A campsite near Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie on the Côte de la Lumière

Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is above all a seaside town filled with activity all the year round.

The proof is that this town with 7 500 inhabitants is today one of the major centres on the Vendée coast. Despite its success, it has maintained its values, its natural and friendly character. Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is a warm and welcoming town, with an attractive lifestyle all the year round.

Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is widely recognised as a centre for sailing, and is justly proud of its unique charms, including fine sandy beaches, its older, traditional districts, and not forgetting its five weekly markets. Here you will also see charming villas, fishing ports and a marina at the very heart of the town… In fact, everything helps to forge the authentic and picturesque character of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie.

Even though the identity of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is closely linked to the sea, it is also an attractive economic centre. Shipyards and canning plants helped launch the industrial development of the town in the early 20th century, and today its major companies maintain its prosperity.

Today, visitors love to stroll through the Maroc quarter, to shop in the numerous boutiques and to linger in the pedestrian streets in the Croix-de-Vie part of the town. There are also many restaurants, lively cafés, art galleries with a local flavour and an evening market every day in July and August on the Saint-Gilles side!

Come along and see us at the reception – as 'daughters of the coast', we can tell you about the best spots to match what you’re looking for!