Sorbier is a
beautiful cottage converted from an ancient barn to a very high
Situated on the Marais Poitevin near Lucon.
Prices from £200 to
L'Hermenault, Nr.Fontenay le Comte.
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Changeover
Spacious Farmhouse with Private Swimming Pool.
Prices From £450 - £1850
des Fountaines, Vendee
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. Changeover
Spacious Farmhouse with outdoor Pool and Heated indoor Pool,
Landscaped gardens, Sports Hall
Prices from £750 - £1850pw
Frene St. Martin des Fountaines, South Vendee.
Sleeps 6, Changeover Thursdays.
Split level gite, Heated indoor Pool,
Sports Hall, Landscaped gardens with outdoor Pool
Prices From £250 - £950
Tournesol St Martin des Fountains, Vendee.
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps
4, changeover Saturday.
gite on 2 floors, landscaped gardens, 2
Prices from £250 - £750pw
Trenche sur Mer. Vendee
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11. Changeover Fridays.
house just 10min from beach.
Prices from £650 - £2500.
Cristallin. Charzais, Nr. Fontenay le Comte.
8 Bedrooms, Sleeps
18, Changeover Saturdays.
Petit Chateau of great charm, Private
Prices From £544 - £2145.
1-3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3 to
8. Changeover Saturdays.
5 Charming gites in landscaped gardens with heated
pool. 5 mins from the beach.
Prices from £135 to £795pw
department list tourism amoungst it main industries, every year the population
of the Vendee is increased more than three fold by the influx of visiters, and
though the season is that of mainly the school holidays there are reasonable
numbers from Easter to November.
The vendee was one of the early destinations
for the French with Les Sable D'Olonne attracting visiters from the late 1800's
onwards. Today the Vendee can, in terms of holidaymakers, be split in two, the
Coastal zone and the Bocage.
The Coastal area attracts visiters to its
gentle sloping sandy beaches often with pine forests behind, because the waters
are clean , some of the best blue flag
beaches in France are in the Vendee, but also because of the sunshine. The
vendee coast is part of the micro-climate which produces some 2500 hours of
sunshine per year which is equal to the best the south of France has to offer,
it is refered to as the Cote Luminiere or light coast.
The coastal area is
also noted for the production of oysters and mussels and there are many
excellent restaurants that serve up these delicacies as well as other
fish dishes, or you can buy direct and cook them yourself.
beaches also attracts water sports enthusiast, with surfing and wind surfing the
most popular, though sand yachts and dingy sailing are also very popular. Every
4 years the Vendee Globe attracts visiters from around the world, this round the
world, single handed race is now one of the most prestigious races in the
yachting calender and both at the start and finish of the race Les Sable
D'Olonne is packed to overflowing, a truly colourful, spectacular event and one
that the Vendee is truly proud of.
The second Region, "The Bocage" is a clam
and peaceful area of small fields, woods and small lakes, the true France, laid
back, easy pace of life and this attracts visiters who want to relax and unwind
and take in all that is good about French Life. Yet it is surprising how much
and what great diversity there is for the visitor.
restaurants is not always easy but here's a site that list all the restaurants
in the Fontenay le Comte area and is expanding to all other areas of the vendee.
Restaurants Fontenay le Comte there are reviews of some of the
restaurants and you can add your own , plus their resident Gourmand and wine
critic "tate" take an in depth look at some.
Chene. St Martin des Fountaines. Vendee.
4 bedroom Gite,
Sleeps 9, changeover Thursdays.
Split level Gite with shared outdoor and
Heated indoor Pools,Sports hall, 4 acres of Gardens.