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Camping Les Gatinelles

9.1
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From £11.80/€13/$21.57/US$15.36/CA$20.24/CHF13.93/SEK134.90/DKK96.73/NOK142.90/ISK2,141/ARS1,200.35/CLP11,933/PEN55.38/NZ$22.99/ZAR250.25/PLN59.41/R$86.33/CZK354.30/RSD1,527/HUF4,746.85/RUB1,173.91/CN¥102.92 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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The large beach of St-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, 15 minutes' drive away

General

  • Family-friendly park close to Brétignolles-sur-Mer town centre
  • A 15-minute walk from the beach for swimming, fishing and watersports
  • Mini farm, trampoline, games room and summer activities on site

What a very fine Vendée location has Camping Les Gatinelles – settle in here and you could easily give the car a bit of a holiday as well as your good selves.

Stays here are on two hectares of shaded parkland in Brétignolles-sur-Mer, a mere few minutes’ gentle stroll from the town centre and enough shops, restaurants, bakeries and crêperies to keep you well fed for many a day. (And if you can't even face that short saunter, in summer you can pick up quick meals at the site’s own snack bar and order in fresh bread and pastries for your breakfast).

Essentials all sorted, it’s time to turn attentions to the fun stuff. And plenty of that there is in the surrounds – a sandy beach and coastal cycle paths are just over a kilometre away, and you'll also be within easy reach of horse riding, canoeing, a miniature golf course, salt marsh walks and waterparks (although you may sometimes need to briefly wake the car from its slumbers for some of these).

Even more convenient is the option of staying around on site, where activities galore are run by trained pros throughout July and August and you can make new pals at the mini farm (home to pigs, a goat, a sheep and hens). A playground, trampoline, and games room are also on site, as are spaces for games of table tennis, pétanque and volleyball. If it’s quieter times you seek, settle in with something from the stash of books and board games.

Please note

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Entertainment and activities are available between 07/07 and 30/08.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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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9.1

Overall rating based on 21 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  70% described as Peaceful ?

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site with , clean basic facilities.Pleasant but not outstanding17/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Easy to find. Pitches are a good size. Staff are helpful on arrival.
    Directly opposite a good sized modern "super u" . A small modern seaside town with a few "eateries".The Thursday market , which was on at the time we were there is a must to visit.

    Disliked: 

    The pitch we stayed on was backed onto either side by residential accommodation. Not a hugh problem but noise can be an issue.
    The site office closes at 8.00 pm. Therefore , there were some noisey campers playing loud music until 3.30 in the morning. However there is no one about to contact, until the next day. There may have been an out of office phone number in the office but i didn't see it.
    There is only one area to dispose of chem waste right next to the toilet block entrance and several pitches . Not nice for them.
    It's a bit of a walk to the beach. it says 15 mins.( actually a lot more, of course down to pace). limited facilities at beach. The walk wouldn't be good with kids. Loo's were closed , Covid?. No cafes etc.

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Level pitches, helpful and friendly staff. Great location16/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMolly D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Excellent, clean facilities and friendly staff

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Clean, good location. Lovely town.14/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarla B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Location, cleanliness, Covid-19 social distancing measures in place. Staff friendly and helpful. Lovely spacious, clean private pitch.

    Disliked: 

    Reception was closed when we got there so had to wait for 45 minutes after a very long drive. It would have been nice to have been told this on the booking confirmation. There was a large noisy group there, with no staff going around in the night asking them to be quiet. Apart from this it was a great campsite.

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Peaceful, clean and friendly site.09/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Brilliant, small site which is very focused on genuine campers. Super clean, simple but spacious pitches. Close to ever you need - supermarket, shops and beach.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Melanie was soo very friendly31/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNikki R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Spacious pitch and staff

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes

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Small site, large pitches, clean, good location.14/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNik G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    A lovely small site, pitches were large, toilets clean, showers hot, staff really friendly, location was great, super u, opposite site, pleasant walk to a rocky beach, sandy beach within walking distance, walking distance to a few bars and restaurants, would highly recommend and was very surprised that the site wasn’t busier, would return.

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From the manager...

Hello! Thanks you for your comment. We are delighted that your stay at the campsite Les Gatinelles you liked.

Have a good day!
Cordially,
Gatinelles team.

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Clean, helpful, 30mins walk to sea26/07/2019

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Clean, helpful, 30mins walk to sea

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From the manager...

Hi, thanks you for your comment. We hope you enjoyed by your trip in France. Have a good day, cordially. Julie, assistant of manager Camping Les Gatinelles.

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J'ai trouvé que accueil étais super une grande gentillesse je …01/09/2020

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  • Kiwi 2 bedroom rental tent
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    J'ai trouvé que accueil étais super une grande gentillesse je me suis senti très bien et mes enfants aussi je reviendrai sans hésiter sur se camping

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Bonne situation ville et proximité plages Accueil sympa01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceRemy M.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Bonne situation ville et proximité plages
    Accueil sympa

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Super accueil, camping propre et calme19/08/2020

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Super accueil, camping propre et calme

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • 17 Avenue de Verdun, Brétignolles sur Mer, Vendée, France, 85470
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 46.6259°N 1.8588°W

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Local attractions

Start your stay with a good dose of sea air: Parée beach, 15 minutes’ walk away, is a wide sandy stretch that’s also got some good rocks to perch on for a spot of fishing. Wide paths along the coastline are fab for walks, bike rides and rollerblading. Kitesurfing, paddleboarding and sea kayaking are a 10-minute bike ride away, or you can saddle up to splash through the surf on horseback 15 minutes away.

Turning your sights slightly inland, there are more walks to be had among the scenic salt marshes around Brem-sur-Mer (five minutes' drive). If the small sorts aren’t so enthused by scenery, steer them to the town's Parc des Dunes for assorted amusements including toboggans, pedal karts and giant inflatables.

Filling family days is fairly easy around here: you may also like to put on your to-visit list the cute model village Vendée Miniature (five minutes' drive), treetop trails at Le Grand Défi (15 minutes), screaming down the waterslides at Atlantic Toboggan (25 minutes) and animal encounters at Sables d’Olonne Zoo (also 25 minutes).

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping Les Gatinelles cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Hired accommodation: €150.00 ($256.88) 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local tax of €0.22 ($0.36) at least age 18 doesn't apply.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Camping Les Gatinelles have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camping Les Gatinelles dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Les Gatinelles? Start your stay with a good dose of sea air: Parée beach, 15 minutes’ walk away, is a wide sandy stretch that’s also got some good rocks to perch on for a … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Les Gatinelles?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping Les Gatinelles? From $21.57 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of 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.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 07/07 and 30/08.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €150.00 ($256.88) 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.

General
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.

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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.
Reception is unmanned after 6:30 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Sites
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorization from their parents or legal guardian.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of €50.00 ($86.32) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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