OPEN 01/04

Culturals visits for you and your family
at Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée

The marina of Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie in Vendée at nightfall

In need of knowledge about the Vendéenne coast?

There a few places you must see when you come on the Vendéenne coast.

Corniche de Sion, at 6km from the campsite

Classified, La Corniche de Sion is a nice promenade between sea, little coves and villas in front of the ocean. The landscape evolve in function of the tide. You can either do the promenade by foot or with a bicycle. You’ll be able to observe: Les Cinq Pineaux, The Devil’s Hole, the beach of Boisvinet and its blue cabins…

The corniche of Sion in Saint-Hilaire near the campsite
The five pineaux on the corniche of Sion in Saint-Hilaire
The Sion lighthouse on the Atlantic at Saint-Hilaire in Vendée

La Bourrine du Bois Juquaud’s museum, at 6km from the campsite

La bourrine du bois Juquaud an historical housing coverd with reeds. The story of a life style in the coastal marshes. Protected and classified museum, you’ll be able to visit it on the opening hours, and also during special events organized around traditional Vendéenne dances.

La Bourrine du Bois Juquaud and its thatched roof in Vendée
Interior of the traditional bourrine with wooden frame
Guided tour of the bourrine du Bois Juquad and its craftsmanship

Fishing Harbour in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, at 8km from the campsite

Escale Pêche is a museum that invite you to discover the life style of the fishing harbour of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, but also Les Sables d’Olonne, Noirmoutier and Yeu’s ones. Exhibitions come to life to teach you about the life of a fisherman, the different methods and about fish in general.

Fishing boats in the port of Saint-Gilles in Vendée
The marina of Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie in Vendée at nightfall
Visit of the fishing museum in Vendée

Breton marsh Vendéen Le Daviaud, 20km from the campsite

Looking for Vendée history and heritage? You are in the right place. The Musée de France du Daviaud, located at La Barre de Monts, combines exhibitions and participatory activities. You will discover the functioning of the marsh, from its origin to the present day. On the way, you will not fail to stop at Kulmino, on the road to Notre Dame de Monts: a breathtaking view from a panoramic platform 70 meters above the ground, giving way to a typical landscape of the coast of Light between sea, swamp and forest.

The salt marshes of Daviaud near the campsite in Vendée
Goat's head in front of a bourrine at the Daviaud museum in Vendée
Fishing square in Daviaud at nightfall in Vendée

The island of Noirmoutier, 40km from the campsite

Between beaches and pine forest, the island of Noirmoutier can be visited by the day. You can access it by the bridge or by the famous Passage du Gois, a road that can only be used at low tide. By going around the island, you will cross key points such as the Guérinière mill, the village of Le Vieil or the Bois de la Chaise beach.

The Bois de la Chaise on the island of Noirmoutier
Beach huts on the coast at Noirmoutier in Vendée
Aerial view of the bridge linking Noirmoutier to the mainland in Vendée