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Visitor Reviews - La Garangeoire

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La Garangeoire
Route De La Chapelle Hermier
Saint Julien Des Landes
Pays de la Loire   (Browse area)
85150   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 02 51 46 65 39

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Pitches: 357
Open: May 2 To September 18

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 41 Reviews
              9/10 from 41 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire  Glamping 

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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Newodyssee 6 reviews from this member

This really is a superb site, and I cannot find fault with it. Firstly, from the moment you arrive you feel welcome and are offered a seat while you check in- having arrived at many sites tired after a long journey and stood in a queue this is much appreciated and highlights the emphasis on customer service. Staff are obviously treated well and enjoy their jobs- they always look happy and will go out of their way to ensure you are enjoying your stay and are happy with your pitch. The pitches are the largest we have stayed on, and each pitch is surrounded by hedges giving you privacy. The football training sessions every morning are a hit with my sons. Also, the free entertainment is superb in the evening, as are the daytime tournaments. Another highlight for us is the clearly marked running routes, colour coded according to distance. The running club is also fun. The new lagoon was great for the kids with inflatables. Superb holiday.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: ShortHamstrings 2 reviews from this member

Lovely campsite, we stayed in a mobile home but had a good look round and there are good sized pitches, most with decent privacy. Toilet blocks are clean and well kept. There is plenty for kids to do: a playground, lake with pedelos (free), horse riding, go karting, a decent pool complex with slides and also a man-made lagoon where little ones can splash around and build sand castles. We have given the location an 8 because off site there isn't much without having to drive but there are decent beaches about a 15 minute drive away and a huge Super you around 15 mins away by car. The on site restaurant is ok, a bit expensive for the quality we felt, bar meals are better value for money but you can't get these in the evening. There are a few nice walks directly from the campsite, our kids weren't interested but we did them while the kids were in the kids club! We are going back this year, loved the site, plenty to do but with the bonus of no noisy discos going on till all hours. Perfect!

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Julian Dearson 43 reviews from this member

Stayed for 7 nights in July 2015 with partner and daughter.

What a fantastic site, cannot recommend it enough. We will be going back.

Welcome was excellent and the receptionist was friendly, helpful and spoke perfect English.

Site is well laid out with pitches away from the main activities but still well serviced. Pitch was a decent size and we were able to get the RV in 'length ways, thus freeing up the front of the pitch totally and creating a more open feel. That said the pitch was such a size this wouldn't have mattered if we couldn't.

Facilities were very good; modern block with laundry, washing up and ladies and gents showers/toilets with plenty of facilities to choose from. The site pool and bar area were excellent. The activities were beyond expectation and kept my 10 year old constantly occupied. There is a shop on site and this is very well stocked. The restaurant was always busy so didn't get the opportunity to use it, the take away was ok.

We hired a car whilst here and spent the afternoon on the Velorail - worth it for the novelty and exercise! Also visited Puy du Fou - absolutely amazing and well worth the visit. At 30 euros it is incredible value as well.

Will undoubtedly return.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sarahlr 10 reviews from this member

We spent a lovely fortnight at La Garangeoire in August. The weather was mostly warm and sunny, but we did also have a few rainy days and very cool nights (more on that later). Our pitch was grassy and fairly flat, in one of the terraced areas to the north of the main toilet block. Our pitch was long and narrow though, which meant it was a bit of a squeeze to get our day room tent (kitchen) up in the place we wanted, but it worked out ok in the end. Some pitches have much more shade than others, so it's worthwhile asking when you book. The site is very quiet at night, which was perfect for us.

The facilities on site are superb. All were clean and well maintained. The kids loved the pool and slides, play park, table tennis, go karts, pedalos//canoes etc. It is a bit of hassle to get a sunbed at the pool sometimes, but we found that if you just hung around for a few minutes or timed your arrival just right (eg just before lunch) then it was easier. The on site restaurant was excellent, a much higher standard of food than most uk high street establishments! The café gourmand is something not to be missed. We also found the pizzas from the takeaway to be very nice. The mini market is basic but has most of the emergency supplies you'll need - including a small 'English' section and a large wine section!

Throughout the site the staff are very helpful and polite. The reception staff are there as a fountain of all knowledge. I saw one of the team outside helping a uk car owner get his car towed to the garage for repairs. We saw the owners out doing jobs, Anne helping out at reception, Eric cutting hedges. Their pride in the site is there for all to see.

There is a good selection of beaches nearby depending on whether you want calm waves/big surf/rock pools. Most have beach cafés and toilets. St Gilles and Les Sables d'Olonne offer a big seaside town atmosphere, both with large marinas, little shops and the usual ice cream and waffle sellers! These towns make good places for an evening out too.

In all, we had a great time, but were a little disappointed with the cold nights (10 degrees) which meant it was too cold to sit outside the tent at night, once the kids had gone to bed, with a quiet drink. This is usually our favourite part of camping, so I feel I have missed out! The cold evenings also meant that the garden behind the site bar was completely empty every night and everyone was crammed onto the inside space. Each night we gave up trying to get a table. People came at 6:30and didn't leave until 11. 00. The staff said that this was the worst August they had had for several years, and as we have camped in the area before we had to agree. We are hoping to go back next year, so fingers crossed for warm evenings.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Joolb 7 reviews from this member

Just left after 8nights on premium tent pitch-sites is very good and has bar/restaurant/shop/pool as you would expect for 5 star site. However would not pay extra for premium pitch again-there were much bigger pitches on site and fridge hire is available.

Also had to pay 60 euro deposit which we could not see mentioned in the paperwork anywhere.

The atmosphere of the site changed dramatically with the arrival of the retires and their caravans / motorhomes - most seemed to be return visitors - all very friendly and informative. Puy du fou cinescenie spectacular and worth the hours journey back at 1am!

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ponciauman 9 reviews from this member

Stayed at La Garangeoir for two weeks in July with my wife and three of our children aged 17, 16 & 14.

The site is kept immaculately clean and boasts a large range of activities for the younger age group, 5-12. That said, my children love this site and this was our third stay in as many years. The restaurant has a limited menu, however, they have introduced a specials board which does vary the menu. It is nice to book an outside table for one night whilst you are there and enjoy the atmosphere.

The staff are all very friendly and generally all speak English. The toilet/shower blocks are very clean with plenty of hot water.

The site does get very busy in July/August as it is very popular, however, it does cope well.

It is approximately 5km from a beach and 5km from a supermarket.

They do arrange entertainment at night and you can sit in the garden behind the bar in the sunshine to watch.

I would definitely recommend this site to anyone, however, if you want a beach holiday then you would have to travel every day.

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