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- 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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Will definitely stay here again
Basic but all there, level pitches, clean amenities.
Excellent site, caravans and all amenities are spotlessly clean, the …
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Personnel accueillant, installations très propre et terrain plat.
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Large (51-200 sites)
Leisure/theme park nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
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
- Is Camping Le Merval dog friendly? Yes View all features
- 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.