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Message posted by Lisajanice11/11/2017 at 9:36pm
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We are thinking of heading this way next August (we like the look of Logis du Breuil) but are concerned about how busy the roads are at this time of year.
Does anyone have any experience with this area? Is it easy enough to get out and visit different places, beaches etc? We stayed south of Bordeaux 2 years ago and found it so busy we are wary of a repeat experience.

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I'm sure you will gets lots of people telling you it is very busy indeed. We have holidayed in the area every year since 1982. However a good map will see you able to pick your way around the worst of the traffic and it depends where you want to go from Logis de Breuil ( not a site we have ever fancied even before it became so popular). La Palmyre itself is busy but traffic moves well-enough apart from market days and you need to be wary of 'Hippodrome' afternoons to an extent too. Get out and about early wish if you want to park close to the beaches OR go later afternoon when people are coming away. When we shop for food at a supermarket we aim to get there about 12.30 -1.00pm when most people are just finishing and seldom find things crowded.
We stay at Les Mathes and our current favourite site is La Palonbière on La route de Fouasse ( our previous long term favourite has been taken over). We'll be there again next summer as usual - but maybe later this year - mid August probably.


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Message posted by askill11/11/2017 at 10:30pm
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We've stayed at Logis for many years, mainly in late August when the campsite and the roads are generally quieter. There are several supermarkets nearby and the traffic to and from the nearest Intermarche is normally ok. We often shop in the Aldi in Arvert, which is a pleasant 15 min drive and hardly ever busy.
The traffic is always congested by the zoo so we avoid that area. We seldom visit Royan because of the traffic - it always seemes especially busy on Mondays.
However, we normally have a fairly easy drive to the Cote Sauvage which is our favourite stretch of beach (we drive via Arvert) and we always manage to park near one of the cuts through the dunes. Logis sin't far from the Grande Cote; however we've found the traffic can be busy there.Hope this helps and enjoy planning your holiday.


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La Palmyre is a lovely area for traditional seaside family holidays and for 5 or 6 weeks it is busy - but as Jaiash says you can avoid the traffic by going to and from the beach earlier than other people.

There are about 25 campsites in the area and Logis du Breuil probably gets more British visitors than the rest of the 25 put together. Some like it for that, some don't. We found it a bit too far from the wild, surfing Cote Sauvage which Askill mentioned so we settled for sites around Les Mathes and closer to that part of the coast. There are all types of sites in that Les Mathes area - quiet sites without pools, busy sites with water slides and entertainments, and some in between.

Now we are old we would go to BeauSoleil in the heart of La Palmyre village - because it is just a stroll to shops, bars, market, and restaurants. There really is a lot of choice of sites in the area, depending on what you are looking for.

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We really liked the site at Logis, when we visited in August 2016 (see review), but were really put of the area because of the traffic. If you do go, the Zoo was fantastic.

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Slightly off topic, but we're off to Le Logis in August and wondered what the best body boarding beaches are?

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Quote: Originally posted by jdt020471 on 14/11/2017
Slightly off topic, but we're off to Le Logis in August and wondered what the best body boarding beaches are?

TIA

Jeff



Côte Sauvage.

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Is the Grande Cote any good for body boarding as we can cycle from the site rather than taking the car?

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Possible body boarding there depending on wind and weather, but there is no direct off road cycle path from that site to that beach, so cycling would include stretches on road - so bear in mind what others have said about road traffic in August.

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Quote: Originally posted by jdt020471 on 14/11/2017
Is the Grande Cote any good for body boarding as we can cycle from the site rather than taking the car?



Grande côte is more of a rolling swell than breaking waves unless you get a day after a storm then you might be lucky. Côte Sauvage is pretty much waves most days - it's where the surf school goes most days.

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