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Camping L'Oeil dans Le Rétro

8.5

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General

  • Vintage themed site with kayak hire by the Sarthe river
  • Caves, canyons and Le Mans race circuit within 45 minutes' drive
  • Retro caravan snack bar; vintage films and entertainments in summer

Step back in time on the banks of the Sarthe... The folk at Camping L’Oeil dans Le Rétro have a special feeling for the past, and they’ve created a site that’s all about retro relaxation amid fine country surroundings.

With tree-lined gardens and Les Deux Fonds, a tributary of the Sarthe river running right past the site, you’ll feel immersed in nature from the moment you arrive. Hire kayaks from the site to explore the waters, or head over to the peaceful meadow area, where you can lounge in antique recliners amid a sensory symphony of herbs, wild flowers and birds.

When you’re in need of sustenance, step onto Le P’tit Bistro, the site’s restored caravan-diner, for snacks, drinks, ice creams and groceries amidst a little museum of old time curios and knickknacks. There’s no need to leave the past behind when the sun sets either, with vintage themed entertainments and silent movie nights laid on in the summer months.

When you do decide to step into the 21st century, it’s a couple of minutes’ walk into the village of Vanoise and a five-minute drive to Parcé-sur-Sarthe where there are shops and supermarkets as well as numerous places to sip, sup and gaze at the Sarthe.


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8.5

Overall rating based on 8 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

75% would stay here again.

 

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Small, peaceful site next to river - plenty of room …22/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Small, peaceful site next to river - plenty of room for camping car and awning. Friendly welcome. Toilets, shower and wash up area all very clean with plenty of hot water. Ideal for short stay as a very quite area. Used as a stop over for a couple of days whilst travelling. Several retro caravans to rent on site if needed.

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

Thank you for your comment, I am happy that your stay in my campsite you liked. Looking forward to welcoming you again.
Jean-Michel

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Dull, stingy and too public.19/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Leaving.

    Disliked: 

    Bland campsite with virtually no privacy at the pitches. Furthermore, it’s in the centre of quite a busy town so it’s there’s constant traffic noise all night. Each pitch could be seen in to from at least three sides. We initially pitched by the river, which seemed ideal, but within a short time the constant stream of dog walkers, letting their dogs use the path as a lavatory explained and increased the awful smell. We moved to another pitch that was by a busy car park, so although it was a bit more shaded it was closer to the noise. We were so unimpressed that we packed up and left after one night. Due to their policy they “couldn’t offer any money”. Perhaps this happens often or why have such a policy?I was so put off by the place we moved on and resumed good holiday elsewhere.

From the manager...

Hello,
Sorry for my english, i don't write a very good english.
Following your comment, I am sorry that your stay at my campsite did not satisfy you.
In response to your comments, the campsite is in the center of a quiet village.
Nobody ever complained of nauseating odors in the pitch in the river.
Riverside locations are very popular and are in high demand.
Regarding the laundry it is not announced that it is free, the rates are also posted at the entrance of the campsite. I am informed at your request that the price was 3.60 € and not 20.60 € as you write it.
When you informed me of your departure after your first night, you explained that it was rain and laundry that was not free.
I explained to you that I could not refund your two nights for an early departure as indicated on the Pitchup.com website.
On the site of Pitchup, the photos of the campsite presents the sites as being open spaces on the nature.
I'm sorry again that my campsite does not match what you're looking for, but that's no reason to denigrate it with slanderous comments.
cordially

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Overall great value for money.07/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdompatrick w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly welcome good price spot on location. Showers were good and hot.

    Disliked: 

    Old European electric connections

From the manager...

Thank you for your comment. It's true that we have French electrical connections. For those who don't have this type of connection, we lend the European connections free of charge.
Looking forward to welcoming you again.
Jean-Michel

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Interesting stay site30/07/2019

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  • Electric grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitch looking over the river. Very interesting and pretty site with plenty to see and do in the area.

    Disliked: 

    Lighting at night was an issue very dark from pitch to toilets. Onsite bar never open

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Small intimate site, great pitch over looking the river Sarthe, …22/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Small intimate site, great pitch over looking the river Sarthe, very peaceful.
    The owner Jean Michael could not do enough for you , very nice man. Also some great retro caravans on the site to hire.

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

Thank you very much for your comment, looking forward to welcoming you again.
Nice summer to you

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Excellent site clean and friendly man to meet us22/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJo D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very pretty
    Right next to the river
    Only stayed for a stop off en route

    Disliked: 

    The shower room was tiny to fit in

From the manager...

Thank you for your comment after your stopover at my campsite.
Nice summer to you

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Excellent18/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracey H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A beautiful setting next to the river. Warm welcome and good facilities- will have to return in the summer!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your comment, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you again this summer.
cordially

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Accueil très sympa et service de très bonne qualité..emplacement super …04/06/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceEmile C.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Accueil très sympa et service de très bonne qualité..emplacement super et très bien situé ,visite sympathique par le chemin de randonnee .

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From the manager...

Merci pour vos compliments et d'avoir choisi l'Oeil dans le Rétro pour votre week-end en famille. Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau.

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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/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Pétanque

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Place des Deux Fonds, Avoise, Sarthe, France, 72430
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 47.8665°N 0.2088°W

Directions


To reach your destination with your GPS, please enter the following address: 22 rue Principale 72430 AVOISE.

Local attractions

Passing right by the site and featuring in most local place names, the Sarthe is an obvious port of call for boating, dipping, fishing, and bike rides and strolls along the banks.

You needn’t stray very far from the river or your comfy quarters to see some interesting sights: take in the medieval frescoes and mosaic gardens at Asnières-sur-Vègre five minutes’ drive away, then make for the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter in Solesmes (10 minutes), a 10th-century pile that’s home to sacred art and (if you time it right) soul stirring services in Gregorian chant.

The 10th century seems like recent times compared to the stillness of Saulges (half an hour): wander the wooded canyons amid black sheep and aurochs then visit the prehistoric paintings in the caves.

If you prefer things noisier, make time to visit Le Mans, whose race track hosts regular car and truck meets and a sizeable museum as well as the famed 24 Hours circuit. There’s a go-kart track next door if you want a race yourself.

Should you be seeking peace after that, the lakeside leisure base at Mansigné (half an hour) has pedalos, fishing and simple snoozes on the beach alongside bike rides and nature walks. Also half an hour away, for wildlife that’s a touch wilder, you can hang with the hippos and beam at the bears at Zoo de La Flèche.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping L'Oeil dans Le Rétro cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Camping L'Oeil dans Le Rétro will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: €380.00 (£334.36) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Pitches: a €30.00 (£26.40) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.22 (£0.19) per person per night at least age 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Camping L'Oeil dans Le Rétro have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camping L'Oeil dans Le Rétro dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping L'Oeil dans Le Rétro? Passing right by the site and featuring in most local place names, the Sarthe is an obvious port of call for boating, dipping, fishing, and bike rides and strolls along the banks. … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping L'Oeil dans Le Rétro?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. 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.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Facilities/activities including Laverie are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €380.00 (£334.36) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Pitches: a €30.00 (£26.40) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. between 29/03 - 29/06 and 01/09 - 29/09.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 30/06 and 31/08.
Reception is unmanned after 5:30 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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