What to do and see in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France: The Best Places and Tips

April 3, 2018 Leonardo Torrence

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez in France, from Europe region, is best know for Bodies of Water. Discover best things to do in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

1. Les Marais Salants de la Vie

Acces Route D 38 Bis | 81 Route du sel, 85270 Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France +33 6 81 97 39 84
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 222 reviews

Les Marais Salants de la Vie

Reviewed By Kevelair - France

Nice short trip to discover how the salt is coming from the sea to your plate with a very old job ; very quiet wlak

2. La Grande Plage

1 avenue de l Astre du Marin, 85800, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France
Excellent
39%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 66 reviews

La Grande Plage

Reviewed By Brellie - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Went with French friends. she is 89 and he is 87. A great place just to sit, have a drink and watch the surfers. There is good handicap parking available. A nice beach for the younger folks.

3. Les Canoes du Marais

103 route des Sables, 85800 Givrand, France
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Les Canoes du Marais

A great experience, face to face with nature!!!! Leaving from Givrand, you will paddle with your family or your friends on a calm river without flow, accessible to everyone! The ride will lead you throught various typical landscapes within a protect area (Natura 2000). You will sail in the heart of the marsh, crossing Forests and dunes. You will also have the opportunity to explore the city of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. We offer some excursion form one to four hours and overnight excursions in July and August.

Reviewed By Alison P

We hired a canoe for myself, my husband and our two girls and a kayak for our daughter and we all loved it. There is a two hour route or a one hour version, we chose the two hour and really enjoyed it. The equipment is well maintained and the river is quiet and calm making it perfect for visitors with younger children. Really good value for money.

4. Velo-Rail

Rue des Volettes, 85220 Commequiers, France
Excellent
40%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 207 reviews

Velo-Rail

Reviewed By Brian H - Chorley, United Kingdom

A brilliant 2 hours of fun....Cost 26 euros for three of us...It does take a bit of effort but you don't have to be tour de France standard to go quick.....
Once you get half way the cars get turned using a clock rotation on the actual track.So , as its the same track in reverse,you can only proceed once the last car has got to this point....
Its easier on the return journey as there is a little decline...There are also a series of barriers to lift ,as the journey passes through normal roads with traffic....(very funny)..
.Make sure you take your camera as there are some cracking photo opportunities.....

5. Musee Charles Milcendeau

84 Chemin du Bois Durand, 85300 Soullans, France +33 2 51 35 03 84
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Musee Charles Milcendeau

Reviewed By Loiseau - UK

Charles Milcendeau was born in neighbouring Soullans and studied art in Paris in the late 19th century. Here, in his former home, you can admire a large collection of his marvellously atmospheric paintings which evoke the marshland that you see all around you, and the rugged peasant families who lived there in his time.
In the second little house you are in for an extraordinary treat - the walls of his former studio are entirely covered with decorative painting that Milcendeau made to lift his spirits from the damp marshy landscape and to remind him of the Sunshine of Spain.
Not to be missed!

6. La Corniche vendeenne

Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

La Corniche vendeenne

Reviewed By christophermansley - Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

I was a sailor for a number of years so ye can imagine the sunsets I have seen . |But the sunsets on the vendeen are fabulous and bring back many fantastic memories

7. Feeling Forest

Avenue la Paree Preneau, 85270 Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Feeling Forest

Feeling Forest is a leisure park since June 2005, found activities for all ages and all occasions ! Located on Avenue de la Parée Préneau at Saint Hilaire de Riez in Vendée. From 3 years old, with friends, family, colleges, company, associations... To spend a perfect day, choose to lunch at our Bar Snack or in our Picnic area in the shade of pine trees. After being fitted with a harness with safety ring and gloves, our entertainers will introduce you to the activity of an introductory course so that you discover the basic safety actions. You then have access to ropes courses under the supervision of our trained operators.

Reviewed By SuttonCTravellers - Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

This place would be worthy of 4 or 5 stars if it wasn’t for the absolutely dreadful food service offered. The ropes courses were very good and the 2 members of our family who did them enjoyed them a lot. The rest of us stayed...MoreHello ! Thank you for taking time to leave your opinion on our park. Your remarks concerning the snack were brought back to the direction. We're sorry.

8. Plage de Boisvinet

Boulevard de la Mer | D6a, 85800, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France
Excellent
18%
Good
73%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Plage de Boisvinet

Reviewed By Marion T - Newburyport, Massachusetts

A nice small beach where families gather. Lots of small children play in the shallows as older ones dive from the platform placed offshore every summer (removed on Oct. 1). Well-guarded with daily flags for safety and water temperature. Also, a large enclosed pool of salt water (refreshed with every tide change) where both children and adults enjoy protected swims.

9. Chapelle des Mineurs

27 rue Coron du Bas de Soie, 85240 Faymoreau, France +33 2 51 00 48 48
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Chapelle des Mineurs

Reviewed By PJLOUDUN - LOUDUN

La direction des mines souhaitant développer la moralisation chrétienne de ses ouvriers à fait construire cette chapelle qui a été inaugurée en 1876, le jour de la sainte Barbe patronne des mineurs. Sa particularité réside dans le fait que ses 18 verrières en verres blancs en été remplacées, en 2001, par des vitraux dont les thèmes sont la mine, la vie du mineur, sa famille. C'est l'œuvre de Carmelo Zagari dont certains membres de sa famille ont été mineur. Il faut prendre le temps d'admirer chaque vitrail pour comprendre ce qu'il représente Il faut également admirer la voute de cette chapelle et la rosace au dessus de la porte d'entrée

17 Chemin de la Conge, 85270 Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France +33 7 83 16 13 35
Excellent
63%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Youplaland

Nice amusement park for children on 8000m2 of land in the shade of pine trees, inflatables, electric quad circuit, giant ball pool, boat Mississippi .Nouveautes 2015 0a3ans little space and mini train for children. Drinks and snacks on site. Free admission for accompanying adults and children - 90 cm

Reviewed By Matt D - Essex, United Kingdom

Absolutely brilliant place for kids. Our boys loved it!
Loads of bouncy Castles, some massive ones that are really high, very impressive.
There is also a small train ride which they run every 20 mins when the bell rings, this was very popular.
You only pay for the kids, adults and babies are free, and it was only EUR 8 for each child for as long as you want to stay.
Also you're ok to take a picnic in or get good there.
Overall an excellent day which the boys loved!

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