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Visitor Reviews - Camping La Vallee Des Vignes

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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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Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 28 Reviews
              8/10 from 28 Reviews


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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:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lattytatty 2 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: 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.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hooster 6 reviews from this member

A really lovely site - the owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. The site itself is stunning with lots of greenery and pitches with enough privacy you didn't feel like you were being watched but open enough to be sociable.

The site is very well maintained with an army of workers gardening and tidying almost every day. The bar/restaurant is very good and ideal for a lazy evening. The pool is very well maintained and clean, the sun loungers are plentiful and comfortable - the umbrellas round the pool were a little sparse but then we weren't there at the busiest time so maybe more are brought out later in the season. The toilet/shower block is open and airy, fabulous showers with loads of room. Two washing machines and a communal washing line make for easy laundry days. There are some smaller activities at the site (badminton, ping pong, crazy golf).

Although we didn't take our dogs the site was clearly very dog friendly.

The site is quiet and despite being near a main road you don't notice the traffic noise (other than the few loud motorbikes which go by) The site is ideally situated, you can walk to the nearby village (5 mins down a little track so you avoid the main road) where there is a boulangerie and also a van selling melons. The town of Doue-la-Fontaine is five minutes drive away and has four supermarkets to choose from as well as a small town centre. Plenty to see and do within a one hour radius.

We would definitely visit again - in fact many people there were regulars which shows how good the site is.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cliffystephens 3 reviews from this member

Personally thought this site was brilliant, stayed only one week, but owners could not have been more helpful. The toilets were exactly as advertised, very clean. Showers very clean and spacious. Henrys bar was great for a pint of lager. It was empty of kids when we stayed but there seems like plenty for them to do. We used acsi card here. All in all one of the better ones we stayed at in 5 weeks in France. Plenty to see locally too.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Yelsel58 2 reviews from this member

Recently returned from a very pleasant stay at this lovely campsite. The pitches vary in size and shape but all separated by hedges and trees and none too far from the toilet block. Friendly owners and staff. Loads for children to do, though none on the site whilst we were there. Play area, crazy golf, boules, table tennis, zip wire, basketball, volleyball and the pool. The main pool is quite deep 1. 5m and was cleaned daily whilst we were there til it closed on 15th September. It is positioned well to get maximum sun so despite our stay being at the end of the season we were still able to enjoy a swim. There is also a paddling pool but this had been drained, presumably because it was low season. We only used the bar a couple of times and didn't have any problem with prices or choice of menu and enjoyed a nice meal there one evening. The reception area has a good selection of tourist leaflets and the owners are very knowledgeable about the local area.

Its worth mentioning that the site no longer allows charcoal barbeques. There are gas ones to hire but we thought the 10 euro charge (that does include gas) was a little steep.

My only criticism of this site was that towards the end of our stay the toilet/shower block cleaning became a bit irregular. A notice in the block stated they are cleaned daily at 11am and initially this was the case but not so at the end of our stay which was a shame.

Loads to do in the surrounding area. LOTS of local vineyards to visit and the zoo and Monday market at nearby Doue la Fontaine and the Troglodyte village at Rochemenier (6kms north of Doue) are all well worth a visit. Further afield we enjoyed trips to Angers, Saumur, Montreuil-Bellay, Chinon and Turquant. Turquant had a well signposted walk round the village (takes approx 2 hours) which was really informative about the local life both past and present.

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