Saint Hilaire de Riez

Perfectly located on the Atlantic coast, St Hilaire de Riez links the seaside resorts of St Gilles Croix de Vie and St Jean de Monts.

Saint Hilaire de Riez (pronounced ” rié “, the z remains silent) is the longest Atlantic coast of the Vendée. It alone represents :

  • 49 km²,
  • 13 kilometers of rocky and sandy coasts,
  • 600 hectares of forest,
  • Salt marshes,
  • Soft marsh,
  • The districts of Sion sur l’Océan, Les Mouettes, Les Becs …
Beach Saint Hilaire de Riez

Ideal destination for nature lovers, contemplate the diversity of landscapes and enjoy the calm and serenity that prevails. Reach your favorite spots by bike thanks to the many bicycle paths or on foot through the hiking trails that crisscross the town.

Going to the beach is a family favorite, and in St. Hilaire you are spoiled for choice ! Demoiselles Beach is known for its long stretch of soft, fine sand. It is home to a base for water sports activities if you want to live new experiences. It is also adapted to the reception of people with disabilities thanks to the Tiralo and Hippocampe carts.

For more intimacy, install your towel on one of the charming creeks of the Vendée coastline linking Sion sur l’Océan to St Gilles. The nap is very pleasant and you will be won by a feeling of plenitude within this small wild paradise between rocks and ocean.

Other beaches are also at your disposal such as : la Parée Préneau, de Riez, la Pège, les Mouettes, les Becs, les Salins…

In terms of heritage, drop by the La Bourrine du Bois-Juquaud eco-museum. Typical Vendée house, learn more about the daily life of market gardeners at the beginning of the 20th century. Let yourself be guided through time in the old farm and the life of Armandine Gandemer, its last occupant.

In the heart of a site particularly preserved by the municipality, the plant and animal life is favored thanks to the marshes that surround it.

Discover the white gold and take a picturesque break at the Marais Salants de la Vie, shaped by man since the 7th century. Learn more about the profession of the saunier and observe the wild landscapes that surround them.

Saint hilaire de riez

Idea for an unusual activity in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez : climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage and travel between nature and heritage while listening to the storyteller who knows the salt marsh like the back of his hand.

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