This was our first visit to a camp site in France. We travelled on 26 August for 8 days. We have 3 children, aged, 7 and 5. We thought the campsite was great (but obviously have nothing to compare with). It is set in a lovely forest, we had a safari tent which was great fun and very comfortable. We found the place clean and well looked after. The toilet blocks and showers were regularly cleaned. The beach was a 10/15 minute walk away and it was beautiful. Although the coast is Atlantic and dangerous, life guards are there during the day. We had great weather every day so this helped. The children loved the pools and slides. We stayed for 8 days and did not even get a chance to use the kids club as there was so much to see and do around the campsite. The village of Vieux Boucau was great and we ate out a couple of nights there overlooking the lake. There was also a festival going on the weekend we were there so we saw a Bull fight show and there was a fair with rides.
Lake Leon is worth a visit where you can hire a boat or pedalo. We went pony trekking (5 mins outside campsite). Definitely recommned hiring bikes or taking your own.
The only disappointing thing was the evening entertainment. Not much for the kids and all entertainment was in French but we did go end of season. I think my daughter was hoping for more UK holiday campsite style disco! The restaurant on site we did not use as it seemed very expensive. The take away pizza's were great though and reasonably priced.
Would recommend visiting local big supermarket - Super U at end of the road or LeClerc as much cheaper than on site SPAR shop.
We had a great holiday and the children loved it so we are returning next year. I think if we had not had such great weather, however, if would have been a different story! It is a busy campsite but going last week of August seemed quieter.
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- Camping Village Resort & Spa : Would you like to have an unforgettable holiday in the biggest 5 stars camping of France? Put down your luggage, park your car, we have everything on site: the beach, animations, nightlife, spa, aquatic park, equestrian center, shops! You won't have the time to get bored! Come with your family, even teenagers won't get bored! We wait for you... ... more less
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