Domaine de la Michelière - a 4-star campsite in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie
By the sea, two kilometres from the Le Jaunay beach, south of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie nestles the Domaine de la Michelière campsite. Rated 4 star, this establishment is a member of the Vagues Océanes group. It has many attractions, including a superb water park, nature area unique of its kind along the Vendée coastline, and a multitude of sports and leisure facilities.
A 4 star campsite amongst land and sea in the Vendée
Perfect for having a family holiday, the Domaine de la Michelière campsite has a wide selection of holiday rentals. Amongst these, you can opt for one of the 23 high-end cottages in the new entirely pedestrianized Premium area, opened in 2022, including some enjoying a superb view over the ‘Prairies des Daims’ (deer meadow). As its name suggests, it is a lush area where several dozen deer graze in complete tranquillity, sweet speckled animals.
Once comfortably settled into your holiday rental, you’ll have all the time there is to discover the recreational facilities on this Vendée campsite. In particular, make the most of the vast 4,000 m² water park. This consists of two large heated pools, two water slides and even a Jacuzzi for fantastic times. Thrill-seekers should make a beeline for the large water slide, which starts at 10 metres high having a slide length of 78 metres, with fits of laughter guaranteed!
As regards activities, there is something for everyone. Pétanque or beach volleyball tournaments, basketball, football and handball matches but also strengthening the muscles: step aerobics, abs and glutes workout... Moreover, the youngest holidaymakers can make lots of new friends by joining the campsite’s various children’s clubs: the ‘Mini club des P'tits Bolides’ (so called ‘little rockets’ mini club) for those aged 4 to 6 and ‘Club des Champions’ (champions’ club) for those aged 7 to 11.
A perfect holiday resort to have fun
A wide choice of activities is also on offer to teenagers aged 12 to 17 at the Teen's Club. Meanwhile, you can have a late breakfast or apéritif at the campsite snack-bar open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m in the high season. Themed evenings take place with mussels and chips, paella and many other gourmet dishes on the menu..To extend the pleasure, concerts, cabaret nights, and others are on the programme for warm summer evenings!
At the Domaine de la Michelière campsite reception, you can hire children’s and adult bicycles and go off to explore the Vendée department. More than 350 kilometres of cycle tracks amongst land and sea await you, enabling you in particular to cover 600 hectares of maritime pine and holm oaks forests. In a few pedal strokes, you can reach Saint Hilaire de Riez or the La Sauzaie beach in Brétignolles sur Mer.
During your stay, you can also discover the Saint Gilles Croix de Vie beaches, including the “Grande Plage” (large beach) more than three kilometres in length. Here, you’ll find bars, restaurants and a water sports centre for thrill-seeker enthusiasts. Not forgetting the following beaches - Le Jaunay, Boisvinet or even La Pelle à Porteau.
Have the countryside and adventures in abundance in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie
As you go out of the Domaine de la Michelière campsite the resort of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, with its marinas and fishing ports, is located. You’ll love strolling on the quays and watching the sardine and mackerel fishermen working. Further south, you’ll visit Les Sables d'Olonne, the starting port for the famous Vendée Globe sailing race, which combines the modern and authentic, thanks to the charm of its old houses and seaside villas.
Accessible by boat, only 17 kilometres from the campsite, the Ile d'Yeu island reaches out to you for immersion in its wild landscapes and sandy beaches. Go for a bike ride with a change of scenery, accompanied by a crêpe stop in the one of the island’s restaurants. Likewise on the famous Ile de Noirmoutier island where you can go via the Passage du Gois causeway at low tide, or using the island’s bridge accessible at any time. Pedal along the salt marshes, and treat yourself to a dozen oysters, accompanied by a glass of white wine.
Your stay on the Domaine de La Michelière, will also be the chance to spend a day at the Puy du Fou park. This theme park retraces the history of the Vendée with impressive shows, musketeers, Gallo-Roman stadium, Vikings and its spectacular “Cinéscénie” (where son et lumière shows are staged). Near the campsite, you’ll find the Dino's Park (a dinosaur theme park) in Saint Hilaire de Riez, Les Sables d'Olonne zoo and the Aquarium de Vendée aquarium in Talmont Saint Hilaire.