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Camping Atlantique Foret
Route De La Fouasse
Les Mathes
La Palmyre
Poitou-Charentes   (Browse area)
Tel: 0033 546 224046
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Open: 01/05/2022 to 30/09/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 2 Reviews
                8/10 from 2 Reviews

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 No Glamping Units   Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Bigtoe 10 reviews from this member

 This is probably the most impressive environment we've camped in. Camping Atlantique Foret is a medium sized site set in a beautiful light natural forest of mature pines. Pitches can be in full sun, shade or a mix.

This is one of several sites near to the Cote Sauvage and represents one of the great features of camping in France - there's a suitable site for any taste wherever you go. If you want the great beaches, seaside towns or tourist centres but without the madness of all singing sites at peak season then I can heartily recommend finding a pitch here. Just up the road there are some big holiday village type sites with plenty going on.

The first thing you notice is that the pitches are in a non uniform arrangement. The site managers show all comers to their pitch and point out the exact extent of each, usually between and amongst trees. The pitches are large, quite open but there is a natural separation, which becomes obvious when you've stayed a day or two.

The site environment is beautiful and there is a feeling of space and openness. Rows of linear pitches and hedges can obviously produce lovely sites but this takes the camping environment to another level. If you like to spend a decent amount of time on site - reading, cooking or just taking it easy, then there can be no better place to stay. We've stayed on many sites far more expensive than here but few, if any, can match it for just being somewhere to relax. I reckon my blood pressure dropped considerably during our time here!

The site managers were always helpful though they could do with a bit more information re what's going on in the area. There are cycle paths all around and the Cote Sauvage is one huge sandy beach several miles long. La Tremblade is a working seaside town nearby with fantastic seafood, especially at the small places on the road opposite the oyster beds. Seafood caught in the morning and on a table accross the road at lunchtime. Cant be bad! la Palmyre is a biggish tourist centre with plenty going on for families.

There is no bar and the site shop doesn't really stock anything (when is a shop not a shop?) but decent shops for all essentials are a hundred yards up the road including a take away. A supermarket is five minutes drive in the direction of La Tremblade.

The site showers and toilets were good quality, very clean and never busy. Like most places the showers were in a separate block but here they are at the other end of the site from the main toilets. Unusual but not a problem. There was a wide range of units on site, though not many large caravans, with a small number of the sitesmobile homes placed at different points. Dutch and French campers were in the majority with a decent number of Brits around too.

The more natural environment may not be to everyone's tastes, especially if you're put off by uncut grass or similar (not that the grass was in any way unkempt), but if it is then you will love this place. We certainly do and we'll definitely be back. 

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 10 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Bridgeywidge 23 reviews from this member

 This is a campsite equivalent of a budget airline - no frills - but we were quite content with that. The owners were very welcoming, and Jocelyn (or Fabienne) the manageress, speaks very good English which made me lazy! The pitches are open, not hedged in, and under a mix of deciduous and pine trees. Our pitch was at the rear of the site and was quite spacious. There are two facility blocks, but only one with showers, and a mix of toilets. Whilst we were there in early July, there was a problem with the boiler in the block nearest to us, which meant we werehed up in cold water but, it was fixed at the end of our time, and there was always hot water when we took a shower.

There isn't a pool but we cycled to the beach through the pine forest (about 4km). The beach stretches for miles and it's not hard to find a quiet spot. But watch the waves, it's not called the Cote Sauvage for nothing. There isn't a bar or shop on site, but they do have a 'depot du pain'and a freezer for ice-blocks (fee). The nearest shops are a short walk along the road to the next large campsite: general store, bakers and a take-away. There's also a large supermarket about 5-10 minutes drive away.

The charm of this site was the openness and lack of commercialism - although at times there was distant noise from the campsite disco along the road. I would stay there again as it was good value, in a lovely area, and we didn't feel hemmed in. But I don't want to spoil our memory and there are so many more places to visit. 

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