Camping du Vieux Château

View prices & book 9.4 29 reviews
Pitches on site (added by manager 07 Sep 2022)
Swimming pool (added by manager 07 sep 2022)
Indoor pool (added by manager 24 jun 2017)
Indoor heated pool (added by manager 24 jun 2017)

  • A 10-minute walk from the beaches of Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef
  • A 10-minute drive to Pornic and Saint-Brevin-les-Pins; Nantes, an hour
  • Family run with well-maintained facilities and fresh local produce
It'll be easy to keep your offspring amused from Camping du Vieux Château on the Loire-Atlantique coast… for not only is this friendly and well-equipped site a 10-minute walk from the beaches, shops and town centre of Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef, it's only five kilometres from the excellent antics, tree climbing and hanging bikes of Pornic Adventure. The beaches and chunk of coast around here lend themselves with no probs to family activity days, whether you want to cycle the coastal path, gallop along the sands by horseback or get into the water for windsurfing or sea kayaking. The Sentier des Daims animal park, Défi Nature and Planète Sauvage are all within 35 kilometres of the site's setting between Pornic and Saint-Brévin-Les-Pins; Nantes is 50 kilometres away. Camping du Vieux Château is a family-run site, with plenty of shaded areas and well-maintained paths giving easy access throughout. It has a grocery shop selling fresh local produce including cheese and fruit throughout the season, and also runs a snack bar in summer for quick bites as well as a fresh bread service. Barbecues are available for hire. Leisurely options include a heated pool and a paddling pool, a roomy playground, a pétanque court and table football in the spacious snack bar. Evening entertainment is arranged in high season.

Site type

Tent pitches 27
Touring caravan pitches 27
Motorhome pitches 27
Caravans for hire 30
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. XL Bully, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • The restaurant is open between 15/06 and 05/09.
  • Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 28/08.
  • The indoor swimming pool is open between 29/03 and 13/10.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Languages spoken

English

French

Italian

Open from Fri, 29 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

97%

would recommend this site to a friend

90%

would stay here again

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Ideal site for a smaller van and for the beach.. but not for us

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch

Liked: Very small and compact site, ideal spot if you like the beach only a 10 minute walk, pitches were a good size and mostly level but there is little privacy ( we were parked right next to a chalet where we could see and hear everything and vise-versa) and not much room for manoeuvring especially if you have a larger motorhome.. toilets and showers were kept spotlessly clean and the swimming pool was lovely. . there is a small shop where you can buy fresh foods

Disliked: Although we paid extra for our dog, in my opinion not very dog friendly

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From the manager: We take your message on board, but all our pitches are separated by hedges or fences. Thank you for your message. :)

Super friendly site staff

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Peter A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch

Liked: Location in lovely village walking distance to beach, bars and restaurants. Clean luxury toilets with toilet roll and seats

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From the manager: Thank you very much for this kind message. We will be glad to have you back in our camping ! :)

Lovely place near beach run by nice helpful family

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Steve Q. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch

Liked: Easy to find, really close to the beach, clean and tidy toilets, showers, electric hook up, fresh water near pitch, small family run site very welcoming

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you very much for this message which is very nice to hear ! :D

Vlakke staplaats uitstekende faciliteiten.

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch

Liked: De ligging van de camper plaatsen en de gastvrijheid van de eigenaren. En dicht het strand. Kleine camping Goede voorzieningen.

Disliked: Vuilwater stort plaats is niet aan wezig of onduidelijk waar die is.

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From the manager: Thank you very much for your message that was a pleasure to have you with us ! ;D

Excellent customer service from all of the team, showers and toilets immaculate,…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch

Liked: Excellent customer service from all of the team, showers and toilets immaculate, would really recommend this site. A short walk takes you to the town and beach where there is all the facilities you need, would definitely pass details on to my circle of friends

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: We are really happy to read that, thank you very much !!! ;)

A great site to start a journey down the west coast of France.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Richard S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch

Liked: Everything. Super helpful staff. Excellent English spoken. Clean. Easy & pleasant walk to beach & small town. Lovely venues to eat/drink. For a supermarket you'll need transport; more than a walk. Covered & heated pool was the icing on the cake. I'll definitely return.

Disliked: Nothing.

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From the manager: Thank you for your message which makes us very happy, we will be pleased to have you back in our camping ! ;D

Excellent site for a short stay.

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Ruth W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch

Liked: Lovely clean facilities and quiet location but walking distance from beach and a few local bars and cafes.

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From the manager: Thank you for your message, it's true that we are next to the center and the beach ! :)

Enjoyed our stay very much .

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Linda L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch

Liked: Beautiful park , good facilities good and clean .

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From the manager: Thank you for your message ! :D

Lovely peaceful site

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Wayne S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch

Liked: Small site great location easy access to the beach .

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From the manager: It's true that we have 5 min to walk to the beach ! Thank you very much :D

Cleanliness of facilities, friendly welcome, Free WiFi, Geographical location, Price…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass pitch

Liked: Cleanliness of facilities, friendly welcome, Free WiFi, Geographical location, Price

Disliked: Nothing to dislike great little site

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you very much for your message ! ;)


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area Pétanque TV room Take away Tennis Toddler's pool Watersports

Amenities on site

Baby-changing facilities Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Local produce Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Communal freezer Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Accessible parking at pitch Bathroom: Wheelchair accessible toilet Bathrooms: Large spacious shower Bathrooms: Large spacious toilet Bathrooms: Step-free access Bathrooms: Wheelchair accessible shower Bathrooms: Wide doorways (over 30 inches/75cm) Dedicated quiet space Disabled facilities Level site, no steep slopes Pitch close to accessible bathrooms Smooth, hard roads e.g. tarmac Step-free or level access Well-lit path

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Surf school nearby Tennis nearby Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Camping du Vieux Château

54 Avenue du Vieux-Tharon

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef

Loire-Atlantique

France

44730

Directions

Timezone

Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)

GPS

47.15999°N
-2.16292°W

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Four kilometres of family-friendly beach and coves await at Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef a 10-minute walk from the site, including two lifeguarded beaches, kids' clubs and games. If you'd rather get out onto the water, book watersports sessions including sea kayaking, sailing and windsurfing from the Saint-Michel nautical clubs or nearby in Pornic. More family days are at Pornic Adventure five kilometres away, an amusement park with tree climbing, hanging bikes, a climbing wall and a shooting range; among the Legendia Parc of Frossay, 20 kilometres away; and at the nearby animal park of Sentier des Daims. Défi Nature, a leisure park with paintballing, tree climbing and an orienteering course, is also within a short drive, and the 1000+ animals of safari park Planète Sauvage can be seen by car or 4x4 bush truck, 35 kilometres from the site. An equestrian centre five kilometres away has lessons and excursions for all levels from beginner to experienced riders, including trails through the countryside or canters on the beach. You'll also be able to easily find local biking and hiking trails from here, around the coast and the Guérande peninsula, around Pornic, on the popular island of Noirmoutier, and on Europe's longest cycling trail La Vélodyssée, the 1400-kilometre route connecting Roscoff to Hendaye.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Tharon 0.6 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Le Cormier 0.7 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Good Good
Port Giraud 1.4 mi Sea N/A N/A Good Good
Le Redois 1.5 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Good Excellent
Gohaud 2.1 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Nearest sites

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  • Does Camping du Vieux Château have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping du Vieux Château dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping du Vieux Château? Four kilometres of family-friendly beach and coves await at Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef a 10-minute walk from the site, including two lifeguarded beaches, kids' clubs and games. If you'd rather get out onto the water, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping du Vieux Château?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping du Vieux Château? From £16.41 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.