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General

  • 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.

Please note

The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/04 and 29/09.

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.


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8

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63% would recommend this site to a friend.

63% would stay here again.

 

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Site OK, if a bit off the beaten track 31/08/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean sanitary facilities with toilet paper and hand sanitizer dispenser outside of toilets. Friendly, helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    This site is a bit remote, no local facilities such as restaurants or shops within walking distance. pitches are compact and pretty close together.

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Great site. 29/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom michael_m687038 Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Great site overall. We enjoyed our stay.

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Friendly, helpful staff. Lovely big indoor swimming pool. Well kept ... 19/04/2017

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    Friendly, helpful staff. Lovely big indoor swimming pool. Well kept sites with mature hedges adding to privacy. Fenced off children's play area.

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Good camp site with friendly helpfull staff 03/09/2016

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good facilities clean toilets good mature hedges between each camper with good size pitches and lots of hot water

    Disliked: 

    The bar finished to early well worth keeping open for a further 2 weeks

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Busy site, immaculately clean and well maintained.Really helpful staff 16/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen M. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Facilities were excellent and very clean and well maintained. Pitches were level, spacious and partly shaded. Staff were really quick to help and really nice.

    Disliked: 

    Very busy and quite noisy in height of season.

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Cramped and disorganised. 15/08/2016

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Location. Beautiful part of France. Some stunning scenery and close to coast. Not overly "touristy".

    Disliked: 

    Owners. Organisation. Pitch.
    They called us the day before we arrived and told us we would have to move pitch for the last night! Not bloody likely. Instead we shortened our stay by a night. The pitches are cramped. The electric temperamental. We paid for two night only worked one. Not impressed.

From the manager...

Dear guests,

Thank you for your review. We are sorry we did not fully answer to your wishes.

For last minute bookings we do not always have the availability to propose you a stay on a single pitch.
Do not hesitate to book early, at least 30 days before your stay, to indicate your wishes for your pitch (location, amount of sunshine, size, …).

Electricity is available on all pitches. Should you have any trouble with your plug, please ask the reception desk rather than plugging somewhere else, we are here to help.

We hope you had a pleasant journey in our preserved location in Charente Maritime.

The Abri-Côtier campsite team.

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remote location, nice site, good for kids. 15/08/2016

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice bar area.
    Pizzas available to order.
    Inflatables for kids were good.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches hard to get in and out of with a motorhome.
    Very remote - nearby 'beach' a vast mud flat when tide is out.
    Not many toilets, toilet paper often missing.
    No soap at communal sinks.

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Excellent site, peaceful and well organised. 07/07/2016

Reviewer's country: France Adrian B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The people running the site were extremely helpful.
    The site is well equipped.
    The toilet & shower facilities were well maintained and clean.
    The area is beautiful and walking around and down to the sea is very enjoyable.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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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

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

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

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • 26 La Bernardière Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente, Charente-Maritime, France, 17780
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 45.9336°N 1.0597°W

Directions


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.

Local attractions

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.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.

Payment

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.

Pitches: a €20.00 (£17.32) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Hired accommodation: €250.00 (£210.20) 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.

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

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €0.60 (£0.52) 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.
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.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.
Please select the electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
Electric barbecues are not permitted.
Entertainment and activities are available between 02/07 and 26/08.
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 12am and 7am.
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 02/07 and 26/08.
The grocery shop is open between 02/07 and 27/08.
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 (£210.20) 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 €60.00 (£50.23) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Pitches
Pitches: a €20.00 (£17.32) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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 29/09.

Reception
Reception is open from 9am to 12pm and from 3pm to 6pm between 31/03-30/06 and 02/09-30/09.
Reception is open from 9am to 12pm and from 3pm to 7pm between 01/07 and 01/09.

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 €0.60 (£0.52) 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 11pm and 8am.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

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

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