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COULON, Camping La Venise Verte

Vendee & Charente

Selected as this site is situated in the heart of France's "Green Venice", an area criss-crossed by ancient waterways and canals. It is a spacious site in a verdant haven of peace and quiet. Abounding in wildlife this is an ideal area to explore by boat, by bike or on foot. The site is proud of its sustainable tourism credentials and it is one of only a handful of establishments to be awarded the European eco-label for important activities such as water conservation, energy saving and waste management. *Clef Verte - European Eco-label

Campsite website

http://www.camping-laveniseverte.com

Detailed campsite information

Campsite inspected

Yes

Local authority rating

4

Location

Coulon 1km. A10 exit 33 20km. A83 exit 9 14km. La Rochelle 63km

Grid reference

N 46° 18' 54 W 00° 36' 33

Latitude

46.3218025

Longitude

-0.624025999999958

Tour operators

None.

Suitable for

All ages, particularly nature lovers, cyclists and walkers.

Accommodation

Accommodation description

10 Chalets 24m² or 32m² both with 12m² terrace. 15 mobile homes 24m² + 12m² terrace, + some privately owned mobile homes.

Pitch description

Flat and grassy laid out in straight alleys. There is an open feel as they are divided by occasional shrubs and trees and the majority are 80 -100m². For an extra fee there are ten 180m² pitches available. Not heavily shaded.

Pitch size

140 (115 touring)

Hook up

10 amps, water & drainage - all pitches.

Motorhomes information

Motorhome service point. Ideal as walking distance of Coulon and canals.

Activities Onsite

Activities on site

Cycle hire. Canoe hire. Children's play area. Volleyball. Boules pitch. Table tennis. Indoor games area with pool and table football. TV area. ACTIVITIES NEARBY Good selection of cycle tracks and routes marked out for ramblers. Canoeing and punting on canals. Fishing.

Entertainment

In the high season organised activities include sporting competitions, art classes and massage.

Swimming pool types

Heated, Baby Pool

Cycle hire

Yes

Activities Offsite / Places to Visit

Excursions

Church in Coulon, network of canals. Musée des Tumulus de Bougon 40km. Place de la Brèche in Niort, 10km. La Rochelle, Le Puy du Fou.

Sports and Activities

Fishing, Cycling, Canoeing

Nearby Attractions

Near riverside/lakeside

River

Walking distance from town

Yes

Campsite Rules

Pets allowed

Yes

Campsite Facilities

Services

Pre-order bread. A few basics available but no real shop. There is no longer a bar/restaurant on site, but you are only a short cycle ride from Coulon where there are bars and restaurants. Barbecues allowed. Dogs accepted. Wi-Fi free throughout site. Number plate recognition entrance barrier.

Motorhome service point

Yes

Swimming pool information

A medium-sized rectangular pool 16m x 8m with a sun terrace and a few sunloungers. Paddling pool.

Sanitary facilities information

One unisex toilet block, maintained to a high standard. Push button, temperature control showers with hook and shelf. Toilet paper on wall outside cubicle. Individual wash basins. Disabled facilities. Baby room. Laundry. Chemical waste point.

Campsite Directions

Directions

Exit 33 from A10. Follow signs to Marais Poitevin, join N11 and take 1st exit signposted to Coulon on D1. In town turn left on to D123 at traffic lights and then take ring road towards Arcais. From A83, take D148 towards Niort. Turn right onto D25 towards Coulon. The campsite is on the west side of Coulon and is well signposted from the town.

Contact Information

Telephone Number

05.49.35.90.36

Address

178 Route des Bords de Sèvre, 79510 Coulon

Web Address

http://www.camping-laveniseverte.com

Email Address

accueil@camping-laveniseverte.fr

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Accommodation

Motorhome

Date of Stay:

09/2010

Heck yeah bay-bee keep them cmonig!

Overall Impression
1.5/5
Welcome
3.5/5
Cleanliness
4/5
Pitch Size
2/5
Activities
1.5/5

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Accommodation

Motorhome

Date of Stay:

06/2009

A very eco-friendly site! A great site for exploring this lovely area either by bike or by boat on the canals and water...

A very eco-friendly site! A great site for exploring this lovely area either by bike or by boat on the canals and waterways. You can hire a canoe on site. Do take your bikes, as cycling is very easy. Very verdant feel to site.

Overall Impression
4.5/5
Welcome
4/5
Cleanliness
4.5/5
Pitch Size
4/5
Activities
5/5

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