• Nearest Beach: Plage des Mouettes 0.4km

  • Nearest Lake: 27km

  • Nearest River: La Vie, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie 10km

  • Nearest Town: Saint-Jean-de-Monts 7km

  • Nearby Towns:

    • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: 8km
    • St Gilles Croix de Vie: 10km
    • Challans: 18km
    • IIe de Noirmoutier: 26km
    • Nantes: 74km
    • La Rochelle: 151km


The pools and waterslides at the Atlantic Toboggan water park are sure to delight families of all ages, located at Merlin Plage, St Hilaire. A coastal drive to spend an afternoon or full day at the pretty fishing town of St Gilles Croix-de-Vie is definitely worthwhile, with plenty of places to eat and a market 3-4 days a week. Approximately 26km away is the Renaissance Château d'Apremont, where there's also a lovely lakeside beach.

Days Out

Atlantic Toboggan

Atlantic Toboggan

Atlantic Toboggan, less than 8 km away at Merlin Plage, St Hilaire, is sure to delight the whole family. It is a water park full of exciting and thrilling features such as heated pools, slides, and children’s play areas.

beach bikes

Ile d’Yeu

Ile d’Yeu is a paradise for walkers and cyclists. There is so much to do: hire bikes, visit great restaurants, explore the wild areas of the island, relax on the beach and marvel at the breathtaking scenery. Whilst you are there you must visit the Vieux Château. The striking landmark is situated along the cliff top of the wild coast where you can feel the wind in your hair and take in stunning panoramic views.

St Gilles du Criox

St Gilles Croix De Vie

A short drive away is St Gilles Croix De Vie - a busy port with a lively town and beautiful beaches, and a great destination for a daytrip. It’s a very relaxed and friendly place and the esplanade is traffic free so you can relax with the children. There are lots of great places to eat and there are markets on most days of the week.

Feeling Forest

Feeling Forest

If the outdoors is your thing, then visit Feeling Forest - an aerial assault course with 6 routes to explore. The site also offers air games, mini golf and trampolines. It is suitable for those over the age of 6 and some height restrictions apply.


Canoeing La Route du Sel

A slightly more active way to see the picturesque Vendéen countryside is to take a canoe down the areas old salt routes. You can rent canoes at Sellertaine to explore ‘La Route du Sel’ and travel along the labyrinth of ancient marshlands. Pack a picnic, hire a pedalo and take a dip!

Chateau d'Apremont

Château d’Apremont

Château d’Apremont offers panoramic views from its towers and there's a fresh water lake if you want to float on your back for a relaxing way to take in the countryside.

Off Parc Activities

If you are feeling active then explore the Vendéen countryside via special push pedal cars along a former railway line. ‘Velo rail’ is just over 20 km away and rail cars can be hired for 2, 3 or 4 hours, and fit 4 adults per car.

If you are looking for specific sporting facilities then most things can be found close by. Fishing, golf, mini golf, quad biking, and horse riding facilities are all less than 5 km from the parc. And just a bit further afield you can find watersports such as wind surfing, dinghy sailing and kayaking.

The following activities are available off parc:

Quad Biking 5 km from site
Golf 5 km from site
Crazy Golf 0.5 km from site
Fishing 10 km from site
Horse Riding 3.5 km from site
Cycling 0.1 km from site
Boat trips 12 km from site
Adventure Course 7 km from site
Windsurfing 9 km from site
Canoeing 18 km from site
Dinghy sailing 12 km from site
Kayaking 9 km from site