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Make A Holiday Rental Cottage in Fontenay le Comte Area, France, Your Home Away From Home

Staying at a self catering accommodation in Fontenay le Comte makes for a wonderfully relaxing holiday, where you can experience the French countryside at its best. The cottages to rent are normally set in the villages and countryside around the town itself, meaning that some sort of transport would be needed. This could be as simple as a bicycle, where cycling through the countryside would make an ideal day trip or two, or a car, which would enable you to explore further afield.

Things to Do on Holiday in Fontenay le Comte Area, France

Fontenay le Comte is situated in the Vendee region of France, and still maintains its traditional market town feel. A market is held every Saturday, and sells a wide variety of things such as handmade goods, vegetables, cheeses and more. This is the ideal place to stock up if you are staying at a cottage whilst on holidays in Fontenay le Comte. There is also a large supermarket, which will stock what you couldn’t buy locally. It is highly recommended to take a sight-seeing walk through the town known as the “mille ans d’histoire”, or the thousand years of history. There are some wonderful old houses with great architecture along this route, with two notable buildings being the Chateau Terre-neuve and of course, the amazing Cathedral of Notre Dame.

Places to Visit on Fontenay le Comte Area, France

The area around Fontenay le Comte is a great place for nature lovers. There are some lovely places to see and visit, and one is an area of marshland which has been drained, and is known as Green Venice. It is easy to see why, as this area is laced with canals, with little towns dotted around. Another area for those that love the outdoors, is the Mervent Forest, where there are over 200 km of well-marked footpaths. It is also possible to cycle around here as well as hike or horse ride. If you have access to a car, then the whole region is opened up to you, with the coast easily accessible for a day trip.

Weather in Fontenay le Comte Area, France

With up to 225 days of sunshine a year, the weather is quite pleasant for the visitor on holidays in Fontenay le Comte. This is due to its microclimate and position from the coastline. June through to September sees the daily average for temperatures average at around the 20 degrees Celsius mark, meaning that the summer is not too hot and there is little rain. This is the best time of year to stay in self catering accommodation in Fontenay le Comte.

Travel to Fontenay le Comte Area, France

For many people, driving to the Vendee region will be an option. A ferry from the United Kingdom is reasonably quick, and by taking a car, more of the region can be explored whilst on holiday. Others may choose to fly, and Vendee is served by three airports, one at Nantes (NTE), another at La Rochelle (LRH), and one at Poitiers (PIS). Budget airlines fly in and out of here, connecting them with the UK. Ryan Air fly out of London Stansted (STN) to both La Rochelle and Nantes, and operate a service from Birmingham (BHX) to Poitiers.

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                                            A lovely stay in a superb house

                                            5 of 5
                                            Emma and David are great hosts who did everything possible to make our stay totally memorable. Both of them are also fantastic cooks, so meals were as good as anything you might hope for in France. In addition their house is very comfortable with all modern amenities, yet blends completely with the local environment - wonderful!
                                            • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
                                            • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                            Relaxing, enjoyable holiday in a spacious gite

                                            4 of 5
                                            This super 2-person gite is attached to an old farmhouse on the edge of the quiet village of St Martin, a great location to explore the rural Vendee and the Atlantic beaches The large garden, pool and al-fresco dining/seating encourages much relaxing outdoor-time. Our English hosts Jon and Karen were very welcoming and keen to ensure we wanted for nothing; we would highly recommend Karen's wonderful home-cooked meal on arrival.
                                            • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
                                            • Date of Stay: Sep 2016