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Camping Le Merval

8.8

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General

  • Peaceful family site in Marais Poitevin Regional Natural Park
  • A 30-minute drive from the museums and shops of La Rochelle
  • Adventurer’s paradise: Venise Verte, Aiguillon Bay and Île de Ré

Make sure you pack your walking shoes and helmet for your stay at Camping Le Merval, a family-friendly site five minutes’ drive from the small town of Puyravault in the Vendée region of Pays de la Loire.

Le Merval is in the Marais Poitevin Regional Natural Park, so it's well-placed for exploring the marshes and waterways of the south Vendée. Walkers and hikers will love trips to Aiguillon Bay, 10 minutes from the site, and an excursion to Venise Verte is a must: you can explore the canals on foot or by bike, sure, but you should almost certainly take a canoe or kayak out, or let someone else take over as they scull you through the leafy shade.

If you got zen even reading that sentence, wait til you make it back to site, where you can continue your relaxation in the heated pool or on the shaded terrace of the snack bar, continuing the slow-paced getaway with a few games of pétanque or a leisurely sojourn in the games room (though the table football and ping pong may get competitive).

You'll definitely be feeling peckish after all that relaxing, so stop by one of the supermarkets about 15 minutes from site to stock up on all the supplies you need for the barbecue, then fire it on up. Fancy something fancier than your own cooking? There are tons of restaurants to try within 20 minutes of Camping Merval.


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8.8

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88% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

 

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Friendly relaxing campsite with clean facilities28/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    Large attractive pitch and really helpful polite staff

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Will definitely stay here again26/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPauline W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    Relaxed friendly atmosphere. Very clean pool. Bar area very tidy and all staff friendly. Owner speaks good English so problem with language barrier

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    Nothing to dislike

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Abundance of noisy campers both nights until early hours26/07/2019

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  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    Clean facilities

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    Cramped pitches, noisy main road close by

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Basic but all there, level pitches, clean amenities.02/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    Quite. Friendly. Clean.

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Excellent site, caravans and all amenities are spotlessly clean, the …17/06/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceColin P.Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom mobile home
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    Excellent site, caravans and all amenities are spotlessly clean, the owners are so friendly and helpful, my second year there, I would highly recommend this site

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Excellent camping, les propriétaires sont très accueillants et chaleureux. Le …24/08/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceGuérétin V.Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom mobile home (large)
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    Excellent camping, les propriétaires sont très accueillants et chaleureux.
    Le mobil-home était très propre et confortable.
    L'extérieur est très bien entretenu et propre.
    Nous avons passé un très bon séjour !

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Personnel accueillant, installations très propre et terrain plat.22/07/2019

Reviewer's country: CanadaGeorges B.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    Propriétaire très accueillant, endroit propre.

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Camping agréable! Nous avons été accueillis de façon très sympathique …08/05/2019

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    Camping agréable! Nous avons été accueillis de façon très sympathique par les propriétaires.

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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

Pétanque

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

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

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

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Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • Puyravault, Vendée, France, 85450
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 46.3528°N 1.0902°W

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Local attractions

La Rochelle is half an hour’s drive from Le Merval and is well worth exploring. Make sure you see the medieval towers guarding the town and pay a visit to the many different ports along the seafront, then stop in at the highly recommended robot and maritime museums.

Once you’re at La Rochelle, go that little bit further and head over to Île de Ré for 100 kilometres of cycle paths, salt marshes, villages and a spectacular old lighthouse. Speaking of old things, history buffs should explore the stunning abbeys at Saint Michel en l’Herm and Nieul sur l’Autise…

If the kids are tiring of all the nature and history – philistines – there’s plenty to keep them entertained nearby: make your way to Indian Forest adventure park, Natur’Zoo at Mervent, O’Gliss waterpark and Château des Aventurier, all within 40 minutes, or venture further afield with a trip to Le Puy de Fou just over an hour away.

If you don’t have the kids trailing behind, you get to enjoy a more grownup adventure – the adventure of going to a load of vineyards… Get your designated driver to bring you to Les Vignobles Mercier, Vignobles Mourat and Château de Rosnay, all within 30 minutes of Le Merval.

  • Does Camping Le Merval have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
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  • What attractions are near Camping Le Merval? La Rochelle is half an hour’s drive from Le Merval and is well worth exploring. Make sure you see the medieval towers guarding the town and pay a visit to the many … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Le Merval?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 31/08.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €200.00 ($342.51) 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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 6 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/site.

Pool
Swimsuits are required and cut-offs or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.

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.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 13/09 (subject to weather conditions).

General
The restaurant is open between 01/05 and 20/09.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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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