Best Campsites in Vendée & Charente
Selected as this is a spacious well laid-out campsite with caring owners who create a very friendly ambience. Situated just back from the hustle and bustle of the coast it is a good choice for those looking for a restful holiday. A new waterpark is opening for the 2016 season.
ST JULIEN-DES -LANDES, La Garangeoire
Selected as this is a very well-maintained Castels site in a rural location 15-minutes from the nearest beaches. You are welcomed by an impressive tree-lined avenue and view of the château to an extensive estate.
LAC DU JAUNAY, Le Pin Parasol
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.
EYMOUTHIERS, Les Gorges du Chambon
Selected as this Castels combines fabulous views over the Charente countryside with spacious pitches and good facilities. The site has new owners who have started a series of improvements to the general infrastructure of the campsite.
ST JUST-LUZAC, Camping Séquoia Parc
Selected as this fabulously maintained Castels site set up in the grounds of a mid-19th century château offers something for every member of the family. The well preserved stone outbuildings form a magnificent courtyard dominated by an imposing entrance porch.
ST JEAN-DE-MONTS, Camping La Forêt
Selected as this is a delightful little site renowned for its quiet peaceful atmosphere, just a 500m walk along a track through the woods and dunes to a beautiful stretch of sandy beach. It is attractively laid out with more than 50 species of trees and shrubs.
LA TRANCHE-SUR-MER, Camping Bel
Selected as this is a quiet family-run site, 400m from the town centre and 300m from the beach. The owner M. Guieau has an individual approach to running his site, maintaining a high standard and creating facilities actively aimed at encouraging small children.
LA TRANCHE-SUR-MER, La Baie d’Aunis
Selected as this site occupies a unique position 100m from one of the best beaches in the southern Vendée and a short walk from the centre of La Tranche. The troughs of beautiful flowers in the reception area creates a welcoming atmosphere.
COULON, Camping La Venise Verte
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.
VAUX-SUR-MER, Camping le Nauzan Plage
Selected as this family-run site offers a unique combination of proximity to the beach and verdant setting. The huge sandy beach at Nauzan is 450m away and a pretty little stream runs through the site.
ST-JULIEN-DES-LANDES Château la Forêt
Selected because of its unique location in the extensive grounds of a 19th century château. The present owners who inherited the site in 2003 have recently made dramatic improvements to the site so that it is now a comfortable, spot for a relaxing family holiday.
ST GEORGES D'OLERON Le Suroit
Selected because of its location on the west coast of the Ile d'Oléron, the largest island off the French Atlantic coast. The campsite has direct access to the beach and is protected by fabulous sand dunes.
ARS-EN-RE Camp du Soleil
Selected as this is a small, quiet site occupying a unique position midway between the beach and the delightful town of Ars-en-Ré at the far end of the island, classed as "Beau Village de France".
ARS-EN-RE Le Cormoran
Selected as this site is now probably one of the best on the Ile de Ré. It has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and is just an 800m from the pretty town of Ars-en-Re and a 500m walk from the beach, which is great for rock-pooling at low tide and for swimming.
Selected because of its direct access to Gros Jonc beach and its lovely position behind a line of dunes it is a large lively site suitable for families of all ages. The magnificent 7 km long sandy beach slopes gently making it very safe even at low tide. It is also supervised in July and August.
CHAMBRETAUD Au Bois du Cé
Selected primarily because of its proximity to the magnificent Puy du Fou theme park and the fact that it accepts short stays even in its on-site accommodation. It also has a large outdoor and indoor pool, ideal for a swim at the end of a busy day sightseeing.
LAC DU JAUNAY, Village de la Guyonnière
Selected because of its location 300m from Le Lac du Jaunay and its very spacious pitches. It is a 15 minute drive from the nearest beaches and 2 minutes from St Julien-des-Landes.
ST PALAIS SUR MER Le Puits de l'Auture
Selected because easy access to Atlantic beaches and a quiet atmosphere are the unique attributes of this site just outside Royan. Situated opposite a small beach that disappears at high tide, and 300m from the famous Grande Côte, another huge stretch of beautiful safe sandy beach.