Chantonnay Property Insight


Chantonnay is a French commune part of the Vendée department and of the Pays de la Loire region. The town accounts for 8,000 inhabitants. Chantonnay is often praised for its location: 45 minutes from the Atlantic, 20 minutes from La Roche sur Yon and 1hr from Nantes airport.

This very discreet town offers subtle pleasures and leisure such as hiking and walking activities, much liked locally. The town was awarded the title of ‘world capital of hiking’ thanks to its hiking events taking place each year in May. Calm town, Chantonnay also offers a pleasant architecture and the welcome of locals is warm. The motto of the town could be ‘sport and culture’.

When it comes to property, Chantonnay offers a range of property styles from the town house to the Vendée farmhouse. Property prices are lower there than in more renowned areas of the department such as the Atlantic coastline.

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Chantonnay Immobilier & Property Market Trends

In2009, the cost of a property in France is €3,197 /square metre on average. In Chantonnay, figures tend to show that a property costs between €1,700 and €2,000 /square metre. This is actually inexpensive when compared with the figures shown below:

House Prices - 2009

Bedrooms: 2 3 4 5 Average
France 129,900 171,900 203,500 237,100 195,400
Pays de la Loire 118,300 149,000 183,500 214,300 171,700
Vendée 132,300 158,200 180,100 198,600 165,900
Chantonnay / / / / 103,800

Properties in Chantonnay are thus inexpensive and will quickly prove to be excellent rental opportunities. Prospective buyers are able to buy at low prices and then rent property or set up a gite business in the area, at a very low cost. As follows are the departmental values for apartments:

Apartment Prices - 2009

Location: Studio Flats 2 rooms 3 rooms 4 rooms 5 rooms Average
France 2,910 2,730 2,450 2,190 2,110 2,420
Vendée 3,110 2,910 2,760 2,000 / 2,670

To get updated info about property prices in Vendée, please browse our French Property Market Reports published in the News Section every month.

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5 Reasons to Buy a Property in Chantonnay

  • Sport lovers heaven: if the area is excellent for any sport lover, Chantonnay is especially ideal for hiking. Gently rolling hills offer a perfect ground to walk and landscapes around are enjoyable. The hiking event is a major period in the year, with several distances on offer, depending on your motivation and health condition. An excellent way to socialize too, and meet the locals.

  • Location – transport links: the town is ideally located, within a stone’s throw form the Atlantic and offering easy access to the main touristy assets of Vendée. Travel from the UK through Nantes, La Rochelle or Poitiers airports. Travel by road through the excellent quality motorways from Paris or Calais. By train, the Eurostar reaches Niort, Poitiers or Nantes in a few hours. The swift transport links makes it easy to rent property in this area of France.

  • Activities: the area offers lots of activities such as cultural visits (Puy du Fou, villages, Marais Poitevin). Nature around is also great, with lakes letting you practise sailing, swimming, windsurfing and canoeing for instance. Sandy beaches are within easy reach too. An ideal place to settle and very welocming for families.

  • Climate and weather: the Vendée benefits from a great climate. The town benefits from a dry and warm weather cooled by the air from the sea. This enjoyable climate is renowned and attracts crowds of visitors during summer. The area is the 2nd most visited French department which means that the climate is a major asset of Chantonnay.

  • Return on investment: a fast return on investment is the common hallmarks of many towns and cities in the area. It is even more the case in places such as Chantonnay where property prices are moderate. The demand for rentals and property generally speaking is steady. A good area to invest too.

Property Styles and Architecture in Chantonnay

  • Town houses: these modest properties are available at superb prices. They have typical tiles of the region. They generally offer refined fronts with use of tuf stones. Ideal for small families or couples without a children, they are an ideal first home in France before moving in a larger property. Their maintenance is also easy.
  • Vendée farmhouses: these larger properties are abundant in the area. They have red tiles and a gorgeous symmetrical layout. These ideal family properties are found at bargain prices, just have a look at our listings!

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Take a closer look at the Vendée property market:
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La Roche-Sur-Yon Property Information Les Sables d'Olonne Property Information