Holidays in Vendee, France. Tourist information, accommodation, travel, culture, local events, things to do, places to visit
The Vendee on the west coast of France
Video tour of the Vendee
Cottages, gites & villas
in the Vendee


Les Tremieres
Village house near the coast, private heated pool.
From € 1345 in July
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Walking distance to beach, restaurants, bars, shops, market
St Gilles Croix de Vie
Superb loft-style villa.
Sleeps 6 on the coast.
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 Les Tamaris, holiday cottages in the Vendee with heated pool, sleeping 6, sleeping 8
Les Tamaris
Holiday cottages with heated pool, sleeping 6/8, 25 minutes from Vendee coast and 5 minutes from town amenities of Lucon.

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Discount ferry offers

Why not take your next family holiday in the Vendee, west coast of France.

Take advantage of:
- Easy access from the channel ports (St Malo only 3 hours to central Vendee)
- The nearest region of France to the UK offering great climate (on a par with the south)
- Some of the best beaches in France – miles of sand, pine forests and dunes
- Attractive and varied countryside, sleepy authentic French villages and historic towns
- Loads to see and do in the Vendee with plenty of activities for the children

The Vendee is the west coast department of France situated between Nantes to the north and La Rochelle to the south. It’s the second most popular holiday destination in France, welcoming tourists both for family beach holidays and for authentic countryside breaks. It offers excellent value for money holidays being the perfect compromise for distance, weather, accommodation, authentic French life and beautiful scenery. See the Vendée video tour....

Self catering holiday homes in the Vendee

For family summer holiday rentals or low season get-away breaks you will find a great choice of self catering holiday accommodation, gites, cottages and villas in the Vendee.
See our Vendee self catering accommodation page.
See the site Vendee Gites which has a select range of some of the best holiday homes throughout the Vendee, most with pools and most within easy reach of the Vendee coast.
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Vendee farmhouse with pool in a rural village La Nature
Spacious farmhouse private heated pool. Comfortable holiday accommodation for up to 9 people. Near village amenities, easy reach of coast and Green Venice.
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Vendee holiday homes near the Vendee coast Buchenois
Character cottages surrounded by meadows and woods, near the Vendee coast. Sleeping 6, 8 or 10 people. Large heated pool. Ideal family holiday accommodation.
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Coastal villa in Vendee Le Clos du Baron
Attractive villa with private heated pool, near the coast at St Gilles. Sleeps 8-10 people. Close to village amenities.
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Coastal holiday home in the Vendee Villa Pepiere
Stylish holiday property with heated pool (cover for low season bathing). Sleeps 8/9. Edge of village, near the beach.
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La Ferme at Vallee de la Roche
Spacious farmhouse in a peaceful rural setting. Attractive interior, private heated pool, sleeps 8 to 10. Near village amenities and in an area with lots to see and do.
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Great value gite with poolin the Vendee Le Logis de Baritaud
Great value family accommodation in the countryside with shared pool. Sleeps 4. Set in an authentic village, a short drive to amenities.
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Vendee holiday homes.

Bed and breakfast accommodation in the Vendee

For those who prefer touring around and taking a few days here and there the Vendee has an excellent choice of bed and breakfasts. They are also ideal for a stop-over in the Vendee when travelling further afield. See our Vendee B&B page.

Travelling to the Vendee

From the western cross channel ferry ports you can easily drive to Vendee in the day without an overnight stop, making it easily accessible for families with children. From Calais, count on 7 to 8 hours – still feasible in a day’s drive.
Ferry crossings to the Vendee, distances from ports, ferry companies.
For fly-drive to the Vendee you have the nearest choices of either Nantes airport or La Rochelle airport and Poitiers as a possibility further afield. The budget airline companies have regular flights to these airports and car hire is easily available at each offering a very convenient alternative to the cross channel ferries and often working out very competitive.
Flights to the Vendee, airports, budget airlines.

Things to do and places to visit in the Vendee

Apart from just relaxing and taking in some real France, the Vendee offers endless holiday activities with plenty to see and do for young and old alike – theme parks of various types for children of all ages, historic chateaux, towns and villages to visit, son-et-lumiere spectacles, sporting activities, water sports, micro-lights, go-karts , horse riding, golf…
Our Vendee tourist information page gives links to some useful sites for planning your holiday.

See our detailed list of places to visit and things to do in the Vendee, grouped by area and showing the opening dates and times and with links to each attraction to find out more.

Travel and tourism guide books for the Vendee

See here for the definitive English guide book of the Vendee that you simply must buy before you go, as well as our selection of other useful guides for planning your Vendee holiday.

Videos of the Vendee

See some great videos of the area on this page Vendee videos, including the coast, the beaches, the countryside, the towns and villages and local architecture.
Video tour of the Vendee

Luxury Charente villa with pool
Villa Salena - 5 bedrooms, sleeping 10/11, private heated pool.
Set in lovely countryside, bar and groceries at 500m. Easy reach of the Charente coast & beaches, 10 miles from leisure lake.
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Villa with views over vineyards

Vendee villas on the coast
Ideal family holiday accommodation Buchenois - cottages for 6, 8, 10
heated pool, near the coast.

Lovely setting amongst meadows and woodland.
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Villa on the coast near La Faute sur Mer

Vendee countryside
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