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Camping Chez Gendron
2 Chez Jandron
St Palais
Poitou-Charentes   (Browse area)
33820
Tel: +33 05 57 32 96 47
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Pitches: 45
Open: 01/03 To 15/10

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

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 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   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 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   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

Reviews:

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Date of Visit: March 2018 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Dot P 597 reviews from this member

In March the site is only partially open, mainly for overnight stops for those travelling North and South. We stayed for 3 nights as wanted to cycle the Gironde cycle way.

The reason for limit opening is due to the majority of pitches being on grass. There is a hard-standing area by the gate for 5-6 vehicles and a further 2 pitches just inside the site. All have electric hookups.

At this time of year only 1 toilet was open and the disabled shower / toilet room. The water was hot and good pressure. The water to the outside washing up sink was off, but there are 3 sinks in the laundry room with plenty of hot water.

When we stayed there were between 5 and 7 units on each night. The caravans were able to stay hooked up and were off in the mornings but some of the vans lingered a few days.

We cycled the Gironde cycle way North, fabulous path that takes you along the edge of the estuary and through tiny hamlets and harbours. Mainly off road but the few sections on road we saw less than a handful of cars all day.

The nearest village with shops is St. Ciers a selection of independents, a hotel and a Sup U. Approx 30 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive. Perfect area for those who like cycling, walking and wine tasting.

At this time of year the site is very quiet and peaceful (note - restaurant is not open and no bread service).

Would use again as a transit site in low season - 15 incl electric, showers and wifi.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lbarkas 79 reviews from this member

These days we are tending to linger longer on some sites, but this was a convenient stop over between the Gers and Loire valley, so booked 9 nights to explore a region we had not visited before. Sadly the weather was unkind so unable to make the best of our time.

The small 30-pitch site is owned and run by a friendly, hard working Dutch couple, Alexander and Aletta. They have two delightful children who both speak good English, the daughter waited on in the small cafe on one of our two visits where the meals were simple, tasty and good value.

The toilets/showers were clean, modern, push button variety, but plenty of hot water. Washing machine is available but didn't use. Washing up sinks were functional and again with hot water.

Bread was available to order and delivered right to the pitch around 8. 30am.

We were invited by Alexander to a local vineyard for a tour and tasting of the local 'pineau', a wine fortified with brandy which was interesting.

It would be a good site for families as there is play equipment, volley ball pitch and swimming pool. They have a number of pet animals such as ponies, donkey, sheep, goats, chickens and ducks.

We had several wet days, but we did manage a trip out to picturesque Talmont, 30/40 minutes away, clearly aimed at tourists with its numerous restaurants and gift shops. The Citadel at Blaye was interesting for a stroll and free admission.

We would not use again for a long stay but the site makes an ideal and popular NH since it is 10-15 minutes from the A10. Good value too with ACSI low season rate of 15pn.


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