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Camping La Dune des Sables

  • Our No 1 campsite
  • The Vendee's only 5 star “on the beach” campsite
  • Direct access to the beach
  • 2 Heated pools with 3 waterslides
  • Hot Southern Vendee
  • Carisma Children’s Club

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Camping La Dune des Sables, Hot Southern Vendee region of France Camping La Dune des Sables, a 5-Star campsite

Camping La Dune des Sables,
Hot Southern Vendee

The Vendee's only 5 star “on the beach” campsite. Located on an island-peninsular, with direct access to the beach and only mile and a half from the most vibrant resort on the west coast of France.

Direct Beach Access from your Mobile Home

The first thing you see on entering this great family Camping La Dune des Sables campsite is the stunning view of the sea, which surrounds the site on three sides. Here in the hot southern Vendee climate, we have a unique location. We are surrounded by the ocean, sand dunes and forest, totally isolated in peaceful tranquility on what is, in fact, an island-peninsular.

Les Sables-d'Olonne, Southern Vendee

This peninsular, called "La Chaume", is surrounded by water and joined to the mainland by only a single bridge and yet, incredibly, you are only a mile and a half from the most vibrant, exciting and sophisticated resort on the west coast of France: Les Sables-d'Olonne. The nightlife is unparalleled with a host of pavement cafes, bars and restaurants adorning the waterfront, together with an amazing array of pavement artists, musicians and entertainers who are organised by the town.

Family Restaurants

Alternatively, the waterfront at La Chaume hosts an array of inexpensive yet superb family restaurants within a quiet village atmosphere. Where else can two such contrasting ideals be so close together joined by a simple ride in a water-taxi (90p) which runs all day and into the early hours?

Superb Sandy Beaches

The Camping La Dune des Sables campsite offers direct access to two very different sandy beaches, ideal for surfers, body-boarders and sunbathers alike. The superb swimming pool complex with thrilling water slides, bar and restaurant are on an elevation which gives unrivalled views of the ocean from every angle. Watching the sun set over the water is something that lives in the memory forever.

5-Star Family Campsite

The other Camping La Dune des Sables campsite facilities are what you would expect from our premier 5-star campsite. Apart from relaxing on the beach, you can walk for as long as you like through the forest and not see a soul, then walk back to the campsite along a deserted beach. Or, for the more adventurous, try a popular horse-riding trek along similar routes.

Family Cycling Holiday

What's more, La Chaume is a haven for cyclists, with cycle paths and small roads free of commercial traffic.

The best location for a campsite in France? We think so. We invite you to sample with us a truly memorable holiday.

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Campsite at a glance...

  • OUR NO.1 SITE
  • A 5-STAR SITE
  • DIRECT ACCESS TO BEACH
  • HOT SOUTHERN VENDEE

Campsite Facilities

  • CARISMA'S No.1 SITE
  • Direct access to beach
  • Carisma Children's club
  • Hot Southern Vendee
  • 2 heated pools with 3 water chutes
  • Heated children's pool with slide
  • Bar
  • Restaurant*
  • Take Away Meals
  • Campsite Shop
  • Evening Entertainment*
  • Games room
  • Tennis Court
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wifi
  • Mini Golf
  • Football pitch
  • 2 x Children's Play Area
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Gas BBQs #
  • Washing & Drying Machines and Irons
* High season # small refundable deposit required

Nearby Activities

  • Water taxi (1.5 miles)
  • Canoeing (500 yards)
  • Zoo (2 miles)
  • Horse Riding (1 mile)
  • Golf Course (2 miles)

Getting to the La Dune des Sables campsite

We recommend a Portsmouth to Caen 08:15 crossing with Brittany Ferries returning on the 16:30 Caen to Portsmouth. This will leave a 4 hour drive to and from the site.

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Distances to La Dunes des Sables from airports and train stations

If you are traveling to La Dunes des Sables by plane or train, here are the nearest airports and train stations:

By plane La Rochelle
70
Nantes 77 Poitiers 127
By train Les Sables-d'Olonne 2
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Nearby Towns & Cities

Les Sables d’Olonne

Les Sables d’Olonne

Distance from Campsite – 2km

The cobbled streets of Les Sables make for great shopping and don’t forget the indoor market which is open every day. There are some superb restaurants overlooking the port which should suit all tastes. Alongside the beautiful sandy beach are yet more restaurants and shops which stay open in the evening when the promenade is closed to traffic and filled with entertainers - www.lessables.com

Things to do:

  • Les Sables Zoo; A great zoo with a large collection of animals.
  • Shell museum; Tropical shells from around the world.
  • Ste Croix Abbey Museum; Good Modern & Contemporary art collection
  • Museum of the Vendee Wars.
  • Take a boat trip to L’Ile d’Yeu.
  • Visit L’Eglise Notre Dame de Bon Port; A rare example in France of the style known as Counter–Reformation
  • Head out to sea on a fishing trip; rod and bait are supplied.
  • Also Bowling, Paint balling, Horse riding, Golf, Canoeing and two Casinos.
La Chaume

La Chaume

Distance from Campsite – 2.5km

A typical French Fisherman's quarter with small, original houses. On the waterfront there are a number of good, reasonably priced restaurants and cafés. On a Sunday there is a small local market. From here you can take the water taxi into Les Sables.

La Chaume is home to Port Olona, the marina from which the Vendée Globe Challenge sets out every four years. There are some nice places here to sit and have a drink or some lunch.

Things to do:

  • Take a tour around Arundel Tower and the Chateau of St Clair.
  • Go Canoing or take a guided boat trip up the river Vertonne, with explanations about the salt making industry.
  • Go bowling, opposite Port Olona.
Brem sur Mer

Brem sur Mer

Distance from Campsite – 12km

A typical fishing village with a growing reputation for its wines. Don’t miss the chance to see one of the Vendée’s most famous churches; St Nicholas de Brem . It’s ancient façade has a statue purported to be of St Nicholas himself, and various interesting carvings. Inside it is a model of simplicity and calm, with a few peeling wall paintings.

Things to do:

  • The wine museum
  • Park d’attraction des Dunes, A fun park for all ages.
Bretignolles sur mer

Bretignolles sur mer

Distance from Campsite – 16km

A cheery little market town, with plenty of tourist shops as well as waffle and Ice-cream shops. Its beaches are quite stoney but the excellent quality of the water makes up for this (Blue Flag) . There are some great places for rock pooling.

Talmont St. Hilaire

Talmont St. Hilaire

Distance from Campsite – 21km

A lovely village with varying attractions: Visit the salt marshes and Oyster Park, or just take a stroll around the impressive range of shops.

For car enthusiasts, just outside the village, is the motor museum with over 3000m2 of old and new cars. But the most impressive of all is the XI century castle behind the town once owned by Richard the Lionheart. Medieval re-enactments will help you step back in time and at night the castle comes to life with coloured lights and music with yet another show. Worth a visit in the day but highly recommended in the night. Why not combine the evening with a meal out. Try The Cottage, at the far side of Talmont, they serve great French food.

Aiguillon sur Vie

Distance from Campsite – 22km

For fishing enthusiasts there is a trout fishing farm.

St Giles Croix de Vie

St Giles Croix de Vie

Distance from Campsite – 29km

A boating centre as well as a popular seaside resort. St Giles is a quaint old fishing town with a working Port and Famous sardines. It has a huge selection of Cafes, Restaurants and Bars along the busy river and quay side. Time your visit with one of the many festivals, including a jazz festival, a sailing festival and even an onion festival. They also hold a good market five days a week.

Things to do:

  • Visit the restored salt marshes
  • Visit the churches of St Giles and St Croix.
  • Look around the Art Galleries.
  • On the 1st Sunday in August there is a Fish Festival, with music and dancing and of course Sardines!
  • Take a boat trip to L’Ile d’Yeu
  • Go fishing
St Hilaire

St. Hilaire de Riez

Distance from Campsite – 30km

There are 9 beaches spread over 12kms and the water quality of the sea has been certified by the Pavillion Bleu d’Europe!

An integral part of St Hilaire, the station of Sion sur l’Ocean, includes the Vendée Cornice, a remarkable natural site. Its jagged cliffs hide several treasure, for example, The Cinq Pineaux (isolated rocks facing the ocean) The Trou du Diable (the Devil’s Hole, a cauldron of foam formed by erosion) or Le Pilours (a rocky point at the mouth of the River Vie). This area is a very popular place for walking and the council has initiated many schemes to develop the many walking paths. So you can,should you want to, walk the entire 12km coastline!At the end of the afternoon and in the evening a variety of shows take over. The most famous of them being the impressive musical firework display over the ocean, which takes place at the end of July. This attracts tens of thousands of spectators.

Things to do:

  • Take a trip to the Salt marshes.
  • Visit The Bourrine du Bois Juquaud, a restored mud and reed house.
  • Admire the stone church and also its altar pieces which are unique in the Vendee.
  • Atlantic Toboggan; An amazing day out for everyone, a huge range of chutes and water based activities. A picnic is recommended if you are going for the whole day. (Although there is a fast food restaurant.) It’s open daily from 10.30am to 7.30pm.
Jard sur Mer

Jard sur Mer

Distance from Campsite – 30km

A pretty Vendeen town sheltered by pine forests. There are some delightful walks through the cliff tops and through the forests. The town centre and port area has many cafés and restaurants (especially pizzerias and creperies) . There is a beautiful sandy beach with an area set aside for water sports, popular with wind surfers.

Things to do:

  • Walking; there’s a path starting just beyond the turning to the Abbey of Lieu-Dieu leads along the cliff tops or among forests of Holme Oak to the Pointe du Payré.
  • Abby of Lieu Dieu, at the west side of the town, financed by Richard the Lion Heatrt it is occasionally open to the public.
  • Indian Forest Adventure Park, great for all ages.
Apremont

Apremont

Distance from Campsite – 32km

A picturesque village, clinging to the rocky sides of Vie valley. There’s a crumbling twin towered Renaissance castle and a lake with a sandy beach. A perfect place for a walk and a picnic, or to hire a canoe or pedalo and paddle away.

Avrille

Avrille

Distance from Campsite – 32km

The area around Avrille and nearby Le Bernard is full of prehistoric stones, with an estimated 23 Dolmens and 100 Menhirs. But the main attraction of going to Avrille is to visit the Chateau Renaissance de la Guignardiére; explore the chateau, stroll around the gardens and travel in time solving 20 riddles for the kids to win a prize. An attractive village slightly off the beaten track. On the third Sunday of July they have a festival;Village Gaulois (a real Asterix atmosphere).And on the second Sunday of August has a painting festival; Foire aux Pinceaux.

Aubigny

Distance from Campsite – 32km

A small village, clustered around a chunky Romanesque church, and known for its unusual bids for inclusion in the Guinness Book of Records. Among those giant items like clogs and coffee grinders. In July there is a Festival des Records!

Commequiers

Commequiers

Distance from Campsite – 33km

A little town with a fun mode of transport. Explore the local countryside on the bike train. There is also a fortress here, dating from the 15th century and is the scene every summer of a mediaeval Pagent.Coex Le Jardin des Olfacties; a garden of scents. Four hectares of perfumed flowers and plants. 3kms West of Coex is a well-equipped horse-riding centre-Centre Equestre de l’Etoile.

Longeville sur Mer

Longeville sur Mer

Distance from Campsite – 36km

A small market town just a few kilometres away from the beach. This is the closest point for exploring the Marais Poitevin, during the summer canoes can be hired or you can discover the marshes by the 13km cycle track. In the town there is a 12th century church, the menhir of Russelet and a 16km tour to discover the megaliths of Le Bernard. There is also a Parcours de Sante with various obstacles for jumping, climbing or walking on.

Challans

Challans

Distance from Campsite – 42km

On four Thursdays during the summer Challans organise their famous fair “Autrefois Challans”, where all the locals dress up in regional costumes from the early 20th century and relive all the local crafts and trades. Hire a canoe or a yole (flat bottomed boat) and explore the marshes and their working windmills.

Things to do:

  • Karting LOisirs Challandais: Go Karting circuit open all year.
  • Planéte Racing: Jet-ski, paintballing, Off-roading, Open Fri to Sun
St Cyr en Talmondais

St Cyr en Talmondais

Distance from Campsite – 45km

Parc Floral et Tropical de la Court d’Aron; stunning gardens set in 10 hectares of woodland in the grounds of a chateau. Little wooden bridges criss cross canals and water gardens. Enjoy a picnic in specially designated picnic areas, there’s a play area for the kids and watch out for the wildlife.

St Jean de Monts

St Jean de Monts

Distance from Campsite – 45km

Has a long flat beach of fine sand, which is over 8km long. The sea is perfect for swimming and good for wind surfing and jet skiing. The new town by the sea, with its esplanade and cafes, is separated from the old town by wooded dunes and a vast pine forest.

Throughout the summer there is a bustling market every day, with plenty of local produce. The Avenue de la Mer is a great place for shopping and eating and of an evening there’s a market. During the summer there are many concerts and shows organised.

Things to do:

  • Visit the old town and the Church of St Jean de Baptiste.
  • Visit the Art Gallery.
  • Have a look at the old cottages called ‘bourrines’.
  • Hire a bike for an afternoon in the forest.
  • There's an excellent Golf course.
  • Relax at Les Thermes Marines, the largest swimming pool in France with sea water heated to 34*, with spas and masseurs.
  • Push yourself to the limits at the adventure park, there are 5 circuits, suited to everyone, including monkey bridges and Tarzan jumps.
Notre Dame de Monts

Notre Dame de Monts

Distance from Campsite – 52km

Well known for its beautiful long beaches and its preserved forest with nature trails. You can take a lift up the water tower, to a lookout point, where you can see for miles. Hire a bike and explore the cycle paths through the forest and next to the sea. There is also a superb hinterland of reclaimed marshes full of wild life. You can visit the marshes on the little canals, by canoe or by following the special cycle tracks.

There are working windmills close by. In the centre of town a windmill has been transformed into a new way of looking at wind and some lovely old cottages with thatched roves. Visit the ecomuseum called Daviaud, set in parkland and showing traditional peasant’s cottages and farms.

The beach here is perfect for sand yachting and there are plenty of other water sports activities at your disposal.

La Tranche

La Tranche sur Mer

Distance from Campsite – 53km

Situated In the south of the Vendee, opposite the Ile de Re, La Tranche has a 13km long sandy beach, which appeals to everyone. It is also a popular area for water sports enthusiasts. There is a network of cycle paths in this area, making cycling a popular pastime with the French and tourists alike.

Throughout July and August the streets of La Tranche come to life with a great musical and dramatic festival performed by the members of Déferlante.

La Tranche is well known with windsurfers, and is frequently host to the European championships in late August.

Lucon

Lucon

Distance from Campsite – 58km

Lucon can boast one of the richest architectural, cultural and gastronomic heritages in the Vendee. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de l’Assoption is spectacular, even more so at night with its extraordinary lighting system. This is really worth a visit.

Also take time to visit one of Frances most beautiful gardens, The Dumaine Gardens. Throughout July, at night these gardens come alight with paper lanterns as a concert takes place in the bandstand.

The cemetery in Lucon is considered to be one of the two most interesting cemeteries in the Loire, and features more chapels than any other cemetery in the Vendee.

Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

Distance from Campsite – 70km

This area of marshland near Niort is also called Le Venise Vert (Green Venice) because of the intricate system of canals that date from the Middle Ages. Water and land are inextricably interlaced and visitors can enjoy its astonishing landscapes, it’s diversity of flora and fauna and its cultural heritage treasures that are all around.

Ile de Noirmoutier

Ile de Noirmoutier

Distance from Campsite – 79km

The island of Noirmoutier is linked to the mainland by a toll bridge, however it is still possible to cross by the famous Passage du Gois. A 4.5km long causeway, which is only passable when the tide is out. The landscape varies considerably throughout the island, the north with its tall pines and rocky coastline, the west having great broad beaches. The centre has a Dutch feel with its salt marshes, dykes and windmills and in the south, little typically Vendeen villages and harbours.

Places to visit:

  • The village of Noirmoutier has a castle with an 11th century dungeon, a museum of traditions and a great view over the island.
  • Musée du Fromage; Cheese museum, making goats cheese and other products. Cheese and wool for sale.
  • A naval museum.
  • Village Miniature; Tiny scale models of typical houses in France.
  • Sealand Aquarium and sealion show.
  • Oceanile Water Park.
Ile d’Yeu

Ile d’Yeu

Distance from Campsite – 89km

Just 17km’s off the coast, this pretty island is a must for nature lovers. It has a rugged coastline, with cliffs, creeks and sandy coves. “Rent a bike, and take time to enjoy the simple pleasures of island life: appreciate the birds and the rare wild flowers, the mysterious standing stones and the old castle. Visit the little fishing hamlets, with their white washed cottages and bright blue shutters.” (The Western Loire 2003). Don’t forget the trembling rock, Pierre Tremblaine, which when pushed in a certain place will, of course, tremble. Getting there: Ferries leave from St Giles Croix de Vie, Fromentine and Noirmoutier.

With beaches of fine sand and an outstanding climate this island is a perfect place to relax. For the more energetic there are 90kms of cycle paths wending their way through pine forests, vineyards, nature reserves and salt marshes. This island is accessible by a toll bridge from La Rochelle or on a boat trip.

Things to do:

  • Ernest-Cognacq Museum, Saint-Martin-de-Ré; one room dedicated to the Islands history and economy.
  • Maison du Platin, La Flotte-en-Ré; A reminder of the maritime past of the village and island.
  • Écomusée du Marais salant, Loix; Find out about the salt marshes of Ré, the work of the salt gatherer, the complex of architecture of salt marshes and the harvesting of salt.
  • Bird Sanctuary; Walk or cycle into the reserve.
  • Noah's Ark (L’Arche de Noé) A zoo and flower garden next to the lighthouse. Has a superb collection of birds. Villages:
  • Saint-Martin-de-Ré; Visit the citadel, the fortifications, the harbour, the church and the old town.
  • La Flotte-en-Ré; Wander through the narrow village streets, visit the abbey and oyster parks.
  • Ars-en-Ré; Visit the bell tower on St Stephen’s church.
  • Sainte-Marie-en-Re; Visit the church and bell tower.
  • Food markets are held throughout the summer in all villages. Local produce has pride of place.
Nantes

Nantes

Distance from Campsite – 102km

Once the capital of Brittany, then later the capital of the Western Loire. Nantes is just 56kms from the Atlantic coast. It is an orderly city with a beautiful cathedral and splendid Ducal Palace. The botanical gardens and Fine Art Museum are just some of its many attractions,

Nantes achieved great wealth in the 19th century from shipbuilding and from importing sugar cotton and rum. Nantes has preserved the assets of its maritime and river-based history: a magnificent façade overlooking the river, with its 18th century ship-owners residences with sculpted stone masks and wrought iron balconies, a dynamic port along the whole length of the estuary and the Edre, one of the loveliest rivers in France.

Things to do:

  • Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne; one of the city’s major tourist attractions. The fortress, which dates mainly from the 15th century, stands in the heart of Nantes. It’s an impressive building, having been restored to it’s former glory after fires in 1944 and 1972. It is also accommodates a temporary exhibition on the history of Nantes.
  • The St. Pierre et St. Paul Cathedral; The building began in 1434 and took 457 years to complete. In 1943, the bombing of the city destroyed the stained glass and in 1972, a fire destroyed the roof. Fully restored the building is magnificent.
  • The Passage Pommeraye; Work of two architects born in Nantes, A wonderfully eclectic architectural style has brought this shopping centre fame in many films.
  • The Feydeau Island; Anciently an island in the middle of Nantes. There are many splendid 18th century residences, which were owned by rich ship owners in the days of ‘commercial exchanges’ with the American islands.
  • The Fine Art Museum; has one of the finest collections from the 13th century in France.
  • Thomas Dobree Museum/ Museum of Archaeology; Ancient manuscripts, pottery from prehistory to Renaissance.
  • Museum of Natural History.
  • Jules Verne Museum; Celebrating the memory and works of the writer.
  • Maille Breze Naval Museum; An exhibition of the life and missions of the navy set in an escort ship.
  • The Planetarium; Projected images of the constellations.
  • Museum of Printing.
  • Journeymen Museum.
  • Post Office Museum.
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

Distance from Campsite – 105km

So much to see and do , the best way of seeing La Rochelle is to stroll around the quay sides or through the network of pedestrian streets, watch the world go by as you sit outside one of the many cafés and enjoy a seafood lunch in the old port.

La Rochelle is a fiercely Protestant place which, as a result, suffered a terrible siege at the hands of Richelieu in 1627. It lasted for fifteen months, during which only 5,000 of the towns 28,000 inhabitants survived.

Things to do:

  • The Lantern Tower (Four Sergeants Tower) (15th Century);
  • Built as a lighthouse, it was also used as a prison. It now houses a museum and has some 600 examples of graffiti left in it by British, Dutch or Spanish privateers.
  • St Nicholas’ Tower (14th Century);
  • Worth a visit just for the panoramic view over the Old Town and harbour from the lookout platform.
  • The Chain Tower (14th Century); given its name by the chain found at the foot of the tower, it’s used to close the tower off at night. Here you’ll find a permanent exhibition “La Rochelle, Atlantic town, Huguenot town”
  • The Town Hall (15th and 16th Century). A fine building protected by Gothic Ramparts. Has a wide range of memorabilia, some relating to the siege of the town.
  • Musée du Nouveau Monde; Housed in a fantastic 18th century mansion the museum illustrates the links between La Rochelle and America from the 16th Century onwards.
  • Musée d’Orbigny-Bernon; Paintings and engravings illustrate the town’s economic prosperity and intellectual life.
  • Muséum d’Historie Naturelle; has some extensive natural history collections and many items brought back from explorers.
  • Musée des Beaux Arts; European paintings of the 15th to 20th century and work by local artists.
  • Musée du Flacon de parfum; Perfume bottles, sample miniatures, labels and powder compacts illustrate 100 years of this luxury industry.
  • Musée rochelais d’Histoire protestante; the history of the Protestante faith in La Rochelle.
  • Musée des Automates et des Modéles réduits; 300 moving figures in various unusual settings
Maillezais

Maillezais

Distance from Campsite – 113km

The Abbey of Maillezais was once among the richest Monasteries in Europe. The ruins of Maillezais contain elements of art running from the Romanesque style of the 11th century through to the Renaisance style of the 16th century. With some fine examples of Gothic arches from the 12th and 13th centuries.

Once the monastery was conquered by Protestants during the Wars of Religion, it fell to neglect. The locals soon began taking stone from its structure to build their homes. Most artefacts that remain there now are products of archaeological digs.

Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré

Distance from Campsite – 113km

With beaches of fine sand and an outstanding climate this island is a perfect place to relax. For the more energetic there are 90kms of cycle paths wending their way through pine forests, vineyards, nature reserves and salt marshes. This island is accessible by a toll bridge from La Rochelle or on a boat trip.

Things to do:

  • Ernest-Cognacq Museum, Saint-Martin-de-Ré; one room dedicated to the Islands history and economy.
  • Maison du Platin, La Flotte-en-Ré; A reminder of the maritime past of the village and island.
  • Écomusée du Marais salant, Loix; Find out about the salt marshes of Ré, the work of the salt gatherer, the complex of architecture of salt marshes and the harvesting of salt.
  • Nature: Bird Sanctuary; Walk or cycle into the reserve.
  • Noah's Ark (L’Arche de Noé) A zoo and flower garden next to the lighthouse. Has a superb collection of birds. Villages:
  • Saint-Martin-de-Ré; Visit the citadel, the fortifications, the harbour, the church and the old town.
  • La Flotte-en-Ré; Wander through the narrow village streets, visit the abbey and oyster parks.
  • Ars-en-Ré; Visit the bell tower on St Stephen’s church.
  • Sainte-Marie-en-Re; Visit the church and bell tower.
  • Food markets are held throughout the summer in all villages. Local produce has pride of place.
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Nearby Activities

La Grand Defi Forest Adventure

Distance from Campsite: 19km

A highly rated and raved about day trip. The tree top challenge is just one of the activities on offer at La Grand Defi. They also offer paintballing, disc golf, pony rides and orienteering. More information can be found on their website/.

Parc des Attraction des Dunes

Distance from Campsite: 14km

Brem sur Mer. A large play park for children, with bouncy castles, slides, swings, climbing frames, ball pools, and much more. Very popular with previous customers. Open 10.30am to 7.30pm.

Les Sables d’Olonne Zoo

Les Sables d’Olonne Zoo

Distance from Campsite: 19km

An excellent collection of mainly uncaged animals including lions, tigers, red pandas and great monkey islands. In some cases children can get right up to some of the smaller animals - get some popcorn to feed the goats! Feeding times are around 3.00pm. It is open from 9.30am to 7.00pm (although last entry is at 5.00pm) .

Les Salines

Les Salines

Distance from Campsite: 1km

Les Sables d’Olonne: Discover the salt marshes by canoe or for the less energetic take a boat trip.

Karting Mecamax

Karting Mecamax

Distance from Campsite: 10km

5 minutes from Les Sables d’Olonne: Race around the track in 80cc or 100cc karts or try the quads over rougher terrain. (Minimum age requirements apply).

Atlantic Toboggan St Hilaire de Riez

Atlantic Toboggan St Hilaire de Riez

Distance from Campsite: 40km

A huge water park. Open daily from 10.30am to 7.30pm.

Sealand Aquarium Noirmoutier

Sealand Aquarium Noirmoutier

Distance from Campsite: 79km

Open daily from 10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 7.00pm.

Indian Forest Moutiers Les Maufaits

Indian Forest Moutiers Les Maufaits

Distance from Campsite: 40km

Activites include paintballing, waterJumps, tree top challenges and many more. www.indian-forest-atlantique.com.

Chateau de Talmont

Chateau de Talmont

Distance from Campsite: 8km

Just off the main road through Talmont St Hilaire. This XI Century castle was once owned by Richard the Lionheart. Medieval re-enactments help you step back in time. Every day at 11.00am the stalls awaken. Everyone is dressed up and the children can join in too. Then at night the castle comes alive with sound and light. If you are making a special journey here check the times before you go as they do vary throughout the season.

Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou

Distance from Campsite: 82km

Located just outside Cholet, approximately 11/2hrs from the campsite. Famous throughout Europe for its amazing sound and light show. Although quite expensive, customers who have been agree it’s worth the money. Experience the games of Ancient Rome, breath-taking falconry displays, the battleships of the Vikings and at night the 1,500 fountains. The fireworks, the costumes and 2,700 amateur performers all combine to tell you the epic tale of Maupilliers.

Articles about the Local Area

Vendee Holidays

Vendee is a popular holiday destination because it has a micro climate that means it consistently reports the second highest number of sunshine hours after the South Coast region. As the Atlantic coast has expansive beaches which are less popular than the Mediterranean shores, the resorts are less crowded and...

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Holidays in France

The Loire Valley is renowned for its impressive chateaux, its fine wines and a taste for the finer things in life. The area is rural, tranquil and in many respects timeless. Many tourists are attracted to the history and grandeur of the area, as well as the opportunity for wine...

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A Change of Scenery in Vendee

Whilst on Vendee holiday, most people fill their time enjoying the local beaches, onsite pool complexes, local markets and cafes. Whilst these can certainly make for an ideal holiday experience, sometimes you simply want to venture off for a change of scenery.

In Vendee, there are plenty of options for

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The Attraction of Vendee

Vendee offers gently sloping beaches, miles of off-road cycle paths, shady woodlands and waves which call out to be surfed on. It sources some of the finest seafood from the Atlantic sea and benefits from a micro climate that provides a high volume of sunny days. As a popular coastal...

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Noirmoutier - An Island Adventure

If you are staying at one of Carisma’s Vendee campsites, you may enjoy a day trip to Noirmoutier Island. Since the early 1970’s, this island has been connected to the mainland of northern Vendee via a bridge. Prior to this, people waited for low tide to cross the Passage du...

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The Thrill of Sailing - Vendee Globe Race

Every four years, the Olona Port in Les Sables d’Olonne is the starting point of the Vendee Globe. This international race sees competitors take on the challenges of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans including Cape Horn, Cape Leeuwin and the Cape of Good Hope, as they travel around the...

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New Adventures in Vendee

The coastal resorts of Vendee are thriving towns, where you can browse the markets with the locals, enjoy a meal in a restaurant or take part in one of the many events and activities. Towns such as Les Sables d’Olonne, which is close to our most popular site - Les Sables...

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The Appeal of France's Vendee Region

Whilst Paris is the most popular tourist destination in France, many visitors are looking for a holiday experience that is a world away from the cosmopolitan city. Holidays to rural and coastal France are popular for holiday makers of all ages who want the opportunity to switch off and relax.

Vendee...

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The Poitou-Charentes Province

Vendee Coast

The Poitou-Charentes province includes the coastal region of Vendee with its miles of sandy beaches, pine forests and family friendly French campsites.  Due to a warm climate, clean sands and generally flat landscape that it easy to explore on foot or bike, Vendee is a popular destination for holiday...

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Family Fun in Vendee

Many of the families that visit our Vendee Campsites head to some of the region’s attractions. Beyond the seemingly endless beaches and surf schools, including Wave School in La Tranche Sur Mer, close to our Les Conches campsite Vendee has many things for families to see and do.

Adventure in Vendee

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  • 2 adults, 3 children under 18 (extra child £40, extra adult £60)
  • full accommodation in our luxury mobile home
  • free Carisma Children's Club
  • local tourist tax
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If you would prefer to reduce your driving time in France we would recommend a Portsmouth to Caen crossing at 08:15 arriving in France at 15:00; with a return Caen to Portsmouth crossing at 16:30 getting you back to the UK at 21:15. Please see below for additional costs.

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Protect yourself against accidental damage to your holiday home for £15.00 per mobile home.

Clients who have not paid this will be required to pay £200 on arrival.

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Table, chairs, parasol and two fully adjustable sun loungers are available for £7 per week.

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We provide blankets and pillows free in all our accommodation. You will need to bring with you sheets, pillowcases and towels.

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