment has its own terrace, private garden and private garage. The adjacent 18-hole golf course, Les Fontanel, is sure to delight golf enthusiasts staying at one of these holiday apartments. In addition to the wireless internet in the reception area, the residence also features a shared outdoor heated swimming pool...

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