Budget, housing, sports… What to remember from the wishes of the mayor of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

About 800 people attended the swearing-in ceremony of the Mayor of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, François Blanchet, this Monday, January 9, 2023, in the Conservatory room. List.


Given the national economic and social context it is very uncertain, especially with the increase in the price of energyelected officials have decided to vote on the city’s budget in the spring. We will strive to maintain operating costs with an envelope dedicated to subsidies for local associations that will be maintained despite the difficult context.The mayor informed about this.


Improvement works on roads and sidewalks will be continued. Avenue de l’Atlantique, where 32 umbrella pines were cut down last November, will create a bike path and pedestrian walkway. Renovations of the Rue Gautté roundabout at the Concorde Bridge are also planned, with the removal of the fountain and better connections for cyclists exiting the bridge. The third phase of Rue de la Chenelière will be completed this year. Finally, the networks still above will be buried on the Boulevard de Lattre-de-Tassigny.


Installation of directional signs related to the staking plan will be completed this year. This deployment, planned over three years, allows us to review all the directional signs in the city. The staking plan has been completely redesigned with modern and dynamic new panels, according to the news of our municipality.

The future La Croix eco-district in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is due to break ground this year. | JULIEN GAZEAU


The eco-district project will soon see the light of day in the La Croix area. Elected officials decided to prioritize first-time buyers and year-round residences for this new residential area. This new district should allow us to bring young people back to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. The first residences should see the light of day next year. In addition, land purchased by the City near the high school will also be open to development at attractive prices, to create a residential area that will favor young families. Until then, these lands had not been used.


The next major cultural events include the jazz festival, the Pentecost weekend, the village of delights in the summer and Christmas at the end of the year. The city will also host a charity concert on April 8 at the Salle de la Conserverie. About 40 musicians of the Rennes Philharmonic Orchestra will perform on the stage. They will speak for the benefit of the wounded and the families of the soldiers killed during the battle. Note that Bourrine de Henry-Simon will open its doors on May 7 with shows and free admission for two weeks.


The city wants to continue work on sports equipment. In particular, the skatepark will undergo complete rehabilitation. This year, a large budget will be allocated to this projectthe mayor emphasizes. The opening of this residential area is planned for 2024.

In addition, a new gym will be built on the site of the old Soudinière swimming pool. It should come out of the ground after two or three years.

Finally, 2023 will be marked by several major sporting events. Petanque masters will return on June 28 and 29. In addition, the City will welcome the arrival of the first stage of the bicycle race on April 4 Pays de la Loire region tour​, a new event with the biggest names in French and international cycling. This stage will connect Saint-Nazaire with Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (170 km) arriving at Quai Gorin. The Vendée Défi sailing race will also be restarted in the spring by Team Vendée Formation. Finally, on April 22, a large urban trail is planned to be laid in the center of the city.

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