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Camping Smile et Braudières

8.6
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piscine extérieure ouverte de mi-juin à fin Septembre

General

  • Surrounded by hiking and cycling trails and a short drive from Le Mans
  • Short drive to miniature golf, pony rides, tree climbing and ziplining
  • Fishing lake, pool and playground with bouncy castle and trampoline

Direct access to a fishing lake? Yep. A packed programme of entertainment and activities? Got that. Outdoor pool? Got that one too. On site, Camping Smile et Braudières has plenty to keep all ages amused…

And off? Get ready for lots of family walks and bike rides, for this site’s locale is positively brimming with pretty hiking and cycling trails; further afield is a leisure base in Sillé-le-Guillaume, a zoo in La Flèche and tours around the historic core of Le Mans.

Should you be partial to catching poisson or two, the on-site fishing lake is free for guests to use; and as well as a pool there’s a playground with a trampoline, a ping pong table and a bouncy castle too, plus swings, slides and other stuff to clamber on.

Of course, it wouldn’t be fair to leave the grownups sans piles to do too, so for all ages there’s also a football field plus pétanque and badminton courts, and during summer an evening entertainment programme consists most crackingly of dance parties, karaoke nights, darkened pool dips and swanky cocktail soirees, plus pétanque, fishing and other sporty tournaments.

The seasonal snack bar serves simple evening fodder plus breakfast eats too, and a bread delivery is available as an alternative morning option.

Please note

The grocery shop is open between 01/01 et 31/12.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

The bar and/or restaurant is open between 15/04 et 30/09.

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


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Reviews

8.6

Overall rating based on 29 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  75% described as Peaceful ?

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A very friendly welcome and kind assistance with a strong …10/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLucinda B.Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A very friendly welcome and kind assistance with a strong pair of arms to help undo a tight connection on my gas bottle .. thank you again!

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Very friendly owners with good English. Site is a bit …10/15/2020

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

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly owners with good English. Site is a bit out of the way but very pleasant when you get there.

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Very friendly couple. Helped us with our tyre pressure. Out …10/07/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceSara S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly couple. Helped us with our tyre pressure. Out of season but brought us croissants. Facilities very clean and warm bathrooms.

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Peaceful site with large level pitch, and friendly helpful owners.09/16/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly welcome, very spacious pitch, very peaceful.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Fantastic friendly customer service on peaceful site near forest08/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGemma C.Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fantastic and friendly customer service from the family running the site, very helpful with information and questions. We purchased items for breakfast which was kindly delivered to our motorhome door.
    The pitches were spacious and well kept and the chemical toilet disposal was very thoughtfully executed.
    The site is situated in a very peaceful location, adjacent to the nearby forest and the site has very informative leaflets on walks and cycle rides with places of interest.

    We did not use any of the other site facilities due to COVID, so cannot comment otherwise.

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Clean, level, tidy campsite. Enough space for us. If you're …08/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarla B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean, level, tidy campsite. Enough space for us. If you're travelling south and want somewhere around 4 hours from Calais as a stop off, as we did, then this site is perfect. Not far from the main road.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of toilet paper and soap during Covid-19 pandemic.

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peaceful, quiet, clean08/06/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPedro D.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    peaceful, quiet, clean

    Disliked: 

    food not so great, no wifi

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Lovely site with friendly staff. Great pitches . Had a dip in the pool07/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJackie B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly owners and a beautiful tree filled environment. Great pirches

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Remote site but very peaceful03/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClive W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendliness and very peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Washrooms seem a little tired.

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Nice stopover site.02/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDave B.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly owners, pitches a reasonable size.
    Site well off the beaten track
    Unfortunately during our stay (one night) if poured with rain.
    The toilets were clean and adequate, but cold.
    Would use again for a short stopover site on the way to the sun.

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    Cold toilets , but hey it was January.

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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

Pétanque

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

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

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

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

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Location

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  • Lieu-dit Les Braudières, Mézières-sous-Lavardin, Sarthe, France, 72240
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 48.1577°N 0.0627°E

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Local attractions

Lots of splendid hiking and cycling trails start right on site for easy exploration of these scenic surrounds, and should you fancy something further afield the famed hiking trails around Saint-Léonard-des-Bois in the Mancelles Alps are a scenic 40 minute pootle by car.

The vast leisure base a mere 25 minutes’ drive away in Sillé-le-Guillaume has plenty of fun family pursuits to get stuck into both in and out of the water, like boating, pedalo rides, fishing and canoeing, plus a tree-climbing and ziplining park, tiny-train tours, pony rides and miniature golf.

The handsome and historic centre of Le Mans and its Bugatti circuit – home of the world's longest-running endurance car race – is 40 minutes’ drive away, and for further history-based day trips visit L'Epau Abbey, just outside the city, or an hour’s drive south of Smile et Braudières the Château du Lude, one of the many famed Loire Valley châteaux.

Guests with tiddlers in tow can whisk them off to the 14-hectare Zoo de la Flèche, to gaze upon animal shows and meet the likes of rhinos, monkeys, panthers and elephants, all among a menagerie of 1,500 birds, reptiles and mammals settled into habitats among the zoo's thoughtfully laid-out enclosures.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping Smile et Braudières cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local tax of €0,44 (R8,53) at least age 18 doesn't apply.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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 Smile et Braudières have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping Smile et Braudières dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Smile et Braudières? Lots of splendid hiking and cycling trails start right on site for easy exploration of these scenic surrounds, and should you fancy something further afield the famed hiking trails around Saint-Léonard-des-Bois in … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Smile et Braudières?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping Smile et Braudières? From R310,17 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

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

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

Vehicles
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.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11:30 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
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. between 09/07 et 26/08.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. between 01/01 - 08/07 and 27/08 - 31/12.

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

General
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 15/04 et 30/09.

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 01/01 et 31/12.
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.

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

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

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

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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