Les Ecureuils (REF : L29)

24 Avenue Gilbert Burlot, La Bernerie en Retz, 44760, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Set between the charming village of Bernerie-en-Retz and a sandy beach, this pleasant, spacious site is family-run and offers plenty for active families. One of the site’s highlights is its water complex, which features an outdoor pool with slides and a Jacuzzi, as well as an indoor pool. There is also a playground with trampolines, and entertainment is provided in high season. Pitches tend to be sloping on sandy grass and shaded by trees and tall hedges.

A great base for exploring the Pays de la Loire, the nearby village has a sailing school as well as a number of shops and restaurants, while further on is Pornic, with its lively marina and Breton pottery shops. Children will enjoy a visit to the Planète Sauvage animal park where a variety of species can be found, while those looking for some culture will appreciate the fine architecture and historic monuments in Nantes.

Around and About

Pornic, Nantes, Planete Sauvage wild animal park, St Nazaire, La Baule, Fishing, Cycling.

Things to do on site ...

  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Games room
  • Paddling pool
  • Playground
  • Tennis

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: gas, barbecue zone
  • Disabled facilities -: average
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi availability: bar, entertainment complex
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Latest arrival time - low: 6:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 8:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 8:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

Nearby

Supermarket notes:

Town and Supermarket is less than 1 km

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Directions

Heading North

Following the D13 road exit at La Bernerie arthon en Retz and for the D66. Follow the exit slip road until you reach the D66 junction. Turn right and follow the D66 into La Croix Marzille before you reach the railway bridge turn left onto Avenue des pins and then immediately right onto Avenue Gilbert Burlot. Follow road for 500m and the campsite will be on your left.

Heading South

Following the D13 road south exit at La Bernerie Arthon en Retz exit. Follow Rue René Guy Cadou until you reach the D66 junction. Turn right to join the D66, follow the D66 into La Croix Marzille before you reach the railway bridge turn left onto Avenue des pins and then immediately right onto Avenue Gilbert Burlot. Follow road for 500m and the campsite will be on your left.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
44760
Region:
Pays de la Loire
Distance to Calais: (kms)
0
GPS:
Lat 47.084262 / Lon -2.037239
Michelin map no.
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Nantes
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms

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Not ideal pitches

I think we had the same pitch as MartB, at the end of the campsite with an oak tree in the middle. To make it worse, it was 83 sq.m, not 95 as advertised on the Club web site. Additonally it was not separated from the neighbouring pitches by trees, as stated on the Club web page, but by a small fence composed of a couple of planks, as you can see in the photo. We could bareley fit the car on the pitch, and when we sat out we were next to the road, as were our oppposite neighbours, so it was very cosy! The road between us and the neighbours opposite was very narrow. Moving the caravan on and off the pitch was also a work of art owing to the size and slope, taking about an hour with the motor mover. The site itself wasn't too bad considering it was peak season but there were only two toilet blocks which seemed to be cleaned at peak time. The toilet paper would run out occasionally so make sure you take your own, just in case. It took 1.5 mins to walk there from our pitch, which I feel is too far, especially in the middle of the night. There seemed to be some segragation, with the lower half being French and the rest (mostly Dutch) at the far end of the site. A lot of pitches were more sloped than ours, but some were quite nice, so make sure you know your pitch before committing. The location is great, allowing you to walk in to the town or to the beach, both of which are nice. I wouldn't stay here again. We've stayed at La Boutinardiere nearby and that's much better, plus the beach is virtually next to the site.
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Not for us

Family of 5, x3 youngsters incl. toddler. The mostly downsides.... Put at very end of site in a cramped horrid located pitch with oak tree almost in middle of pitch. Cuts out almost all of sun most of the day. Asked to move that was declined as fully booked. Horrid beetles and lice like insects invaded us from tree at night and ritual of killing them very annoying. Noisy neighbours also didnt help make our stay anymore pleasant. Depressing local beach reminiscent of north sea estuary. Very few amenities. Zero surf, be warned go to hilliare or gilles or further. Ok for swimming in murky flat water or when tide is miles out for shell fish enthusiasts. Ventured a bit north to courance as well, no luck mostly marshlands and shipping lanes. Shop or rather extension to takeaway hut was limited, walked to town for food. Just a couple of ups... Local town was nice and market. Swimming pool onsite, not enough space or depth for a proper swim but great for the kids to lark about. Bar and takeaway food was good enough. Noirmoutier worth a visit. Booked for ten nights couldnt wait to leave for anywhere else quick enough, eventually got somewhere in st hilaire and left just after a few nights. Some bugs left with us !
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Ken and June Liverpool

Pitches bumpy, not flat, needs maintaining, pathways to pitches narrow, some pitches dark with trees, electric tripped within a few hours of arriving, not just mine a few went off, sky dish works ok, if u can get a signal with trees, pools fantastic , speedos only, u need a 2 pin electric converter, 20 euro deposit, electric boxes 4 pitches apart, u need a long lead, moving pitch tomorrow as u cant back ya caravan in, moter mover not much use on grass and bumps, luckily we met another brit who give us a push, no good if u have not got a mover, overall been on better sites, first time in France, this is are 4th site in a 7days travelling from Calais, here for 14 days, first impressions from office, looked good, pitches let it down , Ken and June caravaner , Liverpool.
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Great Beach Location for MH owners as everything close at hand

We chose this site as it was close to beach and town. It fitted bill. Arrival was a little fraught on a very hot Sun afternoon. Reception staff got agitated about parking for arrivals and there was lots of gesturing. After a wait we were allocated pitch and told to wait for a staff member to escort us. The pitch was unsuitable due to a tree blocking the access and making it impossible to get MH on to it. After a re visit to Reception got a much larger pitch which was fine. Toilets are clean and no problems. The site is very large and it is a long walk from pitches to reception. Town is modern and clean and beaches are great. There are nice bars and restaurants and a lovely wine merchant. There is train service with limited but adequate service to Pornic the next town which has a nice harbour. The beach has an enclosed area where water level is maintained for swimmers due to the very long tidal runs. Swimming pools very complex and would be greart for families we did not use preferring the beach. We would return and would happy to reuse this site
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Good for families

Amazing Water Park!

Big feature of this site is its indoor + outdoor swimming pool complex. You get an arm band per person when you check-in, and that give you access (tip: once on your wrist, the arm band has to be cut off, so recommend you fit it loosely so that you can take it off or you will have to wear the band for the duration of your stay.). Good other children play facilities (trampolines). Clean toilet blocks but without hand-wash facilities or chemical disposal point. Site has a large number of chalets. Most caravan/motorhome pitches are sloping. During our stay in September, the shop, bar and restaurant were closed, but shops in the town are not far away (<10 min walk).

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