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French Gite Holidays Directory
Pays-de-la-loire
Vendee
La Sorbier is a beautiful cottage converted from an ancient barn to a very high standard.
Situated on the Marais Poitevin near Lucon.
Prices from 200 to 575 pw
 
Le Cedre  L'Hermenault, Nr.Fontenay le Comte.
5 Bedrooms,  Sleeps 10, Changeover Fridays.
Spacious Farmhouse with Private Swimming Pool.
Central Heating, snooker table,ect.
Prices From 450 - 1850
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Ardoux gite at La Grange gites Vendee.
Ardoux. St.Martin des Fountaines, Vendee
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10. Changeover Saturdays
Spacious Farmhouse with outdoor Pool and Heated indoor Pool, Landscaped gardens, Sports Hall
Prices from 750 - 1850pw
Frene St. Martin des Fountaines, South Vendee.
3 Bedrooms,  Sleeps 6,  Changeover Thursdays.
Split level gite, Heated indoor Pool, Sports Hall, Landscaped gardens with outdoor Pool
Prices From 250 - 950
 
view from Tournesol bedroom
Tournesol  St Martin des Fountains, Vendee.
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, changeover Saturday.
gite on 2 floors, landscaped gardens, 2 Pools,
Prices from 250 - 750pw
Private outdoor swimming pool at Le Cedre Cottage, Vendee
La Pavot. La Trenche sur Mer. Vendee
5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11. Changeover Fridays.
Modern 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 Pool.
Prices From 544 - 2145.

Dolphin Gites.La Chaize-Giraud, Nr.Bretignolles-sur-Mer
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
5 Bedroom gite with private pool, Nr Fontenay le Comte, South Vendee.
Sapin, a pretty gite with private patio overlooking the gardens
The Vendee 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.
The Atlantic 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.
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Finding good 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.
 
spacious 4 bedroom gite on the La Grange complex in south Vendee, There are two shared pools,larges games and entertainment hall and over 4 acres of landscaped gardens
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.
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  La Rochelle
2 bedroom gite on the Marais Poitevin
Dolphin Gites, heated pool in landscaped gardens
Frene Gite,3 Bedrooms sleeps 6, Vendee
petit Chateau, Charzais. Nr Fontenay le Comte.
5 bedroom gite close to the beach, La Trenche sur Mer.Vendee.