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Villa Vindee

Alpine Chalet

"The place is great. St Martin on Ile de Re is fantastic for food and the local bar did us proud. The pools and decking are really superb and the local wine tasting in Mareuil was excellent."
"We had a fantastic time at Thue - we all agreed it was our best holiday yet! The house was very comfortable with plenty of space for all 11 of us and had all the little 'extra's' that you only normally expect to find at home. The plastic plates and cups were a real bonus with six boisterous children, it certainly made mealtimes more relaxing! The pool was in constant use by both children and adults and we particularly loved the outdoor covered eating area which we made good use of both day and night. The bikes were great and we had lots of family bike rides locally. Thanks for the write up on the area which we found very useful, we visited many of the recommended places and had a great time. All in all a really enjoyable holiday home which we would thoroughly recommend to other families"

"We have returned from a wonderful two weeks at the mill. the house suited our three families perfectly and the weather was wonderful. we were also impressed by the area - we had not expected herminault (L'Hermenault) to have so many facilities. we used the pharmacy and doctor once while we were there and both were sorted within 5 minutes ! we had also not expected fontenay le compte to be so pretty and we spent a couple of lovely days and evenings there. it turned out to be the sort of holiday where we didn't have to travel far at all. we are looking at trying to arrange another booking for next year and will check out availability on your website"

"We had a lovely time in France, loved the country and the house (Wheelhouse) and especially the pool, went in it every day"

"We had a brilliant week, the wheelhouse was lovely. Ideal place for families with young children. We used the bar/restaurant in the next village (turn right at bottom of driveway, less than a mile) and the people there were really friendly. Weather was good too, bit too hot at some points for the fair skinned of our group! Anyway you've done a great job there, thanks again!"



Getting there:

Thué is ideally located in the Southern Vendée, West France, 3 hours easy drive from the nearest Cross Channel Ferry Port, St Malo and a 50 minute drive to beaches and the bustling fishing town of La Rochelle.

La Rochelle is 50 minute drive to Thue, Nantes 1 hours, Poitiers about 1.5 hours, Rennes & Tours about 2 1/2 hours
Car hire is very easy at La Rochelle airport and good value.

Flying with Ryanair, Flybe, Jet2, Easyjet is very quick, easy and usually cheap, though prices vary a lot.

Ryanair - La Rochelle to Dublin & Stansted. Nantes to Stansted, East Midlands, Liverpool, Dublin, Bournmouth & Shannon. Poitiers to Stansted & Birmingham.

Flybe - La Rochelle to Southampton, Birmingham, Manchester & Glasgow. Rennes to Exeter, Belfast, Southampton, Manchester, Newcastle & Edinburgh. Easyjet - La Rochelle to Bristol & Gatwick. Nantes to Gatwick Jet2 - La Rochelle to Edinburgh and Leeds/Bradford

La Rochelle is a 50 minute drive to Le Pavot, Nantes 1 hours, Poitiers about 2 hours, Rennes & Tours about 2 1/2 hours.

Parking and care hire are cheaper if booked in advance. The French airports are very small and quick to get through. All main hire companies at all these airports.

The site below has a facility where you can search for cheap flights, i.e. When are flights to La Rochelle less then £10 for example and it will give you all the dates. Can be useful, though going direct to links above is more straightforward.

Other cheap flight site.



We can offer for our customers discounted ferry and tunnel crossings. Please contact us regarding details. These cover Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries, P&O Ferries, Sea France Ferries, Norfolkline, and Eurotunnel)


Cross Channel Ports to use are St Malo, Caen, Le Havre or Cherbourg.

St Malo is the easiest and involves only a short drive of some three hours on good roads. The drive from Calais can take up to eight hours and is not recommended.

The best route generally is to get onto the N137 as soon as possible, heading south signposted Nantes then La Rochelle until you reach the village of St Hermine where you take the N148 signposted Fontenay Le Comte. After about 10km there will be a sign for the village, from here it is only about 3km off the main road. (Can now use new Motorway from Nantes to Fontenay).

The roads from Calais and the other ports are improving each year making the longer drives more viable. I believe Calais can now be done in under 6 hours.