Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is an attractive seaside resort situated in the Vendée province of Pays de la Loire. It lies in the western portion of France along the Atlantic coast. Originally, two separate towns lying on either sides of the river Loire, Saint-Gilles and Croix-de-Vie were united as a single town in 1967. It is the oldest town in the Vendée and is well known for its sardine fishing. The climate of the town is generally good because of its location and although it is cold in winter, the sky is always clear. With regards the local accommodation, you can choose from a number of budget hotel packages that are offered right here at EasyToBook.com, just check for details and reviews.
Colourful boats line the shores of the port town and three and a half kilometres of sandy beach surround it. The main beach lies to the north of the Vie estuary, while the south side of the beach has a wonderful array of old fisherman’s cottages, neatly built between the port and the marketplace. When you are in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie you must visit the Le Trou de Diable (Devil’s Hole) which is off the Corniche Vendeean. The water is known to produce some stunning sounds when it splashes against the rocks during high tide and when the winds blow off the sea. There is a wide range of hotels, restaurants, bars and other eating-places that you can choose from.