• Galette on a plate with salad and potatoes
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    Les Cabines Creperie

    For an elevated experience for enjoying traditional crepes and galettes with a spectacular oceanside view, look no further than Les Cabines Creperie. They are located just past the blue “cabines” on the remblais at La Grand Plage and is our favorite creperie in town. They have both indoor and outdoor dining, but when the weather is nice, sitting outside on the terrace with a view of the ocean cannot be beat! What I love most about Les Cabines are their inventive crepes and galettes! The fillings are always fantastic gourmet combinations and the galettes are served with a beautiful tossed green salad and depending upon the galette you order, a…

  • Lobster Fritters
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    Bistrot Gautté

    Bistrot Gautté is a charming little bistro with exceptional food, in the heart of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. It’s located right off the bridge that crosses La Vie River and faces the market square on Saint-Gilles market days. It is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner, and the best way to experience their seasonal menus is to order one of their prix-fixed menus. This includes an appetizer, the main plate, and one of their beautiful desserts. The Appetizers: One of their signature appetizers is a seafood platter for two. It includes a delicious assortment of little seafood nibbles, from seafood rillettes, house-smoked salmon with a delicious chive cream sauce, and accras, a…

  • A plate of Sardines and Fried Potatoes
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    Le Banc des Sardines

    Le Banc des Sardines is a charming little food truck in the parking lot of the Port of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. It serves up fresh, local sardines grilled to perfection! How to Find It? Le Banc des Sardines is a bit off the beaten path which is why it’s mostly frequented by the locals who know where to find it! It’s accessible across the train tracks, via a parking lot reserved mostly for the fisherman. There are a few public spaces available to customers that don’t require a card to get in. How Le Banc des Sardines Started Le Banc des Sardines was started by Serge Doux, a fisherman who comes from…

  • Pilours Restaurant at dusk
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    Pilours Restaurant

    For a beautiful dinner with a seaside view, you can’t go wrong with Pilours Restaurant. It sits up high on a cliff overlooking the water’s edge and is a wonderful scenic restaurant for a special dinner or lunch. It’s located one town over, in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, but close enough to Saint-Gilles-Croix de Vie that you could walk for an invigorating stroll after dinner. A Spectacular View Pilours is also a great place to go for a drink as well. They have a lively pre-dinner scene out on their terrace with comfy low-slung chairs for relaxing and enjoying the view. In the summer months, you can often catch live music playing out…