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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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  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée×
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    La Maison de la Plage

    La Maison de la Plage

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

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    3
    1
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    Ref: FVE240
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Just 400m from the sandy beach in La Tranche-sur-Mer, this charming holiday home has lots of fun activities nearby and is perfect for families.
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  • Bouillé Courdault, Vendée
    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée×

    Maison Maillezais

    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée

    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée

    6
    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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    9 3 reviews

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  • La Jonchère, Vendée
    La Jonchère, Vendée×

    La Lavande

    La Jonchère, Vendée

    La Jonchère, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: F85194
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Situated in the pretty village of La Jonchère, these semi-detached holiday properties are only ten minutes from the coast
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    9 1 reviews
    9 1 reviews

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    Bleu Marin
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    2
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  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
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    La Retraite Rustique

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: FVE221
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    This pretty holiday cottage, located just 650m from a sandy beach, offers many activities nearby for the whole family to enjoy.
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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
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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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    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
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée×
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    La Retraite de la Mer

    La Retraite de la Mer

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE242
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Located just 450 metres from a sandy beach, this lovely holiday cottage is ideal for a wonderful, sunny family holiday in La Tranche-sur-Mer.
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  • Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée
    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée×

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W13507
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    All on the ground floor, this rustic property boasts original stonework and beams in every room, and a bar in the lounge/diner.
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  • La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée
    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Maison de la Plage

    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE226
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Many sporting activities can be found close to this semi-detached property, and a waterpark is just 22km away.
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  • Saint-Michel-en-l’Herm, Vendée
    Saint-Michel-en-l’Herm, Vendée×
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    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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  • 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
    4.7 3 reviews

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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
  • 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 3 reviews

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