Le Bois de la Gachère
Direct beach access to Les Sables d'Olonne
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Enchanted getaway

Duration: 1 day

You don’t have to cross the Atlantic to enjoy dream spots.
During your vacation in the Vendée, you’ll find small coves with white sand and crystal-clear waters.
To find the most beautiful beaches in Vendée, head for Yeu Island.
In addition to discovering breathtaking spots, it’s undoubtedly an experience you’ll never forget.
You’ll remember it forever!
As you can see, for this experience, in addition to your sneakers, don’t forget your swimsuits.

There are two options for getting to the island.
You can choose between sea or air.

Boarding from the port of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie.
The Compagnie Vendéenne offers crossings all year round.
You can find all the crossing times on this website: https://www.compagnie-vendeenne.com/fr/saint-gilles-croix-de-vie
The advantage of taking the boat to Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is that the pier is less than 30 minutes from the campsite, and they offer free parking.

Here is the list of free parking lots:

  • Ile d’Yeu” parking lot, 500 m from the landing stage
  • parking at the old swimming pool, 1km from the pier
    The trip takes 60 minutes, just enough time to enjoy this little boat trip.

Helicopter travel.
Oya Vendée Hélicoptère offers a crossing in just 10 minutes.
You can admire the island from the air. A breathtaking show.

In both cases, we advise you to opt for the first departures. You’ll have the whole day to explore the island.

découverte de l'île d'Yeu
visit to Yeu Island
vacations on Yeu Island

With your feet firmly on the ground, you’ll finally be able to enjoy your day.

camping au coeur du bois A word of advice from the team: the best way to visit Yeu Island is by bike.

Numerous bike rental companies are available on site. Unfortunately, if you book at the last minute, you run the risk of missing out on your ride. So book in advance. Here are a few addresses:

  • Vélo Yeu
  • La Roue Libre
  • Ker Cycle
visite de l'île d'Yeu en Vendée

Nevertheless, there are a few spots on the island not to be missed.

Le Vieux Château.
Classified as a historic monument, this is an architectural gem.
Its special feature: it is built on a rock and faces the ocean.
Guided tours are available & if you love history and old stones, we highly recommend this visit.

Guided tours (duration 40 min.)
Guided tours at 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 4:30pm, 5pm and 5:30pm.
Price: 4 euros
Keep your eyes peeled for prehistoric dolmens along the way.

Le Grand Phare
You can visit this 41-metre high lighthouse.

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