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- Peaceful family-friendly site 45km from La Rochelle
- Ticket sales for La Rochelle Aquarium, La Palmyre Zoo and Fort Boyard
- Free heated pool, free wifi, bar, pizzeria, solarium and play area
If you're plotting a trip to La Rochelle but want to be in quiet French countryside close to a beach and outdoor activities to keep you busy for days, have a look at peaceful and family-friendly Camping L'Abri-Côtier, in the Charente-Maritime department about 45 minutes' drive from the famed coastal city.
Tickets for major attractions are sold in reception so you can sort your entry to the likes of La Rochelle Aquarium, La Palmyre Zoo and cruises around Fort Boyard before you step off site. Closer to home, the sandy beach, fishing village and oyster museum of Port-des-Barques are all within a couple of kilometres, close to the seawater pool for swimming at all hours regardless of tide times at the beach of Anses. Canoeing, fishing, cycling and tennis are all easy to access nearby.
Among the modern facilities on site are a free and heated indoor pool, a solarium with sun loungers, free wifi, a TV room, a play area, and a bar and pizzeria serving hot meals, snacks and cold drinks. Entertainment such as concerts and karaoke, shows and dances are organised in the evenings during high season.
The Camping L'Abri-Côtier shower and toilet blocks are suitable for disabled guests.
Open from 30/03/2018 to 30/09/2018
Tourist board rating
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/04 and 29/09.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Check availability at Camping L'Abri-Côtier…
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Electric optional grass pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
Pitch dimensions: Avg 9.0m width x 10.0m depth (29.5ft width x 32.8ft depth) Calculated area: 90.0m² (968.8ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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lovely spot to rest and relax,small village location with plenty ...
Site OK, if a bit off the beaten track
Friendly, helpful staff. Lovely big indoor swimming pool. Well kept ...
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
On the motorway, follow the A10, then the A837 and come off at Exit 31 towards Rochefort-Centre/Royan/Marennes.
From Rochefort, cross the Charente River over the Martrou Bridge, turn right after the bridge towards Port des Barques. At the St-Nazaire-sur-Charente town hall, turn left and then right at the end of the road.
The nearest beach from Camping L'Abri-Côtier is Port-des-Barques, part of an old fishing village which has handsome twentieth century villages atop its cliffs, a sailing school, a museum covering the history of the region and its oyster farming past, and comely carrelets, the small fishing huts perched on stilts over the sea.
Around the peninsula, stop off at Soubise, with its castle and seventeenth century church, and Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente, for views of Fort Lupin from the Lupin Fountain. Madame Island, the smallest island in the Charente-Maritime and a top spot for cycling, hiking and shellfish gathering, is accessible from Port-des-Barques via the stone path uncovered at low tide.
More popular options in the area are the city of La Rochelle and its aquarium, one of the largest in Europe and a great option for a family trip; cruises around Fort Boyard and the Île-d'Aix, the beaches and seaside resort of Royan and popular La Palmyre Zoo.
Other attractions include the Marais De Moëze Nature Reserve and the Royal Citadel of Brouage, built in 1555.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
Camping L'Abri-Côtier 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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping L'Abri-Côtier 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: €250.00 (£223.11) 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.
Pitches: a €20.00 (£17.85) 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.
Local eco/city tax of €0.60 (£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 parkMasterCard