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A day around Saint Gilles Croix de Vie

Destination Saint Gilles Croix de Vie…

For this new favorite getaway we take you to Saint Gilles Croix de Vie.

Bois Verdon reminder and some tips to make this day perfect…

  • Bikes or sneakers choose what suits you best for the ride planned in the program
  • Do not necessarily plan a picnic. A visit to the market can be an opportunity to buy local products and satisfy your curiosity.
  • The complete outfit of the bather (towel, bathing suit, hat and sun cream…)
  • To take the “ferry”, remember to check the tide times.
port of saint gilles croix de vie

This seaside resort is one of the leading destinations in the Vendée.

For a long time, life in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie has been punctuated by the activity of the port.
Today we still enjoy watching the colorful boats go out to sea to bring fresh fish to our restaurant tables or fishmongers.
Since we are talking about the pleasures of the mouth, why not start this delicious day with the market.
Meet us at Place Guy Kergousti at the food market which takes place every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 8:00 to 13:00.
It is an ideal entry point if you want to immerse yourself in the local culture and discover all its subtleties. You will enjoy without moderation this so particular atmosphere, synonymous with cheerfulness and conviviality.
It is an invitation to stroll, an ode to simple pleasures…
A unique meeting place where you can meet merchants who promote local products and artists who liven up the area.

To finish the morning and before having a meal, we invite you to continue your exploration by following the Vendée coastline for three kilometers.

Another emblematic place of the Vendée, a walk accessible to all ages, on foot or by bike. While walking along this path, you will enjoy the pure and iodized air of the ocean while contemplating sublime panoramas. Don’t miss a stop at the Trou du Diable.
Around this cavity, many legends circulate, one of them claims that the devil would be held there… Shivers guaranteed!

Needless to say, this program should whet your appetite…

If you choose to have a picnic, we recommend that when you arrive in Sion sur l’océan you continue your walk to the state forest. It’s a great place to have lunch.

If you choose the restaurant and you are fond of fish or seafood, do not resist, give in to temptation.
Believe us, there are many places in Saint Gilles where you can satisfy your taste buds.

Good plan:

If we had to recommend an address, the restaurant PILOURS is the most popular with us. It is a unique place that combines everything that makes the spice of the vacations…
Its location will offer you an unobstructed view of the ocean while its cozy atmosphere and art deco decoration will not fail to dazzle you.
And in the plate you say to me? In this sumptuous setting, believe us, you will enjoy yourself. The dishes are refined and all the products are locally produced. A pure happiness!

Photo credit; Simon Bourcier

Afternoon swimming on the big beach of Saint Gilles…

To reach the big beach from Croix de Vie, we propose you an original solution.
Indeed, for a little less than 2 € per person, you can borrow the “passeur de la Vie
and save time. No stress, no traffic jams…

N. B. Just make sure the tide is high

You will then discover a vast sandy expanse, a typical beach of the coast of light.
Everyone will be able to go about their favorite activities.
Snowshoeing, sandcastle, swimming, reading, water activities, sunbathing, crossword, jumble or arrow…
You’ll have plenty of time to occupy yourself while waiting for the dream merchant to pass by…
The one that sells “chocolate ice cream for the boys and chichis for the girls”.