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St Hilaire: Hot Vendee

Hot Vendee

A small campsite that offers direct access to a superb private sandy beach. Indoor and outdoor pools with 4 water chutes and restaurants on the door step.

Direct beach access

Set in the hot Vendee climate, we have uncovered a little gem of a campsite in St Hilaire, the ultimate in beach holidays. You can walk directly from your mobile home onto a magnificent, gently sloping sandy beach lapped by the clear waters where your children can swim and play in complete safety with no roads to cross.

Family campsite in the hot Vendee

Add to this one of the best swimming pool complexes in France with 4 superb water slides. Choose from one of the 3 slides that plunge you into the heated lagoon-style pool or the fourth chute that propels you on a thrilling ride through a tunnel into the spacious indoor pool with its underwater theme and jacuzzi. In addition there’s a childrens pool complete with water features.

The family owners of St Hilaire, this intimate and friendly site show keen attention to detail, with colourful flower beds, high standards of cleanliness, an excellent bar and genuinely friendly atmosphere. Local restaurants are also within walking distance.

St-Jean-de-Monts and the picturesque St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

The site is uniquely located, being a 5-minute drive from two fascinating and contrasting towns which can also be accessed by cycle paths running directly from the campsite.

To the north, St-Jean-de-Monts is a vibrant town offering a lively atmosphere with fine restaurants and cafe bars. For the more adventurous a magnificent water park is just a 5 minute drive away, and is especially popular with Carisma families of all ages.

To the south is the picturesque town of St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie – a quaint old fishing village with a superb array of fine restaurants offering a glorious location for a charming evening stroll amongst its pavement cafes. A short drive further through the picturesque Olonne National Forest greets you with the stylish Les Sables d’Olonne, one of France’s premier resorts with its old harbour surrounded by excellent seafood restaurants and promenade cafes.

Les Sables Review
  • We've enjoyed an excellent holiday, perhaps the best we've ever had as a family.Bryn Law - Sky sports football reporter
  • Big enough to know, small enough to care". Having previously discounted foreign...Mr & Mrs Vibert, Jersey - Channel Islands - Paramedic & Teacher
  • It was the most enjoyable fortnight that we had spent in ages. The site was in a perfect location..Mr & Mrs Hartwell
  • This is our third year on Carisma site and we have not been disappointed at Les Sables.Mr & Mrs Wheeler, Mansfield

Campsite at a glance…


Campsite Facilities

  • Direct access to a superb beach
  • Heated outdoor pool complex with 3 water chutes
  • Heated indoor pool with water chute and Jacuzzi
  • Children’s Pool with slide and water features
  • Family Friendly bar
  • Take Away meals
  • Games Room
  • Washing and Drying machines
  • Atlantic Toboggan Waterpark
  • Table Tennis
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Evening Entertainment*
  • Gas BBQs #

* High season # Available free of charge- small refundable deposit required

Nearby Activities

  • Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Internet café

Campsite Map

Click on the image above to see a large campsite map of the Carisma mobile home positions.

Getting to the St Hilaire campsite

We recommend a Portsmouth to Caen 08:15 crossing with Brittany Ferries returning on the 16:30 Caen to Portsmouth. This will leave a 4 hour drive to and from the site.

Distances to St Hilaire from airports and train stations

If you are travelling to St Hilaire by plane or train, here are the nearest airports and train stations:
La Rochelle
La-Gilles- Croix-d-Vie