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Les Maisons de Fontenelles

VendeeSaint Gilles Croix de Vie, House
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The Residence



Madame Vacances’ Les Maisons de Fontenelles make up part of the Résidence Les Fontenelles, which can be found on the outskirts of an excellent 18-hole golf course in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie in France. The Atlantic Ocean and its pretty beaches are 8km away from the property, and the historic town of Coëx lies just 5km away.

Located in the centre of France, along the Atlantic, the Vendée region of France is known for its fantastic countryside and lush open spaces. The city of Nantes can be reached in just over an hour by car and provides some excellent shopping as well as sightseeing opportunities.


The Accommodation

Les Maisons de Fontenelles is the perfect place for golf lovers to simply relax and unwind. Located on the fringes of the course, you won’t need to travel far to practice your putting. Each of the cottages offers bright and well decorated interiors, with clean, comfortable and high-quality furnishings.

The cottages sleep from four to six people, offering plenty of space and individually decorated rooms, with almost no two cottages looking the same. There is a fully equipped kitchen with hot plates, a fridge-freezer, oven with an extractor hood and a dishwasher. Each has its own terrace overlooking a pretty private garden, as well as providing easy access to the onsite heated outdoor swimming pool. The complex also has two tennis courts and a pétanque strip to keep active guests entertained.



With its elegant architecture, the residence oozes quality and comfort. The residence offers full access to the on-site swimming pool as well as receiving preferential prices for the golf course. To complete your sporting holiday there are numerous cycle paths located close to the residence. The complex puts at the guests' disposal 2 tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool and a pétanque strip.


Board Options

All of the cottages at Les Maisons de Fontenelles are self-catered, with a fully equipped kitchen ideal for those who want to prepare their own meals. There is an outdoor terrace in each of the cottages, where guests can enjoy al fresco dining as well as two restaurants in the Residence Les Fontenelles, where you’ll find a choice of French cuisine as well as international dishes. There is a shop within walking distance, as well as a supermarket 9km away and a hypermarket 12km away, perfect for all your self-catering needs.




General Facilities:   

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


Accommodation Facilities:   

- Cot Rental
- Satellite TV with surcharge


The Resort


Saint Gilles Croix de Vie

Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is a former fishing village filled with attractions and sites. It’s pretty and serene, ideal for those on a romantic getaway or fans of the great outdoors and natural surroundings. The golden sands of the Atlantic coastline are within walking distance, with the sea providing some fantastic activities, as well as opportunities to watch the local fishermen bringing in their catch of the day.

For day trips, Nantes and La Roche-sur-Yon are both within easy driving distance, with Nantes providing further shops, bars and restaurants, while La Roche-sur-Yon is a pretty village filled with history and ideal for those wanting to explore the culture of France.

Find out more about your trip to Saint Gilles Croix de Vie in our destination guide.



The warm temperatures found in this region of France make it ideal for picnics, hiking, walking, cycling and even horse riding. There are stunning pine forests to be explored, as well as marshlands with some interesting flora, fauna and wildlife. The Fontenelles golf course is almost literally on the doorstep, and is an ideal way to relax as you take in the pine trees and lush surroundings There are also fishing trips available from the harbour.

Animal lovers can see over 500 animals at the Animaux de la Ferme, where there is a farm as well as a wildlife park. Alternatively, head to the adventure park and spend your day above the trees for some high-energy fun. After all that activity, head to the thermal spa, where you can completely unwind.


Things to see

Hire a car and visit the nearby city of Nantes, which is just over an hour away. Here you’ll find art, sites and attractions as well as historic buildings, shops, bars and restaurants to explore.

Families should spend the day Le Puy du Fou, which offers breath-taking historic shows filled with stunts, exhibits and displays, with something suitable for all ages.

Take the trip across the sea to the Ile d’Yeu, where there is some stunning natural scenery as well as a pretty harbour, biking trails and plenty of walking trails.


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 260 Eu (Visa, Euro Card, 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 70-84 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

Madame Vacances 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 Maisons de Fontenelles is contracted with the organisation DOMAINE DE FONTENELLES (Siret: 49381615100010) which is a member of the Madame Vacances group.


Travel information



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


By plane

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


By car

- Calais to Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: 6.5 hours




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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
182 Reviews
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Louise B
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Family get away
4 of 5 bubbles 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 »
Trip type:
Fine if you're just sleeping here!
3 of 5 bubbles 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 »
Chris M
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Unhappy unhelpful staff and management
1 of 5 bubbles 4 Aug 2016
The villas on this development are fantastic, well furnished, quiet and in a good location. Its a wonderful place to say, unless you have the misfortune to have to deal... more »
Essex, United Kingdom
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Villa rental
1 of 5 bubbles 13 Jul 2016
Mdme Vacance clearly have a problem with property rentals undertaken by other agencies on this site. Twice in 2 days we have received a knock on the door at 6pm... more »
Petersfield, United Kingdom
Trip type:
Think long and Hard before you book with this company
1 of 5 bubbles 4 Oct 2015
Ok, so we stayed here in August and we paid £3499 for a beautiful villa, but hdden charges added the charge to about £4000 (All in small print but hey... more »
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