Campsite Île d’Yeu
A CAMPSITE NEAR ILE D’YEU
Ile d’Yeu is a beautiful and wondrous island, nearly forgotten and yet so rich and fascinating. Have you ever heard of it? Read on to find out more about this fabulous work of nature. Your tour begins with a pleasant cruise departing just a few minutes from the campsite, at the port in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. Book your ticket at reception to avoid standing in a queue.
THE HISTORY OF ILE D’YEU
Ile d’Yeu was inhabited in the Neolithic Period, nearly 5,000 years ago, by people who left behind traces of their lives which are still visible today. The Romans too took over the island and left coins behind as the final sign of their time there. Monks from Ireland settled in a community on Ile d’Yeu and built Saint-Sauveur Church and a monastery there in the 6th century.
Those buildings were destroyed after the Norman invasions of Europe during the 9th century. At the end of this period, the monks erected a new monastery and a church at Ker Chalon.
The island would be invaded many more times thereafter, resulting in the construction of a small fort which was converted into a château a little later. Today, you can still visit the monuments of yesteryear, prehistoric sites, and more.
A FANTASTIC TOURIST ATTRACTION
Its glorious past and historical remains make Ile d’Yeu a tourist site which is an absolute must. There, you will find the old château built on a rocky islet during the period of invasions. The dolmens, menhirs and stones with cupules (small hollows) are clear evidence of the men and women who existed during the prehistoric era. The lighthouses and small ports are reminders of the island’s maritime history.
Located 17 kilometres off the coast of the Vendée, the island can be reached by boat or helicopter. You will take great pleasure in exploring the coastal dunes and long beaches filled with fine sand. Hiking is a terrific activity on the island, as are horse-drawn carriage rides. You can also visit the Port de la Meule and the Grand Phare (Great Lighthouse).
Ile d’Yeu is a real slice of heaven which is worth knowing and visiting. This wonder of nature has so many stories to tell and improbable sites to show off. It is more than worth the trip during your stay at our campsite in the Vendée. To discover its secrets, take a guided tour on an electric rickshaw. Vero and Manu will be thrilled to share their commentary on an excursion with a small group.
A CAMPSITE CLOSE TO ILE D’YEU
The ideal spot for your next holiday in the Vendée, Les Biches is a 4-star campsite close to Ile d’Yeu, tucked away in a shady nature setting. The ultimate family-friendly campsite, it offers complete comfort and safety, especially in the pedestrian Family sector. In addition to camping pitches, it also gives you the chance to rent a mobile home near Ile d’Yeu. Whatever your budget, we have the perfect accommodation for you!
Relaxation and well-being are top priorities at our campsite near Ile d’Yeu. The heated water park features an indoor pool, two outdoor pools, a paddling pool wit games for small children and a spa with a sauna, steam room and hot tub. Swimming lessons and water activities are organized on a daily basis. And if you prefer the beach, it’s only 5 kilometres away!
You can take advantage of the many activities and entertainment arranged over the course of the season, along with our sports grounds and recreational areas, like our escape room and our game room. Our campsite near Ile d’Yeu is also known for the quality of its services and amenities, like bicycles for hire, various dining options and a convenience store.
The family-friendly campsite Les Biches is about 1¼ hours (car + boat) from Ile d’Yeu in the Vendée.
MOBILE HOME RENTALS CLOSE TO ILE D’YEU
Tent camping has its advantages but also its disadvantages, which is why more and more people are looking for mobile home rentals near Ile d’Yeu. Ideally located for an exploration of the Vendean coast, our 4-star campsite has a wide variety of rentals which can accommodate 2 to 8 people.
At Les Biches, you will find well-equipped mobile homes and chalets, wood lodges and cabins for a memorable nature experience, and superb accommodation for outstanding holidays. These rentals come in various ranges, from Classic to Prestige. Whatever your preferences and your budget, you will find the perfect accommodation here for your holiday in the Vendée.