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General

  • Peaceful and friendly site in a green riverside setting
  • Direct access to the gardens of Surgères's castle
  • Pool/aqua yoga, weekly pony rides, and snack bar by the pool terrace

This is a pretty place... And in a mighty pretty region too: peaceful and friendly Camping de la Gères is within easy reach of Charente Maritime attractions and highlights: it's a few minutes' stroll from the handsome old town of Surgères, half an hour from the Atlantic coast, and 45 minutes from the spectacular sights of La Rochelle.

Named after the Gères river flowing alongside the site, Camping de la Gères is a family site shaded by trees and hedges, with room aplenty around its grounds and woodland for ambles and play. There's direct access from the site to the gardens of Surgères's castle for more of the same... or you could hire a bike from the team to take out on the local cycle paths... or hoist the kids along to the weekly pony rides trotting off into the countryside.

Loads of leisure options are around for days on site: options include dips or aqua gym and aqua yoga sessions in the heated pool, basks on the loungers alongside, pétanque competitions and music quizzes, and a summer kids' club three times a week to keep small sorts entertained.

Take yourself too for lengthy wanders around Surgères (500 metres away through the castle gardens) and its plentiful markets including a covered market three times a week, a monthly outdoor market, and a weekly craft market arranged by the Camping de la Gères team.

Regional produce should be investigated at most of these; for other eats – and drinks – the site snack bar sells light bites, beer and cocktails, to have at the pool terrace or to take away.

Please note

The site only allows dogs up to 10kg.

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.

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.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 28/04 and 01/09 (subject to weather conditions).


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Clean hot showers near to nice town 11/10/2018

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  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean hot showers near to nice town

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    Train fare to la Rochelle 15 Euro return Each

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Lovely well situated site with friendly host. 18/09/2018

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  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely quiet and we'll kept site. all facilities excellent. Host very welcoming. Ideal for exploring the pretty town of Surgeres.

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From the manager...

Thank you very much to share your positive opinion on our campsite ! We will welcome you again with pleasure, See you soon, Chantal and Philippe

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Smaller site, clean facilities, pitches were private and level. Wifi ... 11/09/2018

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Smaller site, clean facilities, pitches were private and level. Wifi available throughout the site. Convenient for visting nearby attractions. Well maintained site with Friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Our pitch was a little too shaded for the time of year.
    Cafeteria was closed during our stay.

From the manager...

Thank you to share your opinion on our campsite ! We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay in our campsite. For the shaded of the pitch, you could have change for a pitch with more sun, it's not a problem for us. We hope to see you next time, see you soon, Chantal and Philippe

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We loved this site so much stayed longer than expected. 10/09/2018

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent washing toilet facilities. Very friendly family run.. lovely people

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From the manager...

Thank you very much for this great comment ! We are really happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay, you and your little Oreo ! We hope to see you again during your next trip in France ! See you soon, Chantal and Philippe

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Good site, easy to use, mixed crowd. 20/08/2018

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean facilities, friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really do remember the bathroom code for late night visits!

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Thank you very much for this return ! We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay in our campsite ! We hope to see you next time ! Best regards, Chantal and Philippe

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Very clean and neat site. It was very well maintained ... 09/08/2018

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    Very clean and neat site. It was very well maintained and looked after. Pitches quite private with hedges either side. Nice wildfowl in the dried up river.

    Disliked: 

    The view beyond the river of a car park. The guy at the accueil was grumpy.

From the manager...

Thank you to share your opinion on our campsite ! We are happy that you have enjoyed your stay, we are surprised and sorry for the accueil if you didn't like it. We hope to see you again next time, See you soon, Chantal and Philippe

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Good location walking distance from a lovely little town 14/08/2018

Reviewer's country: Spain Georgina A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Good location walking distance from a lovely little town

    Disliked: 

    Combined male/female facilities

From the manager...

Thank you for sharing your opinion on our campsite ! We hope to see you during you're next trip in Charente Maritime ! Best regards, Chantal and Philippe

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 08/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Garry W. Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Site very clean and tidy with modern toilet and shower block which was maintained faultlessly. Site in town so easy walk to an interesting little town which has all the facilities you need.

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From the manager...

Many thanks for this great comment ! We are really happy that you have enjoyed your holidays in our campsite ! We hope to see you again next time ! See you soon, Chantal and Philippe

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Very very polite and helpful staff. Good food in snack ... 20/07/2018

Reviewer's country: Ireland Mary C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
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    Very very polite and helpful staff. Good food in snack bar ..beautiful site with mature trees ..Nice clean toilet and shower facilities.. Near a quaint town . Revommend and Would stay again if touring this region of France

    Disliked: 

    Leaving

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Thank you very much, it's a pleasure to see that you have enjoyed our campsite like this ! We hope to see you again ! Best regards, Chantal and Philippe

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Lovely site with clean facilities 16/07/2018

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly staff.

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From the manager...

Thank you very much for this great comment, we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay in our campsite. We hope to see you during you're next trip in France ! See you, Chantal and Philippe

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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

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

Budget/backpacker

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant 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

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • 10 rue de la Gères, Surgères, Charente-Maritime, France, 17700
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 46.1015°N 0.7534°W

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Local attractions

Spectacular sights of the Charente-Maritime, the Vendée and the Atlantic coast are within easy day trip distance: as well as La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré, there's Rochefort and its Corderie Royale maritime arsenal half an hour's drive away; the lush isle of Oléron (50 minutes), and Fort Boyard and the Île d'Aix, within an hour and a half.

Coastwards, Royan 30 minutes' drive away is the main city of the Côte de Beauté and one of the best known seaside resorts on the French Atlantic coast. It has five beaches to explore/idle on, architectural tours for architectural types, a thalassotherapy centre and a casino, and the Planet Exotica animal park.

About an hour north, the Marais Poitevin Natural Regional Park is a must for boat rides among its peaceful and green waterways, either by guided tour or cruising along gently under your own steam.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Camping de la Gères cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 30 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. Camping de la Gères 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: €360.00 (£310.83) 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 (£17.48) 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.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.55 (£0.48) per person per night at least age 18 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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
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.
The site only allows dogs up to 10kg.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 07/07 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 11 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 30/06 and 01/09.
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €360.00 (£310.83) 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 (£52.59) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
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.

Pitches
Pitches: a €20.00 (£17.48) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

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 28/04 and 01/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. between 29/06 and 01/09.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. between 05/02 and 28/06.
Reception is unmanned after 7:30 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

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.

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.
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.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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