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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 Conches, Vendée
    Les Conches, Vendée×

    Les Conches

    Les Conches, Vendée

    Les Conches, Vendée

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    Ref: FVE014
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This holiday house is well furnished and equipped and very well cared for
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    9 2 reviews
    9 2 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
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    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
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    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
  • Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée
    Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Maison des Goélands

    Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
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    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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  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée×

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Vendée

    6
    1
    1
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    Ref: FVE209
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This property is set in a lovely location, in a holiday park with use of an outdoor swimming pool.
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    L’Aiguillon-sur-Vie
    4
    1
    1
  • 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
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    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 3
    5
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    2
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 1
    6
    3
    3
    Le Domaine des Fontenelles, Villa 2
    8
    4
    4
  • L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée
    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée×

    Gite de la Vue Rivière

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: FVE222
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities
    With a view over the river, this contemporary property has its own swimming pool and is 4km from the beach.
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  • St. Maixent-sur-Vie, Vendée
    St. Maixent-sur-Vie, Vendée×

    St. Maixent-sur-Vie

    St. Maixent-sur-Vie, Vendée

    St. Maixent-sur-Vie, Vendée

    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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    8 1 reviews
    8 1 reviews

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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

    6
    2
    1
    0
    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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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
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    Les Sables-d’Olonne
    5
    1
    1
  • 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
  • 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
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    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
    8 3 reviews

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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
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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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  • Le Champ St. Père, Vendée
    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée×

    Les Anjouinières

    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée

    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: F85291
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Sit out in the garden of this detached property, which overlooks a large fishing lake, or enjoy the private swimming pool, sauna or Jacuzzi.
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    8.5 6 reviews
    8.5 6 reviews

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