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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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  • Mervent, Vendée
    Mervent, Vendée×

    Mervent

    Mervent, Vendée

    Mervent, Vendée

    5
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: FVE153
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This pretty bungalow enjoys great views over the village and onto the Mervent Lake
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    8.8 6 reviews

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  • La Jonchère, Vendée
    La Jonchère, Vendée×

    Bleu Marin

    La Jonchère, Vendée

    La Jonchère, Vendée

    5
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: F85287
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated in the pretty village of La Jonchère, these semi-detached holiday properties are only ten minutes from the coast
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    La Lavande
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    3
    3
  • La Croix-Valmer, Vendée
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    La Croix-Valmer

    La Croix-Valmer, Vendée

    La Croix-Valmer, Vendée

    5
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: FCV066
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Family house with lovely sea views from private outdoor pool. Saint-Tropez close by. La Croix Valmer with coastal paths nearby.
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  • Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée
    Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée×

    Clair-Vent

    Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée

    Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée

    5
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: F85159
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This charming cottage sits beside a canals, the perfect place to fish, or just relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
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    4 1 reviews

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  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée×
    Newly Listed
    La Cachette Douillet

    La Cachette Douillet

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE241
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Let yourself be tempted by the Vendée lifestyle where the clean beaches and exceptional amount of sunshine are a breath of fresh air.
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  • Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée
    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée×

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée

    Les Sables-d’Olonne, Vendée

    5
    1
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE217
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Friends or family will enjoy a holiday together in this complex of holiday properties which all have use of the swimming pool.
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
    3
    1
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
    4
    1
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
    6
    2
    2
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Maison de Plage

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE230
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Only 650m away from the beach, this lovely holiday property with large enclosed garden, is perfect for families looking for a relaxing break.
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  • Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée
    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée×

    Le Village de la Mer - House IV

    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée

    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée

    6
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: FVE156
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Bring your young family to this fantastic property where they will never be bored - splash around in the pool or leave them to play at the children’s club.
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    5 1 reviews

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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
    2
    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
  • 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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  • La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    La-Faute-sur-Mer

    La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La-Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    0
    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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  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée×
    Newly Listed
    Le Cottage des Dunes

    Le Cottage des Dunes

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    2
    2
    0
    Ref: FVE244
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Couples and families alike will enjoy staying here with the beach virtually on the doorstep. There are activities and attractions to suit all the family.
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