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  • Small and family-friendly site on the Mars peninsula
  • Spectacular views of Villerest lake and the Loire river
  • Pool, paddling pool and licensed restaurant with terrace

Adventurers, get thee to Mars. To the stellar Mars peninsula in France's spectacular Loire region, to be exact, a green and scenic place on the biggest meander of the lush Loire river.

A most excellent 10-kilometre walk around the peninsula can be had in these handsome parts, passing the small site of Camping De Mars on its way to and from the church in nearby Cordelle. The site is a top spot for Mars adventurers to make their voyage back to each evening, as the grounds have spectacular views of the Loire river and the adjoining Villerest lake to settle peacefully down among after a long day's exploring.

If you care not to venture too far, rowing and canoeing are available 100 metres away and many walking and hiking trails are nearby. If you care not to venture anywhere at all, the family team lays on summer activities such as pétanque competitions, darts, cooking workshops and dance nights. There's also a summer pool in scenic surrounds, fishing straight from the site, a games room, and a playground with trampoline, slide and other outdoor toys.

Camping De Mars is less than 10 minutes' drive from local town Cordelle, but if you care not to venture anywhere for eats either, the licensed site restaurant serves pizza, salad and grilled meats. Coffee, cocktails and ice creams are also available throughout the day and bread orders are taken every evening.

When you do decide to boldly go into the Mars peninsula and Loire valley countryside, a tourist info point is to hand to help you decide where to make for first.

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The view was amazing. Friendly staff and clean facilities.07/09/2019

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool



Recreation room/arcade

TV room




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


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets


Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain


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

Nearby farmers' market


Large (51-200 sites)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Water hook-up points for tourers


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  • Les Rivières, Cordelle, Loire, France, 42123
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 45.9157°N 4.0606°E


Local attractions

The hiking and biking trails nearby include the 10-kilometre Mars peninsula path starting from the churchyard in Cordelle, passing Camping de Mars and the hamlets of Le Crêt and La Perrière on a circular loop. Bikes can be hired on site if you'd prefer to ride the route.

Vino fans should take a gander at the Château de Boen winemakers' museum, within 40 minutes' drive at Boën castle, with displays including alcohol stills, info on winegrowing and artefacts sent in by local winegrowers. A few kilometres from there is Volerie du Forez, where the eagle-eyed can spy falcons on display, or learn to handle them under the supervision of an experienced falconer.

Several traditional French villages including Semur-en-Brionnais (55 minutes), Charlieu (45 minutes), Lapalisse and Oingt (both around an hour) are within day trip distance. Or travel along to the spectacular greenery of two Remarkable Gardens of France: the gardens of Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce an hour and 10 minutes away, and the Garden of the Zéphyr within an hour and a half.

  • Does Camping De Mars have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping De Mars dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping De Mars? The hiking and biking trails nearby include the 10-kilometre Mars peninsula path starting from the churchyard in Cordelle, passing Camping de Mars and the hamlets of Le Crêt and La Perrière on … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping De Mars?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  11:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  11:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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Terms and conditions

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

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.

A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

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

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via

Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via

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

No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Open fires are prohibited.

Quiet hours must be respected between 10 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 is unmanned after 10 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.

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

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.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/06 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

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.

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

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.