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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-Denis-du-Payré

    Saint-Denis-du-Payré

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE143

    This detached bungalow sits just above the centre of the village of Saint-Denis-du-Payré and has lovely views over the marshlands in the direction of the sea. The small village has a restaurant within walking distance, and there is also a shop, post office and bar in Grues, 3km. The villages on the coast, 12km, are all well served with shops, restaurants, cafés and street markets. Visit Les Sables-d’Olonne, 45kms, and La Rochelle, which has a very attractive historic port and is the capital of the neighbouring Charente-Maritime department. Shop 3km, restaurant 500m, beach 12km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with basin and bidet (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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  • Beach Villa

    Saint-Jean-de-Monts, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FVE148

    This single-storey holiday villa, with a private swimming pool, is bright and airy and ideally located just 3km from the sandy beach. There is access to the sun terrace and swimming pool from the kitchen, the large patio doors in the living room and from a twin bedroom. The garden, terrace and pool are private and south facing, so a real suntrap. There is a brick-built barbecue on the patio and the pool can be heated (at cost). The house is located in a gated park of villas and, in addition to the beach, there are all services and shops locally. Take a trip up the coast onto the island of Noirmoutier, accessed via the bridge or across the sea at very low tide, or follow the coast south to the pretty port town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. Walk or cycle on the forest paths from the villa, windsurf, tennis or enjoy a round of golf.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms, one with patio doors. Bathroom with double basin (no WC). Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (32m²), open mid-Apr to mid-Sep
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from shop, 3km from restaurant and beach, 6km from golf course, 17km from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (fishing harbour, shops, cafés, beaches), 73km from Nantes (city, airport, cathedral, museums, botanical gardens).

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  • St. Hilaire-de-Riez

    St. Hilaire-de-Riez

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W15047

    Situated on a lovely holiday park and just 900m from a great sandy beach, these practical 1 and 2 bedroomed terraced houses 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 which is heated throughout the year as well as an outdoor swimming pool (open mid Apr-mid Sept). There are plenty of facilities on-site, including table tennis, a basketball court, boules court, a children’s play area, tennis court and a bar with pool table. Locally you will find all the things you would expect at a popular seaside resort. Café/bar on-site, beach 900m.Situated on a lovely holiday park and just 900m from a great sandy beach, these practical 1 and 2 bedroomed terraced houses 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 which is heated throughout the year as well as an outdoor swimming pool (open mid Apr-mid Sept).

    There are plenty of facilities on-site, including table tennis, a basketball court, boules court, a children’s play area, tennis court and a bar with pool table. Locally you will find all the things you would expect at a popular seaside resort.

    Café/bar on-site, beach 900m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, sofa bed and single pull-out bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, wi-fi, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, shared garden, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Le Tablier

    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F85272

    This 3 bedroom house features exposed beams and an open fireplace, but has been fully modernised to include a fitted kitchen, central heating, and all modern comforts. There is a swimming pool with alarm and fencing around it, and vast mature gardens which include table tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball and a specially constructed boules area (all available free of charge) as well as an orchard and a fenced pond at the far end of the fully enclosed gardens. A perfect spot to relax in peace and comfort, but just 16km from the busy department ’capital’ of La Roche-sur-Yon, and 20km from the popular seaside resort of Les Sables d’Olonne and the lovely sandy beaches of the Vendée Coast.

    All on one level: Living/dining room with open fire and corner kitchen. Three bedrooms; one double and two twin; one with en-suite shower room with massage shower. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Separate WC

    • Enclosed garden
    • Shady grounds with fenced pond (take care with children)
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.25m-1.95m)
    • Central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Video
    • CD/stereo
    • Four Cots
    • Four H/chairs
    • Enclosed off road parking for 2 cars
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: The discreet owner spends some periods of residence in an adjoining property.

    Location: 16km from Roche-sur-Yon, 20km from Les Sables d’Olonne (seaside resort), 25km from beach.

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  • La Reine

    St Mathurin, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F85279

    This three bedroom semi-detached holiday home lies a mile outside the pretty village of St Mathurin, a ten minute drive from Les Sables d’Olonne. The house is simply furnished but with all modern facilities, and, beyond your own driveway and garden you have vast mature gardens to explore and the large covered swimming pool which is shared by 4 gites. The village has most services and there is a host of facilities within a few minutes’ drive; a selection of quiet or busier beaches, châteaux, museums, markets, shopping centres and promenades lined with cafés and restaurants.

    Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. First floor: Three bedrooms; one double, one twin, one bunk. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.1m to 1.8m) with shower/WC
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV (French)
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1.8km from St Mathurin (small supermarket, baker, doctor, tennis), 6km from golf, 9km from large supermarkets, 10km from Olonne-sur-Mer (supermarket), 12km from Les Sables d’Olonne (beach).

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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    Grade
    6
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE209

    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 with children’s area and a horse stable. For the little ones there is children’s entertainment for a period of about half a day, 2 days a week. Take a trip along the salt route to the island of Noirmoutier, the zoo at Les Sables-d’Olonne or to the Nature Park of Marais Poitevin or simply visit the old port and the castles of the area. Shop, restaurant and beach 8km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom, mezzanine with twin beds, twin beds in lounge.

    No TV, dishwasher, terrace, balcony, shared grounds, off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs. Steps to entrance.

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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE210

    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 with children’s area and a horse stable. For the little ones there is children’s entertainment for a period of about half a day, 2 days a week. Take a trip along the salt route to the island of Noirmoutier, the zoo at Les Sables-d’Olonne or to the Nature Park of Marais Poitevin or simply visit the old port and the castles of the area. Shop, restaurant and beach 8km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath and basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, twin beds in lounge.

    Dishwasher, terrace, balcony, shared grounds. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to entrance.

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  • Brétignolles-sur-Mer

    Brétignolles-sur-Mer

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W14415

    This semi-detached cottage is located on a park with a shared swimming pool (20m x 15m, depth 1-1.7m), close to the resort of Brétignolles-sur-Mer. There is direct access to your private garden from the rear of the lounge/diner, while on the first floor, there is a balcony overlooking the garden. There is tennis available and within 2km are all the facilities of Brétignolles. Visit Les Sables d’Olonne, 18km with its famous port and promenade and sea trips to the islands. Within an hours drive is the island of Noirmoutier which you can access by bridge or, at low tide, take care in crossing via the ford. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km, beach 300m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room, separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 child’s bunk.

    Electric heating, washing machine, microwave, garden, private enclosed terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor.

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  • La-Faute-sur-Mer

    La-Faute-sur-Mer

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE032

    This semi-detached holiday house, adjoining FVE022, provides an ideal place to appreciate the friendly atmosphere in this lovely seaside resort. Enjoy 8km of beaches that passes from La Tranche-sur-Mer by La Faute-sur-Mer and up to Pointe D’Arcay, an ideal base for sports enthusiasts to enjoy wind surfing, sand yachting, surfing and many more outdoor activities. Visit the island of Noirmoutier, or at low tide reach the island by the Passage du Gois. Discover the village of Apremont with a medieval château and a stunning large lake with picnic areas. Shop, café/bar, restaurant and beach 300m.

    Ground floor: Kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms. Mezzanine: Lounge, 1 twin bedroom.

    Electric heating, 2 colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, roof terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs to mezzanine (no handrail). Sloping ceilings on mezzanine and in twin bedroom.

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  • La Faute-sur-Mer

    La Faute-sur-Mer

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE022

    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 and restaurant 80m, beach 300m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Mezzanine: Second lounge.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings in twin bedroom.

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  • Le Château-d’Olonne

    Le Château-d’Olonne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE147

    This single-storey house sits close to the shopping centre of Le Château-d’Olonne and less than 2km from the Vendée coastline. This comfortable house is ideal for families, close to the beaches and port of Vendée’s most famous holiday resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne, with all shopping facilities within walking distance. The zoo is only 1km away and just past the lake is the promenade, with shops, bars and beaches. At the end is an outdoor swimming pool. This area is great for cycling, with plenty of cycle paths. There is also surfing and yachting, tennis courts, a casino and a golf course, all within 10 minutes drive. Shop 200m, restaurant 300m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk.

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Low wall at the terrace.

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  • Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 3 Rooms

    Château d’Olonne, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: FA321

    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 (charges apply). Located just 5km from the fashionable seaside resort of Les Sables d’Olonne with its long sandy shoreline of beaches, the complex is only 2.5km from the nearest sandy beach. Visit the local châteaux, gardens, museums, theme parks and abbeys. Les Sables d’Olonne centre is 15 minutes by bicycle. There are 5 golf courses within 45km. Accommodation is allocated on arrival, bedrooms and layout of rooms may vary.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with kitchen area and patio doors to terrace. Twin bedroom (can be double). Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Shower room/WC.

    Location: 2km from Les Sables d’Olonne (museum, beaches), 43km from La Tranche-sur-Mer (water sports), 49km from Saint-Jean-de-Monts (pier, national forest), 90km from La Rochelle (historic port, boat trips).

    All properties: Garden

    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (pool heating on request)
    • Shared swimming pool
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • CD
    • Cot and h/chair (on request)
    • Shared tennis court / multi-sports pitch
    • Shared swings
    • Shared mini-golf
    • Table tennis
    • Car port
    • Garden furniture.

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