Self catering Vendee holiday homes – Rent in France 

Vendee self catering holiday rental homes - Rent-in-FranceSearch Rent in France for self catering holiday homes in Vendee, France – Book direct with the owner.  Vendee is located in the Pays-de-la-Loire region, west central France. Situated along the Atlantic coast just south of Brittany and Nantes, its positioned within two to five hours of various ferry ports along the western coast of France, meaning that taking a day trip to Vendee from Britain and Ireland is relatively easy. The department takes its name Vendee from the river which runs through the south-eastern part of the department. Vendee is a beautiful rural department with a wide range of interesting landscapes, there is the rocky beach covered coast to the deep forests and the salt marshes to the rolling hills and valleys of the hinterland.

Rent in France offers you a large selection of French holiday accommodation which is available in the department - there are gites, villas and a range of holiday cottages for rent throughout the Vendee area. A self catering Vendee holiday rental is the perfect base for a fantastic varied holiday for the whole family. The vendee is one of the sunniest spots along the west coast of France with a large number of sites to visit which include;  historic towns, romantic islands, beautiful chateaux, beautiful gardens and an excellent selection of golf courses. The best way to explore this magnificent part of France is by bike or on foot. By using the large number of riding trails and walking routes, both of which cover the length of the coast and the hinterland, the experience of discovering the many delights that the Vendee department has to offer has been made very easy. For the water lovers out there, the many streams that thread their way through the marshlands offer the perfect environment for exploring the area by canoe or rowing boat or just for enjoying a relaxing angling trip. Fishing has become very popular in the Vendee department - Rent self catering holiday homes in Vendee and experience some superb deep sea fishing in the Atlantic and the fantastic fishing spots that can be found on numerous rivers running through the department. Beautiful sandy beaches - Self catering holiday rental accommodation in Vendee, France


Places to visit during your self catering holiday rental in Vendee,  France

St Jean de Monts This resort is the second largest along the Vendeen coast which makes it the ideal self catering holiday destination for any family. The summer months see the resort offering lively cafes and restaurants along with busy bars and night clubs. In the centre of the town there is an open square which is home to a beautiful church.

Ile de Noirmoutier Boasting some magnificent and unspoilt stretches of beautiful coastlines and sandy beaches. Ile de Noirmoutier is a small island that is only accessible from the mainland by a bridge, the island is most notable for this paved over sandbank. At 4.5 kilometers long the Passage du Gois is what connects Ile de Noimoutier to the mainland. The Passage du Gois is also home to the famous foot race that is held here each year.

Self catering Vendee holiday rental property - Puy du FouPornic An attractive fishing town, Pornic has become a very popular holiday resort due to its busy harbour and magnificent yachting marina. It is abound with a number of old streets and there is a beautiful 13th century castle that dominates the town and is well worth seeing.

Les Sables d'Olonne Home to some fine sandy beaches skirted by wonderful promenades and the magnificent coastline ends with a selection of cliffs. Self catering holiday rentals in the area have become very popular with those looking for a family break from everyday life. Plus, every four years Les Sables d’Olonne is the starting point and finish of the famous Vendee Globe yacht race. 

La Roche-sur-Yon The capital of the Vendee department, it was built back in 1804 by Napoleon I after he chose this site to build the new prefecture of the Vendee to replace Fontenay le Comte. The main town square is today home to a wonderful Napoleon statue. 

Jard-sur-Mer As with many of the towns, Jard sur mer is a small French holiday town situated along the Venden coast. A self catering holiday in the Vendee department will offer you the chance to visit Jard sur Mer and the remains of the Notre Dame de lieu Dieu, an old abbey that is located within the town. 

Boasting the largest number of sunshine hours along the French Atlantic Coast, Vendee has a fantastic and comfortable climate. The average temperature during the peak summer months reaches an impressive 25°C, with the winter months remaining remarkably mild. This pleasant climate is what makes the Vendee department a fantastic destination for cycling, riding, walking, sightseeing and golf all year round. Search Rent-in-France for Vendee holiday rental homes - Moulin de Raire

The best way to get to your self catering holiday home in Vendee is by flying to Nantes Airport (NTE). London Stansted (stn), Nottingham (NQT) and Shannon (SNN) all have regular flights to Nantes. British Airways and Ryanair usually offer the best deals but there are a number of other airlines that offer cheap budget flights to your holiday destination in Vendee. Its always worth taking a look on the internet. Please note that from Nantes a fast and reliable TGV service may often be required but this service will take you direct to the heart of the Vendee department. Alternatively the Eurostar has now made the journey to France very easy. The short journey time of 2 hours 15 minutes from London St Pancras International to Paris, Gare du Nord is becoming very popular with visitors to France and from here you can pick up the TGV service once again which will take you direct to La Roche sur Yon and Les Sables d’Olonne, both of which lie within the Vendee department.