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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.

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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            Excellent! 4.6/5
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              Excellent! 4.5/5
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              • 4 BR
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              Villa #589146a
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    Multiple rentals Cottage #827742
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                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                      • 3 BR
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                      Mobile Home #883949a
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 1 BR
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 1 BR
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 4 BR
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                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                • 1 BR
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    • 1 BR
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                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                      • 1 BR
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                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                        • 2 BR
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                                          • 2 BR
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            • 1 BR
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                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                  Good! 3.7/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                                  House #1319698a
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                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                      House #583458a
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                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                          Cottage #8013793
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                                                                            Very Good! 4.1/5
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                                                                            • 1 BR
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                                                                            Apartment #1037651a
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                                              House #6247232
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                House #6444744
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                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Apartment #1055598a
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                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    House #1068302a
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                                                      House #1449231a
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                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Farmhouse #8049187
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                                                                                          Very Good! 4.1/5
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Apartment #1019247a
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                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            House #1187274a
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                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #827742
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                                                                                                  Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                                  House #912987a
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Cottage #649738a
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                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                                                                      House #1296101a
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A home from home in the sun

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Thanks Julie and Gerry for sharing your beautiful house, garden and pool with us. The house was really comfortable, well equipped (including for keen cooks like me!) and the garden was a delight. We spent many hours watching the butterflies and birds getting on with their daily chores! We also enjoyed exploring the area including the amazing 11km nature walk through local farm tracks and tiny roads, with the bird hide an added bonus where we saw storks, egrets, ducks, geese and lots of little waders. We also spotted a family of Coypu which excited us, although the locals told us they were pests! The 'Baguetterie', as we named the local bread dispensing machine, was excellent and we also rather enjoyed Sunday lunch in the village bistro. Luçon was easy to get in and out of and we enjoyed the Marché and the beautiful Halles where it is held every Wednesday and Thursday. Everything was well organised and looked after from the house to the garden and the pool. Thanks for making it a great place to holiday!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Fabulous Stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We could not have asked for more. Great location, many eateries, the port, market, shops, bike hire, beaches all in a short walking distance. The owners are lovely, friendly and very helpful. The house is very tidy and had all we required. It's spacious and very well thought out (big showers, utility room, seperate dining area). Our two young children were able to play outside behind locked gates, in a secure enclosed environment. There is secure off street parking, ample for two vehicles. We were very taken with Jard Sur Mer and the surrounding areas. There are plenty of towns and villages, beaches and other attractions to visit within a short drive if you wish. We took the ferry to Cherbourg and had a 3 hour drive to the house, and returned via the tunnel with an overnight in Mont Saint Michel which broke up the return and allowed us to keep the holiday going one more day. I would happily and thoroughly recommend this property to all. We intend to go back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017