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Camping Smile et Braudières

8.7
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piscine extérieure ouverte de mi-juin à fin Septembre

General

  • Surrounded by hiking and cycling trails and a short drive from Le Mans
  • Short drive to miniature golf, pony rides, tree climbing and ziplining
  • Fishing lake, pool and playground with bouncy castle and trampoline

Direct access to a fishing lake? Yep. A packed programme of entertainment and activities? Got that. Outdoor pool? Got that one too. On site, Camping Smile et Braudières has plenty to keep all ages amused…

And off? Get ready for lots of family walks and bike rides, for this site’s locale is positively brimming with pretty hiking and cycling trails; further afield is a leisure base in Sillé-le-Guillaume, a zoo in La Flèche and tours around the historic core of Le Mans.

Should you be partial to catching poisson or two, the on-site fishing lake is free for guests to use; and as well as a pool there’s a playground with a trampoline, a ping pong table and a bouncy castle too, plus swings, slides and other stuff to clamber on.

Of course, it wouldn’t be fair to leave the grownups sans piles to do too, so for all ages there’s also a football field plus pétanque and badminton courts, and during summer an evening entertainment programme consists most crackingly of dance parties, karaoke nights, darkened pool dips and swanky cocktail soirees, plus pétanque, fishing and other sporty tournaments.

The seasonal snack bar serves simple evening fodder plus breakfast eats too, and a bread delivery is available as an alternative morning option.

Please note

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/06 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).


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8.7

Overall rating based on 42 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  74% described as Peaceful ?

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Very highly recommended. Very good and very clean facilities.29/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the quiet lovely French style location

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Friendly owners. Hot showers27/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly owners. Hot showers

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Friendly owners05/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly owners

    Disliked: 

    Toilets clean but old
    Pool did not look inviting enough to swim!

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Loved the site definitely use again on our travels through France .18/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff were very friendly and helpful, very clean facilities, very peaceful site .

    Disliked: 

    Water pressure very high would be tricky with young kids. However plan to return. Our pitch was next to kids park which was ok apart from bouncy castle motor ran all day , when it was turned off you realised how quiet the site was .

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Friendly , private pitches with hedges between tight for caravan17/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTony A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendliness of staff and other guests

    Disliked: 

    Electric hook up low rating but kettle on hob instead of electric kettle and all ok. By the way you’ll need a two pin adapter for your hook up lead.

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Nice site with friendly staff, showers was lovely and clean.14/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLee A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The park for the kids. And pitches was a good size.

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Good clean facilities and friendly12/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTony A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The welcome from the owners, not a large site not checked the facilities properly but the restaurant entertainment building was just very French and the pizza was beautifully cooked we only stopped one night on way to sud ouest but booked it for way back

    Disliked: 

    A bit of a tight squeeze onto pitch

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Very friendly, very clean and tidy good size pitches,and kids loved it08/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteve G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
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    Easy access ,good pitches ,

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Good sized pitch, friendly staff, hot! Showers, toilet roll!05/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHeather G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good sized pitch, friendly staff, hot! Showers, toilet roll!

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We loved this campsite, fun for our young boys and ...07/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    We loved this campsite, fun for our young boys and owners were welcoming and helpful.

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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

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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Lieu-dit Les Braudières, Mézières-sous-Lavardin, Sarthe, France, 72240
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 48.1577°N 

Directions


GPS coordinates: 48.157493 / 0.064223

On the A11, take exit 7 for Le Mans Nord in the direction of Alençon, then to Saint Jean d'Assé. Drive in the direction of Camping Les Braudières, then follow the signs.

Local attractions

Lots of splendid hiking and cycling trails start right on site for easy exploration of these scenic surrounds, and should you fancy something further afield the famed hiking trails around Saint-Léonard-des-Bois in the Mancelles Alps are a scenic 40 minute pootle by car.

The vast leisure base a mere 25 minutes’ drive away in Sillé-le-Guillaume has plenty of fun family pursuits to get stuck into both in and out of the water, like boating, pedalo rides, fishing and canoeing, plus a tree-climbing and ziplining park, tiny-train tours, pony rides and miniature golf.

The handsome and historic centre of Le Mans and its Bugatti circuit – home of the world's longest-running endurance car race – is 40 minutes’ drive away, and for further history-based day trips visit L'Epau Abbey, just outside the city, or an hour’s drive south of Smile et Braudières the Château du Lude, one of the many famed Loire Valley châteaux.

Guests with tiddlers in tow can whisk them off to the 14-hectare Zoo de la Flèche, to gaze upon animal shows and meet the likes of rhinos, monkeys, panthers and elephants, all among a menagerie of 1,500 birds, reptiles and mammals settled into habitats among the zoo's thoughtfully laid-out enclosures.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping Smile et Braudières cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.44 (£0.38) per person per night at least age 18 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.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
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 are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 15/04 and 30/09.
The grocery shop is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
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.

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

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/06 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. between 09/07 and 26/08.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. between 01/01 - 08/07 and 27/08 - 31/12.

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
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.

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

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