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ST JULIEN-DES -LANDES, La Garangeoire

Vendee & Charente

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. You can always find a quiet spot by one of the four lakes ideal also for fishing and boating. The stone faced outbuildings house the restaurant and bar. Regarded by many as one of the best campsites in the Vendée, there is a lot of repeat business and the customers are mostly English and Dutch. The general feeling of spaciousness is a big plus and the staff are always very helpful and efficient. There are now separate cycle and pedestrian routes linking all the main services. All buildings and activities except the lakes have been adapted for the disabled including an automatic hoist at the swimming pool and headphones for the hard of hearing in the reception. The site is running a shuttle bus service to Bretignolles-sur-Mer twice a week for a small charge. *Clef Verte* Label Tourisme et Handicap. The site has recently been awarded the European Eco-label.

Campsite website

http://www.camping-la-garangeoire.com/en/index_en.htm

Detailed campsite information

Campsite inspected

Yes

Local authority rating

5

Location

2.5km north of St Julien. La Roche-sur-Yon 21km. Brétignolles 12km.

Grid reference

N 46° 39' 49 W 01° 42' 57

Latitude

46.662805

Longitude

-1.7159340000000611

Tour operators

Three British tour operators and 1 Dutch operator with own mobile homes and tents.

Suitable for

Families with children under 13 as entertainment tends not to be for teenagers.

Accommodation

Accommodation description

Two and three-bedroomed mobile homes for 4/6 persons. One and two bedroomed chalets for 2/6 persons. 2 three-bedroomed chalets. One 4-bedroomed chalet. Mobile homes specially equipped for the disabled. 22 mobile homes and 25 chalets in total. 10 Premium or luxury mobile homes in separate area with double terraces, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large fridge freezer, dishwasher and Wi-fi. 3 gites. 1 bivouac tent for cyclists and walkers.

Pitch description

The generous sized pitches range from 125m² - 200m². They are marked out and individually named, with a choice of situation either in the shade of oak trees, in the meadow, sheltered by a hedge or unshaded grassy and flat. 12 premium pitches 260 m², Electricity 16A + Water + Drainage. Equipped with 1 table, 6 chairs, 2 sun-loungers, parasol, refrigerator, gas barbecue + internet access for 1 hr a day. There are also some new pitches 145 - 160m2 with private bathrooms, equipped with WC, shower, washbasin, small fridge

Pitch size

355 (155 touring)

Hook up

16 amps - all pitches. Water & drainage - most pitches.

Motorhomes information

Motorhome service point. Not walking distance of any towns or villages, but everything you need is on site.

Activities Onsite

Activities on site

A new sandy beach area has been created by the lake. You can access the private 1000 m2 beach via a path from the site. The water of the lake is clear and chlorine free and the water filtration process is 100% environmentally friendly. The lake faces south and is about 90cm deep ideal for recreational bathing. Walks around the lake area. Picnic tables by lakes. Cycle hire. Mini-golf. Two tennis courts called Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Horse and pony riding with qualified instructors all season. Archery, fishing for carp, perch, roach and tench in three of the lakes. Canoes and pedalos on lake. New multi-sports pitch for basket ball, volleyball and badminton. Six trampolines. Football pitch. Pedal-karting circuit. Boules pitch. Children's play areas. Bouncy castle. Covered table tennis and indoor games area with table football, billiards and electronic games.

Entertainment

Site run children's clubs: The Kids' Club 4 - 12 yrs June till Sept. Teens Club for 12-16 yrs in high season only. In July and August, football-training meetings for children from 5 to 16 years old with charge. These meetings are every day except Friday. Morning meeting: 10 am to 12 pm. Afternoon meeting: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Sporting competitions for the family during the day and evening entertainment which includes discos, quizzes and a variety of visiting musicians as well as night swimming and wine tasting.

Swimming pool types

Heated, Waterslides, Baby Pool

Kids club

Yes

Cycle hire

Yes

Activities Offsite / Places to Visit

Excursions

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, Football Pitch, Mini-golf, Fishing, Cycling, Canoeing, Horse Riding

Nearby Attractions

Near the beach

10-20km from beach

Near riverside/lakeside

Lake

Campsite Rules

Pets allowed

Yes

Campsite Facilities

Services

Well stocked shop, bar, take-away/pizzeria. Attractive restaurant with childrens menus Barbecues allowed. Dogs accepted. Wi-Fi.

Motorhome service point

Yes

Swimming pool information

400m² complex with waterslide and paddling pool, good for bathing but not swimming. Attractive sun terrace with sunloungers. A new rectangular covered pool has recently been added and is reserved uniquely for swimmers in the morning. A paddling pool for children under 3 yrs old has also been installed. Spa & Sauna with chromo therapy, in a quiet atmosphere with soft relaxing music. A private spa to be shared with family or friends, up to 4 persons. (from 16 years old.)

Sanitary facilities information

Three toilet blocks, separate ladies and gents, clean and well maintained with superb attention to detail. Hot and cold taps in spacious shower cubicles with hooks, shelf, rail and soap dish. Toilets with seats and toilet paper. Several family cabins with shower and washbasin together in two blocks. Third block is a little older but still well maintained. Disabled facilities. Baby room. Washing machines, tumble dryers. Chemical disposal point.

Wheelchair access

Yes

Campsite Directions

Directions

From La Roche-sur-Yon. Take the N160 in the direction of Les Sables d'Olonne and La Mothe Achard. Turn in to the centre of La Mothe Achard after approximately 18km and follow signs to St-Julien-des-Landes. Go through the village and fork right to La Chapelle-Hermier as you exit, following signs to the site. The campsite is to your right after 2km.

Contact Information

Telephone Number

02.51.46.65.39

Address

Camping La Garangeoire Route de La Chapelle-Hermier 85150 St Julien des Landes

Web Address

http://www.camping-la-garangeoire.com/en/index_en.htm

Email Address

info@garangeoire.com

Affiliated Groups

Affiliated Groups

Les Castels

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Accommodation

Motorhome

Date of Stay:

06/2009

One of the best sites in the Vendee. Spacious pitches and very attractive setting. Good restaurant. Swimming pool is ...

One of the best sites in the Vendee. Spacious pitches and very attractive setting. Good restaurant. Swimming pool is perhaps a bit small for the size of the site. Very popular with the Brits

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

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