54 rue de la Joubretière 

85800 St. Gilles Croix de Vie


Bienvenue sur la Côte de Lumière 




St. Gilles is a family-style seaside resort and has beautiful  fine-sand beaches, which is perfect for all sorts of water activities ; if you wish, it’s even possible to take surfing lessons. 

It is also an important place for sailing (Vendée Globe) ; in addition, St. Gilles is one of the first “sardine” fishing ports of the Atlantic coast, and why not take a boat to discover  l’Ile d’Yeu

You can also wander about the pedestrian street downtown, with all its attractive shops, have a drink on the quayside harbor or a seafood platter in one of the many restaurants you can find in St. Gilles.

All year long, you can appreciate the authenticity and conviviality of this human-sized city.

The Vendée region is known to have its own a micro-climate and a comparable quantity of sunshine hours to the Mediterranean coast, so you don't have to go as far …


The area is ideal for cycling, thanks to its great cycle paths that make it possible to cycle safely to the beaches, shops, marketplace, local restaurants or bars and even visit the countryside.

If you’re coming for professional activity, we will also be pleased to welcome you at the Gîte de la Joubretière : it is 20mns by car to Challans and 35 mns to La Roche/Yon… You will have the comfort of a hotel but not the obligation to go to the restaurant every evening ….

Where you should go

Le KF (for a coffee or a drink on the quays) - St. Gilles

Le Theo Spot (bar / cocktail) - St. Gilles (Remblai)


Le Lamparo (Gourmet cuisine) - St. Hilaire

La Chaize Gourmande (cuisine bistronomique) - La Chaize Giraud

Le Casier (seafood) - St. Gilles

La Riviera (Pizzeria et autres) - St. Gilles

Le St. Gilles (seafood) - St. Gilles


and many more here

What you need to know

We are about :

400m from a Bus stop

300m d'ALDI (grocery store)

1 km from the shopping center "Oceanis"

1 km from a gas station

1 km from a pharmacy

1 km from a backery

2 kms from down town

1,8 kms from the beach (nudist beach 5 kms)


Open air market of St. Gilles on: tuesday, thursday and sunday

Open air market of Croix de Vie on:  wednesday and saturday