"La Plage ? The beach area." Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez Tourist Trap Tip by Jerelis

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez Tourist Traps: 3 reviews and 12 photos

  Sam is caught at the beach.
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  • Sam is caught at the beach. - Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
      Sam is caught at the beach.
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  • Exploring the coast line. - Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
      Exploring the coast line.
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  • Wooooiiii, there is the water! - Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
      Wooooiiii, there is the water!
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  • Sam is overlooking the crowd. - Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
      Sam is overlooking the crowd.
    by Jerelis

For the summer of 2010 we stayed at Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, which is a nice seaside resort in the Vendée. Besides the village itself there are a lot of nearby spots to visit as well, like several islands with an unspoiled heritage and many architectural gems. Of course don?t forget to visit the Talmont-Saint-Hilaire Castle which is a medieval fortress that was the residence of king Richard I of England. But most of all, a visit to this region is not complete without having a look at the beach area (La Plage), because the long and sandy beaches stretching along the Atlantic coast are a great place for relaxation and water sports.

The coast of the Vendée extends over 200 km of mostly sandy beaches. Right here at the south west coast you will find Saint Hilaire de Riez, where we stayed for the summer of 2010. Coupled with an exceptionally mild climate, this coastline has long attracted large numbers of overseas and domestic tourists. We stayed at a campsite near the beach, so for us it was quite common to stay some days at the beach and enjoying the day.

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  • Updated Jan 12, 2012
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