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Camping La Grande Vallée

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General

  • Family-friendly site 10 minutes' walk from a sheltered sandy beach
  • Free shuttle bus to the attractions of La Tranche-sur-mer in summer
  • Bar/snack bar with terrace overlooking the playground

Sand, sea swims and socialising – life’s simpler pleasures don’t get much grander than those at family-friendly Camping La Grande Vallée. Pack up all your fave beach kit if you’re heading over here, as it’s likely you’ll be making several trips down to the sheltered sandy stretch that’s a mere 10-minute amble from the site.

Beach buffs of many flavours should find something to appeal down here: a watersports centre rents out canoes, pedaloes and paddleboards for those who like to be up and about and there’s heaps of soft sand for dedicated do-nothings to stretch out on. If you’d like to expand your horizons to something a bit livelier, hop on the free fun bus that runs guests to the resort of La Tranche-sur-Mer in the summer for all manner of seaside fun including boat trips, fairground rides, windsurfing and lots of shops and cafés.

Life on site moves at a gentle pace – it’s a peaceful place aimed at relaxing stays for la famille, but with enough facilities to keep things running smoothly. Kids’ activities are organised on site a couple of times a week in summer, and they can convene with chums at the playground. Meanwhile, supervising eyes can keep watch from the comfort of the bar’s handily located terrace while sipping a coffee or something a tad stronger (at the appropriate hour, of course).

Spontaneous playtime hunger pangs can be swiftly sorted with something from the snack bar menu, and there’s a bakery and small supermarket to provide all the necessaries for packing picnics or organising a suppertime sausage sizzle.

Anticipating perhaps that the small ones have a tendency to get themselves rather mucky at times, the site has been furnished with a plethora of clean-up amenities, including a launderette with washing machines and tumble dryers along with a large toilet and shower block that's been given the thumbs-up by previous guests for its sparkling cleanliness.


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8.6

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Brilliant site with clean facilities, close to fab dog friendly beach 04/09/2017

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Everything! We loved it here and actually extended our stay by 5 nights. It has very clean toilet and shower facilities and spacious mainly level pitches, some of which have shade available. It also has great little bar and snack area where you can get tasty pizza and frites at reasonable prices, or just sit and enjoy a warm evening. The staff are all lovely, very friendly and ready to help. There is some low evening noise from neighbouring sites and disco, but they finish early enough not to be a bother. The location is perfect, a short flat walk to a great beach (dog friendly) and within a short drive of many of the areas tourist attractions. We would definitely go back.

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    Nothing

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Location.... 15 min flat walk to beach.Pitch sizes. Friendliness of ... 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dave B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Location.... 15 min flat walk to beach.Pitch sizes. Friendliness of staff. Bus stop to La Tranche Sur Mer almost outside ( free in the summer months). Showers and toilet block clean. Nice children's play area. Charcoal BBQ's allowed. Well stocked supermarket outside campsite ( bread always available). Grey waste disposal along with chemical toilet easily accessible and clean. Takeaway pizzas were amazing, also available to eat at bar. We did this a couple of times and service was great. Water was served with meal and a free alcohol shot given at end. Drinks were reasonably priced. Glass of wine 1€50. Beer 4€80
    Wifi payable apart from 30 mins at bar via voucher
    20€ Refundable deposit for the key for the gate if late back

    Disliked: 

    No toilet paper , soap or towels in toilets. No temperature controls on showers

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Excellent site, près de la plage.avec des instalations propres. 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: France mickael a. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Les jeux pour enfants.
    Les douches, sanitaires et les endroits pour faire la vaisselle sont tres propre.
    Le magasin juste a cote.

    Disliked: 

    La boite de nuit en face, mais n empeche pas de dormir.

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Nice site with good facilities and helpful staff 24/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Philip T. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Nice site with good facilities and helpful staff

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Günstiger, gut gelegener Platz mit freundlichem Personal. 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Germany matthias_f210279 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Betreiber und Personal. Top Lage, 700 m vom Strand La Grière, einige Kilometer abseits vom Trubel des Zentrums von La Tranche.

    Disliked: 

    Nahegelegener anderer Campingplatz mit lautstarker Disco-Animation bis 0:00, danach übernimmt die Beschallung bis zum Morgengrauen ein Nachtclub. Aber das ist in Ferienorten dieser Größe normal und man rechnet eh damit ;)

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Great site, close to wonderful beach, clean and family friendly. 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Benjamin P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    A great find. Small, tranquil campsite located close to an amazing beach and other amenities. There is a free bus that runs from outside the site into la trance Sur mer. We loved the fact that the majority of those on the campsite were French, so no brits abroad (well apart from us!) Shower blocks and toilets always very clean and obviously recently refurbished. Great little bar and kids play area. Our children enjoyed the magic show and free face painting - a wonderful addition and much appreciated!! We travelled with another family and we had a great pitch together. Loved that we could hire a fridge!! All in all a fantastic find would highly recommend if you want a small site with a traditional French feel.

    Disliked: 

    some evenings we could hear the noise from the nearby campsite - a minor point!
    No soap in toilets ( again a minor point and we soon got used to this!)

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Site near to the beach. Fun bus (free) also great ... 06/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda V. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Site near to the beach. Fun bus (free) also great for getting around. Visited La Tranche sur mer (Centre Ville) on the free bus which was a great day out.

    Disliked: 

    Extremely loud entertainment outside the campsite one night which made the 11 pm-7.30 a.m quiet rule on our site pointless. Lots of sites in this vicinity so they all would have been affected.

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Nice site, more positives than negatives. 05/08/2017

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  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Clean showers and toilets, nice staff, near to beach and amenities.

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    Pitches quite open and close.

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really nice site, great value 21/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom helen_a6 Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Large flat pitch, allowed dogs, showers and toilets were clean and all worked. This site is quiet and well maintained and the reception staff were really helpful even giving us maps to go for different walks. The beach is 10 mins away and is incrediable!!!!! they also have a night market 15 mins walk away that is stunning in the dark and the ice creams are HUGE .

    Disliked: 

    The disco on every night across the road so at 2 am drunk people shouting. The site next door is a wire fence away and "they" can be noisy for as long as they liked as they were not staying on our site.

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Clean organised good size level pitch 14/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Charles B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Everything
    Clean organised
    Good pitch
    Great staff

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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

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Location

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  • 145 Boulevard du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, La Grière Plage La Tranche sur Mer, Vendée, France, 85360
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 46.3485°N 1.3829°W

Directions


By car:
From La Roche-sur-Yon take the D747 to La Tranche sur Mer and continue on the D46 to Sainte Anne, the site is signposted.

By train:
La Roche-sur-Yon (40km)
Sable d'Olonne (38km)
Luçon (35km)
La Rochelle (60km)

By bus:
Bus line 150 (Les sable d'Olonne-Luçon)
Bus line 155 (La Roche-sur-Yon)

Local attractions

It’s likely that much of your time here will revolve around time spent on the fab sandy beach, but it’s worth getting out and about to see a little further afield. Start with heading into La Tranche-sur-Mer (10 minutes in the car/on the free shuttle bus) for surfing lessons, paddleboarding trips and pony riding excursions for the nippers. A little north of the resort (15 minutes’ drive from the site) is a go-karting circuit with kit suitable for all ages from three upwards.

20 minutes or so in the car takes you up to two kid-friendly amusement parks. Climb high into the trees at the Indian Forest adventure park, or stay down on terra firma for other fun stuff including archery, paintballing and zorbing. Or you can cool off (again and again) by splashing down into the waters of O’Gliss Park from one of the many colourful waterslides (or watch the aquatic amusement from a distance from a coveted beach spot under a palm tree).

Cycling is a popular way to get around here – explore more distant stretches of beach or head out onto the paths through the surrounding fields and forests. There’s easy access to more than 20 kilometres of cycle path from the site, plus as far as you’d like to go along the Vélodyssée long-distance path that runs along the whole of the Atlantic coast. If you’ve not brought your own bikes, there’s a handy hire place just a couple of minutes’ walk from the site.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Camping La Grande Vallée cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

All cancellations: 30% of your booking will be retained.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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 La Grande Vallée will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Pitches: a €20.00 (£18.40) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €0.22 (£0.20) 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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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 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.
Your dog must be tattooed and microchipped.

Extras
Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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 management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
Pitches: a €20.00 (£18.40) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.

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.

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €0.22 (£0.20) per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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