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- Well-kept grass pitches by the Sarthe river, in the Pays de la Loire
- A five-minute walk to Sablé-sur-Sarthe and 45 minutes’ drive to Angers
- Family site with pools, shop, entertainment and sports facilities
Dotted by mature trees and bordering the Sarthe river, Camping de L’Hippodrome is set on three hectares of peaceful grounds. This pleasant spot is really well set up for family breaks, offering a baby-changing area, drying room and children’s playground with swings and ping-pong, as well as tennis courts and a TV room for older kids.
Life centres around the two pools (one of which is a paddling pool for the kids) during the day, and at night in high season there’s regular entertainment to keep everyone happy – pétanque tournaments, barbecue nights and even karaoke, if you’re feeling in good voice.
You can try fishing on the river, and there’s easy access for boats too, as well as plenty of options for active types within half an hour’s drive, including golfing, cycling and horse riding. The site is near the handsome town of Sablé-sur-Sarthe too, with a riverside path leading you right into the centre in a few minutes (on foot or by bike) to have a nosey around its castle and clutch of museums.
With neat hedges providing privacy at all the pitches, a round-up of amenities includes two smart shower blocks with full disabled access, and a handy little store (May to September) where you can pick up your daily baguette as well as local produce (like the renowned Petits Sablés shortbread) and drinks.
If you’ve forgotten something (hairdryers, iron or bedding), chances are Reception will be able to help, and staff there can also fill you in on day trip information and bike hire.
Open from 10/04/2021 to 25/09/2021
Tourist board rating
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 12/06 and 12/09 (subject to weather conditions).
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
The grocery shop is open between 10/04 and 25/09.
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
Entertainment and activities are available between 15/07 and 15/08.
The games room is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.
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Electric grass and earth pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Tent or Trailer tent or Touring caravan or Campervan or Motorhome allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Min 10.0m width x 8.0m depth (32.8ft width x 26.2ft depth) Calculated area: 80.0m² (861.1ft²)
Ground type: Grass and earth
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Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Distance markers in shared facilities
Hand sanitising stations
More frequent emptying of bins
One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings
Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Swimming pool entry quota
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Jumbo tent pitches
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for tourers
Follow the signs from the city, rather than using GPS or satnavs that will take you on a shorter route that leads to a dead end.
There’s nothing like messing about on the river, and you can hire canoes, paddleboards and pedalos on the waterside to potter down the Sarthe, or stroll down to the quay for organised cruises past the grand 18th-century castle in Sablé-sur-Sarthe (five minutes’ walk).
There’s masses for culture vultures too, with exhibitions on monastic life at Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes (10 minutes’ drive), while the medieval village of Asnières-sur-Vègre (20 minutes) is known for the frescoes in St. Hilary Church. Le Mans (an hour) mixes up Roman and Renaissance architecture, and in Angers (45 minutes) you can explore castles, museums and botanical gardens.
Treat the kids to sea lion shows at Zoo de la Flèche (40 minutes), or take them deep underground to see prehistoric remains in the Valley of the Caves of Saulges (30 minutes). And who could resist the chance to dig into regional shortbread after a tour of one of Sablé-sur-Sarthe’s famous biscuit manufacturers?
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||7:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Camping de L'Hippodrome cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Hired accommodation: €300.00 (£258.70) 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 (£25.87) 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. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
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.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
- Does Camping de L'Hippodrome have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Camping de L'Hippodrome dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Camping de L'Hippodrome? There’s nothing like messing about on the river, and you can hire canoes, paddleboards and pedalos on the waterside to potter down the Sarthe, or stroll down to the quay for organised … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Camping de L'Hippodrome?
Camping and touring Arrive: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Camping de L'Hippodrome? From £11.20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability