Alan Rogers Review
Tucked away in the Vendée countryside, just 15 minutes’ drive from the beach, this campsite enjoys a rural setting above the Lac du Jaunay, well away from the bustle of the coast. There are 229 good sized touring pitches, all with 10A electricity (Europlug) and 25 with water tap, drainage and 16A power. Some have shade, and others are in the open with mature hedges and trees. The enthusiastic family owners are very hands-on, and the facilities are of a high standard, most notably the entrance and reception building, and the pool area with its excellent indoor and outdoor pools, slides, flumes, jacuzzi, steam room and fitness suite. Fishing is well-catered for with direct access to the lake. You can buy your fishing licence, store equipment in a secure room, keep your bait in a fridge at the site.
There are splendid views over the wooded shores from the attractive pool terrace and a path leads down to the lake where pedaloes and canoes are available for hire. There are 187 mobile homes to rent, with some additional privately owned. A further 52 are occupied by tour operators. In high season there is a full programme of activities and entertainment for children, teenagers and the whole family. A short drive will take you to a choice of good sandy beaches or to the shops, bars and restaurants in the market town of Brétignolles or in the busy fishing and leisure port of Saint Gilles Croix-de-Vie. The area has an impressive range of tourist attractions including theme parks, gardens, zoos and châteaux with ‘son et lumière’, plus some more unusual activities such as the nearby Vélorail.