Maison Vendée
Self catering French villa on the Vendée coast
Activities in the local area including golf, surfing, cycling, swimming and vineyard visiting, email or call for pages of ideas and contact information.

The Vendée is a region in Pays de la Loire in France.

The symbol of the Vendée is of two hearts, shown below. The history of the symbol lies within the wars of the 18th Century in the region.

The Vendée sits between the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. There are reputable local wines in the Vendée, extensive sandy beaches, historic towns, traditional markets, fishing, bird watching and family days out to award winning attractions such as the Puy du Fou.

Some of the photos , although very recent, already look outdated with the bustling scenes and non-masked faces; France currently (September 2020) require masks to be worn in public areas.

Les Sables d'Olonne
Sables D'Olonne, Maison Vendee,
Sables D'Olonne 25 mins from Angles
Sables D'Olonne
Sunny Sables D'Olonne in December
Sables D'Olonne
October sun in Sables D'Olonne
Puy de Fou near La Roche sur Yon
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Puy de Fou
Mourat Vinyards just 20 mins away
Mourat vineyards at Maureille sur Lay, about 20 mins from the villa. Excellent place to visit for tastings.
Mercier vineyards on the way to Fontenay le Comte, not far from the villa.
La Rochelle waterfront at New Year, bustling and sunny
Vendee holiday

Vendee wines are good quality and delicious. The 'caves' of local wine producers provide a good day out and value for money.

The Vendée is crossed by 4 rivers; The Sévre Nantaise, the Vendée, Le Lay, the Sévre Niortaise. Fishing on Le Lay is popular and only 1.8km from the villa with several varieties of fish. 
This restaurant is in La Tranche sue Mer and serves excellent traditional French food.

The boulangeries offer baguettes, pastries and brioche fresh daily.

The seafood is locally caught and sold daily at the markets, served fresh in restaurants and

in wet fish shops. 

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The beach at Les Conches, just 5 minutes in

the car from the villa. Photo August 2013.

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The expansive beach at Sables d'Olonne, an historic town 25 minutes drive from Angles. Photo taken May 2013.
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The market square in La Tranche-Sur-Mer. On

a day when the market in not in town it is a great view of the church. Photo taken August 2012.

A view from one of the historic towers at La Rochelle