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Camping L'Oeil dans Le Rétro

9.6

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General

  • An authentic vintage caravan from the 60s and 70s
  • A calm and green campsite by the River Sarthe
  • Relax at the bucolic area among the herbs and flowers

Spend your holidays at the Camping L’Oeil dans le Rétro and experience the joy of staying in an authentic vintage caravan from the 60s and 70s, brilliantly restored by the owners.

Large camping pitches with optional electric hook-up are also available and suit all types of units, from large caravans to small tents. Whether you're holidaying solo, looking for a romantic stay, or after a getaway with friends and family, you'll enjoy the calm and green surroundings at L'Oeil dans le Retro, which is next to the pretty River Sarthe.

The campsite has a large caravan-style restaurant and bar Au P'tit Bistrot where you can buy drinks, enjoy the apéro, have ice creams with the kids, or buy sweets and groceries.

In the heart of the campsite, you will find a bucolic area with comfortable vintage-style reclining chairs. You can relax by the Deux Fonds stream that runs past and enjoy this natural spot where many herbs grow (thyme, mint, chive, basil, laurel to name just a few).

Facilities at the campsite include table tennis, a volleyball court and kayak hire. Badminton racquets can be borrowed at the reception. L’Oeil dans le Rétro also offers some entertaining during the high season with a distinctive vintage flair for children and adults alike! For example we organise old-fashion festivals, street entertaining, vintage themed evenings or silent movie nights.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 17 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely location and peaceful 31/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emily S. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Lovely location and peaceful

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Great location at the side of the Sarthe river. Very ... 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Matt L. Confirmed

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

    Great location at the side of the Sarthe river. Very peaceful site. Some of the retro caravans looked amazing and we'll be looking at booking one if we return down that way. Toilets and showers were nice and clean. Showers were a little cramped but were nice and hot.

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Lovely location on the river, site is peaceful and easy ... 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom emily_s244574 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Lovely location on the river, site is peaceful and easy to find

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Green, shady, peaceful, clean, friendly. 26/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom chris_b258972 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The site is very green with lots of shade. Well portioned sites with hedges between 80% of the sites. The ablutions and wash up areas were very clean.

    Jean Michael was very helpful and accommodating and speaks fairly good english.

    The site is on the Sarthe river. The site is also very peaceful and located close to some beautuful villages.

    Although only 2 stars this gets 4 stars from us and is a favorite.

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    Just the wifi signal was poor. But still worked fine close to the reception hut.

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Beautiful location, some great retro caravans and cars to look ... 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Aimee H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Beautiful location, some great retro caravans and cars to look at and stay in. Simple but adequate and clean facilities. Friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Pretty, relaxing site with flat pitches 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mia_f Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great, quirky little site with a friendly owner who speaks good English. Lovely green, shaded or sunny pitches right next to the river with little restored, retro caravans for hire. A little park for the children plus a volleyball net and plenty of space to run or play football. Facilities are fine for the price paid. We only stayed one night on our way down south and were able to leave the caravan hitched (though this would depend on how busy they are). Couldn't comment on the area but could happily have spent a few days here as it's a nice, relaxing site.

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A lovely place with a little park and play area for children. 18/08/2017

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    The chilled atmosphere and space.

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    Nothing.

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Level pitch for motorhome, electric and water available. Friendly. 07/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very quiet and small camp site. The owner was very helpful and lent us a euro adaptor for the electrical hook up. Washing facilities functional.

    Disliked: 

    Address not very easy to find but the camp site is in the middle of the village.

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Excellent site with clean basic facilities. 05/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Heather H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Location and ambience.blussfully quiet and peaceful. Next to the river Sarthe. A great place for groups of friends to enjoy being together in a quirky setting. The vintage caravans look so much fun to stay in. We have transport without it would be difficult nearest shop 5 km away. We arrived Saturday afternoon The (only) restaurant locally were closed until Monday afternoon. This didn't cause us a problem but it's best to be organised with food packed

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    Found it hard to find the GPS Address took us to a different town 11km away. More info would be helpful

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Excellent site. 10/06/2017

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    This is a truly unique site that you will fall in love with and visit again and again.

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    All good.

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Thank you very much for your opinion.
In the pleasure
Jean-Michel

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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

Pétanque

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Place des Deux Fonds Avoise, Sarthe, France, 72430
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 47.8665°N 0.2088°W

Directions


By car:
On the A11 take Exit 10 signposted Sablé-la Flèche and follow the signs toward Sablé-la Flèche/Sablé/La Fléche. At the first roundabout, take the first exit onto the D306. At the second roundabout, take again the first exit onto the D57 and continue for approximately 7 kilometres. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto Les Recoins. Turn right at the crossroads onto Rue Vivier/D53 and follow the road till the next crossroads. Turn right onto Rue de la Libération. After the bridge, take the first left and drive for 3 kilometres. Turn left when you see the signpost 'Camping'.

By train:
The closest train station is the Gare SNCF Sablé sur Sarthe, 12 kilometres away.

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

Local attractions

Near the campsite you can go fishing, have a walk in the natural surroundings or hop on a bike on the special cycling trails. A playground and a pétanque court are also available nearby.

The Sarthe region is the home of a true rural French experience. Its capital city, Le Mans, famous for its 24-hour motor race, has a lot to offer. The old town, known as the Plantagenet City in recognition of Henry II, who was born there, is a mesmerizing place with a mix of architecture from Romans up to more recent times. The River Sarthe, which runs parallel to the ancient city walls, also flows alongside the campsite.

Other nearby places worth a visit are the villages of Asnières sur Vègre, Parcé sur Sarthe, Malicorne, Sablé sur Sarthe and the stunning Solesmes Abbey.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

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

Reception is unmanned after 5.30pm in low season and 7.30pm in high season (26/06 - 30/08). Please call the site using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time. The team will then provide you with the relevant details.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

Pitches: a €30 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Hired accommodation: €380 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.

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

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €0.22 per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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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 and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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 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
Pitches: a €30 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Reception
Reception is open from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5.30pm between 03/04 and 26/06 and 31/08 and 01/11.
Reception is open from 9am to 12pm and from 3pm to 7pm between 27/06 and 30/08.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €0.22 per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10pm and 7am.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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

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