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Camping Le Lidon

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  • In green countryside surrounded by the waterways of the Venise Verte
  • Hire barques or canoes from the site moorings
  • Restaurant, bar, terrace and grocery shop

Venice in la France… with barques and canoes available for hire right from your site's own moorings: what a splendid place in which to be messing around in boats.

Have at it at Camping Le Lidon, a riverside site in the green countryside of the peaceful Marais Poitevin, surrounded by the waterways of the Venise Verte/Green Venice. Get out to explore via a traditional flat-bottomed barque or canoe from the site moorings; cycle or amble peacefully along the waterways; take a horse-drawn carriage ride or opt for all of the above…

Le Lidon is a family-friendly site, spread comfortably over three colourful and well set-out hectares. It has a pool, a games room and a playground, as well as a restaurant serving traditional French cuisine, pizzas and salads, and a bar serving ice cream and drinks. Eat indoors or on the terrace, which is open all day.

A site shop sells bread, croissants, brioche and basic groceries, as well as a selection of regional specialities.

Depart: (2 nights)


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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

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access



Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point


Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Hikers’ paradise


Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby


Large (51-200 sites)

Camping 2.0

Gypsy wagons

Pre-erected tents


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  • Lieu-dit "Lidon", Saint-Hilaire-La-Palud, Deux-Sèvres, France, 79210
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 46.2839°N 0.7432°W


Take the A10 and exit at Junction 33, following the N248 then the D102 through Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan. At the T-junction turn right, onto the D1 heading north and at Sansais take the D3 west until you reach Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud. Once you have reached the village, turn right onto Rue de Pied Blanc then turn left onto Rue de Ricansalle and follow this until you see the campsite, on your right-hand side.

Local attractions

Out on the water first, of course, by hiring a barque or canoe from the Le Lidon team or by taking a guided tour from one of the many starting points around the marshes. Flat paths and small roads suitable for family walks are easily accessed from the site for strolls.

Wildlife is easily spotted around here too: the Natural Reserve of St-Denis-du-Payré and the bird park at local town Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud are good starting points to find out more about the animals, birds and plants of the region.

This old land is full of historical highlights too, like local villages such as Coulon, Saint-Georges-de-Rex and Arçais; the abbeys of Maillezais, Nieul-sur-l'Autise and Saint-Jean d'Angely, and the quiet riverside town of Surgeres with its church dating back to the 11th century and the 18th-century Château de Surgères.

Further afield, it's well worth the drive for the beaches of the Île de Ré and La Rochelle, about 50 kilometres away, and for theme park days at Futuroscope within 80 kilometres and the Puy du Fou within 100.



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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.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorization from their parents or legal guardian.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 07/04 and 08/21.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 8pm.
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 04/11 and 09/20.
The grocery shop is open between 04/11 and 09/20.
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: €150 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 €45 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via

Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.
Swimsuits are required and cut-offs or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 07/01 and 08/31 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception is open from 9.30 am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm between 11/04 to 30/06 and 01/09 to 20/09.
Reception is open from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 8pm between 07/01 and 08/31.

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

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

No vehicle movement between 11pm and 8am.

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