Le Val Vert (REF : A25)

108 Avenue Frederic Garnier, Vaux sur Mer, 17640, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Active stays
  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

This small family run site is only 200 metres from the attractive village of Vaux sur Mer, perfect for the market and eating out. It’s quiet in low season, becoming livelier in the summer months when it offers a kids’ club and evening entertainment. Nauzan Plage is 900m away and is a sheltered cove that provides a safe place for children to play.

The staff are pleasant and helpful, and keep the facilities clean throughout the season. Although limited, they include a shop and restaurant and provisions can be found in nearby Vaux-sur-Mer. It’s worth noting that although the campsite allows dogs, the local beaches do not.

There’s a daily market at Vaux-sur-Mer, which is a lovely place to pick up food or simply stroll around. Further on are Royan and the Planet Exotica Zoo, both of which make for a good day out. Those wishing to travel further afield can visit the Cognac vineyards, an hour’s drive from the site.

Around and About

Vaux-sur-Mer, Royan, Palmyre zoo, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding, Water sports, Offshore excursions.

Things to do on site ...

  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Games room
  • Paddling pool
  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Useful Info

Latest arrival time - low: 7:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 8:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 9:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

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Directions

2 miles north-west of Royan. Take the D733 towards Royan. Before reaching the centre of Royan turn right at roundabout towards La Palmyre and St Palais sur Mer on the D25. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit signed Vaux sur Mer and Centre Hospitalier. At the second traffic island turn right (SP Hospilaliers). At traffic lights turn left. At roundabout take the 3rd exit and turn immediately right - campsite will be on the right in 500m

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
17640
Region:
Poitou Charentes
Department:
Charente-Maritime
Distance to Calais: (kms)
804
GPS:
Lat 45.6399 / Lon -1.0679
Michelin map no.
324

Transport links

  • Nearest port: St Malo (395 kms)

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Good for families

Needs refinement......

Firstly, the staff at the campsite do not speak any English at all. Secondly, the campsite does not provide any toilet roll in any of the sanitary blocks, so do not get caught out (no pun intended) We stayed here for 7 nights in mid June and it was a very quiet campsite. The pitches vary in size, but we picked a very good sized pitch which had plenty of sunlight available. From what we saw, most pitches had a slope of some variety. There are plenty of standpipes available for getting water from. There are 2 toilet blocks, one near the pool and one towards the back end of the campsite. The second block was only partially open and there were enough facilities, but I would imagine it can get very busy in peak season. The pool is adequate for the size of site and is a decent enough depth. The facilitilies for emptying your chemical toilet are a bit primitive. There is basically a 6 inch diameter pipe that comes out of the ground by the toilet blocks. Basically, unscrew the lid and pour empty your toilet into it......check your aim if you are wearing flipflops. Breakfast is available everyday at reception from 9am. The Nuazan beach is around a 1 mile walk away although there is a steep hill involved, but there are alternative ways of getting there. There is a supermarket (Intermarche) around 1 mile from the site which also has fuel. The entrance to the campsite is quite steep which is not a problem entering the site, but when leaving the site it will give your clutch a good workout at the top. There are miles and miles and miles of segregated cycle paths in the area. It is easy to cycle to Palais Sur Mer, Palmyre Zoo, Phare du Coudron, Tremblade to name but a few.
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Good for families

Green not sandy!

Lovely campsite with friendly welcome laid on by the hosts. This was in French but we got most of it. Felt that the pictures were a bit misleading - beach is about 15 min walk. Also in middle of local houses, although this also means that its only 5 mins from the small town with its market and other useful shops. Park behind with link from the site, although clearer signing to get into it would be useful! Didn't use the restaurant but heard some praise and others not.

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Dogs not allowed on beaches

Lovely little site with good facilities & extremely helpful staff. At time of staying no shop or bar/snacks open. Very disappointed after a half hr walk to the beach in 30 degree heat that dogs not allowed on the beach at all. Walked back to site & hosed them off . For this reason only would not pick this town again.
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Val Vert

Lovely site but I've only given 4 star overall as we camped in high season mid august. Camp full to bursting and we struggled to get on and off our pitch with a caravan. To be fair we were right at the very end of the site in a really tight place. Overall the site once a bit emptier was lovely. Showers and toilets very clean and good. Vaux sur mer daily market very good and a lovely park running alongside the site. Beware because of stream and ponds running between the site and the park mosquitos are out in abundance at night. All in all a very clean and friendly site, staff very helpful.
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Rated 5 of 5

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First stay but will return!

Stayed here for 11 night in August. Great clean facilities. Regular rubbish collections. Friendly helpful staff. Close to village, park, beach, tourist office (with free wifi). Coast path to Royan is lovely. Visits to Saintes, Cognac, Rochefort and Chateau Corboun well worth it. Recommended. Will definitely be returning. 

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