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Camping Le Deffay

8.5

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General

  • Scenic site by a small lake in the Brière Regional Natural Park
  • Free fishing and free use of pedalo boats
  • Covered pool, solarium, playgrounds, playroom, restaurant and shop

Free fishing, anyone? How about free use of pedalo boats too, in a green and scenic setting around a serene and scenic lake… in a wildlife haven in the Brière Regional Natural Park?

All the above, stacks of space and a family-friendly vibe are at the Loire-Atlantique's Camping Le Deffay, on a comely estate owned by generations of the same family since the 19th century. The park is by a small lake for catch and release fishing, birdwatching, nature spotting and general idling, and is among quiet paths and small roads for strolls among the surrounding greenery. When you're ready to venture further, it's 10 minutes' drive from here to Pontchateau, 50 minutes to Nantes, and half an hour to both Guérande and the spectacular and world-famed bay of La Baule.

During your lengthy and lazy days on site, a covered pool is to hand to start off your day swimmingly, alongside a paddling pool to entertain the kids and a sun terrace by both pools for those who prefer to bask. Some waterside time should then beckon, either fishing by the pond or taking a free pedalo boat out onto the surface, before a spot of activity at the lakeside fitness area or taking the kids along to the playgrounds or indoor playground.

And as you'll need fuel after that, how handy that there's a swish restaurant on site with indoor and outdoor seating... and a grocery shop and bread ordering service for supplies, brekkie and picnics.


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8.5

Overall rating based on 16 reviews

 

100% would recommend this park to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent spacious site with great facilities in great location08/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomanne p.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered asphalt and grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely location of pitches on the lake side. Good sized pitches, plenty of room for camper and awning and doggy to play.
    Facilities clean and modern. Great location to explore local area.
    Restaurant area lovely. Didn’t use pool but looked nice.
    Was very quiet for our stay.
    Definitely will use again

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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quiet .choice of pitches08/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdombenjamin d.Confirmed

  • Powered grass tent, trailer tent or trailer site
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    quiet .choice of pitches . we were lakeside . all facilities were well looked after and clean with emphasis on masks and sanitizers . barbeque hire was a great plus and the bread ordering was nice. within easy reach of shops and 30 mins from beaches.

    Disliked: 

    chose this site because of wifi . but informed it was not working on site only near pool. luckily we had mobile data. dissapointed we were not told in advance.

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Friendly site brilliant for families.08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass tent, trailer tent or trailer site
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  • Liked: 

    We visited when it was very quiet, everyone obeyed the rules and the campsite was calm after 10.
    The pool was wonderful, as were the trampoline, go karts, bouncy castle and giant chess.
    The restaurant was fabulous, although not open every day, served lovely food.
    Pitches were a good size and plenty of choice of sun or shade.
    The sanitation facilities were always clean.

    Disliked: 

    The freezer for ice packs didn’t really freeze. But would keep it cold enough.

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Lovely site with good facilities.08/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered asphalt and grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Size of pitch, gorgeous views and facilities were good. The staff were friendly. Very quiet and peaceful alghough there was a wedding that did keep us awake. It was a one off luckily!

    Disliked: 

    A bit more promotion of when the restaurant open and pedalos broken which was disappointing.

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Medium site with terrace pitches overlooking lake08/07/2020

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

  • Powered grass tent, trailer tent or trailer site
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  • Liked: 

    Quite, laid back site, didn’t mind late arrival restaurant good but with limited selection but this could be due to the number of people on site

    Disliked: 

    Fishing lake weeded over, only caught sqeekers (small catfish)

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Relaxed atmosphere Lovely pool Well run Fab location08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass tent, trailer tent or trailer site
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    Relaxed atmosphere
    Lovely pool
    Well run
    Fab location

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Very peaceful and well maintained site, Friendly staff and good …08/01/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Very peaceful and well maintained site,
    Friendly staff and good sized pitches.

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Lovely campsite08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely campsite

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All the perks of a popular campsite without the crowds!07/13/2019

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This site surprised us! The estate is huge, beautiful nature, great pool area and bar, and it was practically empty! We were amazed how such a great place could be so empty, definitely a hidden gem! Pitches were spacious, lots of activities, friendly reception. Definitely a great place to visit before the crowds realise what a gem this place is.

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This is a lovely quiet site, handily placed for a …07/19/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen R.Confirmed

  • Powered asphalt and grass site
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    This is a lovely quiet site, handily placed for a stopover down west coast. Not that easy to find, but really good value. Even better than last year as good pruning has opened up pitches to more light and air. Toilet facilities very good, if a bit confusing.

    Disliked: 

    Restaurant not open as at June 20th, disappointing as our meal last year was excellent.

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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

Local produce

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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Large (51-200 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

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Full hook-up sites

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Le Deffay, Sainte Reine de Bretagne, Pontchateau, Loire-Atlantique, France, 44160
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 47.4411°N 2.1600°W

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Local attractions

Boat and barge trips, salt marsh strolls, horse riding and carriage rides are all easily arranged around the surrounding Brière Regional Natural Park, along with guided hikes from May to October.

Drive south for 30 minutes to reach either more salt marshes at Guérande or (and?) the stunning bay and beach at La Baule, often hailed as the most handsome in the world. An acclaimed golf course is at La Baule too if it's teeing off you're after, and more are at La Bretesche and Savenay 10 and 20 minutes' drive away.

The shipbuilding town and big harbour of Saint-Nazaire (30 minutes) is also worth a look, and if you're on hol with the little squirts they'll probably like a day at the Océarium in Croisic, reachable within 50 minutes' drive.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Camping Le Deffay cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 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 cancelations 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local tax of €0.40 ($0.62) at least age 12 doesn't apply.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park 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 Le Deffay have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping Le Deffay dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Le Deffay? Boat and barge trips, salt marsh strolls, horse riding and carriage rides are all easily arranged around the surrounding Brière Regional Natural Park, along with guided hikes from May to October. Drive … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Le Deffay?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 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
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.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/05 and 30/09.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 10 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 9 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.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 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 open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 01/04 and 31/10.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 10 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
The grocery shop is open between 01/05 and 30/09.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 30/09.

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.
The restaurant is open between 01/05 and 30/09.

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

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.

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