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8.9

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General

  • In the Marais Poitevin five minutes from the Charente-Maritime
  • Between Green Venice, Aiguillon-sur-Mer and La Rochelle
  • Snack bar with shaded terrace

Camping Le Merval is in the south Vendée in the Marais Poitevin region, only five minutes from the Charente-Maritime, and between Green Venice, Aiguillon-sur-Mer and La Rochelle for plenty of day trips nearby.

This is a peaceful and relaxing site, where the team have sorted facilities so guests can pick between entertainment and quieter times: there's a heated pool (open from 10am), a snack bar with shaded terrace, a pétanque court and a playground.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 13 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

 

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Vraiment très bien 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: France sabine_b686138 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
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    Les personnes. Les animations. Le tout

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great site, large pitches friendly staff 28/08/2017

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    Our first visit to this site and I doubt it will be our last. Having a larger twin axle van I did contact the site prior to booking to confirm they would accept and was glad to say they did.
    The site is easy to find following directions given, the welcome was warm and you are walked to your pitch regardless of whether its a static or a tent pitch. There are 2 toilet blocks which are unisex and this is plenty for the size of the site, they are kept very clean.
    For us, the size of the pitches are a good size and fresh water is readily available.
    If you take your dogs there is plenty of space to walk them just outside the gates in the fields.
    There is a reasonable amount of respect for site rules on this site which I liked, for example quiet after 11pm etc.
    We used the Hyper U at Lucon which is about 15 min drive. As previously mentioned there are beaches within 20 min drive which are amazing.
    We didn't do a great deal as we go away for the sun and to chill as much as anything but there seems plenty to do for everyone.

    I would like to thank the owners for making us feel welcome and hope to return when we get chance

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Well worth a visit, you won't be disappointed 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Geoff E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fantastic site, quiet at night, great pool for the kids. Lovely owners, very helpful and kind. I would thoroughly recommend it for families and it's only a short trip to some beautiful beaches. Pitches are decent size and most are shady as it gets HOT here in the Vendee. All in 5 *

    Disliked: 

    Nothing, all good apart from having to pay for wifi, but then we used our uk bundle anyway

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Well organised and clean, staff are amazing 09/08/2017

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    Absolutely fantastic friendly place to stay, definitely will stay again as we was made to feel very welcome 😄

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Great small site, pitches all a good size and level. Not noisy at all 31/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom chris_t808542 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely Owners, spotlessly clean, great little swimming pool area, and the site was small and friendly

    Disliked: 

    No kettle in caravan for the meagre English travelers 😀

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Nice clean site, friendly staff - rural pitch. 25/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom cathy_h138233 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff. Hot showers. Good strength wifi.

    Disliked: 

    Too far (approx 30km) to places of interest. Nothing of interest within walking/cycling distance.

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Nice site with nice sized pitch areas 20/09/2016

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    This was a fairly nice site with good sized pitches and was pretty quiet due to being near to the end of season. Small basic shop and bar where bread ext can be ordered. Pool area fairly good and the site is out of the way from any noisy road.

    Disliked: 

    It's a small no frills site where sometimes it's not easy to communicate with staff as I only found one lady who knew any English . Toilets & Shower clean but very basic, no toilet roll so bring your own

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Clean site with lots of facilities 02/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ian w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great site for a quiet stay. Ile de re and LA Rochelle definitely worth a visit.

    Disliked: 

    Had to drive everywhere, the site shop was closed and nearest supermarket was 20 min drive to lucon. LA Rochelle is 35 mins away.

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Great place, very friendly staff and lovely swimming pool 09/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david_r751501 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    We had great fun at this lovely campsite.

    The owners are very friendly, helpful and speak good level of English. Events organised a few evenings during the week. Orders can be given the day before for baguettes and croissants for pick-up in the morning.

    The pitches are big and the toilets, showers and washing facilities are plentiful and kept spotlessly clean. Nice pool on-site with lots of sun loungers around it.

    Easy access to the Ile de Re (great for biking), a couple of very family friendly beaches and La Rochelle. Also just half an hour's drive from Puy Du Fou (historical amusement park) which is well worth a visit.

    No hesitation to recommend.

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Fantastic family campsite, good,clean facilities, owners welcoming. 05/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom stephen s. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Owners were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay, quiet site with enough facilities, all facilities were cleaned daily.
    Nice central location (20min drive) to lots of beaches, towns and ports.
    Entertainment and activities on site were good.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing - met all our requirements

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Location

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  • Puyravault, Vendée, France, 85450
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 46.3528°N 1.0902°W

Directions


From Nantes: take the A83 south, exiting at Junction 7 then take the D137 south until you reach the roundabout outside Moreille, taking the first exit, the D10A towards La Rochelle. Follow the road, past the second roundabout, at Puyravault, and you will see the campsite on your right-hand side, approximately 2km later.

Local attractions

Everyone will find something to enjoy here:

Walkers and hikers will love trips to the Aiguillon Bay (a classified nature reserve), Green Venice and the Mervent forest.

Shoppers and foodies have open-air markets to visit (one every day) with their many hawkers and the shade of the arcades of the city centre of La Rochelle with its sunny café terraces.

Many beautiful beaches are on the Vendée coast.

Green Venice (30 minutes away): explore on foot, bike or by water on the many channels, using a boatman to steer you in the shade of trees on calm water.

La Rochelle (20 minutes away): this coastal town town is well known for its two medieval towers and several ports - the marina, the old port part, the fishing port, large sea port and one of Europe's largest aquariums. Also visit the city centre with its arcades and especially the maritime and robot museums, and the nearby island of Ré and its 100km of cycle path, salt marshes, villages and lighthouse.

Indian Forest (35 minutes away): an adventure park near Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits.

The Castle Adventurers (30 minutes away).

Le Puy du Fou (55 minutes away): a historical theme park, bringing in some 1.5 million visitors every year.

Le Futuroscope (80 minutes away): a multimedia theme park showcasing cinematographic and audio-visual techniques. It also has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas.

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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. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Camping Le Merval 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 Le Merval 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: €200 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.

Tax

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

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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.

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.
Your dog must be tattooed and microchipped.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 03/07 and 29/08.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 8am.
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 01/05 and 20/09.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €200 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 €50 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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 01/05 and 20/09 (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 €0.22 per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 11pm and 7am.
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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