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St. Hilaire-de-Riez

The small town of St Hilaire-de-Riez lies 4.5 kilometres north, yet still in the shadow of, its illustrious neighbour St.Gilles-croix-de-Vie. The commune of St.Hilaire-de-Riez extends over a very large area and includes the smaller communes of Notre-dame-de-Riez, Sion-sur-l'Ocean and the Corniche Vendéenne, merling plage and bois-Jaquaud. Its landscapes include the rocky coastline of the Corniche Vendéenne, the long sandy beaches from Scion-sur-l’Ocean all the way up the coast to La Mouettes, the dunes and the forest of the Pays de Monts, and behind these are the Marais, sometimes cultivated sometimes wild.
The town itself has a pleasant holiday feel to it with small whitewashed houses with brightly coloured shutters mingled with older more substantial buildings as well as modern holiday accommodation.

Market days are Thursdays and Sundays.

L'ile-aux-Jeux. This is a Fun park for Kids, and is an ideal family recreation park, the name actually means the island of games. Included here are activities such as slides, trampoline, karting, pony, pedal boats, maze, zip lines, inflatable air domes and soft games that one can enjoy all day. Although this is a park for children there are areas for parents including a picnic area.
This is an ideal place to celebrate birthdays, and the park's mascot Teiki is waiting impatiently for you to visit.

Bourrine du Bois Juquaud . This Eco-Museum recreates the typical houses and lifestyle of the people of the region.

Atlantic Toboggan This is a water park offering fun for all the family

Restaurants St Hilaire de Riez.
Aux Delice des Ecureuils.  100, Ave Pege. Tel.02 51 55 76 03
Cafe de la Plage. 1, Rue de l'Ocean.Sion-s-l'Ocean  Tel 02 51 54 51 76.
Cassodis, 53,Ave Pege. Tel 02 28 10 81 12.
La Chaise Longue. Esplanade Mer Plage des Demoiselles. Tel 02 28 11 64 41.
La Ferme des 10 Ecus. 104, Avenue Valentin. Tel. 02 51 58 04 34.
La Ferme de Melusine. 147, Route du Perrier. Tel. 02 28 10 32 44
L'Arlequin. Avenue Pege. Tel. 02 51 59 77 24.
La Tente a Sion 189, Avenue de la Foret. Tel. 02 51 54 30 10.
Le Carre 3, promanade de la Mer. Tel. 02 51 68 58 63.
Le Gourmet des Marines.  Tel. 02 51 59 14 14.
Le Lamparo. 221 Avenue Corniche. Tel 02 51 55 01 83
La Cantina. Avenue Becs. Tel.02 28 11 42 67
La Houle. 103, Avenue Corniche. Tel. 02 51 55 52 50
Le Paludier.  Place 51 55 24 45.

CampingTo view the 38 campsites within the commune go to     Camping St.Hilaire-de-Riez.

Taxis; Taxis de l'Etoile. Cite de Cave, St Hilaire de Riez.  Tel.06 60 92 12 66.
Taxis Alizes. 66 rue de la Touche.  Tel. 02 51 35 44 07.
Azur Taxis,  7 rue Venelle,   Tel. 09 62 32 76 09.

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