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Subject Topic: Camping il de re recommendations ? Post Reply Post New Topic
12/1/2010 at 2:08pm
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Hi

 

I am looking to camp for the first time in France, my wife and I have been spending hours looking through various web /camp sites

 

We would like to go to ile de re

 

Does anyone have any great recommendations for this island ??

 

Looking to travel Dover to Calais then maybe stay at Rouen one night then continue the following day to La Rochelle



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12/1/2010 at 2:51pm
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We stayed here a few years ago http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/reviews.asp?revid=6236. There is a beach just across the road.

David



12/1/2010 at 3:16pm
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David thanks for the quick reply, I will have a look at your link


12/1/2010 at 3:35pm
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I can second David's recommendation, we stayed there about 3 years ago.

There have been a lot of threads on this website about the island, if you click HERE there are 26 threads, so a lot of reading!!

Also Camping l'Ocean accepts Camping Cheques, between 17/4/2010 and 30/6/2010, then again between 5/9/2010 and 19/9/2010. For further info about how Camping Cheques work see http://www.campingcheque.com/

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12/1/2010 at 8:28pm
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I don't know if you are cyclists or not but the I'le de Re is best seen by bike, miles of cycle tracks which are separate from the roads. It will be busy though in July and August, we were there in September and the cycle tracks were busy even then.

As an alternative and not so far to travel is I'le de Noirmoutier, this has a superb beach side camp site called Indigo Noirmoutier where we spent two weeks on last September.

Mike

 



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13/1/2010 at 9:35am
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Hi Exh

We stayed on Ile de Re for 2 weeks in August 2008. The only place we could a pitch, we booked by phone from our site in the Pyrenees, was Camping Providence. This site at the far end of the island was okay and very near to a very pleasant, sheltered beach. My review, with my helpful tips for things to see and do,etc, is here:

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/reviews.asp?revid=2969



Whilst touring around the island we did check out a few of the other campsites. Whilst L'Ocean looks a very pleasant site on the day we visited the adjacent beach we found the beach VERY windswept. It is an island and some of the beaches are rather exposed to the wind. Some of the other beaches are covered in seaweed. The beaches at the far end of the island tended to be more sheltered.

Not many of the campsites actually have sea views as there are seawalls along the more exposed beaches. On site that was close to a beach and had sea views, including ones of the bridge, was on the road to La Flotte, just after crossing the bridge from the mainland. - sorry I don't know the name.

We loved the Ile de Re and would recommend it highly.

Have Fun!
Tim

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13/1/2010 at 2:12pm
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Hi

I've just booked our campsite - not been before but reviews on other sites look great.  Campsite is just outside La Flotte and about 2km from St Martin. http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=9371

I'd also been using this website www.holidays-iledere.co.uk but for some reason its offline at the moment.



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13/1/2010 at 2:21pm
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We stayed at Les Salieres, not by the beach but a really nice site- there's a review of it in my profile. http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/reviews.asp?revid=8182


13/1/2010 at 2:53pm
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I think this is the campsite that we saw right on the shore.It's at Rivedoux Plage.

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=9370

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Tim

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15/1/2010 at 4:10pm
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The Ile de Re is great for cycling - we've not stayed om it but travelled over from the mainland by bike and around part of the island (we did about 30 miles in a day I think). Mostly very flat and great cycle paths - but some are also roads so beware (I got sworn at by a car driver I hadn't expected to come up behind!!!!!) Anyway, lovely beaches, the lunchtime restaurant prices seemed comparable to the mainland (St Martin is gorgeous). The toll bridge is expensive but you can walk over it and cylce over it in protected 'channels' well away from the traffic which was fab. The tide can go out along way on some beaches - but the sea is really warm when it comes in! You'll have fun I'm sure.

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18/1/2010 at 4:38pm
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Quote: Originally posted by bridgeywidge on 15/1/2010
The toll bridge is expensive but you can walk over it and cylce over it in protected 'channels' well away from the traffic which was fab.

Just to clarify: as a pedestrian and cyclist, you don't have to pay to cross the bridge, it is FREE!!
On both sides of the bridge there is a cycle and footpath, it's great to cycle over it, we've done it a couple of times, once when we stayed near La Rochelle, and once when staying on Ile de Re, it's uphill to the middle, but then it is a great downhill all the way to the end

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18/1/2010 at 10:51pm
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Quote: Just to clarify: as a pedestrian and cyclist, you don't have to pay to cross the bridge, it is FREE!!


Oh yes, forgot to put that ever-so-important bit in!!!

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