This is a beautiful camp site situated in 200 hectares of nature reserve but only 15 minutes drive to the nearest beach. The site runs a shuttle service to the beach at a cost of 4€ return, for those not wanting to move their motor home, which we thought was a great idea! There are 354 pitches, 151 of which are reserved for touring camping, whether tents, caravans or motor homes. The site is open from 18th of April until 20th of September. The cost of a pitch varies depending on the month and facilities needed.
A pitch with 16A power ranges from 19.75€ a night up to 41.50€. A pitch with 16A power, water and drainage, 21.85€ up to 44.60€. Or there are premium pitches, which include the above but also have a table and 6 chairs, 2 sun loungers, a parasol, fridge and gas BBQ. These range from 29.10€ up to 57.75€ per night in high season.
The site also takes ACSI card up to 20th of June then after 1st of September. If paying by ACSI card the price would be 16€ per night, presumably for a basic pitch with power. On arrival the staff were really friendly, spoke English and gave us so much information on the site and surrounding area it took me a whole day to get through it! So here are our thoughts on the actual site…. We thought it was great!! It really is a well laid out site with options of pitches close to the main “action” or indeed at the other end of the site where it is very peaceful. The pitches are all well sized ranging from 125 to 200 m2 with choices of shade or full sun. They are also well screened for privacy with established hedges. The shower blocks were very clean and heated in cooler weather.
We visited in June 2015 and most of the (extensive) facilities and activities were up and running. Services include a small supermarket (with a section of English groceries), a restaurant, take-away, main bar & pool bar. Swimming pool with water slides, games room and bike hire. There is a kids club and also a huge children’s play area. On site there is an equestrian centre where lessons can be booked or simply a trek through the forest. Other options are archery, pedal carting, boat hire, yoga and soccer training. If dad wants to escape for a while there are fishing lakes and for mum a spa centre!
As you can see there is so much to do you’d never be bored but it still feels like a very upmarket site rather than a theme park! Nature really is on your doorstep with numerous species of birds to be seen. We had a pair of chaffinches who visited us on a regular basis and at one point the cheeky male was sitting on the back of my chair, looking over my shoulder! There are plenty of signed walks through the forest where we saw mice and voles but luckily no snakes!! It generally felt like a family site but still not overpowering with children. Obviously I cannot vouch for the situation in high season but, as a couple with no children, we would certainly visit again outside the months of July & August.“La Garangeoire” Route de la Chapelle Hermier 85150 Saint-Julien-des-Landes
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