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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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  • St. Maixent-sur-Vie

    St. Maixent-sur-Vie

    Grade
    6
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: W12135

    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 miles (10km).

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms, 1 plus adult bunk.

    Electric heating, colour TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome.

  • Saint Gervais

    Saint Gervais

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE146

    This detached holiday property has been furnished and decorated to a very good standard. Conveniently situated just 1km from the centre of the pretty village and shops. There is a larger choice of shops in Beauvoir, 4kms and Challans, 10km, as well as offering street markets and festivals. Just the other side of Beauvoir, visitors have access via a ford (at low tide) to the very pretty island of Noirmoutier. Visit the pretty port at St Gilles. Shop and restaurant 1km, beach 13km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet with basin. First floor: Bathroom with separate shower and basin, (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread, turning stairs to first floor.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 4

    St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F85265

    The Domaine de Vertmarines is a private, enclosed development of 64 detached villas, all with shared pools. Each holiday villa has its own enclosed garden area, paved terrace with shared 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 villa which corresponds to your sleeping requirements. The interiors are individually designed and decorated and the quality furnishings, while always to a high standard, will vary. Lovely setting on the rural outskirts of lively and cosmopolitan St. Jean-de-Monts, yet only 3km to the wide, sandy beaches in this region of pine forests and dunes. An extensive range of watersport activities is available nearby, there is also an excellent golf course and activity parks. The miles of forest paths and open marshland areas provide a quiet and relaxing contrast for walking and cycling. Take a short boat trip to the Ile d’Yeu or Ile de Re, or drive across to the Ile de Noirmoutier. The excellent Puy de Fou theme park is only 122km.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen and patio door to terrace. Three double or twin bedrooms. Bathroom or shower room. Separate WC (or WC in the bath/shower room).

    Location: 500m to shops, bars, restaurants, 1.5km from town centre (all facilities), 122km from Puy du Fou (theme park).

    All properties: Enclosed terrace

    • Shared swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.4m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • Cot and h/chair (at cost)
    • Parking
    • Garage
    • Garden furniture.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Le Village de la Mer - House II

    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F85314

    This holiday complex is set in a privileged position, situated in ample of space allowing for a real village feel with plenty of modern facilities indoors and out. The semi-detached houses (refs F85313, F85314 and F85315) have fitted kitchens and bathrooms and each benefits from its own terrace, many overlooking open fields. There is a vast heated swimming pool and a children’s pool, plus a tennis court, table tennis and a multi-sport court, as well as a fitness room, spa and sauna and a children’s club in summer. There is one free session of the sauna and steam room per person, per week, further sessions are available at cost. Take advantage of the many cycle paths in the area, including the coastline path that runs into the centre of Les Sables d’Olonne, the Vendée’s most prestigious resort, with its promenade, street cafés and restaurants. A golf course and marina at Port Bourgenay is 4km away, also worth visiting is the port at St. Gilles and the islands, including Noirmoutier. Bedroom set-ups may vary.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for children)/dining room/kitchen with French doors to terrace. First floor: Double or twin bedroom. Twin bedroom (for children). Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC

    • F/freezer.

    Location: 4km from Bourgenay (marina, golf, sea), 6km from Talmont-Saint-Hilaire (historic castle, shops, supermarket, all facilities), 7km from Veillon (beaches), 9km from Les Sables d’Olonne (popular resort, beach, promenade, cafés, restaurants), 25km S of St. Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (port).

    All properties: Terrace

    • Shared grounds
    • Shared swimming pool (24m x 9m, depth 0.9m to 1.5m) with Jacuzzi and sauna
    • Children’s pool
    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi (in reception)
    • T/cot and h/chair (on request)
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • No smoking.

  • Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE218

    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 can see birds in their natural environment; visit numerous museums, fishing ports and marinas. Locally there are many activities available including horseback riding, canoeing, tennis, roller skating, bowling, kitesurfing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing and beach volleyball. Also you can enjoy the many sandy beaches. Each apartment has a balcony. Shop and restaurant 1.5km, beach 800m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 twin bedrooms, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Dishwasher, balcony, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

  • 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.

  • 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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