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Holidays in the Vendée

A slice of the South of France that's closer...

Discover the Vendée

Western Loire in France

A department located at the south of the Pays de la Loire region, it's easy to get to the Vendée from any of our French ports. The Vendée has been a popular holiday destination for centuries owing to it's beautiful coastline, fantastic sunshine and a picturesque interior of marshes, forest and fields. Rather than places you 'have to visit' the star of the Vendée is it's picturesque landscape of coast and country. Populated here and there by charming towns and villages with weekly markets and friendly locals, the Vendée is a relaxed place to be.

Below are some of our favourite reasons to take a holiday in the Vendée whether it's for a short break or a long holiday.  There really is something for everyone and you'll find lots more things to see and do in the Vendée and the surrounding area in our Western Loire guide.

What is the Vendée perfect for?

Going back in time!

Vikings fighting on a boat at The Vikings show © Puy du Fou

Experience the drama and excitement of the past at the amazing Puy du Fou theme park - where Romans, Vikings, Musketeers and more come to life before your eyes in astounding adventures. The whole family will be enthralled!

Family beach holidays

Family on the beach in the Vendee

Enjoy the sunshine (the Vendée has almost as much as the South of France!) at the spectacular sandy beaches all along the aptly named Côte de Lumière, the Coast of Light. There's lots of space for kids to run and explore.

Outdoor adventure seekers

Family picnic in the Vendee

Discover the natural beauty and wildlife of the Vendée and get some fresh country air. Aside from the beaches, there are also marshes and forest to explore - go cycling, hiking, fishing, bird watching, horse riding and much more.

Our holidays in the Vendée

Vendée gites and villas

If you're looking for a home from home whilst on holiday, a gite, cottage or villa is the perfect solution.

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Hotels in the Vendée

Our superb range of hotels in France covers virtually every type of location, taste and budget.

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Family holidays in the Vendée

With superb settings and variety of facilities our apartments and chalets are always highly popular.

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Holidays in the Loire

For more holidays in the Vendée and the surrounding Loire area, browse our holidays in Loire.

Holidays in Loire

Why choose a holiday with Brittany Ferries?

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  • Excellent value for money - all our holiday prices are ferry-inclusive
  • Price-match guarantee - for an identical holiday at a lower price within 28 days of booking
  • Low deposit - book early and pay just £40 deposit. Balance due 8 weeks before departure
  • A choice of routes - regular sailings from Plymouth, Portsmouth and Poole
  • Freedom & flexibility - take your car and decide your own route and take as much as you like
  • So much fun - restaurants, bars, cinemas, shops? Our ferries have them all

Plan your holiday to the Vendée

'Trip Planner'

Trip Planner

Use our new Trip Planner to plan your perfect holiday or journey with us! You'll find lots of great things to see and do during your time in France and Spain Trip Planner

'Ferries to France'

Ferries to France

Brittany Ferries offer a choice of ferry crossings to France - from Portsmouth, Poole, Plymouth and Cork to Cherbourg, Caen, Roscoff, St Malo and Le Havre. Find out more

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New to Ferry Travel?

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