Local Area Information
As you can see from this local area picture, the nearest big coastal town is St Gilles Croix de Vie, it's only 8.7miles away. It offers great beaches, restaurants, local produce markets and big supermarkets. 3 miles away, the village of Cöex (you can cycle or walk there) has 2 bakeries, a butcher, a fishmonger & a small supermarket.
La Roche sur Yon is 20 miles away, good for shopping, a spot of lunch and a bit of sight seeing, including Les Haras de la Vendée.
The city of Nantes is 51miles away, a fabulous big city with its 'medieval' town center and 'Les Machines de L' Ile'. This town is great for shopping too. There is a bus stop just outside the residence which can easily take you to both St Gilles Croix de Vie and La Roche Sur Yon. From either of these towns you can hop on a short train journey to Nantes.
The parc du 'Puy du Fou' which has been voted world's best parc is only an 1 hr 20min away from the residence and is definitely a must! It's a fantastic day out for the whole family, adults and kids will enjoy. For the Cinéscénie (Night Show), make sure you book well in advance. For more details, check their website. We sell tickets for the themed 'Grand Parc' at our reception.
Noirmoutier is an island situated 45 min away, you can go on the bridge or use the old paved road which becomes submerged at high tide (le passage du Gois). Its Château, beaches, Aquarium, water park, butterflies island amongst other things are making it fun and interesting.
1 hour away by boat from St Gilles Croix de Vie is the Ile d' Yeu, picturesque Island. Rent a bike for about 12€/day and enjoy beautiful beaches, seafood lunch, markets and shops.
Video of Vendée : https://www.facebook.com/nicolas.salin.90/videos/185850618469798/
General Vendée details : www.vendee-tourisme.com
Les Haras : les-sites-touristiques-en-vendee/9313-haras-de-la-vendee.html .
Puy du Fou : www. puydufou.com
You can also download the St Gilles Croix de Vie app for free : Pays de St Gilles Tour
Half hour away, in the town of Olonne Sur Mer you can enjoy a parachute jump, they organise family packages, vouchers etc...
check this website : http://www.parachutisme-vendee.com/
(we do have special rates, contact us for details)
The Atlantic coastal region of the Vendee in the Pays de la Loire, is renowned for its stunning sandy beaches and fashionable resorts, which contrast with the vast flat marshlands of the Marais Poitivin, and the hilly farmland of the Bocage. With over 200km of coastline, visitors are able to experience oyster farms, salt marshes, pine forests, the old world charm of the islands, over 120km of sandy beaches and seaside resorts. There are over 1500km of marked cycle routes in the Vendee covering the Coastal regions, the Bocage, and the Marais Poitivin. The bicycle is a great way of discovering the Vendée region, and with a great network of bicycle paths covering thousands of kilometres of country, town and coast... it’s a great addition to any holiday. The region is particularly suitable for cyclists of all ages due to its gentle terrain and therefore makes a great family activity whatever your guests ability.
We are working closely with a company called Bike Hire Direct, they offer great services.
Take a look at the ‘Cycling in Vendee’ page of our website
Just a short walk from the residence is a Farm Shop called 'Coeur de Grange'. You will find a selection of meats (great for BBQ), patés etc.... There is also a fish truck, a vegetable truck and a delicatessen truck selling olives, humous etc..
Opening Times High Season: (01/07 to 31/08)
Wednesday: 09h00 -12h00 // 16h00-19h00
Friday: 09h00 -12h00 // 16h00-19h00
Opening Times Low Season:
Wednesday: 09h00 -12h00 Friday: 16h00-19h00 Saturday: 09h00-12h00