We stayed at La Garangeoire as a family of four for 2 weeks in August, booked with Eurocamp. It is a really lovely site, clean, well maintained and attractive. The pitches are all of a good size - I don't think there was a duff one anywhere.
The pool complex is also beautifully clean, and yes, it does get busy, but if it's high season that's to be expected, you just go prepared to sit on your towel, or take your own beach chairs down with you if you can't bear to sit on the floor. Even when the pools are busy there is still enough space. My children (aged 4 and 6 at the time) absolutely loved the pools and the slides, and would have been happy to spend all day every day there.
The staff were all friendly, helpful, and approachable, both the campsite staff and the Eurocamp couriers. Everything seemed to be well organised and smoothly run, and nothing was ever too much trouble. There are so many activities to do if you want to do them, but no pressure to do any of it if you don't - between the four of us, we enjoyed horse riding, football camp, crepe night, kids disco, night swimming, kids clubs, table tennis, pedaloes on the lake, and more. Just make sure you book the things you want to do that need booking - our 6 year old missed out on Archery because the slots were all taken days in advance of the actual session.
The location of the campsite is pretty good too - near enough to villages/small towns with interesting little shops, a huge market in Bretignolles sur Mer, and a trip to the castle at Apremont were all hits with our family. Plenty of beaches to choose from nearby too.
Next year we are going back, but have booked direct with the site this time, as it was far cheaper for the same holiday! This will be the first time we have ever gone back to the same place for a holiday - but we couldn't think of anywhere else we'd rather go. I'm even more excited about going next year, as I already know how great it will be.
- Also Known As:
- La Garangeoire Hotel Vendee
- La Garangeoire Saint-Julien-Des-Landes, Vendee, France