Gîtes in La Chaize Giraud
miles from the beach)
are 2 restaurants in walking distance from the gites.
local baker stops outside our gîtes every morning in the summer, selling baguettes and croissants.
Alternatively, the nearest bakery is just outside the village
on the road to Saint-Julien des Landes, about 1 mile from the
gîtes. There is a Spar, post-office and café in walking distance from the gîtes
The nearest supermarket is Super U in Brétignolles which is 5 minutes'
the nearest hypermarket is E. Leclerc in St Gilles, 15 minutes' drive. There
is a doctor in the village, and a chemist in Brétignolles.
Gîtes in Vendée is situated in the attractive coastal village of La Chaize Giraud, in the North of
Vendée between Les Sables
d'Olonne and St Gilles-Croix de Vie. The village is 4 km from the
seaside town of Brétignolles sur mer, 10 minutes from the fishing port of St
Gilles (to the North) and 20 minutes from the beach resort of Les Sables d'Olonne
(to the South).
can cycle to the beach from Dolphin Gites
The village of
La Chaize Giraud is 2.7 miles from the coast. It is possible to walk, cycle or drive to the
beach. There are excellent cycle paths from the village to the beach and along
the coast, and to the
Jaunay lake (a very scenic spot only 4 km away).
to get here?
are daily flights to and from Nantes airport from the UK, USA and Ireland. You
can conveniently fly into Nantes, hire a car at the airport for the duration
of you stay at Dophin Gites. It is advisable to book car hire at the time of
booking your flight.
driving distances from Dolphin Gites to the cross channel ports are listed
Malo/ 170 miles
Havre/ 290 miles
to do in the local area
often said that Vendée
offers the best climate in easy travelling distance from
the UK! Less than half a day's drive from Caen, Cherbourg or St
Malo. The nearest airport is Nantes which is about 1 hour's drive.
The train (TGV)
from Nantes now takes only 2 hours to Paris. You
to the train station at St Gilles or La Roche, leave your car, to be collected
on your return.