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Sainte Hermine - full of character and heritage

Sainte Hermine occupies a lovely location, in the south of the Vendée department of the Pays de la Loire. The beautiful sandy beaches of the Vendée's acclaimed coast are easily reached by car, while the surrounding countryside is a peaceful haven reminiscent of days gone by. The little town is a great place to settle or to own a property. It's got character and heritage, as well as all amenities. What's more, property here is cheaper than in the coastal or better known Vendéen towns.

Discover Sainte Hermine's magnificent castle

Sainte Hermine has a long and rich history. Once an important transport crossroads, it's got links to politician Georges Clemenceau, the man who signed the Treaty of Versailles on behalf of France on June 28th, 1919. A statue to the great man stands in the town today. The greatest of Sainte Hermine's heritage sights is its magnificent mediaeval castle, which is found right in the middle of town. There's also a lovely early 20th century covered market hall to see.

Shops and amenities available in Sainte Hermine

Sainte Hermine offers you the chance to shop the traditional way at its Friday market, or the modern way in its shops and supermarket. So, you get the best of both worlds! The town also offers most local amenities and services. Nearby there are larger towns like Lucon where you can find greater facilities. If you enjoy dining out (and this is France, why wouldn't you?), Sainte Hermine has good restaurants too.

Plenty of activities on offer in the area

You won't be bored, that's for sure! Whether you prefer attending local fetes and festivals or spending days sunning yourself on the beaches and swimming in the sea, there's plenty to keep you occupied in and near to this town. The countryside is perfect for walking, cycling or horse-riding, and numerous lakes and rivers offer the opportunity to canoe or fish.

Explore beautiful Fontenay le Comte and the Marais Poitevin canals

Getting out and about from a base in Sainte Hermine can take you to places like beautiful Fontenay le Comte, the harbour town of Saint Martin de Ré, the Abbey of Mellazais and the canals of the Marais Poitevin. In fact, there's so much variety in the attractions of the area that if you just take a map and head in a different direction each day you're sure to find many new and wonderful places!

How to get to Sainte Hermine

Travelling by air offers the options of flying to Nantes, La Rochelle or Poitiers. Rail travel can get you to the above cities or to Angers via the TGV. If you're driving look for the D948A, near to the A83 auto route.

Property prices and availability in and around Sainte Hermine

Sainte Hermine has a good choice of property up for grabs at the time of writing. Prices start at just 83,160 Euros.

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Sainte Hermine AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Sainte Hermine?

Sainte Hermine is situated in the west of France. It lies slightly to the south of the centre of the Vendée department.

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IN THE REGION OF PAYS DE LA LOIRE

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IN THE DEPARTMENT OF VENDÉE

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Population: 1,555


Access: By air: Fly to Nantes, La Rochelle or Poitiers direct from the UK. By rail: The TGV runs to Nantes, La Rochelle, Poitiers and Angers. By road: The town is found from the A83 auto route, on the D948A.


Economy: The economy is mainly agricultural. Small commerce is present.


Interesting fact: Sainte Hermine lies in the south of the Vendée, between the Marais and the Atlantic Ocean. It's crossed by the River Smagne and bordered to the north by the River Lay.

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