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Campsites and Holiday Parks in Poitou-Charentes

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45 bookable sites in Poitou-Charentes

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  • Motorhome or campervan pitch
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  • Lodge, cabin, pod or hut
  • Tipi, yurt, wigwam, dome, bell tent
Camping Walmone, Saint Sulpice de Royan, Charente-Maritime
5.3 from 14 reviews

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Camping Walmone

Saint Sulpice de Royan, Charente-Maritime, France Show on map
  • Peaceful site in a wooded area
  • Pools, regular entertainment and kids' club
  • Walking and cycling trips available from the site
Fully-serviced grass pitch 6 x From £14.24/€16/A$26.02/US$18.61/CA$24.26/CHF18/SEK168.42/DKK119.42/NOK153.66/ISK2,043/ARS742.95/CLP12,783/PEN61.62/NZ$28.41/ZAR277.92/PLN68.92/R$77.68/CZK407.69/RSD1,895/HUF5,200.91/RUB1,265.99/CN¥127.84 per night
Camping du Pas des Biches, Celles, Charente-Maritime
10 from 9 reviews

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Camping du Pas des Biches

Celles, Charente-Maritime, France Show on map
  • Friendly and peaceful family site a 15-minute drive from Cognac
  • Sample cognac and champagne and the owners' homemade aperitif
  • Playground, spotless amenities and pool with sun loungers alongside
Electric optional grass pitch 8 x From £9.09/€10.20/A$16.67/US$11.81/CA$15.55/CHF11.51/SEK107.11/DKK76.08/NOK98.78/ISK1,358/ARS447.41/CLP8,248/PEN39.36/NZ$18.16/ZAR179.01/PLN43.95/R$49.15/CZK261.69/RSD1,208/HUF3,313.79/RUB824.27/CN¥81.22 per night
2 bedroom static caravan 4 x From £60.62/€68/A$111.11/US$78.74/CA$103.69/CHF76.74/SEK714.06/DKK507.21/NOK658.51/ISK9,051/ARS2,982.77/CLP54,986/PEN262.43/NZ$121.07/ZAR1,193.38/PLN293.01/R$327.64/CZK1,744.57/RSD8,054/HUF22,091.96/RUB5,495.11/CN¥541.47 per night
Camping Devezeau, Saint-Angeau, Charente
9.7 from 12 reviews

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Camping Devezeau

Saint-Angeau, Charente, France Show on map
  • Friendly English-run site with pool and with easy access to the N10
  • A kilometre from Saint-Angeau and 30 minutes' drive from Angoulême
  • Licensed café/bar with courtyard and English breakfasts
Fully-serviced grass pitch 6 x From £19.58/€22/A$35.78/US$25.58/CA$33.36/CHF24.75/SEK231.57/DKK164.20/NOK211.29/ISK2,809/ARS1,021.56/CLP17,577/PEN84.72/NZ$39.06/ZAR382.13/PLN94.76/R$106.81/CZK560.58/RSD2,605/HUF7,151.25/RUB1,740.73/CN¥175.79 per night
Camping L'Abri-Côtier, Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente, Charente-Maritime
7.8 from 11 reviews

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Camping L'Abri-Côtier

Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente, Charente-Maritime, France Show on map
  • Peaceful family-friendly site 45 kilometres from La Rochelle
  • Ticket sales for La Rochelle Aquarium, La Palmyre Zoo and Fort Boyard
  • Free heated pool, bar, pizzeria, solarium and play area
Electric optional grass pitch 6 x From £10.68/€12/A$19.52/US$13.96/CA$18.20/CHF13.50/SEK126.31/DKK89.56/NOK115.25/ISK1,532/ARS557.21/CLP9,587/PEN46.21/NZ$21.31/ZAR208.44/PLN51.69/R$58.26/CZK305.77/RSD1,421/HUF3,900.68/RUB949.49/CN¥95.88 per night
Camping des Lacs, Pressignac, Charente
9.3 from 20 reviews

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Camping des Lacs

Pressignac, Charente, France Show on map
  • Lakeside site with fishing and a sandy beach
  • Three pools, one covered and heated to 30°C
  • Many hiking, cycling and horse riding trails nearby
Electric optional grass pitch 6 x From £12.01/€13.50/A$21.95/US$15.70/CA$20.47/CHF15.19/SEK142.10/DKK100.76/NOK129.65/ISK1,724/ARS626.86/CLP10,786/PEN51.99/NZ$23.97/ZAR234.49/PLN58.15/R$65.54/CZK343.99/RSD1,599/HUF4,388.27/RUB1,068.18/CN¥107.87 per night
2 bedroom static caravan 4 x From £44.50/€50/A$81.31/US$58.15/CA$75.82/CHF56.26/SEK526.31/DKK373.18/NOK480.20/ISK6,383/ARS2,321.72/CLP39,947/PEN192.56/NZ$88.77/ZAR868.49/PLN215.37/R$242.74/CZK1,274.04/RSD5,921/HUF16,252.85/RUB3,956.20/CN¥399.52 per night
Camping le Royan, Royan, Charente-Maritime

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Camping le Royan

Royan, Charente-Maritime, France Show on map
  • Large waterpark
  • Plenty of activities in the area
  • Near the Atlantic coast
Electric grass tent, touring caravan or trailer tent pitch 6 x From £19.58/€22/A$35.78/US$25.58/CA$33.36/CHF24.75/SEK231.57/DKK164.20/NOK211.29/ISK2,809/ARS1,021.56/CLP17,577/PEN84.72/NZ$39.06/ZAR382.13/PLN94.76/R$106.81/CZK560.58/RSD2,605/HUF7,151.25/RUB1,740.73/CN¥175.79 per night
Camping du Lac de Saint-Cyr, Saint-Cyr, Vienne
8.6 from 25 reviews

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Camping du Lac de Saint-Cyr

Saint-Cyr, Vienne, France Show on map
  • Lakeside location 10 minutes' drive from Futuroscope
  • Swimming pool and many outdoor activities available on site
  • Within a 300-hectare natural park
Non-electric grass pitch 8 x From £13.35/€15/A$24.39/US$17.44/CA$22.75/CHF16.88/SEK157.89/DKK111.95/NOK144.06/ISK1,915/ARS696.52/CLP11,984/PEN57.77/NZ$26.63/ZAR260.55/PLN64.61/R$72.82/CZK382.21/RSD1,776/HUF4,875.86/RUB1,186.86/CN¥119.85 per night
Fully-serviced grass pitch 8 x From £16.02/€18/A$29.27/US$20.93/CA$27.30/CHF20.25/SEK189.47/DKK134.34/NOK172.87/ISK2,298/ARS835.82/CLP14,381/PEN69.32/NZ$31.96/ZAR312.66/PLN77.53/R$87.39/CZK458.65/RSD2,132/HUF5,851.03/RUB1,424.23/CN¥143.83 per night
Camping Le Réjallant, Condac, Charente
8.3 from 7 reviews

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Camping Le Réjallant

Condac, Charente, France Show on map
  • 150 metres from a river, with many outdoor activities available
  • Heated pool, gym and snack bar serving local cuisine
  • Canoeing, aqua gym and barbecues arranged in high season
Fully-serviced mixed motorhome pitch 6 x From £14.24/€16/A$26.02/US$18.61/CA$24.26/CHF18/SEK168.42/DKK119.42/NOK153.66/ISK2,043/ARS742.95/CLP12,783/PEN61.62/NZ$28.41/ZAR277.92/PLN68.92/R$77.68/CZK407.69/RSD1,895/HUF5,200.91/RUB1,265.99/CN¥127.84 per night
Fully-serviced mixed tent, touring caravan or trailer tent pitch 6 x From £15.13/€17/A$27.65/US$19.77/CA$25.78/CHF19.13/SEK178.94/DKK126.88/NOK163.27/ISK2,170/ARS789.38/CLP13,582/PEN65.47/NZ$30.18/ZAR295.29/PLN73.23/R$82.53/CZK433.17/RSD2,013/HUF5,525.97/RUB1,345.11/CN¥135.84 per night
Camping Chardons Bleus, Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime
8.8 from 12 reviews

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Camping Chardons Bleus

Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime, France Show on map
  • In a pine forest 1.5km from swimming and surfing beaches
  • Games room, library, bike hire and sports facilities
  • Snack bar with fresh bread delivered daily
Electric mixed pitch 6 x From £18.69/€21/A$34.15/US$24.42/CA$31.85/CHF23.63/SEK221.05/DKK156.74/NOK201.68/ISK2,681/ARS975.12/CLP16,778/PEN80.87/NZ$37.29/ZAR364.76/PLN90.46/R$101.95/CZK535.10/RSD2,487/HUF6,826.20/RUB1,661.61/CN¥167.80 per night
Camping Oléron Les Pins, Saint Trojan les Bains, Charente-Maritime
8.8 from 8 reviews

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Camping Oléron Les Pins

Saint Trojan les Bains, Charente-Maritime, France Show on map
  • A kilometre from the beach and oysters of Saint Trojan les Bains
  • Edged by the national forest of Saint-Trojan
  • Pool, play area, games room and snack wagon
Electric grass and earth pitch 6 x From £18.07/€20.30/A$33.01/US$23.61/CA$30.78/CHF22.84/SEK213.68/DKK151.51/NOK194.96/ISK2,592/ARS942.62/CLP16,219/PEN78.18/NZ$36.04/ZAR352.61/PLN87.44/R$98.55/CZK517.26/RSD2,404/HUF6,598.66/RUB1,606.22/CN¥162.20 per night
Puy Rond Camping, Bressuire, Deux-Sèvres
9 from 8 reviews

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Puy Rond Camping

Bressuire, Deux-Sèvres, France Show on map
  • Easy access to the Loire castles, vineyards, and Futuroscope
  • Under an hour from the wetlands of the Marais-Poitevin
  • Pool, play area and free wifi
Electric grass pitch 6 x From £17.79/€20/A$32.51/US$23.26/CA$30.33/CHF22.50/SEK210.45/DKK149.19/NOK191.89/ISK2,556/ARS923.85/CLP15,986/PEN77.62/NZ$35.50/ZAR347.68/PLN86.08/R$97.07/CZK509.25/RSD2,368/HUF6,498.45/RUB1,582.61/CN¥160 per night
Acacia 2 bedroom lodge 6 x From £78.26/€88/A$143.02/US$102.34/CA$133.45/CHF99/SEK925.99/DKK656.43/NOK844.31/ISK11,247/ARS4,064.95/CLP70,339/PEN341.51/NZ$156.20/ZAR1,529.79/PLN378.74/R$427.11/CZK2,240.69/RSD10,421/HUF28,593.19/RUB6,963.48/CN¥703.98 per night
2 bedroom cabin 6 x From £78.26/€88/A$143.02/US$102.34/CA$133.45/CHF99/SEK925.99/DKK656.43/NOK844.31/ISK11,247/ARS4,064.95/CLP70,339/PEN341.51/NZ$156.20/ZAR1,529.79/PLN378.74/R$427.11/CZK2,240.69/RSD10,421/HUF28,593.19/RUB6,963.48/CN¥703.98 per night
Camping Le Logis, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Charente-Maritime
6.6 from 16 reviews

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Camping Le Logis

Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Charente-Maritime, France Show on map
  • Family-friendly site 600m from the sea, close to Forest of la Coubre
  • 6km from La Palmyre Zoo, 10 from Royan and 2 from Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
  • Big heated waterpark, two bars, free tennis, playground and shop
Electric optional forest floor tent pitch 6 x From £13.35/€15/A$24.39/US$17.44/CA$22.75/CHF16.88/SEK157.89/DKK111.95/NOK144.06/ISK1,915/ARS696.52/CLP11,984/PEN57.77/NZ$26.63/ZAR260.55/PLN64.61/R$72.82/CZK382.21/RSD1,776/HUF4,875.86/RUB1,186.86/CN¥119.85 per night
Electric forest floor touring caravan pitch 6 x From £18.69/€21/A$34.15/US$24.42/CA$31.85/CHF23.63/SEK221.05/DKK156.74/NOK201.68/ISK2,681/ARS975.12/CLP16,778/PEN80.87/NZ$37.29/ZAR364.76/PLN90.46/R$101.95/CZK535.10/RSD2,487/HUF6,826.20/RUB1,661.61/CN¥167.80 per night
Camping La Motte, Le Fouilloux, Charente-Maritime
9.5 from 12 reviews

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Camping La Motte

Le Fouilloux, Charente-Maritime, France Show on map
  • Peaceful haven surrounded by vineyards near Montguyon village
  • Hot air balloon flights, horse riding, walking and bike trails nearby
  • Fishing, birdwatching and wildlife spotting around the lake
Electric optional grass pitch 6 x From £10.90/€12.25/A$19.92/US$14.25/CA$18.58/CHF13.78/SEK128.95/DKK91.43/NOK117.65/ISK1,564/ARS568.82/CLP9,787/PEN47.18/NZ$21.75/ZAR212.78/PLN52.77/R$59.47/CZK312.14/RSD1,451/HUF3,981.95/RUB969.27/CN¥97.88 per night
2 bedroom static caravan 4 x From £57.85/€65/A$105.71/US$75.59/CA$98.57/CHF73.13/SEK684.20/DKK485.13/NOK624.26/ISK8,298/ARS3,018.24/CLP51,932/PEN250.32/NZ$115.41/ZAR1,129.03/PLN279.98/R$315.56/CZK1,656.25/RSD7,697/HUF21,128.71/RUB5,143.07/CN¥519.37 per night
Camping des Ribières, Confolens, Charente
9.4 from 7 reviews

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Camping des Ribières

Confolens, Charente, France Show on map
  • Riverside site on the outskirts of Confolens
  • Hire canoes and fishing kit to take out onto the river
  • Pool, playground, shop and summer snack bar
Non-electric grass pitch 6 x From £11.12/€12.50/A$20.33/US$14.54/CA$18.96/CHF14.06/SEK131.58/DKK93.30/NOK120.05/ISK1,596/ARS580.43/CLP9,987/PEN48.14/NZ$22.19/ZAR217.12/PLN53.84/R$60.69/CZK318.51/RSD1,480/HUF4,063.21/RUB989.05/CN¥99.88 per night
Electric grass pitch 6 x From £14.68/€16.50/A$26.83/US$19.19/CA$25.02/CHF18.56/SEK173.68/DKK123.15/NOK158.47/ISK2,107/ARS766.17/CLP13,183/PEN63.54/NZ$29.30/ZAR286.60/PLN71.07/R$80.10/CZK420.43/RSD1,954/HUF5,363.44/RUB1,305.55/CN¥131.84 per night
Camping Aloé, Médis, Charente-Maritime
7.3 from 18 reviews

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Camping Aloé

Médis, Charente-Maritime, France Show on map
  • Five kilometres from the beaches of Royan
  • Kids' club and regular activities and entertainment in high season
  • Large pool, playground, snack bar and communal barbecues
Electric optional grass pitch 6 x From £13.79/€15.50/A$25.21/US$18.03/CA$23.50/CHF17.44/SEK163.15/DKK115.69/NOK148.86/ISK1,979/ARS719.73/CLP12,384/PEN59.69/NZ$27.52/ZAR269.23/PLN66.76/R$75.25/CZK394.95/RSD1,835/HUF5,038.38/RUB1,226.42/CN¥123.85 per night
Logia 2 bedroom static caravan 6 x From £333.75/€375/A$609.85/US$436.11/CA$568.66/CHF421.93/SEK3,947.30/DKK2,798.85/NOK3,601.52/ISK47,876/ARS17,412.90/CLP299,606/PEN1,444.17/NZ$665.81/ZAR6,513.65/PLN1,615.27/R$1,820.55/CZK9,555.29/RSD44,407/HUF121,896.39/RUB29,671.53/CN¥2,996.36 per 7 nights
Riviera 2 bedroom static caravan 6 x From £333.75/€375/A$609.85/US$436.11/CA$568.66/CHF421.93/SEK3,947.30/DKK2,798.85/NOK3,601.52/ISK47,876/ARS17,412.90/CLP299,606/PEN1,444.17/NZ$665.81/ZAR6,513.65/PLN1,615.27/R$1,820.55/CZK9,555.29/RSD44,407/HUF121,896.39/RUB29,671.53/CN¥2,996.36 per 7 nights
3 bedroom static caravan (family) 6 x From £360.45/€405/A$658.64/US$471/CA$614.16/CHF455.68/SEK4,263.08/DKK3,022.76/NOK3,889.64/ISK51,706/ARS18,805.93/CLP323,574/PEN1,559.70/NZ$719.07/ZAR7,034.75/PLN1,744.49/R$1,966.20/CZK10,319.71/RSD47,959/HUF131,648.10/RUB32,045.25/CN¥3,236.07 per 7 nights
Au Pays des Bulles, Montendre, Charente-Maritime

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Au Pays des Bulles

Montendre, Charente-Maritime, France Show on map
  • Glapming in transparent domes on a family-owned property
  • Stargaze from indoors, in a full-sized luxury bed
  • Breakfast hampers and outdoor decks; lake beach a few kilometres away
Pop geodesic dome 2 x From £142.40/€160/A$260.20/US$186.07/CA$242.63/CHF180.02/SEK1,684.18/DKK1,194.18/NOK1,536.65/ISK20,427/ARS7,429.50/CLP127,832/PEN616.18/NZ$284.08/ZAR2,779.16/PLN689.18/R$776.77/CZK4,076.92/RSD18,947/HUF52,009.13/RUB12,659.85/CN¥1,278.45 per night
Chênes geodesic dome (disabled friendly) 5 x From £160.20/€180/A$292.73/US$209.33/CA$272.96/CHF202.52/SEK1,894.70/DKK1,343.45/NOK1,728.73/ISK22,980/ARS8,358.19/CLP143,811/PEN693.20/NZ$319.59/ZAR3,126.55/PLN775.33/R$873.87/CZK4,586.54/RSD21,315/HUF58,510.27/RUB14,242.33/CN¥1,438.25 per night
Hameaux des Marines, Saint-Denis-d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime

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Hameaux des Marines

Saint-Denis-d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime, France Show on map
  • Peaceful site near the sea on the north coast of Oléron island
  • Five minutes' walk to award-winning Huttes beach
  • Friendly service, bike rental and heated seasonal pool
2 bedroom lodge (six man) 6 x From £57.85/€65/A$105.71/US$75.59/CA$98.57/CHF73.13/SEK684.20/DKK485.13/NOK624.26/ISK8,298/ARS3,018.24/CLP51,932/PEN250.32/NZ$115.41/ZAR1,129.03/PLN279.98/R$315.56/CZK1,656.25/RSD7,697/HUF21,128.71/RUB5,143.07/CN¥519.37 per night
Camping Étang Vallier, Brossac, Charente
8.4 from 9 reviews

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Camping Étang Vallier

Brossac, Charente, France Show on map
  • Peaceful 45-hectare woodland site two kilometres from Brossac village
  • Four-hectare lake with beach for wakeboarding, fishing and swimming
  • Snack bar and restaurant with huge terrace overlooking the lake
Electric optional grass pitch 6 x From £13.35/€15/A$24.39/US$17.44/CA$22.75/CHF16.88/SEK157.89/DKK111.95/NOK144.06/ISK1,915/ARS696.52/CLP11,984/PEN57.77/NZ$26.63/ZAR260.55/PLN64.61/R$72.82/CZK382.21/RSD1,776/HUF4,875.86/RUB1,186.86/CN¥119.85 per night
2 bedroom static caravan 6 x From £48.95/€55/A$89.45/US$63.96/CA$83.40/CHF61.88/SEK578.94/DKK410.50/NOK528.22/ISK7,022/ARS2,553.89/CLP43,942/PEN211.81/NZ$97.65/ZAR955.34/PLN236.91/R$267.01/CZK1,401.44/RSD6,513/HUF17,878.14/RUB4,351.82/CN¥439.47 per night
2 bedroom lodge 6 x From £53.40/€60/A$97.58/US$69.78/CA$90.99/CHF67.51/SEK631.57/DKK447.82/NOK576.24/ISK7,660/ARS2,786.06/CLP47,937/PEN231.07/NZ$106.53/ZAR1,042.18/PLN258.44/R$291.29/CZK1,528.85/RSD7,105/HUF19,503.42/RUB4,747.44/CN¥479.42 per night
Le Nauzan-Plage, Vaux sur mer, Charente-Maritime

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Le Nauzan-Plage

Vaux sur mer, Charente-Maritime, France Show on map
  • Family-friendly site 10 minutes from the beach in Vaux-sur-Mer
  • 20 minutes' drive from Palmyre zoo and Coubre Forest
  • Heated indoor and outdoor pools, paddling pool and kids' club
2 bedroom static caravan (comfort, sheltered balcony) 5 x From £39.22/€44/A$71.89/US$50.95/CA$67.09/CHF49.66/SEK462.04/DKK328.20/NOK426.09/ISK5,857/ARS1,930.03/CLP35,579/PEN169.81/NZ$78.34/ZAR772.19/PLN189.59/R$212/CZK1,128.84/RSD5,212/HUF14,294.80/RUB3,555.66/CN¥350.36 per night
Sweetflower 2 bedroom lodge (premium, sheltered balcony) 6 x From £43.68/€49/A$80.06/US$56.74/CA$74.72/CHF55.30/SEK514.54/DKK365.49/NOK474.51/ISK6,522/ARS2,149.35/CLP39,622/PEN189.10/NZ$87.24/ZAR859.94/PLN211.14/R$236.09/CZK1,257.11/RSD5,804/HUF15,919.21/RUB3,959.71/CN¥390.18 per night
Confort plus 3 bedroom static caravan 7 x From £47.25/€53/A$86.60/US$61.37/CA$80.82/CHF59.81/SEK556.55/DKK395.33/NOK513.25/ISK7,055/ARS2,324.80/CLP42,857/PEN204.54/NZ$94.36/ZAR930.14/PLN228.38/R$255.37/CZK1,359.74/RSD6,278/HUF17,218.73/RUB4,282.96/CN¥422.03 per night
Homeflower 3 bedroom static caravan (premium) 6 x From £50.81/€57/A$93.13/US$66.01/CA$86.92/CHF64.33/SEK598.55/DKK425.16/NOK551.98/ISK7,587/ARS2,500.26/CLP46,091/PEN219.98/NZ$101.48/ZAR1,000.34/PLN245.61/R$274.64/CZK1,462.36/RSD6,751/HUF18,518.26/RUB4,606.20/CN¥453.88 per night
Camping du Pont des Bergers, Sanxay, Vienne
9.2 from 13 reviews

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  • Great-value family-friendly site in the village of Sanxay
  • 40 minutes' drive from Futuroscope theme park
  • Large open-air swimming pool with paddling pool and waterslide
Electric optional grass motorhome pitch 6 x From £6.94/€7.80/A$12.68/US$9.07/CA$11.83/CHF8.78/SEK82.10/DKK58.22/NOK74.91/ISK996/ARS362.19/CLP6,232/PEN30.04/NZ$13.85/ZAR135.48/PLN33.60/R$37.87/CZK198.75/RSD924/HUF2,535.44/RUB617.17/CN¥62.32 per night
Electric optional grass tent, touring caravan or trailer tent pitch 6 x From £7.12/€8/A$13.01/US$9.30/CA$12.13/CHF9/SEK84.21/DKK59.71/NOK76.83/ISK1,021/ARS371.48/CLP6,392/PEN30.81/NZ$14.20/ZAR138.96/PLN34.46/R$38.84/CZK203.85/RSD947/HUF2,600.46/RUB632.99/CN¥63.92 per night
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One of our most favoured French theme parks is in Poitou-Charentes. Aussi, camping in Poitou-Charentes will lead you to cognac countryside and the oysters of the Marennes, Roman remains and seaside resorts, the Zoo de La Palmyre and the Valley of the Monkeys… all in a mainly rural region with the sunniest coastal corner in France outside the Mediterranean. Vous êtes packed?

Pick a Poitou-Charentes campsite on the coast to be near seaside locales like La Rochelle, its old town, Vieux Port and acclaimed aquarium; the five fine sandy beaches and the Church of Notre-Dame at Royan, and the ancient Roman capital of Saintes on the Charente river to start. Inland, pretty Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes’s capital, is about ten kilometres from Futuroscope, and of course you’ll take a trip to the town of Cognac and its cognac houses, the Musée des Arts du Cognac and the five Cognac Trails nearby in Jarnac?

And that Valley of the Monkeys? Apart from being anywhere the kids are present, this is the Vallée des Singes at Romagne, a primate park with over 350 inhabitants roaming free range for your little monkeys to see.