We are delighted to present a little pearl set on the ocean shore: Saint Gilles Croix de Vie. Its history can be traced back to the time when the two clock towers both proudly claimed to represent the origins of the town. Saint Gilles on the one side Croix de Vie on the other. Today they form a single destination, the busy and delightful little seaside resort known as Saint Gilles Croix de Vie.
So how about beginning your visit on the sublime beaches of soft fine sand? The vast beach, backed by its magnificent and protected barrier of dunes is guaranteed to impress. This is where you’ll find the region’s most beautiful beaches. In the summer, as you head for the seafront promenade, you can’t fail to notice the row of typical beach huts, a truly sublime picture postcard setting. To get the best view of the whole, climb to the top of the promontory and enjoy an exceptional panorama of the beach and the marina. Its little something extra? There’s no charge for parking, and that makes all the difference!
You’d like to discover the town? The many fully-equipped footpaths and cycle tracks available are designed just for that. Explore on foot or by bike, the choice is yours.
So what is there to visit at Saint Gilles Croix de Vie? Discover the local gastronomy with the Conserverie de la Perle des Dieux. Sample some seriously good seafood and set your taste buds dancing with the sardines and oysters. Take a turn around the Tour Joséphine lighthouse at the harbour: it’s said to bring good luck! Visit the Maison des Ecrivains de la Mer, dedicated to those who write about the sea.
Before you leave, end your wonderful day with the pleasure of a visit to the Saint Gilles Casino and try your luck! Along with all the family, you can also admire the fabulous firework display put on by the town each summer.
To make the most of all the attractions the town has to offer, don’t hesitate to book your accommodation at the campsite. This delightful little resort is only 25 minutes from the campsite.