Immerse yourself in nature at an authentic campsite in Vendée

A day on Yeu Island

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For a day of discovery, you can start by heading for Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, before setting sail for Yeu Island.

A 9:00 a.m. boat departure awaits you, so you can make the most of the day without having to rush. You can consult the different rates by following this link: https: //

Close to the Saint Gilles Croix de Vie pier, several parking solutions are available:

  • The Ile d’Yeu pier parking lot, on avenue Georges Pompidou in Saint Gilles, is free and only 500 meters from your destination.
  • Or the Salines school parking lot, 600 m away, rue des Paludiers

Please note:

It’s easy to cycle around the island, which is a common practice in summer. You can rent one for your getaway. But don’t forget to book yours in advance, as these are very popular in high season. You can also rent one on the mainland and take it with you on the boat.

To circumnavigate the island, you’ll need an average of 4 hours 30 minutes to cover the 28 kilometers at a leisurely pace, with a few breaks thrown in for good measure. This is a relatively easy circuit, with no difficulties such as steep slopes or slippery surfaces. The various points on the circuit are signposted along the way, so you won’t get lost.

You’ll find a number of suggested routes on the Internet, whether by bike or on foot, and we can recommend this one: https: //

port of Ile d'Yeu

The must-sees

With its many facets, the island will surprise you from every angle. From wild little coves to vast stretches of sand, harbours and lighthouses, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

This jewel of the Atlantic is home to many wonders, I guarantee it. And if you think we’re overdoing it, let us know what you think once you’ve visited.

It’s difficult to sum up all the beauty and diversity of this island, but if we had to choose a few places not to be missed, this is the list we could draw up:

The beach at Anse des Soux, for lovers of beautiful rocky beaches with fine sand. This magnificent stretch of white sand, rock and clear water will take you on a voyage of discovery. Take a break from this bubble of happiness for a moment. It’s a little corner of paradise we’re offering you here.

The other beaches are just as beautiful as each other: la plage de la belle Maison, la plage des Sapins, la plage des Sabias…

Port de la Meule, on the southwest side of the island. Surrounded by two beautiful cliffs, this harbor is protected from waves and bad weather. Nestled in these rocks, it’s a peaceful little spot worth seeing. And close to this port, you’ll also find Chapelle Notre Dame, a small white chapel built by monks.

The Old Castle, which recounts the history of the island. This medieval site, built at the start of the Hundred Years’ War, will tell you all about the jewel of the Atlantic. Take a guided tour of the monument, open daily in July and August (prices from €2 to €7).
Guided tour times: 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 16:30, 17:00 and 17:30 daily in July and August. Self-guided tours available between 1:30 and 4:00 pm.
For information on other timetables and fares, visit the Ile d’Yeu website:

The fisherman’s plancha, for the lunch break. A seasonal menu and fresh produce await you. If you have a thirst for discovery, they’ll whet your appetite with their local dishes and impeccable service. Enjoy the fish of the day with a view of the harbour in front of you – what more could you ask for?

After this beautiful day, take the boat back to the mainland. You can then return to your La Bergerie campsite.

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