Château La Forêt St Julien des Landes

3 rue de la Foret, Route de Martinet, Saint Julien des Landes, 85150, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Active stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Situated 12km inland from the bustling Vendée coast, this site has a forest location in the grounds of a 19th century château. It’s a spacious verdant destination with plenty for families, including three fishing lakes and a treetop adventure park. Children will enjoy exploring the hidden corners of the estate and taking part in organised activities.The attractively converted outbuildings house a bar/restaurant, a gym and a private for hire jacuzzi area.

Families will enjoy the Puy du Fou theme park and younger children can meet a range of fearsome dinosaurs at Dino’s Park in nearby Saint-Hillaire-de-Riez. A visit to Les Sables d'Olonne with its beautiful port and beaches is also worthwhile and there are many museums and abbeys in the local area.

Around and About

Puy du Fou, Château de Terre Neuve, Miniature village, Le Jardin de Salines (saltworks), Zoo, Museums, Golf, Horse riding

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Minigolf
  • Playground
  • Tennis

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: average
  • Fitness room
  • Horseriding
  • Jacuzzi
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time - low: 9:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 8:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

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From the A87/D160 take the exit onto the D12 towards St Georges DE P and Ste Flaive des L. At the junction turn right on the D12 towards Brétignolles sur Mer. At the roundabout take the third exit onto the D760, on arrival at La Mothe Achard continue to follow the signs St Julien des Landes and Bretignolles sur Mer on the D12. As you approach St Julien Des Landes the site is signposted on the right (just after the 30km speed limit sign) take this turning and the site will be on your left

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
85150
Region:
Pays de la Loire
Distance to Calais: (kms)
412
GPS:
Lat 46.641454 / Lon -1.711072
Michelin map no.
316

Transport links

  • Nearest port: Caen (250 kms)

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Château La Forêt St Julien des Landes

As when I last visited in 2001. We preferred the open area,more sun even though it hit above thirty some days. Great band on one evening,did a better cover of despacito than the original,another night there was a jazz duet which was spoiled by some muppet's who gave there kid a whistle to blow while playing on the bouncy castle. Al been said about the facilities,oh and the toilet block from the open field takes about two minutes walk.

Good big surf beach at dunes plage Brem s mer.

cody

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Reviewed on 14/09/2017 20:42

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Chateau La Foret 2017

Château La Forêt St Julien des Landes
We stayed on a super-pitch (in the older section - more shade), 2 adults and 1 dog. The pitch size was generous but not as large as some. Thankfully, it was a grassy pitch - not all are. Beware the pitches in the new section - known as 'The Village', are grassy but have little shade and no toilet block and so entail a long walk for those facilities. We used the restaurant just once; the food was tasty but the menu was limited. The outside bar area is very popular in the evenings with children and adults alike (a bouncy castle and amusements for the children and quizzes and live music for the adults). Staff at Reception were excellent, very helpful when needed e.g. booking our dog in at the local vet for his UK return. The grounds are extensive which made it a perfect site for walking our dog. The walks around the lakes and in the woods were often very quiet and it was wonderful to witness otters swimming and playing in the lake. The coast is just 20 minutes away and we strongly recommend St. Gilles-Croix-De-Vie and Les Sables d'Olonne as well worth a visit for the restaurants, markets, marinas and sea front. There are many forest walks in the area, again ideal for dog-walking. In conclusion, this is a well-run, friendly site with a range of customer nationalities including French (always a good sign).

GARYG53

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Reviewed on 15/08/2017 20:28

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Château La Forêt St Julien des Landes
We are a family of 5 and stayed in August, so the site was at its busiest. It is in a lovely setting in the grounds of a chateau with so much for adults and children to do, or not to do if they choose. All the pitches are of a really generous size with water and waste included. We were in the newer section which still has some shade, but not as much as the older section. Depending on your preference, you can ask to be in either. The showers blocks are clean and modern, the atmosphere is really friendly and all in all, it is a superbly run site, by a very pleasant owner, Axel, who is always visible and actively tries to speak to the guests. There are two heated swimming pools, one only for swimming and general peace on one side of the chateau, and the other is covered with a good water slide. There is so much space to wonder about and the children can roam around safely. The courtyard has some excellent entertainment on offer, along with a good bar and restaurant. There is also an excellent adventure park (chargeable) which will also keep everyone active. The site is much more spacious than those nearer the coast but we found it very easy to get to the seaside when we managed to drag ourselves away. In summary, this is a very well run site and we would recommend it to couples and families alike.

WillandSara

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Reviewed on 16/08/2016 16:54

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Chateau La Foret

Château La Forêt St Julien des Landes
Excellent site for the active family , loads and loads for you to do both on the site and close by. Pitches are all over the place I would advise going with the super pitches as some of the normal ones are overlooked by static caravans ( which mine was ). This site isn't a quite place but then there is always something happening you can't have it both ways . Would definitely stay again . Staff were awesome both helpful and friendly .

stevieh71

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Reviewed on 15/08/2016 19:24

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