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Camping L'Oeil dans Le Rétro

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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.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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.


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9.5

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91% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 
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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
  • Liked: 

    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
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    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

    Disliked: 

    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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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

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

    Disliked: 

    All good.

From the manager...

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

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Fantastic place - should be a 7 star option! 16/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom chrisrolph Confirmed

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

    The site is beautiful - we had a pitch backing onto the river which was a lovely sight to wake up to. Jean-Michel is so helpful and has created a beautiful site. The retro Caravans are simply gorgeous if you want to rent one. Water is fresh and drinkable off taps next to the pitches. Showers are more than adequate and always clean. If you are in this area come here....

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From the manager...

Hello Chris,
Thank you for all your compliments on my camping and my person.
Good trip in France and elsewhere.
At pleasure
Jean Michel

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Fabulously quiet in a beautiful location by the River Sarthe 30/12/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lynne_o287277 Confirmed

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

    Stayed here while researching holiday home purchase. Peaceful, quiet, fabulous views, lovely owner. Even my partner who doesn't really like caravans loved it. Hope to return next year.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike!

From the manager...

A aimé: Stayed here while researching holiday home purchase. Peaceful, quiet, fabulous views, lovely owner. Even my partner who doesn't really like caravans loved it. Hope to return next year.

N'a pas aimé: Nothing to dislike!

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 03/09/2016

Reviewer's country: Ireland peter_k783490 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Staff friendliness is top of my agenda and it was certainly of a very high standard here.

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Staff friendliness is top of my agenda and it was certainly of a very high standard here.

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Little gem of a site 29/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom maria b. Confirmed

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

    Fantastic little site and a must see for all travellers. Very friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Dirty showers.

From the manager...

Thank you for your comment. I am sorry that the cleanliness of the shower was not correct when you used it. I remain very vigilant to the cleanliness of the sanitary of the campsite and I sincerely regret this incident.

cordially

Jean Michel

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camping atypique très agréable 13/08/2016

Reviewer's country: France jean-luc g. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    tout

    Disliked: 

    rien

From the manager...

Je suis content de savoir que votre séjour dans mon camping vous ai satisfait et vous remercie de votre commentaire.

Au plaisir

Jean-Michel

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Excellent site, friendly helpful staff in quiet rural location 02/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom simon_m209931 Confirmed

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

    Arrived late after delays at Dover but staff could not have been more helpful.

    Great riverside location with quirky retro vans

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for your compliments. I am happy that my campsite is pleased you with these old VW and my old caravans.
In the pleasure to welcome you there next time.

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Excellent quirky site with direct access to the river 20/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Geraldine B. Confirmed

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

    We loved the access to the river - perfect for uor paddleboarding

    Disliked: 

    only one shower! luckily it was quiet when we stayed

From the manager...

Thank you for your comment. Actually, there is that a single shower for the women. However, there is also in more a shower for the handicap which is available for the women and the men. As well as two showers in more for the men.

In the pleasure to welcome you again in my campsite

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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 CEST (GMT+02:00)   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.

Policies

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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