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Camping l'Île Cariot

8.8
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General

  • Peaceful setting in the Marais Poitevin
  • Under 45 minutes' drive from La Rochelle
  • Pool, playground, fishing and restaurant

Prepare your paddling arm: Camping l'Île Cariot is in the Marais Poitevin, the second biggest wetland in western France: here you can/certainly should take a canoe out, or a kayak, or perhaps just relinquish the paddle and allow yourself to drift dreamily down its waters on a guided flat-bottomed boat…

Camping l'Île Cariot is a friendly and easy-going site, in a peaceful place about 20 kilometres from the beaches and watersports of the Atlantic coast, and 40 minutes' drive from the smashing port city of La Rochelle. Countryside and coast activities like fishing, hiking, riverside cycling and birdwatching are all around in the surrounding area.

Among the many facilities on site are a heated pool with a shallow pool for kids (open from June to September), a food shop, a playground, a pétanque court, a TV room and a restaurant. Bike hire and fishing are both available on site.

The site also has shower and toilet blocks, disabled facilities and a launderette. Free wifi is available.

Please note

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


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8.8

Overall rating based on 12 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

 

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Camping très agréable,choix de l'emplacement,canoë à disposition pour circuit dans ... 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: France Chantal B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Camping très agréable,choix de l'emplacement,canoë à disposition pour circuit dans les marais. Personnels très accueillants.

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Lovely helpful and friendly staff and very clean site, with ... 30/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom deborah_n322515 Confirmed

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

    Lovely helpful and friendly staff and very clean site, with free canoes which was a great surprise. Highly recommend!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike, all very good.

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Easy to find, nice staff & reasonable facilities. Good supermarket ... 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Easy to find, nice staff & reasonable facilities.
    Good supermarket a short walk.
    Bar and basic food available

    Disliked: 

    No restaurants near by so make sure you bring your food

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Very friendly and nice clean facilities 26/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kirsty_h12 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very clean bathrooms and very helpful manager. We only stayed 1 night so we did not experience much of the site but the pool looked clean and tidy and there were tranpolines and a football net for the children. Small and quiet.

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Great family site, energetic, didn't quite hit the mark for a couple 25/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sammynancarrow Confirmed

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

    Reasonable sized pitched
    Great set up for young children
    Friendly staff
    Lots of information available
    Very clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    Lack of sun on pitches - due to very high hedges
    Lack of facilities - 1 sanitary block for the whole site offering 2 toilets and showers per gender
    Pool was far too over crowded - small pool for size of site, plus it was open to public after 3pm

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What a wonderful place to camp. Fantastic location and very friendly 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christopher S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The friendly hard working and courteous people who ran the site

    Disliked: 

    Nothing-it was just what we wanted

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Excellent site. Friendly hardworking staff. Thoroughly enjoyed it. 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elizabeth W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Loved the site, toilets and facilities where clean and well looked after.

    The staff worked tirelessly day and night cleaning and helping. Nothing was too much trouble they were a fantastic group of people that looked after us.

    The pool was lovely, warm and clean the kids loved the pool and the trampoline. Wifi was a hit. Overall an excellent site that I would recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Some of the residents where very unfriendly, rude and unwelcoming. However this did not distract from the lovely campsite and stay we had.

    The cockerel and church bells were quite disturbing in the morning.

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A very pleasant three day stay. 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom malcolm_b239792 Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very good and modern facilities. Staff very helpful and pleasant.

    Disliked: 

    Rather noisy on Saturday night from the stadium next door.

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Small family site with adequate facilities,nice area to stay. 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephen s. Confirmed

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

    The pitches are a good size, nice and level, good facilities for children on a large playing field, good size swimming pool for the size of site.
    Free canoes to explore the waters around the site.

    Disliked: 

    Gates were closed from 10pm.
    Washroom and toilets often closed for cleaning through the day.

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La propretée des Sanitaires Gérants aimables 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: France Régis L. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    La propretée des Sanitaires

    Gérants aimables

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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

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. 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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  • Rue du 8 Mai 1945 Chaillé-les-Marais, Vendée, France, 85450
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 46.3919°N 1.0195°W

Directions


Coming from the north on the A83 come off at Exit 7 signposted La Rochelle, Ste Hermine, Luçon. Continue on D137 following the direction of La Rochelle. Cross Saint-Jean-de-Beugné, Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine, Moreilles and just before leaving Chaillé-les-Marais, turn to the left and follow the sign "stade municipal". The campsite l'Île Cariot is on your right just after the stadium.

Coming from La Rochelle, on the ring road take the exit signposted La Roche-sur-Yon, Nantes. At the roundabout, take the second exit and continue on N137. Go through Le Raguenaud, Marans and continue on the D137. Just arriving in Chaillé-les-Marais, turn right to the first road after the grocery shop. The campsite l'Île Cariot is on your right.

Local attractions

Whether your tastes are ticked by a peaceful stroll along country lanes, a whirl around lively La Rochelle, gently stalking local wildlife or basking on the beaches of the southern Vendée, Camping l'Île Cariot is well placed for weeks' worth of active and chilled out days. The famed old abbey buildings of Maillezais, Nieul sur l’Autise and Saint Michel en l’Herm are also within easy reach.

Boats of all sorts should be investigated around here too, first up with a canal trip along the rivers of the Marais Poitevin, then with a lazy afternoon being rowed around the Venise Verte, the marshland crisscrossed with teeny canals. Or take the binoculars to the wetlands of La Baie de l’Aiguillon Natural Park, home and migratory stopoff to thousands of wading birds and waterfowl.

Just along the coast, have city days out at Fontenay le Comte and La Rochelle.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Camping l'Île Cariot 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'Île Cariot 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.

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

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €0.25 (£0.22) per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.
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.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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

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

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 €0.25 (£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 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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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