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Les Conches:

Set in a fragrant pine forest, this superb site boasts heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools both with thrilling new water chutes and even a jacuzzi.

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Our Les Conches campsite, in the Vendee region of France

Les Conches - Hot Southern Vendee

Nestled in a fragrant pine forest with direct access to one of the best surfing beaches on the west coast of France.

Direct beach access through the forest

Our site at Les Conches is a short walk down a forest path to a magnificent sandy beach, one of the best surfing beaches on the west coast. Set in a fragrant pine forest, this superb site boasts heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, both with thrilling new water chutes and even a jacuzzi.

Evening Entertainment

The attention to detail of the enthusiastic new owners has added much to this traditional French campsite. They seem to have thought of everything, from an attractive bar/bistro, to excellent evening entertainment, including a disco and live music during high season.

Hot Southern Vendee

The hot southern Vendee-climate, together with a glorious south-facing sandy beach and top-rate facilities convince us that we have another winner.

La Tranche and La Rochelle

Nearby La Tranche is a quaint seaside town with numerous restaurants, shops, bars and a twice-weekly market. The historic port and twin towers of La Rochelle make an excellent day trip where you can also visit the beautiful Ile-de-Re. Here you can hire bikes and explore this fascinating island.


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Campsite at a glance...

  • DIRECT ACCESS TO BEACH
  • FRAGRANT PINE FOREST
  • HOT SOUTHERN VENDEE

Campsite Facilities

  • Direct access to beach (600 yards through forest)
  • Outdoor heated pool with water chute
  • Indoor heated pool with waterslide and Jacuzzi
  • Bar
  • Children's pool
  • Campsite Shop*
  • Take Away Meals*
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Games Room
  • Table Tennis
  • Wifi access
  • Fitness room
  • Internet point
  • Volleyball
  • Bicycle Hire*
  • Evening Entertainment*
  • Washing & Drying Machines
  • Gas BBQs #
  • Carisma Children's Club
* High season # Available free of charge- small refundable deposit required

Getting to the Les Conches 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 Les Conches from airports and train stations

If you are traveling to Les Conches by plane or train, here are the nearest airports and train stations:

By plane La Rochelle
45
Nantes 82 Poitiers 88 Limoges 156
By train La Rochelle Ville 40
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Nearby Towns & Cities

Longeville sur Mer

Longeville sur Mer

Distance from Campsite – 6km

Just a few kilometres away this small market town is the beach. It is actually the nearest point to explore the Marais Poitevin. Over the summer you can hire out a canoes and discover the marshes, or alternatively hire a bike and take advantage of the designated cycle paths. Located in the town itself is a church, The Menhir of Russelet which is said to date back to the 1000’s. There is also a 16km tour available where you can visit the megaliths of Le Bernard. Parcours de Sante is another popular place to visit, especially with those who want to practice their parkour.

La Tranche sur Mer

La Tranche sur Mer

Distance from Campsite – 6km

La Tranche has an expansive beach that measure over 12km. La Tranche can is found in the south of the Vendee region, adjacent to the Ile de Re. It’s a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. A large network of cycle paths also make it a popular area for cyclists. Over the summer months of July and August, the streets are filled with entertainment. With great musical and dramatic festivals performed by the members of Déferlante, it’s a lovely way to spend an evening. La Tranche is well known with windsurfers, and is regularly holds the European championships.

Avrille

Avrille

Distance from Campsite – 12km

The area around Avrille and nearby Le Bernard home to a number of prehistoric stones. There are an estimated with an estimated 23 Dolmens and 100 Menhirs. A must visit attraction to the town is the Chateau Renaissance de la Guignardiére; take a look around the chateau, take a walk through the gardens and spend time with the children solving the 20 riddles, for the chance to win a prize. A small attractive village, Village Gaulois (a real Asterix atmosphere), hold a festival on the 3rd Sunday in July and another on the 2nd Sunday in August.

Jard sur Mer

Jard sur Mer

Distance from Campsite – 12km

A pretty town in the Vendee that is sheltered by pine forests. It can offer a number of delightful walks over the cliff Tops and through the woodland. The port and centre of the town has a large selection of cafés and restaurants (especially pizzerias and creperies). The sandy beach has an area specifically for water sports and is very 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.
Talmont St. Hilaire

Talmont St. Hilaire

Distance from Campsite – 18km

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.

St Cyr en Talmondais

St Cyr en Talmondais

Distance from Campsite – 20km

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.

Aubigny

Aubigny

Distance from Campsite – 28km

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!

Lucon

Lucon

Distance from Campsite – 86km

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.

Les Sables d’Olonne

Les Sables d’Olonne

Distance from Campsite – 33km

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

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 – 39km

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.
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

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.

Brem sur Mer

Brem sur Mer

Distance from Campsite – 48km

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. Its 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 – 48km

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.

Aiguillon sur Vie

Distance from Campsite – 52km

For fishing enthusiasts there is a trout fishing farm.

St Giles Croix de Vie

St Giles Croix de Vie

Distance from Campsite – 61km

A popular seaside resort with a boating centre. St Giles Croix de Vie is an old fishing town with a working Port, famous for its sardines. Enjoy the various selection of Cafes, Restaurants and Bars along the busy quay side. Time your visit with one of the many festivals, including a jazz festival, a sailing festival. A popular market is open five times a week.

Things to do:

  • Visit the salt marshes
  • Visit the churches of both St Croix and St Giles
  • Check out the Art Galleries
  • Fish Festival, with music and dancing and of course Sardines, held on the 1st Sunday August
  • Take a boat trip to L’Ile d’Yeu
  • Fishing – A great spot
St. Hilaire de Riez

St. Hilaire de Riez

Distance from Campsite – 62km

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. Should you wish to you can wander along the entire coastline (12km). There is a 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.
Apremont

Apremont

Distance from Campsite – 63km

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.

Commequiers

Commequiers

Distance from Campsite – 65km

A small 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.

La Rochelle

La Rochelle

Distance from Campsite – 67km

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

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 – 73km

The Abbey of Maillezais was previously known for being one of the richest Monasteries in the whole of Europe. The remains of Maillezais include a number of examples of art, which vary from the Romanesque style to the Renaissance style. There are also 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 dismantling it to build their own structures. The vast majority of artefacts that remain there now are products of archaeological digs.

Challans

Challans

Distance from Campsite – 73km

The location of the popular “Autrefois Challans”. A fair which is held on four Thursdays over the summer. The locals dress up in regional costumes from the early 20th century and relive all the local crafts and trades. You can hire out a boat and explore the marshes and the 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 Jean de Monts

St Jean de Monts

Distance from Campsite – 77km

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 – 84km

Its beautiful long beaches and its preserved forest make Notre Dame de Monts a favourite day trip for many tourist and nationals. You can take the lift up the water tower for a fantastic panoramic view of the area. Hire a bike and you can explore the many cycle paths throughout the forest and next to the sea. The hinterland of reclaimed marshes full of wild life, is well worth a look. Visit the marshes on the small waterways by canoe or by following the special bicycle paths. In the centre of town they have transformed a windmill into a new way of looking at wind. The ecomuseum called Daviaud, is set in a parkland and shows traditional peasant’s cottages and farms. The beach here is ideal for sand yachting and there are a number of other water activities available.

Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré

Distance from Campsite – 86km

The beaches, with their fine sand, and the outstanding climate make this island a perfect place to relax. Cycle paths stretch for over 80kms and wind their way through pine forests, vineyards, nature reserves and salt marshes. The island can be reached by a short boat trip from La Rochelle or using the toll bridge.

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.
Ile de Noirmoutier

Ile de Noirmoutier

Distance from Campsite – 46km

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.
Nantes

Nantes

Distance from Campsite – 116km

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.
Ile d’Yeu

Ile d’Yeu

Distance from Campsite – 55km

This pretty piece of land is a must for nature lovers. It has a rugged coastline, with creeks and sandy coves to explore. “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). Don’t forget to visit the trembling rock, Pierre Tremblaine, which when pushed in a certain place will tremble! The Island is easily reachable by Ferry which you can get from St Giles Croix de Vie, Fromentine and Noirmoutier.

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.
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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/.

C.A.I.R.N (Prehistoric Centre) Route de Longeville, St Hilaire la Foret

C.A.I.R.N (Prehistoric Centre)

Distance from Campsite: 9km - Route de Longeville, St Hilaire la Foret.

A large park dedicated to prehistoric life; exhibitions and ancient gardens.

Indian Forest

Indian Forest

Distance from Campsite: 17km

Open low season 10.00am to 7.00pm. High season 9.00am to 9.00pm.
A series of adventure trails in the Vendee forest suitable for all ages. An adrenalin rush for even the most daring! They also have paint balling, pony rides, Maxi Bungee, Air jump and a climbing wall all at extra cost.

Les Sables d’Olonne Zoo

Les Sables d’Olonne Zoo

Distance from Campsite: 29km

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).

Boat Trips

Boats leave for the Islands from l’Embarcadere in La Tranche. Visit l’Ile de Ré, hire bikes and explore the island on the extensive cycle network. The Port of St Martin de Ré has been well recommended. Boats also leave from La Tranche to La Rochelle and l’Ile d’Aix.

Chateau de Talmont

Chateau de Talmont

Distance from Campsite: 6km

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: 91km

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.

St Cyr en Talmondais

Floral et Tropical de la Court d’Aron St Cyr en Talmondais

Distance from Campsite: 19km

Stunning gardens set in 10 hectares of woodland in the grounds of a chateau. Little wooden bridges cross canals and water gardens. There are picnic areas and a play area for the kids. Watch out for the wildlife, especially the exotic birds. Open daily 10.00am to 7.00pm.

Aquarium La Rochelle

Aquarium La Rochelle

Distance from Campsite: 67km

One of France’s largest aquariums. There are many sections of the aquarium based on different areas and different oceans, don’t miss the vibrant tropical section!.

Marais Poitevin

Green Venice (Marais Poitevin)

Distance from Campsite: 74km

A national nature reserve intersected with a large network of canals. Allow yourself to be punted through attractive waterside villages and leafy woodland glades. Boats go from Maillezais, where there is also a 13th Century monastery & cathedral.

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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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Our prices include:

  • 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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Dover to Calais crossing from £32 each way.

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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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- charge £0 for carrying bicycles on the rear of the vehicle.

- charge £0 for vehicles over 5m in length.

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- do not charge for cars under 1.83m tall
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- charge £0 for carrying bicycles on the rear of the vehicle.

- charge £0 for vehicles over 5m in length.

How high is your car including roofbox, etc?

- do not charge for cars under 1.83m tall
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- charge £0 for trailers up to 3m-6m
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Equipment Damage Waiver

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.

Patio Set & Sun Loungers

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

Linen Hire

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

If you are limited on space in your vehicle or are flying, we are able to provide a linen hire service. This must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance of your departure and is subject to availability:

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