Le Littoral, Vendee

le littoral campsite

This medium sized campsite which is right at the coast has a fabulous pool complex with indoor and outdoor areas and water slides etc. Please note that for men/boys bermuda style shorts etc not allowed in the pool, but standard close fit swim-trunks accepted. The nearest town is Talmont-Saint-Hilaire which is 3km away. There are supermarkets such as Lidl and SuperU not far from the site.

Entertainment is what this site does well - there is an excellent campsite entertainment team who are great fun and the campsite staff are all pleasant so you should enjoy your holiday. The entertainment was usually quiet by 11pm which was good.  The only slight negatives of this site are that some of the mobile homes are a little tightly packed in,  and there is little free space for a kickaround. But with the pluses of great entertainment team, easy access to the coast and the fabulous new pool complex then this is definitely a site to consider for a fabulous family holiday.

Although the site is right at the sea, the nearby beach is shingly/rocky, but you can go rockpooling - check the tides with the campsite notices. There is also a free campsite bus in high season which will take you to two excellent sandy beaches including Les Sables d'Olonne (right hand photograph below shows Sables d'Olonne). You can hire bikes and ride along the coastal path.

If you are taking your own tent then you might want to just check the small print etc on booking as if you pay a little extra you can select your own plot I think, which is worth doing as some are a bit of a distance from the showers.

les sables d'olonne
CAMPSITE FACILITIES
  • • Fantastic waterpark with a covered pool and swimming pools and water chutes to suit all ages. Tropical style indoor pool with lazy river and jacuzzi. Also there is a shallow toddler pool.
  • • Grocery shop (with fresh croissants etc daily)
  • • Bar, Takeaway and a Restaurant - La Terrasse - next to the bar and overlooking the pool
  • • Playground
  • • Pony rides
  • • Campsite run kids clubs - speaking French and English
  • • WiFi available (charges may apply)
  • • There is a family disco, a children's disco and a 16+ disco.
  • • The animation team provides entertainment like karaoke, sports tournaments, bingo and aqua gym etc.
  • • Dog friendly - certain accommodation with Eurocamp is available for dogs - check with them. One dog is allowed per accommodation.
  • • Table tennis, basketball, volleyball, football and boules pitches.
  • • Hire bikes and ride along the coastal path.
  • • Games room - pool table, table football, video games
  • • TV Room

Booking Your Holiday

Please note : This is an affiliate marketing link

Getting There

GPS Co-ordinates

  • 46.451463 -1.701974

Ports

  • • St Malo: 289 km
  • • Roscoff: 417 km
  • • Caen: 402 km
  • • Calais: 686 km
  • • Cherbourg: 458 km

Airports

  • • La Rochelle Airport: 92 km
  • • Nantes airport: 108 km

Public Transport

  • Train Station : Les Sables d'Olonne, 12km : Services to La Roche sur Yon
  • Bus Station 3km : Services to bus Sable d'Olonne and Lucon

Things to do in the Area

Les Sables d'Olonne (13km)

Popular tourist town with a fantastic beach.

St Jean de Monts

st jean de monts beach

There is plenty to see and do in the area around St Jean de Monts. For more information click here

Atlantic Toboggan Waterpark

Just south of St Jean de Monts is the Altlantic Toboggan Waterpark, with water chutes, toboggans, wave pool, restaurant etc. (Website www.atlantic-toboggan.com). Entrance costs 18Euro for adults 12Euros for children aged 3-12. Unfortunately no lower entrance cost for adults like me who would be too afraid to go on the water chutes !! www.atlantic-toboggan.com

St Gilles Croix de Vie (41km)

Has an excellent beach and also a nice fishing port to visit.

Jard sur Mer (7km) - 15Mins Drive APPROx

Nice clean beach

Apremont Lake (35 mins drive approx)

Visit the delightful village of Apremont with its ruined Renaissance castle and lake. You can hire pedaloes on the lake and a beach.

Planète Sauvage

At this animal park, you can drive through the savannah area and see wild mammals such as lions and giraffes. You can view them by taking a trip in a 4x4 truck that lets you get close to the animals or view the animals from rope bridges. This park contributes to the conservation of many species and there are something like 250 births of young animals each year at the park. I am not sure if the dolphin Cite de la Mer is open to the public but if it is there are underwater viewing tunnels which sound excellent. Tickets can be purchased via the website and there are some special offers there. (www.planetesauvage.com/)

Sealand Aquarium at Ile Noirmoutier

On the island of Noirmoutier you will find a good aquarium with an excellent selection of fish from around the world including warm and cold water fish plus a number of tropical aquariums.

Zoo at Sables d'Olonne

The zoo at Les Sables d'Olonne is the home to hundreds of animals living in a luxurious setting. Animals include penguins, monkeys, otters, lions, tigers and pandas.

Château de Talmont

For a excellent day out, visit the historic Château de Talmont at St Hilaire. It is the fortress of Richard the Lion Heart. You may see cross bow shooting, knights on horse back and falconry displays.

Velo Rail

At Commequiers, there is a Velo Rail with 10 kms of rail to cycle on through the countryside (http://www.cc-atlancia.fr/tourisme/le-velo-rail/).

Puy du Fou

This is a distance away, but it is a fantastic theme park and well worth it to drive this distance to see this excellent and very popular historic theme park. Visit a reconstructed medieval village, watch Roman gladiators battling in an amphitheatre or vikings or witness the birds of prey show. There is also evening performances of fireworks or the excellent night time spectacle of the Cinescenie, which involves hundreds of actors and horses, re-enacting historic scenes. (This takes place late starting at 10pm or 10.30 pm so is probably not suitable for very young children) The park does not open every day and the Cinescenie only takes place on certain days so it is best to check with the Puy du Fou website (www.puydufou.com) before setting off. The entrance fee is also quite expensive. The only tip I can find is that if you are booking with Keycamp they have a small 5Euro money off voucher but also if you take an old radio or something that receives radio then you do not need to pay to hire the expensive head sets to hear an English translation.

Disclaimer: The reviews published on the site are intended solely for the purpose of providing general information and comment and are purely our opinions. We cannot guarantee that reviews of descriptions on this site are accurate, up to date or free from error. We have found that the campsites described are very good but we find that it is difficult to find a campsite which has 100% of what you are looking for. Also one person may love a busy campsite with lots of activities while someone else may love a quiet campsite with a small swimming pool. Actually we tend to be the latter ! So what we have done is highlight the good points of the sites and maybe point out a few of what we have found as slightly negative points. However we strongly recommend that you make full use of as many internet sources as possible before deciding about your holiday, including Google maps etc.