An enterprise registered  in France in 2003. Ets Vendée Vacances SIRET 45079266800011

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3 hrs from St Malo, 6½ hrs from Calais, 35 mins from La Rochelle, 1 hr from Nantes

The Vendée is located between Nantes on the Loire river to the North and the elegant city of La Rochelle in the neighbouring département of Charente Maritime to the South. The Vendée is the most southerly of the départments that make up the Pays de la Loire.  

A short journey brings you to the second sunniest part of France!

3 hr drive from St Malo - Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth

4 hr drive from Caen - Brittany Ferries

35 mins from La Rochelle - Ryanair, Flybe

1 hour from Nantes - Easyjet, Ryanair, BA and Air Lingus

40mins from Niort - TGV from Paris

The region is well served by airlines from the UK and Ireland with links from London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton & Stansted), Dublin, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham,  Bristol and Southampton. Our nearest airports are at La Rochelle and Nantes.

We participate in a discount fares scheme for crossing from the UK with Brittany Ferries (that can save up to 20% on their published tariff from the UK. We can provide details of this at the time of booking.

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Discounted Ferry Fares

Our gites are located in the south of the Vendée, between the towns of Fontenay-le-Comte and Luçon,  in the villages of Le Langon (for Les Alouettes & Les Roches) and Mouzeuil St Martin (Les Chardonnerets). The gites are approximately 30 miles from the coast, and 180 miles south of the nearest Channel port (St Mâlo), and about 30 miles from the nearest airport (La Rochelle). Calais is only six-and-a-half hours drive on excellent roads.


The region is well served by motorway links from Normandy / Brittany (via the A83) and from the Paris area (A10 / A87)


GPS Coordinates for the Gites

  Les Alouettes  46.443372,-0.940901

  Les Roches  46.439058,-0.959229

  Les Chardonnerets  46.459043,-0.982808