ANGELA BIRD'S VENDÉE PAGES

The author of the guidebook The Vendée tells you just about everything
you want to know about this sunny corner of western France!

 

 

 

WHERE IS
THE VENDEE?


 

 


Situation.
The Vendée's top 20 "must-sees".
Getting there:
Sea
Airt

Rail
Road
Routes from Channel ports - including
How to beat Nantes!


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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Accommodation:
hotels
b&bs
self-catering houses
camping/caravanning
plus

 

Marinas
Markets
Money
Telephones
Wines
 


RESTAURANTS !
Some of our own favourite places to eat.
Updated 10.01.10

 

 

HOLIDAY COTTAGES

A small selection
of delightful holiday properties to
rent in the Vendée...

...ranging from
a pretty country cottage
to a grand chateau

 



 

WRITER’S SUPER VENDÉE HOUSE

FOR SALE

 

 

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Yes, folks, I am selling my lovely house in a

friendly hamlet just 15 miles from the sea

 

 

Three-bedroomed, single-storey house built in 1989
but with many traditional features

 

South-facing, with sunny, open-plan living / dining / kitchen area with

open fireplace, and french windows leading onto tiled terrace

Cloakroom with WC and basin; bathroom with bath, shower basin, WC

AND heated airing cupboard!

 

Electric central heating and water-heating; excellent insulation,

and double-glazing throughout

 

Three traditional stone outbuildings currently used as garden store,

garage/wood store, and workshop

 

Mature garden with roses, hydrangeas, espaliered fruit trees,

and views over open fields

 

 

 

                                                    243,500 euros

 

 

 

Free signed Vendée guidebook with every viewing!

 

                                                                    

For more pictures, and for link to agency site, contact me on the webmaster address below

 

email: webmaster AT angelabird.plus.com

 

 

 

THE VENDEE GUIDEBOOK!

 

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FOURTH EDITION

WITH 100 PHOTOS AND 16 PAGES OF COLOUR

Ideas for hundreds of outings, from museums to theme parks,
castles to junk shops,
plus where to play golf, zoom through the treetops, or get out the surfboards

Click here to order
a copy from Amazon

 

 

Don’t just take my word for it; see what readers have to say !

 

"Our Bible!"
"Absolutely spot on!"
'Everyone on our campsite was clamouring to read it!'

 

ALREADY READ IT?

Why not write a review for Amazon?

 

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TIPS FOR VENDEE HOME-OWNERS

Paying tax on rental income.
See a film - in English!

Keeping septic tanks sweet.
DIY shops.
Last updated
18.05.09

 

ACTIVITIES
Boating
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Riding
Walking

Special features:
Jim Clement
on
cycle routes
Rob Busby
on
angling

...and the ultimate
yacht race - the
Vendée Globe
(Next edition starts 6 November 2016)

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BEACHES
From the Bay of Bourgneuf in the north to L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer in the south.

plus:
Francky Trichet's best "spots" for
surfing.

 

"What did we love best? The unspoilt beaches, of course - and the surf!"

 

 

 

LINKS
Last updated
12.11.14

Local towns and villages
Useful Vendée links
Other areas of France
Camping/caravanning

 

 BY THE SAME AUTHOR

Northern France:
What to do and see within
90 minutes of Calais

 

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Click here for  a website
full of useful information on Northern France.

 

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Sorry, I am afraid the book itself is currently out of print while I research a new edition, so please try your local library for a copy…

CALENDAR
What will be going on when you get there?

Last updated 18.06.16

January 2016
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
May 2016

June 2016
July 2016

August 2016
September 2014
October 2012
November 2015
December 2015

 

"Planned our whole holiday by it!"

HISTORY
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Richard the Lionheart
The Hundred Years War
Wars of Religion
The 18th-century Vendée Wars
Recent history


"...clear and concise..."

 

To learn more about the Vendée Wars, read Tim Hayward’s GENOCIDE

that gives an excellent grasp of these tragic events. £4 plus postage.

Order via my email at the bottom of this page.

 

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Vendée-phile Angela
is a freelance journalist, who has worked regularly for
The Illustrated London News, Orient-Express,
Country Living
and
Côté Ouest magazines.

A Vendée homeowner
for more than 45 years, she is the author of
the definitive guidebook to the Vendée.

Copies are available from
 


Hello, and thanks for dropping in!

I hope you'll find these pages a good starting-point
if you're planning a trip to the Vendée.
Let me know if there's any other aspect
you'd like to see covered.



Bienvenue.
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since 20 January 2005
when this counter was installed.


All information is given in good faith, but the author cannot be responsible for any errors or omissions. It is always wise to telephone ahead before making a special journey.

All material on this website © Angela Bird
unless otherwise indicated.
Reproduction forbidden without written permission.

 

 

 

Page created by: Angela Bird
Changes last made on: 15 Jan 2017

email: webmaster AT angelabird.plus.com

It would help me to pick out your message if you include
the word "Vendee" in the subject line.

In an attempt to foil the spammers,
I have to ask you to do a bit of DIY on the above email address...
Please copy and paste the above address into your normal email form,
and then manually change the letters AT to the usual @ sign.

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Veuillez copier l'adresse ci-dessus pour la coller dans votre logiciel courriel
et ensuite remplacer les lettres AT par le signe arobase.
Ceci pour tâcher d'éviter la vaste quantité de "spam" que je reçois actuellement...

 

 

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