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- Stay at a family site in the grounds of a stunning 19th-century castle
- Cyclists' paradise: on-site bike rental, access to Vélodyssée route
- Pool, waterslides, fishing lake, miniature golf, massages all on site
Spectacular château, peaceful countryside and loads to keep you busy… Ticking all the boxes? Make your way to Château la Forêt, a site in the grounds of a stunning 19th-century castle on the edge of Saint Julien des Lands in the Vendée region of Pays de la Loire.
With so much scenic countryside to cycle through, you’ll be glad of the on-site bike rental at Château la Forêt. There are more than 1,000 kilometres of cycling trails in the Vendée, including part of the Vélodyssée long-distance route, and the top-notch tracks on Île d’Yeu are also just a boat ride away…
All that sounds fab, but you’d be forgiven for never wanting to leave the site. You can take a dip in one of the pools, have a go on the waterslides, cast a line at the fishing lake, putt around on the miniature golf course, rack up the points in pétanque or take to the sports fields, then relax with a massage. Phew! Try saying all of that in one breath…
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, grab a quick bite or takeaway at the snack bar, or head to the restaurant for something more substantial, then wash it down with a drink at the bar.
Prefer to take care of meals yourself? You can fire up the barbecue and pile it high with goodies from the on-site grocery store or one of the nearby shops, or you can nab yourself a table at one of the restaurants within 10 minutes of Château la Forêt.
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Good site would consider a return visit
The stay was perfect, all nice and clean... live music …
Great site with plentiful, clean facilities, lots to do,Large pitches
Good clean site shame about the mice
Fantastic place, great owner loved the wine tasting evening food grea
Very good campsite
amazing place with friendly staff . looking forward to returning …
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
Tents for hire
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Jumbo tent sites
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Large (51-200 sites)
You don’t have to be an amateur Tour de France competitor to explore this part of the Vendée – you can make the 10-minute drive to Lac du Jaunay for tons of hiking trails (including a 12-kilometre jaunt starting in La Chapelle-Hermier), or venture as far as Les Sables d’Olonne where you can join a boat tour of the salt marshes.
While in Les Sables, taking to the water is a must. The seaside town is the starting point of the Vendée Global solo race, so it stands to reason that this is a prime spot for learning to sail. There’s more to the town than the ocean though: visit the Museum of Shells, explore the Sainte-Croix abbey or take the kids to the Sables zoo.
There’s loads more for the kids to get their teeth into – less than five minutes from the site, Grand Défi will keep them entertained for ages, with tree-top adventuring, paintball, laser tag and pony rides. If that’s not enough for them, they can play at giants in Vendée Miniature or spend a day at the Puy du Fou historical theme park, just under an hour away.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
Château la Forêt cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
Bookings cannot be amended within 8 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Local tax of €0.61 ($0.99) at least age 18 doesn't apply.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite 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 Château la Forêt have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Château la Forêt dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Château la Forêt? You don’t have to be an amateur Tour de France competitor to explore this part of the Vendée – you can make the 10-minute drive to Lac du Jaunay for tons of … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Château la Forêt?
Camping and touring Arrive: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: noon On-site accommodation Arrive: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: noon