Just arrived back from 10 nights stay here. We paid about 300 Euros more than a similar stay last year in France in order to get a more 'luxury' experience.
We were led to believe the pitches would be large and spacious, but this was not the case. Barely fitted our (admittedly large) tent onto the pitch, and it felt like we were camping right on top of our neighbours to the side and across the access lane. No room to swing the proverbial cat. Don't expect to be able to sit outside your tent and watch your kids play. They are out of sight within a few metres.
Toilet blocks vary with their quality. The nearest to us had tepid dishwashing water, and most toilet seats are broken.
The provision of some facilities (table tennis, tennis, archery etc) is good, but not enough capacity for the number of people on site.
Also agree that the pool photos were deceiving. Not as big as advertised.
All in all, this is a campsite which is absolutely fine in many respects and I don't mind basic camping at all. I do mind being charged 70 Euros a night for a 20 Euro a night experience.
Just returned from a week at this site - which was the second week of our holidays.
Unfortunately we were not impressed at all.
On arrival, it looks very nice from the entrance, with modern buildings and pool complex.
However, we were barely able to manoeuvre the caravan to fit onto the pitch allocated to us, despite requesting a large pitch because we have a twin axle. The pitches were extremely close together, with no privacy, and no sun due to the amount of trees. The tents directly across from our pitch were pitched almost on the road, and many pitches did not have space for the car, and so therefore cars were parked on the narrow single track road, which made it very difficult to access.
The toilet block closest to us was old, and the showers were hot but not very powerful. The new combined block, which is strangely situated at the entrance to the site where all the static caravans are, was much better, with nice modern facilities including a laundry area.
It's about a 15 minute walk to the beach, which is very nice.
We went to the bar only once, the entertainment was not very exciting.
The shop sold basics, and was quite expensive.
The pool area was quite clean, although a lot smaller and more compact than we had thought it would be from the photographs on the website, with limited space for sunbeds.
The site was probably 90% french in tents and statics, with just a few British, and we felt very uncomfortable there, we didn't feel welcome on this site, and that's the first time we have ever had that feeling. So much so that we left early after being told by one of the campers to ' be quiet' because his children were trying to sleep one evening (it wasn't late, and we were just sat talking in the awning).
We stayed last July for five nights and really enjoyed it. We were worried about it being a French campsite but on arrival met a couple who were from the same part of Ireland, couldn't believe it, our boys had a great time. We loved the layout of the pitches. The kids club was good and our boys didn't mind the language barrier. People were very friendly and polite to them and let them join in football games. Will go back again this year. Staff at restaurant were awful and so slow, that was the only downside and is easily avoided as we didn't eat there again. Also the beach wasn't good as it was covered in algae and the water was a long way out, so didn't get a swim. There were fireworks one night and bands playing on the beach which was lovely
We have just returned from 2 weeks at LE FIEF. This was our first time camping abroad so we were not quite sure what expect. Le Fief is a four star site based just the other side of St Nazaire in the NW of France. On arrival you are given an orange band to wear, this denotes that you are a resident and able to use all facilities. Though we thought this strange a first it is a good idea as it keeps local people out of the pool, spa, bar and shop. This site is a French site, with the other campers and tourers being predominantly French. A few Dutch and a few Brits were about it. The pool is excellent, it has a life guard on duty 95% of the time the two slides ensure plenty of fun. Though in order to get in the pool you will need a pair of Speedo's! I tried to 'blag' my way through as did another English chap with shorts, but was bluntly told to get out and buy a pair from the supermarket. Bit strange at first but c'est le vie. The onsite supermarket stores the basics and we thought was expensive found the local supermarket 5 mins drive, which puts the UK's to shame in quality and choice. The bar again is expensive and some of the staff could do with some lessons in customer service, even I could not put it down to them being French. There is a take away restaurant which has a limited choice of food, depending on the time of day, it did seem to take a long time to prepare food, but we were never in a rush, so a small beer was consumed whilst waiting. There is a kids club which my daughter went into and being the only English speaker seemed to manage quite well, the entertainers made sure she knew what was happening. There are a host of entertainers running and the entertainments programme, this is excellent, we did not participate due to lack of language skills, but the evening events are top class and the entertainers put on a spectacular once a week, the Lion King show could be on any stage it is that good. Every evening there was something different happening. (2 week programme)There are 2 play areas which are perfect for the children.
The toilets are clean but take your own paper as the one roll per area does tend to run out. The showers are clean and there was always hot / warm water. They are cleaned at least 3 times a day.
The good thing is that at 12 am the site is quiet the bar closes and everyone goes to sleep. The electrical connections are not what I would deem safe. However the French man opposite seemed to be ok with 2 microwaves, a blender, full 6ft fridge freezer, a blender and of course his coffee percolator!
The site is about 10 - 15 mins walk from a golden beach. 7km of clean golden sand and very few people on it. This is not a built up area of the coast so the town, St Brevin - Ocean, is quite small and uncomercialised. A few seaside bars and shops are about it. Parking by the beach is free and fairly easy to find a space at any time. There are not a lot of things to do nearby to the site but there are a few attractions within a 60km radius, Plante Savage is a must.
Finally did I enjoy my stay? Well we did though I might seem a little sarcastic, we had a great time for two weeks, and my 6yr old daughter made great friends with a French girl and played well with her, even though neither could speak to each other. We had a relaxing time; my basic French is a lot better. The site is clean, it is great for kids and safe, loads of facilities, the people we meet were nice people and friendly. There are some down sides as mentioned above but these really are small things. Would I go back? YES.
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