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Le Bois Joli
2 Rue De Chateauneuf
Bois De Cene
Pays de la Loire   (Browse area)
Tel: 0251682005
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Pitches: 176
Open: 01/04/2024 to 30/09/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 5 Reviews
                7/10 from 5 Reviews

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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   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire On Site   No Golf   Tennis On Site 
 Beach <10 miles   Watersports <10 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <10 miles  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 10 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Aldo1877 23 reviews from this member

 The site is a short walk from the town centre, approximately 15 minutes. It has a nice pool complex, which is the main facility of the site.

There is a bar which does food and a takeaway. Bread can be ordered at the bar for next day collection or you can use a machine just outside the entrance to the next door campervan site, if all you want is a baguette.

There are a number of identical toilet blocks throughout the site which are well kept. They have washing up areas outside, but get closed in the evening and a small facility is opened. The chemical toilets are a cubicle inside the building along with a sink for grey water (although a local static resident kept telling me I had to use the chemical toilet, even though I pointed out the signage to him).

An iron and ironing board are available on a meter, there are also washing machines.

Pitches are spacious but accessing them is tricky as the paths are very narrow. We wouldn't have been able to get the van in without our movers or some assistance from other campers (which was offered but not required due to the movers). The position of the power and water hook ups may not be ideal, we had to re-position as our lead\hose couldn't reach (our longer lead did, but I didn't want to keep filling up the water barrel, it was bad enough emptying the waste twice a day).

The town has a number of restaurants but the vast majority are for mussels. All along the sea front this is almost solely what they offer. The beach stretches for miles and is very clean.

The site was very reasonable at just over 22 Euros per night, but France is very expensive for many things. A beer and a gin cost around 13 Euros in town, the site bar was also expensive. You can of course save money by stocking up at the Supermarkets, there are 3 large supermarkets all within a 10 minute drive, there is also a Lidl.

It meant our bar was always open and much cheaper.

It can get very hot, consistently high 30's, so a small freezer comes in handy for ice to put in drinks and stock some ice cream. The pool is a necessity in such heat. 

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mrs happycamper 1 review from this member

 Agree with the other reviews. We have spent 8 nights here and found Eric and Martine to be great hosts.

Not to be missed is the modules and frites night- absolutely superb modules with live entertainment, a cocktail and pudding included -all for 15 euros a head!

The only minor gripes is that the pitches are all so well used there is only patchy brown grass left, but there are pristine pitches left that they aren't allocating to anyone.

Also, being under oak trees, we experienced a steady thwack of acorns falling onto the tent! So, really, nothing much to moan about, and a lot to praise. 

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Betematty 2 reviews from this member

 Le Bois Joli - a really nice campsite not top of the range but all facilities good & clean although a little basic. Takes a while to find the toilet blocks (all without toilet seats) althgh better hygienically takes a bit of getting use to. The campsite is one of the smallest we have visited & is predominately occupied by the French with only one English speaker which all adds to the character. The toilets & showers are all mixed although obviously separate cubicles. There is a small playpark which the kids loved & two good clean pools (one paddling pool) the swimming area does not have any shade & can get alittle warm at times. There are donkeys, horses & two resident storks on site. The campsite is made up of chalet type accommodation for the majority & although we are here in august it is by no means full. They have different themed nights & serve basic food. There is also a resident pizza van that does homemade pizza chips etc.

Places to visit - so far we have found that from the site you have to drive as you are too far away from anything to walk althgh lots of people cycle. The beaches around here are lovely st Jean du mont lovely sand, good water although a little commercialised, st hilaire good sand & waters although when the tide comes in no beach left, le sables olonne absolutely lovely great beach, walks through the trees & on to the beach. All beaches have life guards.

Puy du Fou - is a must. Approximately 1hr 45 mins from site 4 euros on toll road. It is a very long day but the shows are spectacular especially the Vikings. We brought our tickets whilst out here but I believe savings can be made being brought either from camping or caravan club or buying them during the winter online for the following summer.

Apresmont - man made beach on reservoir, pedaloes to hire, small children's playground, & restaurant. 

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Gilliswift 5 reviews from this member

 As other review has mentioned, site good, large pitches and services good - although if needing the loo - toilet tissue was required.Take your own! Plenty of night time activities arranged including floodlit night swim.

Location was lovely, on the edge of a pretty village with local shops with basic supplies available.

Obviously popular site with the French, very few Brits during our stay.

Martine and Eric were very friendly as were most of our fellow campers. However, one major issue for us was that dogs were allowed to wander the campsite freely and it needs to be said that possibly due to our position on on the main route of the site, French dog walkers were not too fussy on where their dogs did their business on our pitch and less fussy regarding clearing up after their dogs. On two occasions we had cause to request dog mess being picked up and despite being offered poo bags to do it with, we were met with some consternation! As dog owners ourselves, this was, in our opinion, a reasonable request and dog owners should have more respect for their neighbours.

Although we enjoyed our week here, we would not visit again. 

Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Twyfordbridge 2 reviews from this member

 We booked onto this site whilst already touring on holiday in France. Wanted two pitches for two caravans. No problems at all. Martine spoke good english (better than my french!).

We were very pleased with the site when we arrived. It was very clean and owners Eric and Martine worked hard to keep a good site. It is mainly frequented by french holiday makers either in touring caravans or trailer tents but many of the pitches were mobile-homes. Although the site had childrens area and swimming pool we were quite amazed at how well behaved and polite the children were. There was only one other English family there during our 4 night stay.

The pitches were of good size and each pitch had its own water tap. Electric supply was 10amp (two pin adaptor) and Eric soon came along with an extension lead for us when we found ours was too short. Nothing was a problem for this man. He was the most cheerful Frenchman I have come across. Each morning as he cycled round his site he would bellow out "Bonjour Anglais" as he passed our van.

We didn't spend much time in the on-site bar but there was always something going on in there, karaoke, bingo etc. Eric tried to invite us to the bingo night, we said we might pop in and went in for the last half hour (we thought we ought too!)
Martine was busy calling out the numbers in French and English to a 100% French audience! - just for us!

The toilets and showers were first class and the village of Bois De Cene is right next to the site. Five minutes walk finds the Boulangerie, Bureau Tabac, Post Office and minimarket (Spar) for all essentials. Bike hire can be made on site. A 10 minute drive into Challans will take you to Leclerc's Supermarche where you can buy anything from bread to a sit on mower.

At the rear of the site is a small football pitch and our caravan pitch was facing this - great to watch the kids playing there.

Ideal for couples young or old and those with younger children. Probably not too much for teenagers (no games machines or arcades or disco nights).

The nesting storks are quite fascinating to watch. One calls out to the other calling it back to nest, the one flying in soars around the sky checking it out before landing. Quite a spectacle.

The other entertainment was their resident donkey and pony in the field adjacent to the site. Everyone takes apples or carrots to feed them and the donkey brays continuously as you approach it. One day they put a stallion into the field to mate with the pony - the noise and commotion was heard all over the campsite - So was the noise of all the young kiddie spectators all saying something in French, probably "What are they doing Mummy?"

Although this site is a commercial one, it is run more like a family site - far better than most of gigantic commercial sites nearby. We would certainly go back there again for a few days. 

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