We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of August and it was a delight. There were, initially, a few problems with the 3amp then the 6amp - until finally we bought the 10 amp - which didn't cost that much more. We had a standard pitch fairly near the lake. It was sandyish with tall hedges on 3 sides. The shade is a must. I pitied people who were on corner plots; the sun looked relentless. This site has a lot of great extras: the freshwater lake is warm and clean to swim in - even though it looked a bit brown. The little beach was fairly relaxing, even with quite a lot of kids around. The site also has a little farm bit with poultry and rabbits living in a large enclosure together and big paddocks for the horses and cows - who seemed to be well cared for. The swimming pool was a slightly horrific experience - with too many people and some riotous dive bombing. The lake was much better to swim in! The sea is a fairly decent bike ride away. we gave up because it was super hot and there were big hills towards the end. It was easier to take the car (good parking). Showers and toilets were clean and plentiful. All in all, I really liked this site and wished we could have stayed for longer!
Le Col Vert
Le Lac, 1548 Route de l'Etang, Vielle St Girons, 40560, FranceView on map
Why stay here ...
Le Col Vert is a large site located on the shores of Lac de Léon and bordering a nature reserve. In low season it’s a peaceful place to relax, while in high season it’s a lively site that’s popular with families. The lake is clean and warm, making it perfect for swimming and water sports, and there’s a small farm where children can meet various animals.
The well-stocked onsite shop provides fresh bread each morning, and during the summer a free shuttle bus runs to the beach and to the market at Léon.
The site has lots to entertain families, but those wishing to explore the local area will find some lovely walking and cycling trails along the River Courant d’Huchet, and the resorts of Bayonne and Biarritz are just over an hour’s drive.
Around and About
Vielle-Saint-Girons, Dax, Moliets, La Chalosse, Biarritz, The Basque Country, Spanish border, Golf, Cycling.
Latest arrival time - low: 7:00 PM
Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM
Earliest departure time - low: 7:00 AM
Earliest departure time - high: 7:00 AM
4 miles north of Léon. From the A63/N10 take exit 12 (SP Dax/Léon/Castets) follow signs to St Girons and Linxe. In Castets turn left on to the D42. Continue through Linxe. In Vielle-Saint-Girons take a left on to the D652 towards Léon. Just after entering Ville-Saint-Girons turn right immediately after the water tower along Route de l’Etang, the site is on the right after 1 mile. (NB site is signed Sunelia – Le Col Vert)
- Distance to Calais: (kms)
- Lat 43.9026 / Lon -1.3103
- Michelin map no.
- Daily public transport within 2 kms
- Nearest port: Santander (308 kms)
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lovlerly site but typical French all pitches are sandy and only 100 m size power is 3amp but we upgraded to 6 amp quite after 11pm and before 8am would recommend site we stayed for 13 nights and would return it was great for us shop on site was great like a supermarket from blow up beds toys to food and fresh bread every morning toilets are the French way unisex but very clean and not a problem only one critism the point that ask you to wait at when you arrive on the site could be better location other holiday makers can not pass in cars and if you are there for a few mins it's not good pool lake and restaurants fantastic Would like to thank the staff on site for a loverly holiday
Comment from the Club:
Many thanks for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your time at this site. The site owners have advised that a brand new car park has been built so that on arrival you have somewhere to park before going to reception