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Camping Le Lac des Varennes

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General

  • Family-friendly and lakeside site with its own private beach
  • Next to a leisure lake with second beach and many free activities
  • Fishing, terrace bar, snack bar, shop and library

A beach, a beach, a lush sandy beach – and all the sole domain of site guests too (yes, at this point you're allowed to do a smug little dance).

The sands are the private beach belonging to Camping du Lac des Varennes in the Loire valley, in the southern part of the Sarthe department and 10 minutes' stroll from the pretty wine-producing town of Marçon. And a reason for smug little dance numero deux? There's a second, public, beach at your disposal too, part of the leisure centre alongside the site where you can whizz down the waterslide or have hours of sailing, boating, archery, wall climbing, horse riding or whacking balls about the miniature golf and tennis areas. All leisure centre activities are free for site guests.

Camping du Lac des Varennes is between the left bank of the lush Loire river and the 50-hectare Lac des Varennes, within easy reach of the huge forest of Bercé and its 300 kilometres of trails. Kids are especially well catered here for at the July and August club where they can join in with treasure hunts, take part in shows and games, or get messy with crafts, drawing and face painting. For all ages, a packed entertainment and activities programme runs all day long in summer.

A terrace bar overlooking the lake and a snack bar near the beach both take care of eats in splendid surroundings, or you could fire up a barbecue pitchside for more of the same. The site also has a bread delivery service, a shop and – another happy dance – a library where you can borrow or swap books, comics and magazines.

Please note

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 60 reviews

 

95% would recommend this park to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  79% described as Lake and/or mountain ?

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Would stay again09/16/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmy T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We loved the camp it was easily accessible with a big motorhome with plenty of activities to do

    Disliked: 

    Personally I don't like mixed toilets and showers but they were clean only downfall the showers were cold

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Good for a stopover, friendly but basic facilities09/13/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTim T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, rural location, flat pitches

    Disliked: 

    Basic and aging facilities

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Good site have used twice for overnights. Good price.09/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommartin g.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Flat pitch. Great views. Quiet

    Disliked: 

    Distance to bind

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8
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Pitch by the river. Nice lake. Friendly staff. Cafe had ...09/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHarold M.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitch by the river. Nice lake. Friendly staff. Cafe had interesting beer and good steaks. Bread to order.

    Disliked: 

    Showers and loos a little cramped and dated.

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Good, level pitches, friendly staff, great relaxing location08/31/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjen h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good sized, level pitches. Plentiful, clean facilities. Great views and use of private lake plus direct access to larger lake with large play area, beach, slide.
    Friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Snack food abit poor
    No soap in any public bathrooms
    Low pressure showers

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Beautiful lakeside campsite08/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKelly H.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We really loved the lake and beach and enjoyed dining in the onsite café. We enjoyed walking around the lake and an opportunity to go horse-riding on site.

    Disliked: 

    The shower blocks could be update - they are fairly clean but quite dated.

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The location, site08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomandrew s.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location, site

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- Location - lakes and play areas - great place ...08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    - Location
    - lakes and play areas
    - great place for children to cycle around
    - friendly staff

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Great location, free entry to adjoining activities centre next door, ...08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsimon h.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Great location, free entry to adjoining activities centre next door, fantastic for kids.Good facilities., lovely pitch next to the lake

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Lovely lake with beach, as well as access to neighbouring ...08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoberto R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely lake with beach, as well as access to neighbouring beach with large play area and slide, though you will need cash for other activities. Large pitch. Friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Although there is a rule about noise no one will enforce this. We were placed next to a large group of men who spent the nights, well past midnight, shouting across the site, playing loud music and generally being obnoxious. Pay extra for wifi. The nice large toilet block was closed for a day.

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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

Pétanque

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Waterslide

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Location

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  • Route du Port Gautier, Saint Lezin, Marçon, Sarthe, France, 72340
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 47.7117°N 0.4998°E

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Local attractions

This is lush land for hiking and biking, along the Loire riverbanks or among the hundreds of kilometres of trails in the vast forest of Bercé about 25 minutes away. Bercé is a famed and ancient place covering 5,400 hectares, with paths for walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding; plenty of picnic spots and – do go to say bonjour – mighty oak tree Boppe, which is around 700 years old.

If it's vineyards and vino you seek, drive for about 50 minutes to the east to reach the AOC wine region of the Côteaux du Loir, where Chenin blanc and Pineau d'Aunis (or Chenin noir) grapes are grown for white, red and rosé wines. About an hour from the site, pick up a few bottles of red at Saumur, or wander along the Thouet river from Saumur to the wine cellars of Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent.

Town days in Tours are 45 minutes' drive to the south.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping Le Lac des Varennes cancelation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping Le Lac des Varennes will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: €240.00 ($267.11) 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.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.55 ($0.61) per person per night at least age 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 07/04 and 08/26.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 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.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 07/01 and 08/31.
The grocery shop is open between 07/01 and 08/31.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €240.00 ($267.11) 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.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of €60.00 ($67.66) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 04/01 and 10/30.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 07/04 and 08/26.
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/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
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.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

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