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Domaine des Forges | Avrillé

campsite code: VS026

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"At this campsite, the staff are helpful and friendly, and the facilities varied and plentiful. Our pitch was enormous and the entertainment was good. - The Taverner Family."

Campsite Summary

Campsite Description

Built in the beautiful grounds of a rustic 16th Century manor house, this campsite is a short distance from the broad sandy beaches and Atlantic rollers of the nearby coastline. A short walk from the pretty Vendée village of Avrillé, Domaine des Forges is well placed for a relaxing holiday, in this unspoilt area. The campsite is immaculately maintained, and has flat, grassy and spacious pitches which are grouped around the traditional stone outbuildings, which house the campsite bar, take-away and shop. With an impressive indoor pool, and the recent addition of waterslides and a space bowl to the outdoor pool, the site is ideal for couples or families. The many fashionable seaside resorts of the surrounding area boast a wide selection of beach front restaurants, whilst inland the terrain comprises enchanting marshlands, sunflower meadows and dense pine forests. Further afield, it is possible to visit the zoo at Les Sables d'Olonne and Le Puy du Fou attraction park.

Pitch Information

Pitch Types

Pitch with 16A electricity, water and drainage: ~ 150m2

On Site Activities

  • Fresh Water Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Table-Tennis
  • Cycle Hire
  • Gymnasium
  • Boules
  • Playground
  • Games Room

Shopping

  • Basic assortment

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • take-away meals
  • Bar

Washing Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Hot water showers
  • Washing cubicles (warm water)
  • Baby bath and changing facilities
  • Standard toilets
  • Sinks available for dish washing and clothes washing

Reception

  • Internet Access available
  • Languages spoken: French and English.
  • WiFi Access available

Nearest Beach

  • Beach Distance: 8 km

Activities

  • Golf Course 15 km
  • Horse Riding 15 km
  • Karting 20 km
  • Wind Surfing 20 km

Shops and Amenities

  • Nearest Town: Avrillé 500meters

Family Days Out

  • Aquarium La Rochelle   73 km
  • Château de Talmont St Hilaire   10 km
  • Le Grand Parc du Puy du Fou   89 km
  • Le Vélo Rail   58 km
  • Oceanile   106 km
  • Planéte Sauvage   124 km
  • Sealand Aquarium de Noirmoutier   108 km
  • Zoo des Sables D'Olonne   25 km

Places To Visit

  • Ile de Noirmoutier   106 km
  • Jard sur Mer   9 km
  • La Rochelle   72 km
  • Lucon   28 km
  • Nantes   106 km
  • Niort   94 km
  • St Gilles Croix de Vie   56 km

Local Directions

Take the A10 motorway towards La Roche sur Yon. From La Roche sur Yon take the D747 heading south. Stay on the D747 and at the roundabout just before Moutiers Les Mauxfaits, take the first right and follow the D19. After 4.5km turn right onto Rue de L'Etang continue on Rue de L'Etang then turn right on Rue Des Forges and the site is on the right after 600m....
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Ports

  • Bilbao (BIL) 581km
  • Caen Ouistreham (CAE) 404km
  • Calais Ferry (CAL) 661km
  • Cherbourg (CHB) 451km
  • Dieppe (DIE) 509km
  • Hook of Holland (HOH) 915km
  • Le Havre (LEH) 479km
  • Oostende 750km
  • Roscoff (RSC) 426km
  • Rotterdam (RTD) 885km
  • Santander (SAN) 679km
  • St Malo (STM) 290km
  • Zeebrugge (ZEI) 750km

Trains and Buses

  • Nearest Train Station is La Roche sur Yon

Goram Family,

I would say it brilliant for families with young children as it feels safe but I wouldn't recommend it for families who have older children who want more to do as there is nothing in the immediate area for them. They were cleaned regularly through the day. I will say however that the showers were not brilliant. Once the button had been pushed the water only worked for 30 seconds and the spray was very close to the wall...which made showering quite difficult. The indoor and outdoor pool were good quality BUT the outdoor pool was freezing! Also you aren't allowed to wear flipflops etc in the pool area which is fine for hygiene but the floor/ground is painful on your feet...not quite sure why they've used that material! The evening entertainment for children wasn't brilliant.

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Campsite Open

  • 02/04/16 - 18/09/16

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