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Camping La Vallee Des Vignes
La Croix Patron
Concourson Sur Layon
Pays de la Loire   (Browse area)
49700   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 02 41 59 86 35

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Pitches: 63

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 31 Reviews
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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Drees 4 reviews from this member

What a gem of a campsite! As soon as I arrived I was made to feel very welcome by the receptionist. I was allowed to choose a pitch that I wanted (given a list of those that had been reserved), I chose a pitch that fitted my large 6 person tent, an area to set up table, chairs, gas cooker and with plenty space for my family car to also be on the pitch.

The site is adult, child and dog friendly (one couple even had their pet rabbit on a lead!). The site is classed as rural but has just a short walk along a footpath to the boulangerie that also sell basic staples as well.

In the village itself it has a number of vineyards that you can go sample their wines. There are great bike rides for all the family straight from the site entrance.

The site is ideally located for many big attractions such as the Puy du Fou, Bio Zoo, Cadre Noir, Loire River, Saumur, Angers, dou la fontaine to just mention a few.

The site has a lovely outdoor pool with sunbeds which is cleaned daily and a childs paddling pool in high season. There is a great bar that was open in the afternoon for a couple of hours as well as in the evening. In the evening there is food served in the restaurant which is reasonably priced and good (I loved the moules and frites night they had), served by cheerful friendly staff, they had entertainment on some nights and the warden who did the quizz night was hilarious!

The toilet and shower block I would go as far to say are the best I have come across on a campsite and kept impeccably clean (had loo rolls too)

To finish off I want to say a big thank you to the very friendly and approachable owners who helped me out with a problem I had. The wardens were very friendly, helpful, always had a smile on their faces and always willing to help.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Glitz 4 reviews from this member

Friendly welcoming site with plenty to do for the kids - park, zip wire, crazy golf and table tennis. Events are held at the bar on a frequent basis, although late in the season when it's quiet they may not run.

The sanitary block is modern and clean with huge shower cubicles. Bar food is simple and reasonably priced.

Didn't use the pool as the weather wasn't quite warm enough but then we were there at the end of the season. Looked clean and inviting though.

Be aware this is quite a rural site, and apart from a cafe and Boulanger the nearest shop is a couple of miles up a steep hill (I wouldn't want to cycle up it!)

Also if you opt for EHU you will need the two pin converter plug.

Wardens on site were lovely, lovely people. Two went over and above the call of duty when our car broke down and when a jump start failed to fix it drove my husband to get the parts to fix. Wonderful help in a stressful situation!

Attractions nearby are good quality and quite varied. Within an hour you have futuroscope and puy du Fou, both of which I'd recommend, a zoo within 5 minutes' drive and lots of beautiful chateaus and vineyards very close by.

Would definitely return.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: FirstJood 1 review from this member

Have stayed at this site a few times and have returned time after time because it is such a lovely site in a beautiful part of France.

The site is off the main road from Saumur to Cholet and only a 10 minute drive from the closest 'town' of Doué la Fontaine.

Concourson itself has a routier, several vintners that, in the main, offer free degustaion (wine tasting) and the opportunity to buy the wine they produce, usually cheaper than in the supermarket. There is also a boulangerie which has a small selection of foods should you forget something. Doué itself has a Lidl, Aldi and a couple of decent supermarkets, Intermarché and SuperU which both have a large selection of groceries. Should you not have a car Doué can be accessed easily by bicycle, and not using the busy main road. It can be reached by using the small hardcore roads that service the many vineyards in the area. There are plenty of shops and eateries/bars/restaurants in the town that cater for most tastes, whether it be a crepe for a snack or a 3 course meal.

The site itself is well laid out and the majority of the pitches are fairly large, I was able to have the awning on the van out and still park the car down the side! As with many sites in France electricity and water are on each pitch though you will need a European adaptor to hook up. If you don't have one, or forget to take it, you can borrow one from the site with a refundable deposit.

There were activities organised on the site, discos, quiz nights karaoke and even a scrabble afternoon. The pool is larger than you would expect for the number of pitches though it was rarely warm. The bar was open during the afternoon as well as each evening, except Monday when it was closed all day (give your liver a rest) and had a good selection of food available.

There are facilities on site available either free or at a small refundable deposit, zip wire, mini golf, table tennis, boules, 5-a-side football nets, badminton/volleyball net.

The site is well kept, gardens tended regularly and the toilet/utility block is very clean and kept so by a small group of staff who can be seen all over the site each day. All were friendly and approachable and can usually help with local information.

There are attractions close to the site, its own Biopark at the zoo, one location you can see eye to eye with a giraffe!, Puy du Fou, well worth a visit, Futurescope, rose gardens, troglodyte sites and restaurants to name but a few.

The site is rural and as such there is plenty of wildlife, coypu, buzzards, kingfishers as well as moles and mice.

In conclusion a site I shall be returning to.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lattytatty 4 reviews from this member

We spent 16 nights at this campsite and will not be returning!

After booking in January and requesting a big pitch we were given the smallest pitch on the site. Once we squeezed my son's tent in next to the trailer tent with the car in front there was no room for us to sit outside. After the first night of continual rain we woke up to our very own moat around our pitch - we had to walk through our neighbours pitch to get to the toilet block! After a walk around the site we took note of plenty of bigger pitches to head to reception with to see if any were available for us to move to. We chose one at the furthest side of the site so we didn't have to listen to the karaoke until gone midnight again. (When I questioned this at reception I was told that it was to be expected on certain nights in high season.

We moved pitch and enjoyed the space and sound of the river which ran along the back of the camp site.

The toilet block was very clean, the shower cubicles are lovely and big. We never had to queue but then the site was far from full. The block was closed for an hour each day but, truth be told, one half was always open depending which end was being cleaned. The wardens were very friendly but we felt a definite coolness from the owner.

This is a very 'cliquey' site, many of the campers come here year after year to the same pitch with the same neighbours - we really didn't fit the mould. Twice my son went to reception to ask for the mini golf clubs and both times they weren't available - one of those times we were pretty much the only ones on site.

The pool was very cold, my son went in less than five times during the whole holiday, my daughter a few times more but every time they came out shivering. There is also a little paddling pool but this was always empty - I guess the high season didn't count for this.

We never went to Henry's bar so can't comment on that.

The children enjoyed the table tennis and zip wire.

There is no shop on site but there is a little boulanger in the village along a little lane which keeps you well away from the main road. All fresh bread and cakes can be bought there. The rest of the village is very drab. It is literally just a road through to somewhere else with lorries and cars hurtling through at speed. Lots of wine sellers so there are field upon field of grapevines to walk through which is very pretty.

We had lots of great days out, Cadre Noir and Puy du Fou were amazing, we all loved the zoo, wine caves, mushroom caves, geocaching, bike rides etc.

As our holiday wore on our new, bigger pitch took on a most unpleasant aroma, there was definitely a sewage smell which was overpowering once we took our groundsheet up. Something was definitely not right with the drainage.

Mice - did I mention the mice? There were lots, you could hear them squeaking at night. They chewed a hole in my husbands groundsheet (from his cub camp days no less!) and as we packed away my son's tent they had chewed a sizeable hole in his SIG and made a nest under the air bed!

We were not happy campers, couldn't wait to leave and will definitely not be returning. If you go to France for a Sunday dish of chicken and chips or rice with optional gravy then maybe this site is for you, if not, steer clear!

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: TravellingCamper 1 review from this member


This is our second time at this site so thought it was about time we left a review.

The site offers a fantastic location for all local attractions and you won't be short of things to do in this region. We visited many places such as Puy Du Fou, Biopark(zoo), Oriental Gardens, Chateau's galore, Vine Yards Galore. The list is endless! They offer a great service, ensuring you get to experience what's around, what you want and there is something for everyone in this part of rural France. Very friendly people and wardens. We don't have children but it seemed very child friendly with plenty for them to do both on site and off site too.

The facilities are clean, safe, well built, never queuing for the loo or a shower and there's plenty of space around. They have washing machines and a dryer for those who need it. We tended to let the sun dry our clothes.

They have a local boulangerie within walking distance for fresh bread, croissants etc. Further down the road are the main supermarkets which you can walk, cycle or drive to. Great walks through the vine yards along the way.

The restaurant had great food, good value, friendly people and a tranquil atmosphere. Nothing too fancy but offering a selection of traditional french and english cuisine. Perfect for camping. Lots of restaurants in the local area to try as well. They fed us with good recommendations.

The pitches are spacious and very private in most areas. All electric and water is supplied on each pitch. No problems there at all.

Would definitely return here a 3rd time. Money well spent! Thanks for a lovely stay

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Dreamertoo 1 review from this member

Could not have chosen a more friendly and pleasant Campsite to spend our weeks holiday on. Very clean toilet block, lovely big showers and plenty of hot water, Washing machines rotary line very handy. Good Restaurant lovely swimming pool, An ideal place for children, dogs are allowed very dog friendly, Boulangerie in the Village. The Owners and the Wardens are very friendly and helpful, Close by is a great Zoo to visit. Puy Du Fuy, 50 Km away well worth a visit, In all a very pleasant and relaxing Holiday.

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