Where to stay around Vendée?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,640 holiday lettings near Vendée. From 2,298 Houses to 207 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Vendée is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Vendée?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Vendée. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: 981 holiday homes
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: 1,341 holiday homes
  • Les Sables-d'Olonne: 1,620 holiday homes
  • St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie: 1,249 holiday homes
  • L'Île-d'Olonne: 1,765 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Vendée! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Vendée?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Vendée with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: 981 holiday lettings
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: 1,341 holiday lettings
  • Les Sables-d'Olonne: 1,620 holiday lettings
  • St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie: 1,249 holiday lettings
  • L'Île-d'Olonne: 1,765 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Vendée?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Vendée are:

  • Les Ajoncs Airport (EDM): 288 self catering accommodations
  • Les Sables-d'Olonne (LSO): 2,340 self catering accommodations
  • véle d'Yeu Airport (IDY): 999 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Vendée?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Vendée. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Les Sables d'Olonne Beach: 2,444 holiday rentals
  • Puy du Fou: 195 holiday rentals
  • Port Bourgenay Golf: 2,649 holiday rentals
  • Farmhouse of Beaupay: 368 holiday rentals
  • Musee de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix: 2,473 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vendée listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make a holiday rental, home or villa in Vendee your home away from home

Vendee, a department of central France on the West Coast's Atlantic Bay of Biscay. Vendee is a beautiful rural department with a range of landscapes, from the rocky, beach covered coast to deep forests, from salt marshes to the rolling hills and lush valleys of the hinterland. There is a massive range of accommodation available here, including villas, gites, and holiday cottages for rent, so there are no shortage of holiday lettings in Vendee for use as a base for a magnificently varied holiday, or as a base to walk, cycle and ride through the stunning countryside.

Things to do in Vendee, France

The unspoilt beaches from the Bay of Bourgneuf to L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer are a massive attraction when looking for Vendee accommodation. With 160km of sandy beaches to choose from, there is something to suit everyone. However, the beaches at Les Sables-d'Olonne and St Jean de Monts are particularly nice, and have been awarded European blue flags.

Vendee is a favourite for walking, cycling and horse riding as the varied rural expanses of the French countryside are not only flat, but dotted with magnificent views, points of interest and villas. The variety of scenery just adds to the lure of walking, cycling and horse riding holidays to Vendee.

Fishing in Vendee is hugely popular. A villa or gite in Vendee not only allows you the flexibility to enjoy superb deep sea fishing in the Atlantic, but also fish the rivers of the Vendee, Sevre Nantaise, the Lay and the Sevre Niortaise.

The lush greens of Saint Jean de Monts, Port Bourgenay and Olonne sur Mer give not only great sport, but fabulous views to be enjoyed from the privacy of a Vendee self catering cottage.

Boating is of course a favourite way to enjoy your day in Vendee. Sailing in yachts, catamarans and boats in the Atlantic is of particular note, but playing on the river in a canoe or small boat is also a fun way to spend a day from any Vendee villa.

Places to holiday in Vendee, France

The marshland of Marais Poitevin are a wildlife haven, where tourists can be enchanted by the magnificent scenery and array of wildlife. The rolling countryside of Bocage and forests of Mervent are particularly good for walking and cycling too.

With such a long history lasting through the Hundred Years War and Roman eras, Vendee has many celebrated historical sites. Bringing its history to life through the historical theme park at Puy du Fou, Vendee holidays are both fun and fascinating!

Weather in Vendee, France

Vendee boasts the most number of hours of sunshine on the French Atlantic Coast. Temperatures during July and August average at around 25°C, and winters remain remarkable mild, which makes taking a holiday rental gite in Vendee a treat for walking, cycling, riding, golf and sightseeing throughout the year.

Flights to Vendee, France

The best way to access a villa in Vendee is to get as flight to Nantes (NTE). Flights leave regularly from London Stansted (STN), Nottingham (NQT) and Shannon (SNN). For cheap flights to Vendee, Ryanair or British Airways usually offer the best deals, but there are regular offers from other providers on cheap flights to the holiday gites in Vendee.

Activities and attractions in Vendee

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Vendee a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Domangere Golf (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Indian Forest (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Olonnes Golf (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • O'Gliss Park (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Port Bourgenay Golf (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
  • Explora Park (27.5 mi / 44.2 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Vendee

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Vendee is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ponds Nature Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Les Sables d'Olonne Beach (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Parc des Rochettes (22.9 mi / 36.9 km)
  • Griere Beach (23.8 mi / 38.4 km)
  • Parc du Cornoir (29.4 mi / 47.3 km)
  • Gros Jonc Beach (29.7 mi / 47.9 km)