La Venise Verte

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OK for cyclists and walkers

We stayed at this site with friends in late June early July. It is easy to find if you follow the clubs directions and do not go through Benet.On our arrival about 1pm,we found the reception to be closed for lunch but on their return the staff were very helpful and friendly and although they had allocated our pitches we could change them if we were not satisfied with them. It was a really hot day, 39/40 degrees and with luck our pitch was shaded by the trees but our friends pitch had very little shade. These were super pitches which were very large so we could position the van near to the water taps and drains which are shared by the 2 pitches. There are separate shower and toilet blocks which although kept clean we all felt they needed a lot of updating, the pool was inviting but not that big and although you can order bread etc the night before there is no shop. We used the bar a few times but found that the restaurant had only one 3course menu choice that changed daily so we never used it. The area is ideal for cyclists and walkers with lots of trails along the canal banks etc but we found that if you don't do either of these there was very little to do in the area apart from going into Coulon or La Rochelle which is about 45min drive away. On one afternoon the young gardener trimmed the hedges between the vans but did not remove the trimming until the following afternoon leaving quite a mess to avoid.

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Lovely location

We arrived on site on World Cup Final day - much anticipation for the French! The pitch allocated was flat; approx 10m x 15m and offered plenty of shade from the hot weather (much needed) and the water supply and drainage were straightforward at the rear of the pitch. At the time of our stay French schools were out and so, the site was busy with a fair mix of young families and older couples which made peace and solitude less likely (our choice of dates - we will not make that error again)! We would with hindsight, have been better off with a pitch to the rear of the site away from the kiddies play area. There are also a number of chalets on site which were probably in use up to 40% capacity. The bar was a little pricey - but the restaurant was reasonable with their modest menu.Facilities were clean but as the site became busier, could have been benefitted from a second cleans per day! This region is quite different in that it is in the Vendee with lots of waterways across these flat lands. Walking to the pretty village of Coulon is to be recommended where inland boating prevails and visits to the Cities of La Rochelle and Niort are worthwhile. In addition to this somewhat surprisingly, we spotted a pair of Kingfishers and a Coypu at or in the river near dusk on more than one occasion.
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Water and Drainage

Great site, will certainly return. Be aware although advertised as each pitch having water and drainage the location of these facilities is at the front of some of the pitch and you'll need extra long piping to reach the drain.Also the water is shared with the next pitch and you'll need a two way water tap attachment if you have mains water to the van/aquaroll.

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Recommended by a friend

We were allocated a fairly small pitch, bit tight but space for awning. Lovely restaurant. Good facilities. Friendly. Nicely situated for cycling.
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Great Holiday

Read reviews before we booked - and can honestly say this site did not disappoint! It was all that we wanted and expected it to be! Owners and staff very helpful and pleasant. Very clean amenities and pool. Coulon is a delight - cafes and restaurants to enjoy by the canal, and plenty of routes to explore on our bikes kept the keen cyclists in our family happy. Things to do on the canals - such as punting or kayaking etc also something to enjoy. Picture postcard views along the canals and all about an hours drive from the coast to keep the beach goers happy too! Order your bread and croissants before 7pm to enjoy the following day. Also must not forget the on site restaurant - another delight. All in all a great place to holiday! No doubt we will return.
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The Best Holiday ever

Booking this site was very easy through the CC, payment was very quick and easy, don't forget you will have to pay local tax for each day you stay but it is only 50 cents per person per day payable to the site direct on arrival On arrival you are greeted by the very friendly staff who direct you to your pitch (super pitch if you booked through the CC) you will have plenty of room to position your caravan / tent facing which every way you like, the facilities are clean and serviced throughout the day, the swimming pool is heated between May and Sept and is maintained at a very pleasant temperature. there is a small restaurant on site which is open most days Note: order your milk & bread for the next day before 7pm the previous evening
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our stay in june 2017

Nice and pleasant site family run site, staff helpful and friendly lots of shady pitchers if you need the shad, nice well maintained site if you like to cycling you can cycle our walk into coulon you can go on the path at the side of the canal. plenty of places to visit in this area, nice good restaurant on site take away or eat in nice bar area as well, I would recommend this site for all ages would return one day, had 7 night stay it was peaceful and hot when we was there. Mike and Amy, Derbyshire
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Hidden gem

We have holidayed for many years in France but this is the first time we brought our own caravan - and what a find. The site is a hidden gem in a very peaceful setting. We had 5 stress free nights here and would recommend it for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday. The facilities were spotless and well maintained. We had a large pitch which had a hedge to separate it from the neighbouring pitches which gave a sense of privacy. Do bring your bikes as the area is flat and you can spend your time cycling around the area. Make sure you hire a canoe/boat and explore the canal network. There is nothing more relaxing than paddling the canals and exploring the area- bring a picnic and a bottle of wine and stop of and just watch the world pass you by. In short a real hidden gem which I recommend for anyone looking a peaceful break.
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A fabulous site in a fabulous area

This site is peaceful, very clean and the owners are lovely. The showers are push button, but a very good jet of very hot water more than makes up for that. The site is very well cared for, and the planting ensures plenty of sun and also much needed shade for the hotter days. It is in a wonderful position, and the walk to Coulon along the Sevre takes about 15 minutes and is stunning. Reflections of the trees and beautiful old farmhouses in the slow flowing river are very special. The area is magical, and the best way to see it is to hire a canoe from the campsite and float gently around the canals. Not much effort needed if you want a peaceful, slow journey with lots of time to see the wildlife and really appreciate the unusual landscape. You can also get a guide to punt you around from Coulon or Arcais. Coulon is a pretty little town, and not too busy in the week in May, although more crowded at the weekends, and probably heaving in the Summer. I would recommend a visit to Arcais - very pretty. We had one of the large pitches, which was huge. A very relaxing holiday. The owners know how to run an efficient operation without too many rules and regulations. We will be back.

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Beautiful rural France setting

The area is called "Venise Verte" Green Venice, but to us it was more like Holland. Flat with extensive paths alongside the river network, although they were so slowly flowing that they are more like canals. Ideal for cyclists. Coulon and Acais are delightful villages that time seems to have passed by. Even towards the end of September, bars and restaurants were open. Lovely to sit with a drink in the sun next to the river. The site itself is fairly compact and we wish we had opted for a larger pitch before we put the awning up. Plenty of shade. There is a bar and restaurant, but they had just closed for the season. Friendly staff and bread available in the morning to order. All facilities fine. There is a kids play area, but no common "field". Convenient from the A83, easy to find and with good access. We prefer more spacious pitches, but that won't stop us returning because the site is perfectly situated for a particularly stunning part of France. La Rochelle is less than an hour away and is certainly worth a visit.
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