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Zen experience and relaxation: Day 2

Saint Gilles Croix de Vie and the green coastline.

For this new Zen and Relaxation getaway, let’s discover Saint Gilles Croix de Vie and its surroundings… We propose you first a total immersion in this city of character.
To begin, we invite you to the Place Guy Kergousti food market which takes place every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 8:00 to 13:00.
It is an ideal gateway for the curious to discover the local specialties and specificities. You will enjoy this very special atmosphere, synonymous with joy and conviviality.
It is an invitation to stroll, an ode to simple pleasures…
A unique meeting place where you can meet merchants who promote local products and artists who liven up the neighborhood.

Get off the beaten track and visit Saint Gilles Croix de Vie…

Then take the opportunity to get lost in the narrow streets of its old quarters.
You will feel the soul of this fishermen’s town.
We invite you to continue your exploration by following the Vendée coastline for three kilometers. It reveals breathtaking panoramas. It is an enchanted interlude that will be accessible to the youngest and the oldest.

Needless to say, this program will whet your appetite…

And it’s a good thing because you are in the place where you have to be to taste the local culinary specialties… Fish or seafood lovers, don’t resist, give in to the temptation.
There are many restaurants in Saint Gilles where you can satisfy your taste buds,
a few addresses have particularly caught our attention.

In no particular order, I quote:

  • Restaurant le Saint Gilles (French cuisine, fish and seafood)
  • Restaurant la houle (located on the Vendée coastline, the chef offers quality French cuisine and focuses on fish and seafood)
  • Restaurant le Récif (I love this crêperie with a view of the sea. The pancakes are delicious and the other dishes on the menu are just as tasty).

A tonic afternoon in the heart of the countryside… Laughter and change of scenery guaranteed…

Direction the village of Commequiers at about fifteen minutes by car.
To discover the charm of the green coastline, we can propose an activity for the least singular, not to say unusual… The Bike Rail of Commmequiers!
Another strange invention, you might say! I’d say it’s a “nice idea”.

Let’s go for a two-hour walk (7 km out / 7 km back).
On foot? By bike? By train?
No, nothing like that, you will climb on board a draisine…
At that time, this machine was used to inspect the railroad tracks.
Today, it will be your means of transportation.
It is with the strength of your calves that you will pull this machine.
But believe us, it’s worth it! All along this route, which follows an old railway line, you will discover the quietness and the charm of the low bocage, in a very friendly atmosphere.

Back home in your natural and family campsite…

After such a day, placed under the sign of discovery and fun, you will be delighted to return to your cocoon. To finish it off in style, what better way than to lounge on a deckchair on the edge of the indoor pool and take a dip in the 28° heated water.
It is the ideal solution to recharge the batteries before we all get together in the evening for a themed meal or a magic show.

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