La Mouette Cendrée

CD 19 Les Malecots, St Vincent sur Jard, 85520, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Surrounded by farmland and close to St Vincent du Jard, this small, friendly site is ideal for a quieter stay. Guests receive a cheerful welcome from the English-speaking staff in reception, who will also provide fresh bread and pastries each morning. The range of amenities include outdoor and indoor pools and a multi-sports area. Some evening entertainment, such as moules-frites and disco nights, is held in the summer months, but the peaceful atmosphere is maintained all season.

The site offers easy access to lovely beaches and seaside villages nearby, where provisions can be obtained, and the resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne is a 35-minute drive. You can take a leisurely bike ride on one of the numerous cycle paths. To the east are some pretty towns such as Luçon and Marans, which are worth exploring.

Around and About

La Tranche sur Mer, La Roche sur Yon, Ile de Ré, Les Sables-d'Olonne, Nature Preserve Baie de l'Aiguillon, La Rochelle, Niort, Watersports, Cycle routes, Woodland walks, Coastal walks. Horse riding.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Paddling pool
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Barbecues allowed:: gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: average
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Latest arrival time - low: 6:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 7:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 7:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 7:00 AM

Is there a set arrival day? No

Nearby

Supermarket notes:

Supermarket less than 1 km

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Directions

12 miles south-east of Les Sables d’Olonne. From Les Sables d’Olonne take D949 to Talmont-St Hilaire and then D21 towards Jard-sur-Mer. At roundabout on arriving at Jard-sur-mer stay on D21 taking 2nd exit to Tranche-sur-Mer and Maison Clemenceau, in 500mtrs turn left on to D19 signed St Hilaire-la-foret and following site signs. Site on left in about 700mtrs. From Moutiers-les-Mauxfais: Leave the D747 and take the D19 (SP Les Sables D’One/Jard sur Mere). In Arville turn right following signs to Les Sables on the D949 then follow Autres Directions and re-join the D19. Continue through Saint Hilaire-la-Foret on the D19 and the site entrance will be on the right just before you get to Jard-sur-Mer

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
85520
Region:
Pays de la Loire
Distance to Calais: (kms)
421
GPS:
Lat 46.4274 / Lon -1.568
Michelin map no.
316

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Sables d'Olonne
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: St Malo (185 kms)

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Just returned from visiting this site. Nice site located near Jard sur Mer and St Vincent. Not very welcoming and no site information provided, but helpful tourist information office in Jard. Pitches nice size with hedges around and waterpoints nearby. No motorhome servicepoint so had to connect with hose into back of them and use a pair of pliers. Toilets and showers clean and modern but toilet paper not provided and handgel provided outside. Showers require connect bracelet to use but these were not easy to use and seem to malfunction and only half of the showers worked. Not particularly quiet site despite noise warnings and 1 night loud music until midnight. Walking distance to Super u was about 10 minutes and to the beach about 30 minutes. Lovely walk along sea front from Jard to St Vincent. Also nice walk from Jard along seafront and through woodlands. Good market in Jard on Monday morning.

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Small, quiet, friendly site

This was only our second trip away in our caravan and our first as Caravan Club members. We found the site quite easily and were told we could park anywhere, which was nice. Most of the pitches are a decent size and are reasonably private. Bit disappointed not to have been given any info on arrival, not even a map of the site, so were really left to fend for ourselves. Having just re-read some of the other reviews, it sounds like bread, etc, is available from reception but having been there a week we were not aware of that! However, we were loaned a converter plug for the electric (as we'd left ours at home!), for which we were grateful. The site was generally quiet and the location is very convenient for the supermarket, the village and the beaches, although Jard-sur-Mer and some of the other little towns are really just holiday resorts with little or no character. I suspect in the high season it is very busy and not so quiet. We weren't greatly enamoured with the cleanliness of the loos and showers and chose to use our own in the caravan. That said, if we were to return to the area, we would probably stay here again.

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Quiet site out of season

Nice site can recommend to anyone, we stayed late in september (2016 ) and we had the choice of any touring pitch. Clean site services all there the site loaned me a conversion plug from blue plug to french 2 pin and earth plug. Supermarket around two minutes in car through industrial estate or a 15 min walk. Village centre and beach all within walking distance. Would use again if we return to this area.
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fantastic again

This was our 4th visit here and we loved the new covered pool. The site is wonderfully placed for supermarket and conches beach 10 mins in car. Christine and Patrick and family really work hard at running a fab site, and we will return again next year. Pitches are a good size and toilet facilities are adequate, plenty of hot water and a pleasant mix of touring and statics. A little gem.

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A Good Find

This is a smallish, compact site on the edge of Jard sur Mer. The pitches are a good size for a van and car and the site was peaceful when we stayed in late August. Facilities are reasonable. Toilet paper was not supplied and there was just one hook to hang everything from while showering. We didn't use the pool but the families who did enjoyed themselves. The reception was staffed by an excellent lady who made us feel welcome, supplied bread, croissants, beer, advice and spoke good english. When we saw the other sited nearby which boasted a fun-fair like atmosphere and looked like Blackpool on Bank Holiday we were certain that we had made the right decision.  
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