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Les Villas de Fontenelles

VendeeSaint Gilles Croix de Vie, Villa
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The Residence



Les Villas de Fontenelles are a part of the Residence Les Fontenelles, on the fringes of an 18-hole golf course in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie. The Atlantic coastline is just 8km away, while the town of Coëx is 5km from the villas. Located on the western coast of France, the area offers some beautiful scenery and spectacular coastline, as well as delicious local cuisine and delicacies.

The Vendée region of France is known for its charming countryside and open spaces, providing plenty of opportunities to relax as well as take part in the many activities on offer. Families can enjoy the classic seaside attractions and tranquil atmosphere, while the city of Nantes is just over an hour away for those who enjoy shopping and sightseeing.


The Accommodation

With idyllic countryside surroundings and plenty of activities close by, Les Villas de Fontenelles are ideal for those who want to make the most of this beautiful area of France. Each residence is high-quality with top of the range facilities and has been individually decorated, with beautiful regal architecture and traditional French shutters. The exteriors are bright pastels to keep the villas refreshingly cool in the summer heat, while the interiors offer plenty of space, large windows and a light atmosphere.

These villas offer quality and comfort, sleeping from six to eight people, and all offer easy access to the golf course, with discounted prices for Summer France guests. There is a fully equipped kitchen in each, as well as a large living area and a private heated swimming pool and pool house, plus a spacious garden and terrace with outdoor furniture.


Board Options

Les Villas de Fontenelles are all self-catered, with a fully equipped kitchen for guests to try their hand at French cooking as well as the freedom to explore the local restaurants in the area. With an extensive Atlantic coastline, the Vendée region is known for its delicious fresh fish and shellfish, as well as cured meats, made with the delicious local salt from the salt marshes.

There are two restaurants in the adjoining Residence Les Fontenelles, serving an excellent choice of classic French dishes. There is a shop within walking distance, as well as a supermarket 9km away and a hypermarket 12km away.



All villas come with:
- Individual stylish interior décor
- Fully equipped kitchen with hot plates, a fridge-freezer, oven with an extractor hood and a dishwasher
- Comfortable and bright living area with TV
- Private garden with a heated swimming pool
- Pool house
- Spacious terrace
- Garage


Golf course
Swimming pool
Satellite TV


General Facilities:   

- Pets welcome
- Golf course
- Gardens
- Launderette
- Outdoor parking
- Swimming pool 
- Restaurant
- Bakery delivery service 
- Tennis
- Free wifi in reception


Accommodation Facilities:   

- Washing machine
- Cot Rental
- Private Swimming pool
- Complimentary toiletries
- Satellite TV


The Resort


Saint Gilles Croix de Vie

The historic fishing village of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is a popular holiday retreat for visitors looking for a blend of coastal and rural adventure, and a slowly pace of life. Wander through the village or head down to the shore to watch the boats bringing in their catch of the day, before indulging in the freshest seafood straight from the sea to the plate. With one of the world’s largest boat manufacturers, Bénéteau, celebrating its founding here, the harbour is a vibrant place to visit. A number of festivals are put on during the summer, including the popular jazz festival every May. Nantes and La Roche-sur-Yon are also both within driving distance of the village.

Find out more about your holiday in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie in our more detailed destination guide.



Summer guests can spend their days relaxing in the blissful French weather, stretching out on the soft golden sands of the beach and heading into the sea for a cool dip. Fishing and golf both provide an excellent way to soak up the stunning natural landscapes of the area. To completely immerse in relaxation, guests can head to one of the thalassotherapy healing spas to re-energise skin with the use of the pure and mineral-rich local waters.

With extensive countryside in and around Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, activities are plentiful. At the equestrian centre Aumarière guests can choose and prepare their own horses before exploring the area by horseback, while the Animaux de la Ferme animal park, which is 50 minutes away, is great for children who love nature. The nearby salt trail and nautical centre are both worth a visit, and there’s also table tennis and traditional petanque available.


Things to see

Lively Nantes, located on the Loire River, takes just over an hour by car and offers further shopping, bars, restaurants, historic sites and some gorgeous architecture.
Families will enjoy a day out to the theme park Le Puy du Fou, with historic stunt shows, exhibits and animal displays. Animal lovers should head to the Zoo des Sables d’Olonne, which is a 30 minute car journey to the south and offers a diverse range of animals, including leopards, gorillas, flamingos, lions, penguins and many more.


Useful Information


Late arrival (after 8 pm)

Please inform the reception or the reservations centre in advance and we will advise you of the late arrival procedure.


Key collection

Check in is from 5 pm onwards. The keys are available at the reception on presentation of your accommodation voucher



On arrival you have to pay a deposit of 750 Eu (Visa, Euro Card, French Cheque). This will be returned to you within 15 days of your departure assuming there are no charges for breakages or additional cleaning.



End of Stay Cleaning is not included in the accommodation price and clients are required to clean the property before departure. Please note that cleaning products are not always provided.

An End of Stay Cleaning deposit of 144-192 Eu (depending on type) will be taken upon arrival which will be returned along with your Damage Deposit.


Compulsory Charges

- Taxe de Sejour (Local Tourist Tax)
- Water and Electricity charges (to pay on departure)


Payable extras

- Linen Pack (sheets + bath towel)
- Sheets
- Bath towels
- Hand towels
- Daily cleaning service
- End of stay cleaning service
- TV (French Channels)


Booking Conditions


Payment Conditions

Summer France offers 3 options for payment:

1) Pay in 3 instalments if booked more than 60 days prior to arrival:
- 15% deposit at time of booking, 15% payment 60 days prior to arrival & 70% payment 30 days prior to arrival

2) Pay in 2 instalments if booked more than 30 days prior to arrival:
- 30% deposit at time of booking & 70% payment 30 days prior to arrival

3) Pay in 1 payment (always available and obligatory if booked less than 30 days prior to arrival)
- 100% at time of booking

Additional Extras:
- Any extras added more than 30 days prior to arrival will be added to final payment
- Any extras added after final payment to be paid at time of addition to booking


Cancellation Conditions

If the client cancels a reservation the following amounts will be retained:

- More than 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total accommodation cost
- Between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival date: 45% of total accommodation cost
- Between 20 and 8 days prior to arrival date: 60% of total accommodation cost
- Between 7 and 4 days prior to arrival date: 90% of total accommodation cost
- 3 days or less prior to the arrival date: 100% of total accommodation cost


Booking contract

Your stay at Les Villas de Fontenelles is contracted with the organisation DOMAINE DE FONTENELLES (Siret: 49381615100010) which is a member of the Madame Vacances group.


Travel Information



Les Villas de Fontenelles
Route de Coex les Fontenelles
L’Aiguillon sur Vie
(0033) 251 55 47 50


By car

- Calais to Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: 6.5 hours


By plane

Nearest airports:
- Nantes Atlantique Airport: 1 hour
- Île d'Yeu Airport: 2.5 hours (with ferry)
- Rennes Saint Jacques Airport: 2.5 hours



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3 bedroom villa, sleeps up to 6

Rooms : 3 Bedroom(s), 1 Bathrooms, 1 Shower Room, 1 Terrace

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Please choose the number of accommodation units before booking.
To book more than one room, please call us on
0203 475 4756
or make separate reservations on line for each room.

3 bedroom villa, sleeps up to 6*

Rooms : 3 Bedroom(s), 1 Bathrooms, 1 Shower Room, 1 Terrace

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4 bedroom villa, sleeps up to 8

Rooms : 4 Bedroom(s), 1 Bathrooms, 1 Shower Room, 1 Terrace

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4 bedroom villa, sleeps up to 8*

Rooms : 4 Bedroom(s), 1 Bathrooms, 2 Shower Room, 1 Terrace, 1 Kitchen

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Traveller Reviews brought to you by
Madame Vacances Residence Les Fontenelles
Route de Coex les Fontenelles, 85220 L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France
3.5 of 5 bubbles
220 Reviews
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie
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Recent Reviews:
London, United Kingdom
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Fantastic villa holiday
1 Oct 2017
I spent 4 nights with 4 friends at the villa in Fontenelles. Don’t be put off by the tired exterior to the main complex, the villas are fabulous. Large private... more »
Coventry, United Kingdom
Trip type:
Another lovely holiday
16 Jul 2017
This was our sixth visit to Les Fontenelles, and we still love it. We have stopped in both villas and houses and consider both to be great value for money.... more »
John L
Trip type:
Green Marines - a big improvement
29 Jun 2017
We last stayed here 2 years ago, and were very impressed with the good atmosphere about the place this time. Jacques & his team at reception are very helpful, and... more »
Louise B
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Family get away
23 Aug 2016
We have just returned from 12 nights at madame vacancies. We stayed in M53 it was a 2 bedroom house, we were pleasantly surprised when we walked through the door.... more »
Phil H
Trip type:
Fine if you're just sleeping here!
23 Aug 2016
We arrived after the close of reception, but were able to find a staff member quickly who was able to give us our key. He did get them from a... more »
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