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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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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Gite de la Vue Rivière

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: FVE222
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities
    With a view over the river, this contemporary property has its own swimming pool and is 4km from the beach.
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  • St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée
    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée×

    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 2

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: F85297
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio
    An ideal touring base, explore nearby cycle tracks, local salt marshes or enjoy boat trips and fishing on the La Vie River.
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 1
    4
    2
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 3
    5
    2
    2
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 1
    6
    3
    3
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 2
    8
    4
    4
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée×
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    La Retraite Rustique

    La Retraite Rustique

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: FVE221
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    This pretty holiday cottage, located just 650m from a sandy beach, offers many activities nearby for the whole family to enjoy.
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  • St. Sigismond, Vendée
    St. Sigismond, Vendée×

    Le Boncoin - La Grange

    St. Sigismond, Vendée

    St. Sigismond, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: F85303
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    These two holiday cottages have been renovated by the owner who lives nearby, and who will advise on places to visit in this lovely area on the Vendée side of the Marais Poitevin
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  • Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée
    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée×

    Le Village de la Mer - House II

    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée

    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée

    6
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: F85314
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A contemporary property with excellent on-site facilities just 7km from a sandy beach.
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    Le Village de la Mer - House IV
    6
    2
    2
  • St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts, VendeeVendée
    St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts, VendeeVendée×

    Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts

    St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts, VendeeVendée

    St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts, VendeeVendée

    6
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: W14501
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Only a short walk to the huge sandy Atlantic beach are these holiday residences, 126 cottage style properties grouped on a gentle hillside in the dunes, arranged to give a friendly ’village’ feel
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    Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts
    4
    1
    1
  • Les Conches, Vendée
    Les Conches, Vendée×

    Les Conches

    Les Conches, Vendée

    Les Conches, Vendée

    6
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE014
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This holiday house is well furnished and equipped and very well cared for
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    9 2 reviews
    9 2 reviews

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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Lapwing House

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: F85236
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Just 1km from the sandy beach of the holiday resort of L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, this charming house, with its enclosed garden, has a light, airy interior
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    4.7 3 reviews
    4.7 3 reviews

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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée×
    Newly Listed
    Maison Côtier

    Maison Côtier

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: FVE235
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This spacious property is great for a family holiday and is close to sandy beaches and the aquarium at Tours.
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  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée×
    Newly Listed
    La Retraite de la Mer

    La Retraite de la Mer

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE242
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Located just 450 metres from a sandy beach, this lovely holiday cottage is ideal for a wonderful, sunny family holiday in La Tranche-sur-Mer.
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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée×

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée

    6
    1
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE209
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This property is set in a lovely location, in a holiday park with use of an outdoor swimming pool.
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    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie
    4
    1
    1
  • Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendée
    Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Le Château-d’Olonne

    Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendée

    Le Château-d’Olonne, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE147
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This single-storey holiday house is in a fantastic location with beautiful beaches, shopping facilities and the zoo all within easy reach.
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