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Château la Forêt

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General

  • 50-hectare park surrounding a nineteenth-century castle
  • Leisure activities including spa, paintball, crazy golf and playground
  • Local attractions include Brétignolles-sur-Mer beach

Camping Château La Forêt enjoys a superb location: the pitches are set in a 50-hectare park surrounding a stunning nineteenth-century castle. The communal areas are very pretty and reserved just for campsite guests. There is a bar and restaurant and a covered swimming pool with adjoining paddling pool and waterslides.

Traditional campers that come with their tents or caravans will find modern toilets and showers facilities as well as spacious pitches. Campervans have their own reserved area with electric points.

Leisure facilities also include paintball (extra charges apply), crazy golf, a sports court and a playground. Guests can also relax in the spa and book a beauty treatment including manicures, pedicures or massages.

The campsite is located 15km from the beach at Brétignolles-sur-Mer, 18km from Les Sables-d'Olonne, 70km from le Puy-du-Fou (voted number one historical theme park in the world), 70km from Nantes and 100km from La Rochelle.

This site is a member of Yelloh! Village group.

Please note

The indoor swimming pool is open between 04/05 and 02/09.

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.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Facilities/activities including paintball and access to the spa are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 02/09 (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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will definitely return 08/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom judith_f188787 Confirmed

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

    size of pitch
    level pitch
    proximity of water/ electric
    proximity to toilet block
    toilets cleaned twice daily
    friendly, helpful staff
    adult pool!
    on site restaurant-good quality food
    lovely surroundings of bar

    Disliked: 

    no rubbish bins near pitch

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Loved the adult only pool with the beautiful view of ... 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alison_g10 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Loved the adult only pool with the beautiful view of the chateau. Kids loved the water slides. We loved the site as the pitches were large and surrounded by trees. The bar was perfect with a lovely courtyard and Pelforth on tap. Showers were lovely and hot. Staff were really friendly. Great band - Revolution. Zipwire was awesome. We will be back. Thank you.

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Great site. Can't wait to return 27/08/2017

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

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

    Loved the setting. Lots of trees for shade, beautiful chateau. Kids loved swimming pool. Lots to do if you choose to. Mini golf, ping pong, entertainment, bouncy castle (all free). Great pizzas from snack bar. Simple restaurant menu but great steak. Lots to do in the area. Had lovely beach day at sables d'olonne. Ooh and delicious ice creams.

    Disliked: 

    Very small showers. Hardly any space to get dried. However, always hot water so can't complain. Btw the site seem to have changed the times they cleaned the toilet block. The sign said 7-8am but they had always been done before this. Perhaps they had responded to feedback....?

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Eurocamp style. Not really the place for independent campers. 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Thomas S. Confirmed

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

    Pool with waterslide. Short walk to the village shops. Lots of activities if you are staying a while.

    Disliked: 

    Overflow area for camping pitches numbered 300 and above was little more than an open field with poorly marked plots. Other campers used the field for their dogs, not always cleaning up after them...

    Loud music from bar until after 11. People wandering around at night a bit too "happy" after a few too many drinks!

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Fantastic site with great facilities 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Ireland Yvonne H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything, fantastic site, lots of space, great facilities, couldn't fault a thing. Will definitely be back next year

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing to dislike, the pitches were great and there are so many activities available.

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Excellent site and very safe for smaller children 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Saief K. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very safe site, family friendly, lots of families who had been coming year after year (some for over 30 years!)
    Beautiful setting next to lake and Chateau
    Friendly staff and owner always around and helpful
    Lots of activities to do onsite and close by
    Short drive to many interesting towns/beaches
    Diverse bunch there with UK, Netherlands and France being the main visitors at the site.

    Disliked: 

    All shower/toilet blocks were closed off for cleaning around 8am for half an hour which was a little impractical with people waking up. Luckily the bathroom by the reception was still open however so we managed fine.

    Some of the entertainment the first week was a little on the loud side, in week two it was much better and quieter.

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Really friendly helpful staff. Lovely big pitch. Nice swimming pools, ... 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lucy B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Really friendly helpful staff. Lovely big pitch. Nice swimming pools, great washing and showering facilities which were always clean. Great quality bikes for hire. Had a fantastic holiday!

    Disliked: 

    You had to pay for Wi-Fi and would only supply two devices.

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Brilliant site, plenty to do and great for families 13/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely site with plenty to do and explore. Facilities very good, toilet and shower blocks kept in good condition. Indoor pool area very good for kids (didn't really use outdoor pool as weather not great!) Reception staff very friendly and helpful. We went with an electric Pitch and it was a great size, hire of the fridge was very handy.

    Disliked: 

    My only small niggles are that there is nowhere local to go and eat breakfast or lunch (we found that the super U which is 20 mins away is the closest) I think the site would benefit from opening their restaurant and snack bar at breakfast and lunch time. Yes outdoor cooking is all part of the fun of camping but it would have been nice to have a couple of days rest from it!! The other small thing is that the wc doors do not have proper indicators on them so when you are on the toilet, people are constantly trying the doors... the showers and sinks have the proper indicators, not sure why the WC's don't! Also, if your children want to go on the zip wires, beware that once they are on they can't get off until they complete the course, my 11 year old daughter was having a meltdown 60ft up in the trees but no way to get off and no staff around to help, so just a word of warning there!

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Very clean site, friendly, great for children and adults. 14/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very clean site, friendly, great for children and adults.

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Great place, great facilities, will go again 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom dawn_a311336 Confirmed

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

    I love the look and the feel of this place, it's not purpose built, it has character and charm. Good location and friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    I do wish the showers had more space as its hard to get dressed in a small wet cubicle.

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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

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

Tents for hire

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

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • 3 Rue de la Forêt, Saint Julien des Landes, Vendée, France, 85150
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 46.6412°N 1.7106°W

Directions


From La Roche-sur-Yon, take the A87 south, direction Les Sables-d'Olonne and exit onto the D12 direction Brétignolles-sur-Mer until you reach Saint-Julien-des-Landes. Once you have reached Saint-Julien-des-Landes, turn right, direction Martinet and you will see the campsite 50m later to your left.

Local attractions

There is something for the whole family to enjoy:
- heated covered pool
- outdoor pool
- fishing (three-hectare ponds with carp, pike and perch)
- mini golf, swing golf, play area, bouncy castle, kids' club and the farm

We can organise trips to tree top adventure parks, paint ball, games arcades or massage.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Arrivals are from 2pm to 10.30pm in high season (02/07 to 27/08) and from 2pm to 6.30pm outside those dates. Pitches must be vacated by 12 noon.

Château la Forêt cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 8 day(s) of arrival.

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €0.61 (£0.54) 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.
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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 8 day(s) of 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.

Extras
Facilities/activities including paintball and access to the spa are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/06 and 31/08.
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 10:30 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 bar and/or restaurant is open between 04/05 and 02/09.
The grocery shop is open between 04/05 and 02/09.
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.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 04/05 and 02/09.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/07 and 02/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 04/05 - 09/07 and 26/08 - 02/09.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 10/07 and 25/08.

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 €0.61 (£0.54) 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 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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