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LAC DU JAUNAY, Le Pin Parasol

Vendee & Charente

Selected as this is site is a superb choice for families. It has a magnificent waterpark including a large indoor pool and occupies a unique location on the banks of the Lac du Jaunay. It is set in the heart of the countryside with direct access to the lake from the site down a specially created path. The lake is ideal for fishing and many holidaymakers enjoy cycling or walking round the lake. There is no actual beach on the lake by the site and swimming is not generally encouraged. It is only a 15-minute drive to the nearest beaches, but well away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal towns. The site is renowned for the warm welcome from the friendly owners, who are constantly upgrading the site. It is an ideal low season choice because of the superb indoor pool and the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere.

Campsite website

http://www.campingpinparasol.fr/en/

Detailed campsite information

Campsite inspected

Yes

Local authority rating

5

Location

On Lac du Jaunay. La Roche-sur-Yon 28km. Coëx 5km. St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie 17km.

Grid reference

N 46° 39' 58 W 01° 45' 18

Latitude

46.6651674

Longitude

-1.7546270999999933

Tour operators

One British tour operator on 35 pitches and one Dutch one occupying 16 pitches.

Suitable for

All ages, particularly families with younger children.

Accommodation

Accommodation description

84 two and three bedroomed chalets and mobile homes for 4/6 persons, Safari tents for 2/5 persons. 34 privately owned mobile homes.

Pitch description

Spacious, individual pitches 150 m² - 220 m² which are flat and grassy. They are divided by low hedges made up of a variety of shrubs.

Pitch size

369 pitches (212 touring)

Hook up

10 Amps - all pitches. Water & drainage - 36 pitches.

Motorhomes information

A secluded setting not within walking distance of any services. Nearest supermarket 5km. Motorhome service point and everything you need available on site.

Activities Onsite

Activities on site

Cycle hire. Tennis. Table tennis and indoor games area, boules pitch. Archery in high season. Spacious children's play areas, multi-sports ground for football, volleyball etc. BMX cycle track opposite site entrance. ACTIVITIES NEARBY Hire of canoes and pedalos on lake in July/August 14:00 - 18:00. Fishing in lake with permit.

Entertainment

Entertainment in high season including children's activities karaoke, bingo, and occasional visiting bands in the evening.

Swimming pool types

Heated, Indoor/Covered, Waterslides, Baby Pool

Cycle hire

Yes

Activities Offsite / Places to Visit

Excursions

Coëx 5km, Château at Apremont, medieval ruined château at Commequiers, St Gilles Croix-de-Vie, beaches at Brétignolles 12km, Le Puy du Fou (one hour) Iles d'Yeu and Noirmoutier. Classic car museum and château in Talmont.

Sports and Activities

Tennis, Football Pitch, Fishing, Cycling, Walking, Canoeing

Nearby Attractions

Near the beach

10-20km from beach

Near riverside/lakeside

Lake

Campsite Rules

Pets allowed

Yes

Campsite Facilities

Services

Small Vival supermarket. Large bar with attractive terrace overlooking the pool. Take-away. TV in bar. Fridge hire. Barbecues allowed. Dogs accepted. Wi-Fi on all pitches with charge.

Motorhome service point

Yes

Swimming pool information

Beautifully landscaped aqua complex with new terrace. Outside swimming pool 22.4 m x 8 m (15/6 - 15/9) with 3 waterslides, heated by solar energy. Excellent children's playpool with water features, (1/6 -15/9). Superb indoor heated swimming pool 12 m x 12m, steam room and gym -open all season. New for 2014: two waterslides for rubber boats including one which is 80m long. Probably one of the best complexes in the Vendée.

Sanitary facilities information

4 toilet blocks. Generally well maintained, water heated by solar panels. The toilet block nearest the reception has recently been completely renovated to a high specification and is heated in low season. It is light and spacious, beautifully tiled with pink doors for the ladies, green doors for the men and several family cabins with shower and washbasin together. The other blocks are all respectable and well maintained - toilet seats but paper not provided. Individual wash basins. Push button temperature control showers. Disabled facilities. Baby room. Washing machines. Tumble dryers. Chemical waste point.

Campsite Directions

Directions

From the A83 motorway south take exit 4 onto D763 and then D937 in direction of La Roche-sur-Yon. As you approach La Roche-sur-Yon take the D948 in direction of Challans to Aizenay. At Aizenay take the D6 in the direction of St Gilles. After 10km turn left to La Chapelle Hermier. In the centre of the village turn right and turn left after 2½km towards Lac du Jaunay. The site is on your right just before you reach the lake.

Contact Information

Telephone Number

02.51.34.64.72

Address

Châteaulong, 85220 La Chapelle-Hermier

Web Address

http://www.campingpinparasol.fr/en/

Email Address

contact@campingpinparasol.fr/

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Mike

Accommodation

Caravan

Date of Stay:

08/2015

Excellent site for young families. Very friendly and safe. The pool complex is amazing. Only downside is that the sho...

Excellent site for young families. Very friendly and safe. The pool complex is amazing. Only downside is that the shop is a little small and not very well stocked and the take away menu is very limited. Small criticism for a brilliant site. Going back next year.

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

Bernie

Accommodation

Motorhome

Date of Stay:

08/2012

Has always been one of my favourite sites. The older part is now really mature. Have known the site since it was creat...

Has always been one of my favourite sites. The older part is now really mature. Have known the site since it was created with 60 pitches!

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

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