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VENDÉE – the best decision we ever made …


Welcome to the Vendée.

I have lived here for over 10 years now and can honestly say it was the best decision my family and I ever made. We have found no problem making friends and settling into the French way of life.

The Vendèe is steeped in history. There are many ancient monuments, churches, windmills, and historical houses, not to mention wine producers.The renowned re-enactment theme park, the Puy de Fou is situated in this area and provides wonderful entertainment and events during the summer for all the family. We have around 70 miles of beaches and approx. 1000km of cycle paths. Getting here could not be easier. Nantes international airport is just to the North, La Rochelle to the south, and Poitiers to the East. There are twice daily TGV services from Paris Montparnasse to Les Sables d’Olonne on our lovely Atlantic Coastline. By ferry there are a good many options open to you, namely St Malo, Caen, Roscoff, Cherbourg and Le Havre.


Ref: 53031FBU85                                €498,200 (FAI)

As you may know, Leggett is the leading international agency in France and this is your opportunity to find out why. By telling me what kind of property you are looking for (from 50000€ to 500000€) and updating these requirements as our property search progresses, I can show you properties which match your criteria as well as all the information you require on the buying process in France.

With an increasing number of international buyers coming into the market, it is important that you put yourself in the best possible negotiating position before making an offer. That means getting your finance in place. Should you require a mortgage you should have an in principle offer on the table before you even set foot in France. Having finance lined up will help pinpoint what you can afford and will make any offer more attractive to a vendor. I can put you in touch with the appropriate experts, ie international mortgage brokers, currency exchange firms, who can help you with all of this.

Ref: 50585FBU85 €162,000 (FAI)

Ref: 50585FBU85                    €162,000 (FAI)

I look forward to being able to help you find your perfect property in France and should you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Fiona Burtenshaw