Departing from Saint-Gilles
60 minute crossing

How to get here

GPS: Ticket Office: Égalité
Embarkation point: Jean Cristau

By car:

La Roche-sur-Yon => Saint-Gilles : 46 km – Follow signs for Aizenay / Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Les Sables d’Olonne => Saint-Gilles : 32 km – Follow signs for Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Nantes => Saint-Gilles : 85 km – Follow signs for Machecoul – Challans – St Hilaire – Saint-Gilles
Paris => Saint-Gilles : 470 km – A11 then A87 – At La Roche-sur-Yon, follow signs for Aizenay / Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

By coach:

From Nantes: SNCF SUD Rail station – – Tel. 0 810 006 692
From La Roche-sur-Yon: Gare SNCF – – Tel. 02 51 58 28 51

By train:

At Nantes SNCF Rail station, transfer by regional coaches or TER regional trains – – Tel. 0 810 006 692

En avion :

Aéroport le plus proche : Aéroport Nantes-Atlantique –

Where to park?

Parking in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Free « Île d’Yeu » car park, 500m from the boarding point on Boulevard Georges Pompidou (near the Soudinière Lake)
Free car park (except July/August) 500m from the boarding point Place de la Douane

Ticket Office/ Boarding

Compagnie Vendéenne Ticket Office: Place de la Douane – 85800 Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Boarding point : avenue Jean Cristau – 85800 Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie


The Compagnie Vendéenne does not have any luggage containers. You must therefore carry your luggage and bring it on board yourself.

Bikes, prams and any other cumbersome items are not allowed on board. Folding pushchairs may be embarked. Only two items of hand baggage per person are allowed (a maximum of 20kg per person). Passengers are prohibited from transporting inflammable, explosive or dangerous materials (gas bottles, petrol etc.)

Any item deemed to be too cumbersome may be refused at the boarding point by the Compagnie Vendéenne staff.