For a floral extravaganza Le Jardin de Olfacties is unmissable. Visit on a Wednesday or Friday evening in July and August for a memorable display of stunning, fragrant flowers, brought to life with music and lighting.
St Hilaire-de-Riez, VendeeSite code: VN017
- La Rochelle : 136km
- Nantes : 75km
- Challans : 19km
- IIe de Noirmoutier : 41km
- St Jean de Monts : 14km
- St Gilles Croix de Vie : 9km
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The Atlantic Toboggan water park is in easy reach of the parc, and is a firm family favourite, as is the Feeling Forest, an adventure park with various assault courses, trampolines, mini golf and more.
To get one of the most spectacular views in the Vendée then you must visit Vieux Château, the striking landmark of Ile d’Yeu. From up on the cliff top there are fantastic panoramic views of breathtaking scenery. The island can be reached by ferry from Fromentine or St Gilles Croix-de-Vie.
At La Route du Sel in Sallertaine you can hire canoes to retrace the old salt routes and explore the interesting ancient marshlands.
St Gilles Croix-de-Vie itself is great for sightseeing and has a wonderful holiday atmosphere. The busy port has lots to offer with beautiful beaches, bustling bars and much more.