Windmill in the French Vendee region

This lovingly renovated 19th century windmill in the Vendee, France is ideal JUST-FOR-TWO ON a honeymoon or romantic break, to celebrate a special occasion or just to get away from it all!

The Moulin is set just outside a small village. The only noise comes from the chiming church bells and the sound of sheep and a couple of cows in the surrounding fields, emphasising the tranquillity of the area that's ideal just for two.

All essential facilities are nearby and La Rochelle is an hour’s drive away where you can sample the renowned fresh fish and seafood restaurants and excellent shopping.

The nearest town to the Moulin is Fontenay Le Comte, the ancient capital of the Vendee, with its weekend market, delightful shops and boutiques.

A short drive will take you to the medieval village of Vouvant, (designated one of the prettiest in France) and Mervant Forest with its walks, cycle tracks, large leisure lake and other attractions.

location La Pierre Martin, St Cyr Des Gats, Vendee, 85410, France.


season All year round.

price per couple £450 per week   €485 per week




travel tips

Nearest airports are La Rochelle, Nantes and Poiters, served by Ryanair, EasyJet and Flybe. Nantes is very easy and the most direct way of getting to the Windmill by air. Hertz and Avis car rental offices are situated at the airports and staff speak English!

If you are driving, Caen is 250 miles (approx 4½hrs), Le Havre is 300 miles (5hrs) and Boulogne is 400 miles (6½hrs).

You will need a vehicle during your stay at the Windmill as local transport is probably not what you are used to! To be honest, there isn't any!

JUST-FOR-TWO member's discount None available.

age range Any - as long as you can climb stairs.

suitability Sorry, no pets allowed.

accessibility Unsuitable for anyone with reduced mobility due to the amount of stairs.



A beautifully restored windmill! You can tell the love and care that went into renovating this historic place.We had a great week - the perfect escape from city life. Congratulations on a great restoration job.Thanks again for an amazingly well equipped gite, with lovely rooms. The bedroom is by far the nicest we've ever stayed in, in a gite. A Christafis, Paris, France. 11th April 09

Thank you for a wonderful time in a magical place. Having arrived at 2am from Paris it was bliss to wake up to silence and a tranquil view. Daytrips to La Rochelle, Vouvant and Mervent were very enjoyable, but it's the degree of care that has gone into the detail at the Windmill that really made the holiday. The stove, the games, the basket of logs, those canny light switches all add to the experience. S & R Chomik, Paris, France. 9th May 09.

On arrival we were overwhelmed by the Windmill and it's surroundings. We sat in the BBQ area and drank wine till 9.30pm....thought we had arrived in heaven. Everything about the Windmill is as everybody else says but if I can add, as a Chartered Surveyor, it is one of the most impressive and sympathetic restorations I have encountered.M & J Hamilton, Manchester, England. 9th Sept. 09


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