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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...

  • St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée
    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée×

    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 2

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée

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    2
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    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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    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 3
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 1
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 2
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  • Bouillé Courdault, Vendée
    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée×

    Maison Maillezais

    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée

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    3
    3
    1
    Ref: FVE144
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    This lovely 3 bedroom conversion has been built to a very good standard retaining many of the original features including exposed beams and stonework
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    This lovely 3 bedroom conversion has been built to a very good standard retaining many of the original features including exposed beams and stonework. An excellent feature is the indoor heated swimming pool - you can swim in all weathers! There is plenty of room around it to sit back on the sunloungers or at the table and relax. A vast sliding door opens from the pool onto a private terrace, particularly attractive when lit at night. The separate lounge has a wood-burning stove and...

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

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée

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    2
    1
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    Ref: FVE218
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A holiday property for a larger family or group of friends, who can enjoy the shared amenities of a holiday complex including swimming pool.
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    This complex of holiday apartments is located in the middle of a pine forest of the seaside resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne. It is divided into 3 buildings of 3 or 4 storeys with a lift. Discover the best sights in the area such as La Domaniale d’Olonne forest with over 1,100 acres of coniferous and deciduous trees. Visit the ’Well of Hell’, a deep rift thirty metres long where the sea rushes in noisily at high tide. Don’t miss the bird observatory where you...

    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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  • Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée
    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée×

    Le Village de la Mer - House II

    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée

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    2
    1
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    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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    This holiday complex is set in a privileged position, with plenty of contemporary facilities indoors and out. The semi-detached houses (refs F85313, F85314, F85315 and FVE156) have fitted kitchens and bathrooms and each benefits from its own terrace, many overlooking open fields. There is a large heated outdoor swimming pool (open mid may - mid Sep) and a children’s pool, plus a tennis court, table tennis and a multi-sport court, as well as a fitness room, steam room and sauna and...

    Le Village de la Mer - House IV
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    2
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  • Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée
    Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 3 Rooms

    Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: FA321
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - 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, Acacia
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    Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 4 Rooms
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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...

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

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée

    6
    2
    1
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    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 and a...

  • St. Sigismond, Vendée
    St. Sigismond, Vendée×

    Le Boncoin - La Grange

    St. Sigismond, Vendée

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    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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    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. Le Chic (ref F85301) is a semi-detached cottage and features original stone walls, exposed beams and a cosy wood-burning stove in the living room. It has a small sitting-out area to the front and a grassed area to the side. La Grange (ref F85303) is a detached property with original stonework,...

  • 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...

  • Grues, Vendée, Vendée
    Grues, Vendée, Vendée×

    Le Héron

    Grues, Vendée, Vendée

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    3
    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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  • La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendee
    La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendee×

    La-Faute-sur-Mer

    La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendee

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    3
    1
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    Ref: FVE032
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This semi-detached holiday house, adjoining FVE022, provides an ideal place to appreciate the friendly atmosphere in this lovely seaside resort
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    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...

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