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Dolphin Gîtes in La Chaize Giraud        

(2.7 miles from the beach)    




Latitude 46.648446

Longitude  -1.817895






There are 2 restaurants in walking distance from the gites. 



The 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 (10 minutes). The nearest supermarket is Super U in Brétignolles which is  5 minutes' drive and the nearest hypermarket is E. Leclerc in St Gilles, 15 minutes' drive. There is a doctor in the village, and a chemist in Brétignolles.





Dolphin 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).


You 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).



How to get here?


Fly to Nantes


There 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. 


Channel Ports


Approximate driving distances from Dolphin Gites to the cross channel ports are listed below:


St Malo/ 170 miles

Caen/ 240 miles

Roscoff/ 250 miles

Cherbourg/ 270 miles

Le Havre/ 290 miles

Dieppe/ 321 miles

Calais/ 400 miles




Things to do in the local area


Local Visits


It is 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 can drive to the train station at St Gilles or La Roche, leave your car, to be collected on your return.  


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