Opened in 1999, Val de Vie is a good quality, three-hectare site run with enthusiasm and dedication by its new owners, Florence and Pascal Faudrit, on the outskirts of a rural village set back from the coast. There are 92 pitches in total, 71 for touring units, with electricity (6/10A), that vary in size from 70-130 sq.m. on mostly level grass with hedging. There are nine extra large super pitches (booking essential for high season). The ground can become very hard so steel pegs are advised. The pitches are arranged in a circular fashion around the toilet block which, with reception, is built in the local style with attractive, red tiled roofs. If you are looking for a beach, the Vendée coast is 20 km. away. There are no tour operators at this peaceful site.
A pleasant walk or short drive will take you to the man-made lake on the edge of the village of Apremont, where there is fishing, and canoe and pedalo hire. The Château d’Apremont is a 12th-century, fortified castle on the banks of the River Vie, from which the site gets its name. King Louis 13th is reputed to have stayed at the Château in 1622 and much of the original building still remains. On your way back to the campsite why not pop into the local ‘pick your own’ centre for fresh fruit and vegetables, 2 miles north of Apremont.