Still hesitating? Here are at least 10 good reasons to spend your next camping holiday in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie in the Vendée!
1. One of the most popular seaside resorts in the Vendee
If Saint Gilles-Croix-de-Vie has become this famous seaside resort, it is not by chance. It owes its success to its gentle way of life in all seasons, its large beach of fine sand, its fishing and yachting port, its lively town centre and its many typical markets... A concentrate of the Vendée just for you!
2. A campsite with an indoor swimming pool to swim in full happiness.
Are you dreaming of a campsite in the Vendée with a water park and indoor swimming pool? On the outskirts of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Domaine de la Michelière has everything to please you: a 3,000 m2 water park with two heated pools, water slides for thrills, a paddling pool with water games for the little ones. Bonus: massage benches and Jacuzzis for a 100% relaxing stay in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie!
3. Beaches to suit all tastes... family, sports or wilderness
Swimming, lazing around, water sports, fishing on foot... the beaches of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie offer a multitude of activities. For families who prefer supervised swimming, the Boisvinet beach is a pretty ribbon of fine sand where children can splash about safely. For campers who love the waves, the Grande Plage, which stretches as far as Brétignolles sur Mer, attracts water sports enthusiasts: surfing, kitesurfing, sand yachting? More secret, away from the road and the crowd, the Jaunay beach seduces lovers of the open sea and wild nature.
4. Camping accommodation to combine comfort, nature and relaxation
An ideal place to stay in Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie, our 4-star campsite offers comfortable and equipped accommodation in the heart of nature and close to the beach. Bare pitches, mobile homes or chalets, you are bound to find the holiday rental you need!
5. Activities and entertainment for the whole family
No room for boredom at Saint Gilles Croix de Vie! So that your holidays rhyme with sport, relaxation and discovery, our 4-star campsite offers many leisure activities: children's mini-club, sports tournaments, multi-sports ground, fitness (jogging, abs, buttocks, step...), pétanque, table football, table tennis, billiards, video games, etc. Not forgetting the theme evenings and shows that punctuate the summer at the campsite! You want more? In season, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie organises many events: international jazz festival, "La Déferlante" festival, traditional celebrations, shows, concerts, guided tours, nature outings...
6. A fishing and yachting port to stroll and watch the boats
What would Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie be without its fishing and leisure port? Just a short distance from the campsite, you will love strolling on the pontoons of the marina where a holiday atmosphere blows all year round. The most curious will discover the backstage of the fishing port, famous for its famous sardine. Just for that alone, Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie is the only French port to have been awarded the "Remarkable Sites of Taste" label!
7. Cycling along the Vendée coast
With nearly 350 km of cycle routes, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie has some great surprises in store for aficionados of the little queen. The Vélodyssée reaches Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Saint-Jean-de-Monts and the Pays de Monts forest in just a few pedal strokes. You can also choose to pedal towards Brétignolles-sur-Mer, passing through the vineyards of Brem-sur-Mer to reach Les Sables-d'Olonne, the city of the mythical Vendée Globe!
8. Hiking between sea and forest, dunes and marshes
Holidays in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie naturally invite you to go for a walk. More than 300 kilometres of signposted footpaths offer themselves to the delight of walkers and hikers. Between Sion and Saint-Gilles, the Corniche Vendéenne and the "trou du diable" reveal breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. On the bocage side, a pretty hike between Coëx and Apremont offers more bucolic scenery and another face of the Vendée.
9. Five days of market to savour the summer
With five weekly markets, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie delights lovers of good things and tasty products. On the Croix-de-Vie side, go to the Place Guy Kergoustin (Wednesday and Saturday mornings). On the Saint-Gilles side, head for the Place du vieux port and the herb market (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings).
10. An ideal destination to spread out over the Vendée region
Situated in the heart of the Côte de Lumière, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is an ideal camping destination for exploring the Vendée and visiting the region's emblematic sites. Among the must-sees for a holiday in the Vendée: the Grand Parc du Puy du Fou and its legendary shows; the Ile d'Yeu, 30 minutes from the Vendee coast; the Ile de Noirmoutier, its castle and salt marshes; the town of La Roche-sur-Yon, shaped by Napoleon, or the Marais Poitevin - nicknamed "The Green Venice" - which links the South Vendée to Poitou. Quite a programme!