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Camping Le Lac des Varennes

9.4
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Camping Le Lac des Varennes: Exterior view

General

  • Family-friendly and lakeside site with its own private beach
  • Next to a leisure lake with second beach and many free activities
  • Fishing, terrace bar, snack bar, shop and library

A beach, a beach, a lush sandy beach – and all the sole domain of site guests too (yes, at this point you're allowed to do a smug little dance).

The sands are the private beach belonging to Camping du Lac des Varennes in the Loire valley, in the southern part of the Sarthe department and 10 minutes' stroll from the pretty wine-producing town of Marçon. And a reason for smug little dance numero deux? There's a second, public, beach at your disposal too, part of the leisure centre alongside the site where you can whizz down the waterslide or have hours of sailing, boating, archery, wall climbing, horse riding or whacking balls about the miniature golf and tennis areas. All leisure centre activities are free for site guests.

Camping du Lac des Varennes is between the left bank of the lush Loire river and the 50-hectare Lac des Varennes, within easy reach of the huge forest of Bercé and its 300 kilometres of trails. Kids are especially well catered for here at the July and August club where they can join in with treasure hunts, take part in shows and games, or get messy with crafts, drawing and face painting. For all ages, a packed entertainment and activities programme runs all day long in summer.

A terrace bar overlooking the lake and a snack bar near the beach both take care of eats in splendid surroundings, or you could fire up a barbecue pitchside for more of the same. The site also has a bread delivery service, a shop and – another happy dance – a library where you can borrow or swap books, comics and magazines.

Please note

Entertainment and activities are available between 04/07 and 26/08.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.

The restaurant is open between 01/07 and 31/08.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

The grocery shop is open between 01/07 and 31/08.

Reception is unmanned after 6 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.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 14 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

  100% described as Lake and/or mountain ?

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Would definitely come back. Perfect for young families19/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomnatalie l.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Really friendly helpful staff lovely beach and great facilities to keep young children entertained

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Great pitch and environment17/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The setting - the lake view was great

    Disliked: 

    Shame the bar was closed when we arrived

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We came to stay 2 night but stayed 4 kind of days it all26/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Pitch location,lake,friendly staff, bar to much to list… xx Free WiFi for one device iPad to watch movies and it worked no problem..

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Very friendly and helpful staff!24/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKevin S.Confirmed

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

    Size of pitch nice location! Beautiful man made beach on lakeside. Good toilet and shower facilities but unisex but most french sites are like that.Not far from supermarkets and a nice little village, good walks!

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitch20/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The staff were amazing, friendly and really helpful when we needed help with our covid tests to return home.
    Beautiful area.
    My kids loved the lake, sandy area and the bouncy castle. It’s right next to a water activity centre and the kids loved the park.
    The restaurant was simple but nice, with a lovely view of the lake as we ate & Great ice cream sundaes. The toilet block was clean and the pitches level.
    We stayed here on the the way down and on the way back, I would definitely use it again for a couple nights stay.

    Disliked: 

    The bins are a bit out of the way.

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Excellent site with friendly staff.20/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fantastic site, lovely spacious private plot. Excellent amenities and entertainment. Easy to book, very friendly helpful staff in reception.

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Just a nice place to send a couple of days27/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteve H.Confirmed

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

    Just a nice place to send a couple of days

    Disliked: 

    None

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Good site with clean facilities, friendly staff and large pitches16/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommatt m.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good size pitches and toilets blocks have good facilities and are clean.
    Plenty to keep young and teenage kids happy.

    Disliked: 

    Rubbish and recycling area to far away.
    Lake wasn't as clean as last year

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Lovely location and beautiful senery12/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony L.Confirmed

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

    Lovely large pitch on lake shore with stunning views.
    Lots of cycle rides close by.
    Opportunity to swim in lake due to man made beaches.
    Stunning location.

    Disliked: 

    Due to water conditions unable to swim in lake during our stay which was very disappointing as the temperature rose to over 40degrees one day!!

    Snack bar was basic food and reasonable service.

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Great site with large grassy pitches and clean facilities02/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Great location by the lake, lots of space, clean facilities and the bar was a welcome addition.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Waterslide

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

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

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Pre-erected tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

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

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • Route du Port Gautier, Saint Lezin, Marçon, Sarthe, France, 72340
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 47.7117°N 0.4998°E

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Local attractions

This is lush land for hiking and biking, along the Loire riverbanks or among the hundreds of kilometres of trails in the vast forest of Bercé about 25 minutes away. Bercé is a famed and ancient place covering 5,400 hectares, with paths for walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding; plenty of picnic spots and – do go to say bonjour – mighty oak tree Boppe, which is around 700 years old.

If it's vineyards and vino you seek, drive for about 50 minutes to the east to reach the AOC wine region of the Côteaux du Loir, where Chenin blanc and Pineau d'Aunis (or Chenin noir) grapes are grown for white, red and rosé wines. About an hour from the site, pick up a few bottles of red at Saumur, or wander along the Thouet river from Saumur to the wine cellars of Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent.

Town days in Tours are 45 minutes' drive to the south.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping Le Lac des Varennes 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 Le Lac des Varennes 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: €240.00 (£211.18) 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.55 (£0.47) 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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Cash
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Camping Le Lac des Varennes have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camping Le Lac des Varennes dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Le Lac des Varennes? This is lush land for hiking and biking, along the Loire riverbanks or among the hundreds of kilometres of trails in the vast forest of Bercé about 25 minutes away. Bercé is … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Le Lac des Varennes?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping Le Lac des Varennes? From £10.34 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
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.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 04/07 and 26/08.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 01/07 and 31/08.
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.
The restaurant is open between 01/07 and 31/08.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €240.00 (£211.18) 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.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of €60.00 (£53.02) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/10.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 04/07 and 26/08.
Reception is unmanned after 6 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 11 p.m. and 6 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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