Alan Rogers Review
Plein Sud is a small, friendly site, immaculately kept and with a very French ambience. There are 110 grassy pitches separated by hedges, all of a reasonable size. All have electricity and water; most also have drainage. Twenty pitches have site owned mobile homes, cabins or tents for rent, the rest have privately owned mobiles. The touring pitches at the far end of this long, narrow site are particularly peaceful. Only 800 m. away, via another campsite across the road and through a strip of forest, is a long stretch of safe, sandy beach.
An electric shuttle bus runs via the forest road to Saint Jean-de-Monts in high season and there is a bus service just outside the site to Saint Jean and on to Saint Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, a busy fishing port and resort, with connections to fashionable Les Sables d’Olonne and bustling Challans. There is a small supermarket, restaurant and bar close by, and a full choice of places to shop or eat out in Saint Jean. A remarkable range of tourist attractions and activities is on offer in the area. Days out could include a boat trip to the peaceful Ile d’Yeu or a drive up the coast to the attractive Ile de Noirmoutier (reached by a bridge or, at low tide, by a causeway). Further afield are the historical theme park of Le Puy du Fou (discounted tickets at reception). In complete contrast, the tranquil waterways of the Marais Poitevin (La Venise Verte) are worth a visit.