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Camping Riez À La Vie

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General

  • Family-friendly site a kilometre from the Atlantic Ocean
  • Heated waterpark with slides, indoor pool and Jacuzzi
  • Bar, snack bar, grocery shop, takeaway and regular activities

What a smashing waterpark is at Camping Riez À La Vie in the Vendée, at the seaside town of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez. For here you'll have heated indoor and outdoor pools to splash in, giant slides to speed down and all manner of aquatic activities such as water aerobics, water polo and nightly swims. And for when you might want to submerge self for an unwinding session, a Jacuzzi is on site too.

More watery antics are easily had near this big and family-friendly site, as the nearest golden sandy beach is less than a kilometre away and part of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, the commune with famed and popular coastline covering long kilometres of golden sands.

Just to the south is the busy port and lively town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, with another long wide stretch of sand to wander. (Have a sandily happy time trying to distinguish between the two, for the beaches at both merge into one gorgeously golden stretch.)

Riez À La Vie is also within easy day trip distance of a few big and famed theme parks (La Pège, Futuroscope and the mighty Puy de Fou), as well as other Vendée highlights like the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier. Tickets for Puy de Fou and the Ile d'Yeu can be bought at reception.

Among the many other modern and comfy facilities on site are a snack bar, takeaway service, sports area, fitness room and a games room with ping pong, video games and pool table. Wifi, bike rental and a laundry room are available for an extra charge.

Riez À La Vie also runs sports activities every weekend and regularly in the high season, including walks and aqua gym.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Pétanque

Play area

Take away

Teens' club

Tennis

TV room

Waterslide

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

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis 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

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • 9 Avenue de la Parée Préneau Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Vendée, France, 85 270
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 46.7389°N 1.9836°W

Directions


By car
From Paris: first take the A10 towards Nantes, then the A11 for Bordeaux-Nantes. Join the A83 and take Exit 1 signposted La Roche sur Yon D178. Continue on the D117 and take the exit signposted Marchecoul. Continue towards Roche sur Yon/St Jean de Monts and take the right turn when indicated Chemin des Quatre Barres. Turn left onto Rue des Martinets and then right onto Rue de la Parée Préneau where you will find the campsite.

From Nantes: take the A83 towards Bordeaux/La Roche sur Yon and then follow the directions to Noirmoutier/St Jean de Monts on the D205. Go through Challans and continue towards St Jean de Monts. Take the right turn when indicated Chemin des Quatre Barres. Turn left onto Rue des Martinets and then right onto Rue de la Parée Préneau where you will find the campsite.

By train
Nantes and Saint Hilaire de Riez (TER)

By plane
St Nazaire (97km)
La Rochelle (136km)
Nantes (81km)

Local attractions

Take your pick from theme parks, forest hikes, watersports and more around this part of France, all among the mild climate of the Vendée.

The many golden sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast in this area cover about 250 kilometres of fine sand, many stretches of which are popular for watersports including scuba diving and surfing. Sand yachting, kitesurfing, sea fishing, sailing and boat trips can all be organised about a kilometre from the site.

Have a wander around Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, starting from the beach reachable from Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, around the dunes to the port, and then up to the town and its many cafés, restaurants and central jazz bar. From Saint-Gilles it's about 40 minutes' drive to Les Sables d'Olonne and about an hour to Nantes.

Other options are the seaside resort and eight kilometres of beach at Saint Jean de Monts (12 kilometres); the megaliths in Brétignolles sur Mer (20 kilometres) and tackling part of the vast cycle network of the Sentiers Cyclables de la Vendée, running for 500 or so kilometres from Noirmoutier in the north down south past Saint-Gilles.

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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
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
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/04 and 16/09.
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 7 a.m..
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/04 and 16/09.
The grocery shop is open between 01/04 and 16/09.
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: €250.00 (£219.05) 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 €100.00 (£87.16) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/04 and 24/09.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/04 and 24/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 08/07 and 02/09.
Reception is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/04 and 08/07.

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 city tax of €0.61 (£0.54) per person over the age of 1 per night (up to 18 nights) is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Local eco/city tax of €0.50 (£0.44) per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11:30 p.m. and 7 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 register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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