Sun, sea and sand – are the three words often used to sum up this region. Stretching from the mouth of the Loire in the north almost to the resort of La Rochelle in the south, it's an area popular for its coastline and reputation for sunshine providing the perfect mix for unforgettable Vendee holidays.
Vendee holidays are ideal for a family. If you want to spend your time by the sea on holiday Vendee beaches are some of the best in France. Here you can try your hand at one of the many watersport activities available such as surfing, kayaking and canoeing or simply lie back and relax on the inviting golden sand.
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Here at Rent Villas France we offer a wide choice of Vendee accommodation close to some of the finest beaches which stretch along over 100 miles of beautiful coastline.
Indeed our accommodation in the Vendee can be found near some of the most lively seaside towns France has to offer including Les Sables d'Olonne, a traditional fishing village, whose bustling seaside atmosphere centres on its fishing port, marinas, bistros and seafood restaurants. La Tranche-sur-Mer boasts fine sandy beaches, particularly suited for those who enjoy surfing and Saint Gilles Croix-de-Vie is the oldest Vendee port.
No holiday in Vendee would be complete without a day trip to one of the two beautiful islands lying just offshore. The île d'Yeu has a fascinating fishing port, a wild coastline bordered by fine sandy creeks, and is reached by ferry. The Ile de Noirmoutier, the bigger of the two islands with its salt marshes and oyster farms, can be reached by a tidal causeway and retains many traditional maritime ways of life.
When you holiday in Vendee there is more than just the beach to enjoy, as this region has much more to offer. Away from the coast and further inland, Vendee holidays are a perfect choice for those who love nature and exploring. Small towns and villages nestle in a patchwork landscape - the Vendee 'bocage' - offering tranquillity yet also easy access to the coast.
This stunning countryside criss-crossed with footpaths and quiet country lanes is ideal for long cycle rides and walking. For golfers Vendee holidays offer a good choice of 18-hole golf courses, many surrounded by lush countryside or coastal courses with stunning views.
Today's tranquil rural scene belies a turbulent past, however. At Le Puy du Fou, near Cholet, a violent chapter in the history of the Vendee is commemorated, bearing witness to the massacre, in 1793, of thousands of royalist supporters from the region by the Republican authorities. Nowadays Le Puy du Fou is another 'don't miss' on your holiday in Vendee - a fantastic attraction for all ages, and more than a theme park in the traditional sense. Le Puy du Fou offers a selection of wonderful historical shows ranging from Roman circus games to world-class falconry. Plus, on summer evenings, there is an unforgettable 'son et lumiere' show.
With so much to do for all the family and the reassurance of hand-picked Vendee accommodation, book your Vendee holiday with Rent Villas France. We have chosen our Vendee accommodation carefully so you can be certain you will easily be able to find something to do nearby and keep everyone entertained. If you are looking for your very own private pool on holiday Vendee villas are worth considering. Relax on the poolside terrace on holiday in a Vendee villa with Rent Villas France.