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“A Good Option for this area in France” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Camping Les Sables

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Camping Les Sables
Ireland
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50 reviews
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“A Good Option for this area in France”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2010

PAYMENT: It's not stated on their website, but Les Sables do accept Visa so would strongly advise anyone to avail of this. I had originally sent a deposit via Bank Giro and the French postal system lost it. It cost me 67 euros to redeem the Giro.
FOOD: We arrived in early September and the bar / restaraunt were non - existent for our 2 week stay, so depend on the fact that you will be eating out / self catering if staying at that time of year. Do not rely on the onsite shop. And whatever you do, do not go to the nearby Bar at Le Plage (The beach) which is a rip-off and staffed by a harpie. We managed without a car, as Carrefour is a 15 minute walk through fields and we stocked up there regularly. If you have children, a car might be necessary.
STAFF: Stephanie on reception was of great assistance.
MOBILE HOME: Spacewise, its a good idea to get a home with the decking area. The sites are spaced quite well apart. We had one obnoxious individual beside us but this was the exception. Otherwise all other campers were very polite and respectful.
FACILITIES: The swimming pools and water area are fantastic, the real high point of this site and in September, these areas are very quiet except for Saturdays. This also means no lifeguard off season if this is a concern for you. An exceptionally clean site & the washing machines worked perfectly and were reasonable.
ACCESS: An excellent public transport system through La Rochelle & Aytre means you can manage without a car (but you must enjoy walking as the campsite is a good 25 minutes to train / bus station). Nothing really to see in Aytre but La Rochelle is spell binding. If sightseeing, get a weekly travel pass from the Tourist Office and you can access all aspects of the city. Passes to the museums / aquarium are also cheaper if you purchase at the same time from the Tourist Office.
SUMMARY: Camping Les Sables is a perfect family option and a great base to use for travelling in this area of France. Would like to return in a few years.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2009

Spent 1 week at this campsite in June in a lovely 3 bedroom chalet, with a 4 year old. First time ever at a campsite anywhere, and I have to say I was very impressed. Plenty to do as long as you're into water & pools, with a good variety of pools from toddler pools to slides, jacuzzi's and even a covered pool in case of bad weather. Chalet was spotless and very well equipped, with a nice terrace for outside dining. Good washing facilities, machines, showers etc. and playgrounds dotted all over.
No need for a car as it's about €30 in a taxi from the airport and only 200 yds from the beach. 2 train stations are 15-20mins walk from the camp, for the 6 min trip into the lovely town of La Rochelle, and theres a huge supermarket and shopping centre a 20 min walk away. I look forward to going back same time next year.
Some words of warning though. Most of June is low season and the only restaurant/bar only opens at the weekends, when the camp gets very busy. Lastly, ensure your accomodation is left spotlessly clean when you're checking out otherwise you will be looking at a large fine (we were charged €30, but I know others who had to pay €60, and we left ours quite clean!)
Nevertheless highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Camping Les Sables

Property: Camping Les Sables
Address: Chemin du Pontreau | Aytre Beach, 17440, La Rochelle, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Rochelle
Amenities:
Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 Speciality Lodging in La Rochelle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our campsite Les Sables ****. Famous for his aquatic space and its free balneotherapy, the biggest on the Atlantic coast! Waterslides for all! Access to a covered and heated swimming pool even off season! Whether you are a Camper or renting a mobile home, our campsite is for you! Located near La Rochelle, an ideal location to enjoy all the beauty of the Charente Maritime. Hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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Camping Les Sables Hotel La Rochelle

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