Saint-Hilaire de Riez, one of the nicest seaside resorts in the Vendée area
Between Saint-Jean-de-Monts and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, one of the best spots in the Vendée
Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is a small town with under 9,000 inhabitants and still has a true authentic feel, despite the rise of the tourist industry.
Saint-Hilaire offers all the attractions of a traditional seaside resort: beaches, casinos, cinemas, watersports and other sports.
Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is also a town with traditional, well-preserved architecture that is used to giving its visitors a warm welcome. Discover a range of natural and architectural delights and, whether on foot or by bike, explore everything it has to offer in a relaxed atmosphere and under the summer sun!
Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: 10 kilometres of unspoilt coastline
Saint-Hilaire boasts no less than 10 beaches! While most are fine sand beaches, there are also two slightly wilder coves to discover. The Salins beach, it is worth noting, is a naturist spot.
There are three water sports centres, offering most traditional activities: surfing, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, canoeing, etc.
A seaside resort that's popular with campers
Saint-Hilaire has a gentle, sunny climate and is ideal for all sorts of outdoor activities. You'll love the relaxed atmosphere of the town centre, close to the campsite.
In town, you can easily buy fresh local produce at the market, have a drink in the summer sun on a terrace, or pick up anything you need for your camping holiday.
Must-dos for your camping holiday in Saint-Hilaire
A walk in the forest. Take the time to get back to nature and enjoy a stroll while breathing in the fresh sea air and the smell of pine trees.
Visit the market. You'll find locally-sourced fruit and vegetables but also fresh fish and seafood.
The Bourrine de Bois Juquaud. Local traditionally thatched homes transformed into an ecomuseum where you can learn all about this architecture.