Ref: FR85320

Camping Caravaning Val de Vie

France, Vendée, Maché

+33 2 51 60 21 02
1 April - 30 September.

Alan Rogers Review

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.


The two toilet blocks provide excellent, modern facilities including some washbasins and showers in cubicles. Baby bath. Facilities for disabled campers. Laundry facilities. Basic motorhome service point. Reception also stocks wine, beer, soft drinks and ice-cream. Bread to order (high season). Small play area. Bouncy castle and trampoline. Heated swimming pool (from mid May). Bicycle hire.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Pets allowed
  • Outdoor Pool Heated
  • Outdoor Pool on Site
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Skiing Nearby
  • Small Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site


From La Roche-sur-Yon take D948 northwest. At end of Aizenay bypass continue for 2 km; cross River Vie and take next right, following the signs for Maché into the village centre.
Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
46.75268 -1.68633
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N46 45 9 W1 41 10