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Message posted by dtscully07/6/2015 at 7:58am
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We are heading through the Louire to La Rochelle area (near Fouras maybe) this summer.

We are hoping to find a small ish site with a swimming pool and slides as the kids (Aged 8, 5 & 2) love them, however other than space to play football and a playground that is all we need....ie not fussed about entertainment/bar complex etc.

I appreciate it might be a difficult ask near to the coast, but can anyone recommend any sites in or near La Rochelle?

I have looked on the campsite search but struggling?

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Message posted by Baguette9507/6/2015 at 8:16am
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Camping La Garenne, Pont L'Abbe d'Arnoult, just south of La Rochelle, about 1/2 he inland from the coast. We used to go there when our kids were small. There is a lovely pool complex & lots of shade under trees.

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HR Kindle auto-correct!
Also, Pont L'Abbe d'Arnoult is a very pretty old town, with a bar, a restaurant & a fabulous Saturday market!

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We stayed at Au Port Punay
http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=6953
Might fit the bill although no slides.
In a tiny village by the sea and close to a bigger town called Chatellalion Plage with a nice beach.
We took the bus to La Rochelle from the campsite.

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Message posted by bridgeywidge07/6/2015 at 8:37pm
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Well, our first French camping trip - together - was at Fouras, at Camping du Cadoret. The site has a pool - I can't remember about slides or not - and across the road a rather tricky mini-golf that opens at night.

The area is quite flat - so brilliant for cycling.

Fouras itself was charming with lots of Belle Epoque villas, and a smattering of restaurants, shops and patisseries. I yearn for the plum tart we had there. There's a small amusement/fair area if I recall, on the southern side of the town near the fort.

You would be about 40 mins from La Rochelle, but on the 'right' side to park at Les Minimes, the marina. It was free to park and you take a boat into the town proper.

We had a great holiday. The site is quite busy but with a view from the washing up place across the sea and the setting sun, it was a pleasant spot. There was occasional entertainment at night, plus the little bar and shop.

I did put a full review on here but that was 2009, so maybe there may be some newer posts around.

The tide does go out a long way, but the sands are kept really clean, and when the tide comes in, the water is very warm - if a little silty!

Great for oysters if you like your seafood, Charentais melons, and Pineau de Charente wine. The latter go very well together

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Message posted by dtscully07/6/2015 at 8:56pm
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Thanks for the all the tips....I will take a look at those sites.

Port Punay does seem to have great reviews...just missing the slide but we can maybe make that up at another site as part of our trip.

Message posted by Argente408/6/2015 at 12:48pm
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My first camping trip to France with my parents, about 25 years ago was to Le Cadoret in Fouras. It's walking distance to the town, and very close to the beach, but we tended to go to Chatellailon Plage (can't remember why). La Rochelle was easy to get to, and we also visited Saintes and went down to the Cote Sauvage near Royan. Just looked at their website and it seems they've got a slide for the pool now and a multi sports pitch. I remember that I had a great holiday so it must have been ok.

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Message posted by Team-G10/6/2015 at 3:40pm
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We too are heading down towards La Rochelle, in fact we are returning to L'Ocean D'or in Jard Sur Mer for the second year in a row.

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=8892

It has a fantastic pool complex with three slides and new for 2015 is a lazy river.

We had a great time last year hence the return trip.

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Message posted by TeamX10/6/2015 at 7:52pm
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If you haven't decided yet I'd recommend Camping L'Ocean in Chatelailon Plage. We had a great week there last year.

Very clean campsite. Great pool and 'fake beach' for kids on site. It was about 15 mins walk to beach & resort. Also 15 mins walk to train station - the train journey to La Rochelle is about 10 mins.

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Or......You could always hop over to Ile de Rč. Camping grainetierre just outside La Flotte is great.

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We used Campeole Le Platin at Rivedoux-Plage, just on to the Ile de Re, but right by the beach. Bus stop outside to La Rochelle or the other direction to right to the end of Ile de Re. Shops and market a few minutes walk. Children's play area and we presume a pool (sign said no shorts allowed, but we did not use the pool) Cycling possible everywhere from campsite.

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Message posted by David Klyne16/6/2015 at 8:55pm
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Quote: Originally posted by TeamX on 10/6/2015
If you haven't decided yet I'd recommend Camping L'Ocean in Chatelailon Plage. We had a great week there last year.

Very clean campsite. Great pool and 'fake beach' for kids on site. It was about 15 mins walk to beach & resort. Also 15 mins walk to train station - the train journey to La Rochelle is about 10 mins.



I agree with your recommendation for the campsite as we liked it there and its all touring. However I have question for, how did you work out how to buy the train tickets? I puzzled over it and struggles to work it out.

David


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