Vendee & Charente4.5

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. The lovely old stone-faced outbuildings house many of the services and the surrounding parkland includes a forest of hundred year old oaks and several fishing lakes. It is tucked away in the heart of the Vendeen countryside 12km from the beaches at Brétignolles and walking distance of the village of St Julien-des-Landes.

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St Julien-des-Landes 500m. Brétignolles 12km. Les Sables d'Olonne 17km La Roche-sur-Yon 20km

Grid reference

N 46° 38' 37 W 01° 42' 41





Tour operators

Two British tour operators occupying 60 pitches.

Suitable for

For couples as well as families and children of all ages, who prefer a quieter spacious environment.


Accommodation description

Two and three-bedroomed mobile homes and chalets. Safari tents. 9 privately owned mobile homes.

Pitch description

Flat and grassy, divided by hedges and trees. Very spacious ranging in size from 120m²-200m² with good shade.

Pitch size

209 (100 touring)

Hook up

6 amps. All pitches have water & drainage.

Motorhomes information

Good site for motorhomes as walking distance of St. Julien-des-Landes where there is a bakery and little supermarket.

Activities Onsite

Activities on site

Good children's play areas. Bouncy castle. Tennis court. Table tennis under cover. Indoor games area. Mini-golf and swing golf. 3 fishing lakes for carps, pikes, roaches, perches and eels (no permit needed). Horse riding and pony riding. Spa area for massages. Cycle hire.


Children's club 4 - 12yrs. Sports tournaments. Wonderful Adventure Park in the Forest with numerous activities including zip wire trails for all ages and varying levels of difficulty plus 4 paintball courses. There also walking trails and picnic areas. In the evening there are concerts, jazz evenings, karaoke and quiz nights.

Swimming pool types

Heated, Indoor/Covered, Baby Pool

Kids club


Cycle hire


Activities Offsite / Places to Visit


Vendée beaches, Coëx 8km, Lac du Jaunay 5km, St Gilles Croix de Vie 12km. Le Puy du Fou – an hour's drive.

Sports and Activities

Tennis, Mini-golf, Fishing, Cycling, Walking, Horse Riding

Nearby Attractions

Near the beach

10-20km from beach

Near riverside/lakeside


Walking distance from town


Campsite Rules

Pets allowed


Campsite Facilities


Small shop for basics. Little supermarket in village. Pretty welcoming bar, restaurant, take-away - all laid out in the outbuildings of the château. Fridge, barbecue and micro-wave hire. Barbecues allowed. Dogs accepted. Free Wi-Fi connection.

Swimming pool information

An attractive new covered swimming pool on east side of the château, heated to 27°, 16m x 8m with children's pool and sunloungers inside and out. The second pool on the west side is outside about 18m x 8m and more suitable for adults and those who enjoy a good swim.

Sanitary facilities information

Three completely newly equipped unisex toilet blocks, attractively tiled and designed. Toilets with toilet paper. Push button, temperature controlled showers with hooks, shelf, rails and mirror. Individual wash basins with hot and cold taps. Disabled facilities, baby rooms. Chemical disposal point. Stainless steel washing up sinks. Washing machines and tumble dryers.

Campsite Directions


FRom A83 take the A87 towards Les Sables d'Olonne. The motorway ends and the road becomes the D160. Take the exit at La Mothe Achard Est and follow the D12 towards La Mothe Achard and at the roundabout take the third exit onto the D760. Continue into La Mothe Achard and turn right onto the D12 in the direction of St Julien-des-Landes. As you enter the village turn right on D55, rue de la Forêt, towards Martinet. The site entrance is 100m on your left.

Contact Information

Telephone Number

02 51 46 62 11


Camping Château la Forêt Route de Martinet 85150 Saint Julien des Landes

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