Outdoor activities in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

Top Outdoor Activities in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France

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  • Nick S
    Vire-Normandie, France105 contributions
    This is definitely worth a visit if you're interested in history and industrial/ agricultural archaeology or specifically in salt production. It is also an interesting lesson in the natural history/ecology of the marshes. There are regular tours around the site which is a restored salt production facility which was brought back to life recently having been abandoned in 1975. Once you have visited you will soon begin to recognise the vestiges of these salt farms throughout the whole region - it was once the major economic activity of the coastal margins.
    Whilst there is an English (written) guide you will gain best value from this visit if you have reasonable French. The hour long guided visit is included in the entrance fee and you will enjoy it a lot more if you can grasp most of the explanations (and jokes). We were the only English people there amongst about 30 visitors so it is not entirely surprising if the tours are exclusively in French.
    Written 10 September 2017
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  • David M
    Penryn, UK77 contributions
    Beaches in the Vendee are mostly spectacular and this is no exception. It's safe bathing and well within reach of the town or local bars/restaurants.
    Written 9 September 2018
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  • eireuisce
    Ireland55 contributions
    Great spot for swimming and lifeguards on patrol. Little bit stony when the tide is full in. The beach is very clean and easily accessible from where we were staying. Lovely way to spend a few hours in the evening swimming is the lovely warm water.
    Written 27 August 2018
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  • scoll82
    Cork, Ireland30 contributions
    We went as a family of 2 adults and 3 kids 6-10. All thoroughly enjoyed it, particularly the 10 year old. Staff were very helpful and excellent English. We went early at avoid crowds and heat. Spent our full 3 hours navigating the different courses, all exhausted but very happy by the end.
    Written 7 August 2022
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