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Plan your itinerary for travelling to France, to the Pays de Saint Gilles Croix de Vie. Here you’ll find information about all the possible means of transport you can choose from: car, train, taxi, plane, etc.

By plane

The closest airport to the Pays de Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is Nantes.

You can fly to nantes from the following uk Cities/airports:

  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • London
  • London Gatwick
  • London Stansted
  • Manchester
  • Southampton

Practical information

Find all the flight times and book your tickets on the website for Nantes airport.

The shuttle service between the airport and the train station

You can get to the airport from Nantes town centre or you can leave the airport via the town centre and the train station, using public transport networks.

This service is available 7 days a week (except the 1st May), every 20 minutes, from Monday to Saturday

The timetable:

  • Departures from the town centre from 5:30am to 10:30pm.
  • Departures from the airport from 6:15am to 10:45pm

And every 30 minutes on Sundays and public holidays.

  • Departures from the town centre from 6:15am to 10:45pm.
  • Departures from the airport from 7:00am to 11:45pm.


The shuttle stop is outside the terminal building, opposite the entrance to check-in desks D.

The journey takes around 20 minutes (estimated time, depending on traffic).

Getting to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

By train

There are TER (regional trains) between Nantes train station and the train station in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.

in a hire car

To hire a car, you can go straight to the car hire companies just outside the airport terminal building.

By train

There are two SNCF train stations in the Pays de Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez (railway stop) and in the town centre of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.

To get to other towns such as Brétignolles-sur-Mer, Givrand, and Brem-sur-Mer, you can take bus 568 ‘Aléop’ from the train station in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.

Taxis in the Pays de Saint Gilles

JALYS TAXIS

Commerce et service

JALYS TAXIS

LE FENOUILLER

TAXI MER & VIE

Commerce et service

TAXI MER & VIE

SAINT-GILLES-CROIX-DE-VIE

By car

The eurotunnel

If you choose to use the Eurotunnel, you can cross the English Channel on a shuttle in 1 hour. You can drive your own vehicle onto the shuttle, with up to 9 people.

Practical information

Find information about the schedule, prices and conditions on the website: https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/


Remember that once you arrive in France, you’ll be driving on the right-hand side of the road!


Then you can plan the rest of your journey from Calais (in the north of France), to the Pays de Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: https://www.viamichelin.com/ (approximately 680 kilometres).

By ferry

Book your ferry crossing

To and from Great Britain: https://www.directferries.co.uk/

Office de tourisme de Saint Gilles Croix de Vie

Place de la Gare
85800 Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

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Saint Hilaire de Riez

21 Place Gaston Pateau
85270 Saint Hilaire de Riez

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Brétignolles sur Mer

1 Boulevard du Nord
85470 Brétignolles sur Mer

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Brem sur Mer

21 ter rue de l’Océan
85470 Brem sur Mer

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