What is there to do in the Pays de Saint Gilles Croix de Vie this summer?

Are you looking for a destination for your summer holiday in France this year? Are you a fan of lazy days at the beach, watersports and leisure activities as a family? Are you looking to explore the natural environment on foot or by bike? The Pays de Saint Gilles has everything you could possibly need for your holiday in the Vendée!

32 km of beaches

From Brétignolles-sur-Mer to Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, via Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, come and discover our most beautiful beaches, perfect for relaxing, swimming or building sandcastles.


Places to visit and activities

What is there to do in Pays de Saint Gilles? Browse all the places to visit and leisure activities available in the destination.


Summer entertainment & Events

Find out about the entertainment and events for this summer in Pays de Saint Gilles, including concerts, shows, guided tours, exhibitions, car boot sales, etc.

Walks and bike rides

Plan your explorations of Pays de Saint Gilles: loop trails by bike or on foot, distance, level of difficulty, routes suitable for pushchairs, there’s something for everyone.

The restaurants

Spend some quality time as a family or with friends, tasting the local specialities of the Vendée. You are guaranteed a real treat for your tastebuds!