This was our first time camping abroad and we were a little apprehensive but Lez Eaux was probably the best campsite we have been to.
The facilities were good and kept very clean although they are unisex which was a little unexpected but actually did not matter at all.
The site is in the grounds of a small chateau and is very picturesque. We had a premium pitch which was enormous (our sizeable tent looked a little lost on the pitch). We also had use of a fridge, garden table and chairs and a bbq. We thought the extra cost well worth while.
Our daughters (15 and 12) spent most of their time in the 2 pools. I was particularly impressed with the indoor pool that has 3 very good slides although the outdoor pool was pretty nice too but a little small. The only disappointment, as mentioned in some other reviews, is that the pools are not large enough to swim properly but that is a minor issue. There is a rule that no shorts are allowed in the pools, only trunks. This is in all the literature so should not be a surprise although we saw a number of people being turned away from the pools for wearing shorts. There are other sport facilities available but we did not use them.
There is a small shop, a games room, a take-away and a bar. The croissant and pain-aux-chocolate we had from the shop in the mornings were the best we have had. Would definitely recommend them. We used the bar and take-away as well and were impressed.
The nearest beach is 4km away but can be walked or cycled quite easily. Granville is a sizeable town which is closeby and has some nice restaurants although does get very busy. There is also a large supermarket about 5 minutes drive away.
All the staff we encountered were very friendly and always helpful. We could not fault them at all.
We were sad to leave. We would definitely stay here again.
We hadn't planned to visit this site but did so hoping to find some children for our 9 year old to befriend - Easter is a very quiet time in France.
On arrival we were very warmly greeted by the Receptionist who took time to drive us around to show us available pitches and then again to see us onto the pitch.
It's an excellent campsite with all the facilities you could wish for in very pleasant surroundings. It was extremely cold when we visited so didn't take full advantage of all on offer but we did enjoy the indoor swimming pools for the 3 days we were there. As already noted, be prepared that there are no changing rooms and only 2 communal open showers and 2 toilets in there.
I'm sure in the summer it does get very busy, but on one day we had the whole complex to ourselves.
We didn't get a chance to try out the bar or snack bar but had a good look around everything and it all looked great. Just pretty deserted at Easter.
We walked into St Pair Sur Mer one day along the road (not pleasant or recommended) - about 5km, and back along the beach and well marked coastal route (much nicer) - about 4km. St Pair is a pleasant town with some shops and a small market on Thursday.
We visited out of season using our ACSI card which made it a very reasonable few days, and although I haven't checked the costs for high season yet, we would love to return to this site in the summer.
We have just returned after staying 8 nights in our tent on a comfort pitch. This is probably the best campsite we have stayed on and we have been to a few over the years!
The location and campsite is excellent with plenty to entertain our young kids. Facilities are very clean and well maintained.
The shop has a limited selection but there is a supermarket about 5 minutes drive up the road. Fresh bread etc is available from the shop each morning. There is a take away which was surprisingly good especially if you arrive late and are trying to set up camp in the dark!
There is a bar that stays open reasonably late but isn't too loud or rowdy. During our stay there was live music on two nights which we could hear from the porch of our tent whilst enjoying a glass of the local wine, perfect.
Swimming pool and play areas are good. Quiet roads and tracks near by for running and cycling.
All in all a great site, although it should be noted that the weather was very good and often puts a more positive outlook on things. We have been so impressed that we are already talking about camping there again next year!
One minor criticism (and it is minor), whilst the washroom/toilets are very clean and cleaned regularly throughout the day, there is no hand soap so be sure to take some with you!
Without a doubt the best campsite I have stayed on. Great facilities, very well kept/cleaned and very helpful, friendly staff.
The site is very picturesque, in the grounds of a small chateau. We took our 14 yr old youngest son with us and found plenty to do on site. Sports facilities include a couple of outdoor table tennis tables, a volleyball net and a small football pitch, plus the indoor and outdoor pools.
We didn't use the outdoor pool, but it was kept very clean. The indoor pool has 3 slides and a separate shallow pool for young kids, with plastic animals spraying water. Only criticism is that both pools are quite small, so not really enough room to plough up and down doing lengths. Note there are no changing rooms at either pool, so you need to go in your swimming gear - and shorts-style trunks are not allowed, just the bum-hugging variety.
A row of buildings next to the chateau house a small shop, a games room, a take-away food outlet and the bar, which also serves breakfast (croissant/pain-aux-chocolate, baguette, condiments, coffee/hot chocolate). There are tables on a patio outside the bar and take-away outlet where you can eat/drink while watching people fish in the lake.
We has a basic pitch which was still amply large (100 sq m) and had an electricity supply with a water tap very close by.
Nothing much to do within walking distance, but within easy reach by car of Mont St Michel and not too far from the Normandy D-Day beaches (about 90 mins drive) with their museums etc. The nearest town, Granville, has a nice beach and some decent restaurants.
I think that this is the nicest campsite we have stayed on! (and this was even in the rain)
We paid for a larger pitch, which I would suggest is worth doing (and may have been why I loved it so much as we did have lots of nice space around us)
The site itself is very well maintained and clean, lovely play areas for children of all ages. A bar where there is entertainment & take-away too. (Mussels & frites highly recommended. But everyone we spoke to said DONT TRY THE PIZZAS!)
There seem to be several shower-blocks. Ours was clean - the only thing I didn't like about the whole site was that the showers/WCs & washing up etc was all in one building and was uni-sex too.
The chateau on site is a private building, so you cannot visit, but you are free to roam the grounds. Excellent for bikes, we cycled to the beach (I think about 15-20 mins) and had a lovely day there (Lovely beach, wide & sandy!)
There is fishing on site - we watched them catching some quite large fish.
There is a well stocked shop. Fresh bread etc sold here. Thought prices were reasonable.
Reception were extremely helpful & the pool area was clean and fun (slides, which the children loved)
Dont forget English males must wear 'speedos' as opposed to our UK type swim shorts (this included the children)
There is quite a bit of space for the children to play frisbee or kick a ball around. Very good site for families.
Highly recommended. Would 100% return.
Really loved this site :)
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