Direct access to the beach at 400 m!

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Can I get from the railway station in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie to the campsite by public transport?

There is a bus service between Saint Gilles Croix de Vie and Les Sables d’Olonne.

The stop called Rond-Point de l’Océan is near the campsite. Take line 168, Sovetours.été-2016-ST-JEAN-DE-MONTS-LES-SABLES-DOLONNE.pdf

Taxis are also available
(Alizés Taxis: +33(0);
Sébastien Guivach: +33(0);
Taxis Kléber: +33(0) or +33(0)

What are the opening hours for the children’s club?

We look after your children between 10am and 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm. We offer creative workshops and contests and encourage children to work together.

The club is open during French school holidays (spring and summer).

Is the campsite far from the beach?

The campsite has direct access to the beach, which is 400m away, on the other side of the dunes.

How far is the campsite from the town centre of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie?

The campsite is 3.5km away from Saint Gilles Croix de Vie town centre.

Can you recommend a good restaurant in St-Gilles-Croix de Vie?

Yes, when you arrive, we’ll give you a booklet containing several suggestions.

Are there cycle paths nearby?

A cycle path runs past the campsite.

It leads all the way to the town centre, a 10-minute ride away. You won’t need to go on the road at all.

The path follows the beautiful coastline of Vendée and takes in some magnificent spots.

Is the campsite open all year round?

Les Cyprès is open from Friday 1 April to Sunday 18 September 2016.

The rest of the year, you can reach us by telephone.

When is the reception open, in the high and low season?

In low season the reception is open:

– Monday to Thursday, 9am-12.30pm and 2pm-5.30pm,
– Friday and Saturday, 9am-12.30pm,
– Sunday, 9am-12.30pm and 2pm-6pm,

In high season (July and August):

 – the reception is open from 9am to 7.30pm

When is the gate closed?

To avoid coming and going at night, the gates are closed at night, from 10.30pm to 7am.

In case of emergency, a guard is always present.

Can we use a barbecue on the campsite?

Only gas barbecues are permitted on the campsite. Any other types are strictly forbidden.

Barbecues can be rented at reception at €7/day and €35/week.

Is bedding provided?

In the mobile homes, we provide disposable mattress covers and pillow cases and blankets.

Cotton sheets can be hired (single bed: €10/week and double bed: €12/week) and disposable sheets (single bed: €5.50/week and double bed: €7.50/week)

What sort of electric sockets are there in the mobile homes and on the pitches?

Both are equipped with French sockets.

For pitches you will need a 25-metre lead.

Is water available at each pitch?

No. There is a tap for around 6 pitches and there are two shower/toilet blocks on the campsite.

(Including a baby area and disabled facilities)

Are the showers coin-operated?

No, pitch rates include water.

Are all pitches shaded?

The campsite is in a pine forest, so there are many shady areas.

However, some pitches are in the sun or partially shaded.

Can we put two cars on a pitch?

No, one vehicle only, please.

On arrival, you will be given a badge for the gate.

There is a free carpark in front of the campsite.

Are swim shorts allowed in the pool?

No, swim shorts are strictly forbidden.

Don’t worry if you forget to bring swimming trunks, the campsite store has a selection for sale.

Are there children’s play areas on the campsite?

There is a playground near the multi-sports area, the bar and the swimming pool.

There is a boat-shaped bouncy structure just opposite the reception area.

We will be arriving after hours. What shall we do?

You may arrive when the reception is closed.

Just call us beforehand so we can tell you what to do.

If necessary, call +33(0)2 51 55 38 98.

Does the campsite have WIFI?

You can request a ticket of 10 minutes free, at the reception.

Wifi is in all the campsite. It is possible to buy tickets at the reception.

Do the mobile homes have televisions?

No? We think holidays are for switching off.

But there is a television at the bar.

There is no television reception in the mobile homes.

Do you rent baby equipment?

Our baby pack which includes a cot bed, highchair and pushchair costs €4.30/day or €30/week.

If you do not require the whole pack, you can rent a bed or a highchair separately (€2.15/day or €15/week).

Do you sell bread and newspapers on site?

In summer, bread is baked on site. Off-season, you can order bread from the store.

The store stocks newspapers, including foreign ones, in the summer months.

Can we forward our post and parcels to the campsite?


The collection point is in the laundry room in a wooden crate, sorted by alphabetical order.

For parcels, you will need to provide a piece of ID.

How does the caravan storage service work?

From 1 April to 25 June 2016, caravan owners may park on a special pitch.

During that time, they may also occupy their caravan on the campsite whenever they wish.

The “comfort” rate will therefore be applied.

Three nights per month minimum.

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What happens if we need to cancel?

1) LET US KNOW as soon as possible if you need to cancel your stay.

If you have taken out the “camping couvert” insurance:

2) MAKE THE CLAIM within five working days:


By email:

By fax: +33(0);
By post: Gritchen Tourisme & Loisirs – Service Sinistre BP 6048
27 rue Charles Durand – 18 024 Bourges cedex

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