We stayed here for 2 weeks in mid August with a 6 and 4 yr old. The site is great, the owners provide an excellent service and a very clean site. It is a small site with lots of families but you're never too far away from the children playing and has a really relaxed friendly atmosphere. The pool is small, but never really overcrowded and great for the kids to swim in. it has a small shop and
For us the real bonus of this site was the location, it's excellent, having arrived by train to a nearby station (Challans) and a short taxi ride to the site, we had no car to get around. We had originally intended to hire a car but to be honest due to the location of the site, its very close to miles of cyclepaths and about a 100m walk to the bus stop, meant we never needed too and i think we probably enjoyed the holiday more because of it.
You can cycle along fairly flat, safe (by that i mean no cars, although some people do fly along the tracks and bells aren't always used) routes which take you to miles of good beaches through fantastic pine forests, its entirely up to you how far you want to go. Just one thing, if you're hiring check the bike before you set off, we had a few dodgy ones, which to be honest once we reported the fault were replaced or repaired straight away.
The bus service from the stop at the end of the road takes you to Notre Dame or Saint Jean de Monts for 50c per person per trip and is a reliable, regular service, running from early morning to around 10pm at night so very handy for trips to markets and nights out.
So ditch the car, get on your bike and have yourself a great time exploring the area. I'd highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located near the domain Pays de Monts forest and benefiting from a direct access to the Pont d'Yeu beach (facing the Yeu island), our property / campsite is famous for its friendly atmosphere and its ideal geographical location, for those wishing to discover the surrounding territory and the activities it offers. La Forêt campsite is equipped with a swimming pool and a wading pool, both heated (from May until September) and south-facing. You will be able to use the numerous deckchairs to relax, easily looking after your young children or enjoying the view over the domain forest at the same time. The sanitary facilities offer individual shower cubicles with walk-in showers in a top-end comfort that will delight the most demanding campers as far as cleanliness is concerned. The site is watched over in daytime and nightime and its setting reassures all the families whether they have children or not ... Not only a first-aid kit and a defibrillator are within easy reach, but also a first-aider remains on site. Making noise is prohibited from 11 p.m to 8 a.m for the well-being of all. The size of the place (61 pitches) enables us to guaranty individualized service and conviviality, though never being intrusive. You will appreciate the intimacy that each plot offers, whether you are renting or staying on a pitch. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Camping La Foret Saint-Jean-De-Monts, Vendee, France