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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×

    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

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  • Saint-Maixent-de-Beugné, Poitou-Charentes
    Saint-Maixent-de-Beugné, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Maison Pierre

    Saint-Maixent-de-Beugné, Poitou-Charentes

    Saint-Maixent-de-Beugné, Poitou-Charentes

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: FJD033
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    With plenty of exposed stonework and ornamental fireplaces, this spacious property lies 11km from a lakeside beach.
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  • Saint-Michel-en-l’Herm, Vendée
    Saint-Michel-en-l’Herm, Vendée×
    Newly Listed
    Maison de Port

    Maison de Port

    Saint-Michel-en-l’Herm, Vendée

    Saint-Michel-en-l’Herm, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: FVE234
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Just 4km from this spacious holiday property you can enjoy watersports or travel further afield and visit La Rochelle.
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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

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    0
    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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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 1
    4
    2
    2
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 2
    6
    3
    3
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 3
    5
    2
    2
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 2
    8
    4
    4
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée×

    Chalet des Pins

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

    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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    9 3 reviews
    9 3 reviews

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    Chalet des Sables
    4
    2
    2
  • 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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  • Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée
    Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Maison des Goélands

    Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE167
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Ideally located in the popular seaside resort of Longeville-sur-Mer, this holiday cottage provides the perfect base for you to explore the surrounding coastal area.
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  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée×

    Chalet des Pins 2

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

    6
    2
    1
    0
    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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    Chalet des Sables
    4
    2
    2
    Chalet des Pins
    6
    3
    3
  • 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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    9 2 reviews

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  • Bourneau, Vendée
    Bourneau, Vendée×
    Newly Listed
    Villas du Lac - Le Gite Traditionnel

    Villas du Lac - Le Gite Traditionnel

    Bourneau, Vendée

    Bourneau, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: FVE170
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Relax around the beautiful, private swimming pool set in the grounds of a château.
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    Villas du Lac - Les Jours Paresseux
    4
    2
    2
  • Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée
    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée×

    Le Tablier

    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée

    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: F85272
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This 3 bedroom house features exposed beams, but has been fully modernised to include a fitted kitchen, central heating, and all modern comforts.
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    8 3 reviews

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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée×
    Newly Listed
    Villa Palmier

    Villa Palmier

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE171
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    With a large indoor pool, and only 4km away from a sandy beach, this lovely holiday property is ideal for creating memorable family holidays.
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