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Les Appartements de Fontenelles

VendeeSaint Gilles Croix de Vie, Apartment
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The Residence



Located in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, in the centre of the western coast France and on the outskirts of an 18-hole golf course, Les Appartements de Fontenelles offers guests easy access to the beach, which is just a 15-minute drive away. Offering a choice of apartments, Madame Vacances’ selection of pretty whitewashed accommodation is ideal for those wanting to enjoy golf, theme parks, the beaches of the Atlantic and more.

Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is a seaside resort on the Vendée coast, between Saint Jean de Monts and Les Sables d'Olonnes Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings, with hiking, cycling and more available in the local area, or make the most of the close proximity to the golf course during your stay. Coëx is just 5km away and offers shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as a pretty village feel and parks. The town of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie also offers a wide range of activities, including a theme park, along with plenty of outdoor pursuits.


The Accommodation

Guests can choose from apartments sleeping between four and eight people during their stay at Les Appartements de Fontenelles, ideal for couples, families and groups of friends. This is the ideal place to enjoy the serene surroundings of the golf course, as well as the many outdoor activities available in the local area. The buildings are modern and whitewashed with plenty of greenery surrounding them, while each of the apartments enjoys a clean, mostly white interior, helping to make the most of the natural sunlight.

Guests can enjoy a self-catered holiday here, with each of the apartments including a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette. There is a dining area in the kitchen or living room, as well as furniture on the balcony, ideal for those wanting to dine al fresco during their stay. The apartments are centred on a large swimming pool area with grassy surroundings and plenty of loungers, and the complex also offers guests access to a pétanque strip.



All apartments come with:
- Swimming pool on site
- Views over the golf course
- Fully equipped kitchenette with hot plates, oven with extractor hood, fridge and dishwasher
- Balcony or terrace with dining furniture
- Bathroom or shower room and separate toilet


Board Options

Les Appartements de Fontenelles all come with a fully equipped kitchenette, allowing guests to enjoy a self-catered holiday. There are two restaurants onsite, serving traditional French cuisine and brasserie style dishes, as well as a restaurant in nearby Coex, serving crepes and other French dishes. Those wanting to prepare their own meals will find a market in Coex, a supermarket 9km away and a hypermarket 12km away from the property.


The Resort


Saint Gilles Croix de Vie

Those wishing to switch off and completely relax will enjoy the calm vibe and many facilities in this pretty town just off the Atlantic coast in the centre of France. This is a small fishing village with plenty to offer visitors, including colourful fishing boats, restaurants serving delicious fresh fish and an interesting history. Those wanting to enjoy outdoor activities are well catered for here, too, as well as foodies wanting to enjoy a taste of French cuisine at its best.

Find out more about your trip to Saint Gilles Croix de Vie in our destination guide.



As a historic fishing port, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie has plenty to offer guests. Charter a boat and go fishing, or simply relax on the soft sands of the Grand Plage. Those wanting to enjoy water sports will find kite surfing, windsurfing and sailing available from the beaches in the area.

For more land-based activities in the area, the apartments back onto the Golf Blue Green Les Fontenelles, where guests can enjoy discounted green fees, a driving range and a beautiful 18-hole course complete with oak and pine trees and water hazards. Alternatively, there is also a theme park just an hour’s drive away, Puy du Fou, where guests can see jousting, birds of prey, music shows and more.


Things to see

Those wanting to explore the local area further can head to Nantes, which is just an hour and a quarter inland by car. Here you can visit the chateaux and cathedral or the famous bridge with its 18 circle structures which light up at night.

There are ferry trips available from Saint Gilles Croix de Vie to L’ile d’Yeu, which is a haven for stunning scenery as well as pine forests and beaches ready to be explored.


Useful Information


Late arrival (after 8 pm)

Please inform the reception or the reservations centre in advance and we will advise you of the late arrival procedure.


Key collection

Check in is from 5 pm onwards. The keys are available at the reception on presentation of your voucher.



On arrival you have to pay a deposit of 260 Eu (Visa, Euro Card, French Cheque) for your apartment. This will be returned to you within 15 days of your departure assuming there are no charges for breakages or additional cleaning.



End of Stay Cleaning is not included in the accommodation price and clients are required to clean the property before departure. Please note that cleaning products are not always provided.

An End of Stay Cleaning deposit of 56-112 Eu (depending on type) will be taken upon arrival which will be returned along with your Damage Deposit.


Compulsory Charges

- Taxe de Sejour (Local Tourist Tax)
- Water and Electricity charges (to pay on departure)


Payable extras

- Linen Pack (sheets + bath towel)
- Sheets
- Bath towels
- Hand towels
- Daily cleaning service
- End of stay cleaning service
- TV (French Channels)


Booking Conditions


Payment Conditions

Madame Vacances offers 3 options for payment:

1) Pay in 3 instalments if booked more than 60 days prior to arrival:
- 15% deposit at time of booking, 15% payment 60 days prior to arrival & 70% payment 30 days prior to arrival

2) Pay in 2 instalments if booked more than 30 days prior to arrival:
- 30% deposit at time of booking & 70% payment 30 days prior to arrival

3) Pay in 1 payment (always available and obligatory if booked less than 30 days prior to arrival)
- 100% at time of booking

Additional Extras:
- Any extras added more than 30 days prior to arrival will be added to final payment
- Any extras added after final payment to be paid at time of addition to booking


Cancellation Conditions

If the client cancels a reservation the following amounts will be retained:

- More than 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total accommodation cost
- Between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival date: 45% of total accommodation cost
- Between 20 and 8 days prior to arrival date: 60% of total accommodation cost
- Between 7 and 4 days prior to arrival date: 90% of total accommodation cost
- 3 days or less prior to the arrival date: 100% of total accommodation cost


Booking contract

Your stay at Les Appartements de Fontenelles is contracted with the organisation DOMAINE DE FONTENELLES (Siret: 49381615100010) which is a member of the Madame Vacances group.


Travel Information



Les Appartements de Fontenelles
Route de Coex les Fontenelles
Golf de Fontenelles
L’Aguillon sur Vie
(0033) 251 55 47 50


By car

- Calais to Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: 6.5 hours


By plane

- Nantes Atlantique Airport: 1 hour
- Île d'Yeu Airport: 2.5 hours (with ferry)
- Rennes Saint Jacques Airport: 2.5 hours




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Louise B
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Family get away
4 of 5 bubbles 23 Aug 2016
We have just returned from 12 nights at madame vacancies. We stayed in M53 it was a 2 bedroom house, we were pleasantly surprised when we walked through the door.... more »
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Fine if you're just sleeping here!
3 of 5 bubbles 23 Aug 2016
We arrived after the close of reception, but were able to find a staff member quickly who was able to give us our key. He did get them from a... more »
Chris M
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Unhappy unhelpful staff and management
1 of 5 bubbles 4 Aug 2016
The villas on this development are fantastic, well furnished, quiet and in a good location. Its a wonderful place to say, unless you have the misfortune to have to deal... more »
Essex, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles 13 Jul 2016
Mdme Vacance clearly have a problem with property rentals undertaken by other agencies on this site. Twice in 2 days we have received a knock on the door at 6pm... more »
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Think long and Hard before you book with this company
1 of 5 bubbles 4 Oct 2015
Ok, so we stayed here in August and we paid £3499 for a beautiful villa, but hdden charges added the charge to about £4000 (All in small print but hey... more »
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