• Why not give the aqua gym a whirl?
  • Pick up delicious regional produce and wine from the parc shop
  • The Puy du Fou theme park is close enough for a day trip
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  • Parc size:
    Small - 215 Pitches

  • Opening Dates:
    27/04/2018 - 02/09/2018

  • Nearest Airport:
    Nantes (NTE) - 86km

  • Recommended Port:
    St Malo - 268km

  • Nearest Beach:
    La Pege - 0.3km

  • Nearest Town:
    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez - 6km

Great For...

  • Full on Fun

Endless beaches, plus a waterpark close by

There’s something about miles of sand on your doorstep and a family-run atmosphere that ticks a whole lot of boxes for families and adults alike.

Les Ecureuils is home to a great pool complex, including indoor, outdoor and a kids’ pool, waterslides, lazy river, fountain and Jacuzzi. There is a small spa and wellness centre on parc, plus loads of family activities arranged by the owners. There’s a restaurant and bar – scene of regular family discos in high season. There are several shops nearby, including an excellent supermarket, open from June onwards. In the evening, the recently extended bar really comes into its own with a great selection of French wine, beers and fruity cocktails. Go on, you’re on holiday!

  • Near a Beach (0.3km)

  • Near a Town (6km)

  • Eurocamp Kids' Clubs

  • Waterslides

  • Toddler Friendly

  • Near a Lake (27km)

  • Canoeing (5km)

  • Tennis

  • Covered Pools

  • Spa

  • Windsurfing (8.5km)

  • Table Tennis

  • Gym

  • Horse Riding (5.5km)

  • Dog Friendly

  • Scuba Diving (15km)

  • Surfing (6.5km)

  • Small Parc

Accommodation

Vista 3 Bed

Vista 3 Bedroom

  • 3 great bedrooms - 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and 1 bunk bed or 2 twin bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8 (Max 6 adults)
  • Two sets of French doors leading from both the kitchen and lounge area
  • Impressive, extra large decked terrace
Vista 3 bed ›
3 bed Espace

Espace 3 Bedroom

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8 (max 6 adults)
  • French doors leading from the living area
Espace 3 bed ›
Esprit 3 Bed

Esprit 3 Bedroom

  • 3 end bedrooms - 1 double bed, 2 twin bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8 (Max 6 adults)
  • Central living/dining area with double sofa bed
Esprit 3 bed ›
Esprit 2 Bed

Esprit 2 Bedroom

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom with a bunk bed
  • Sleeps 7 (max 6 adults)
  • Living/dining area with double sofa bed
Esprit 2 bed ›
Classic 2 Bed

Classic 2 Bedroom

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom with bunk beds
  • Sleeps 7 (max 6 adults)
  • Living/dining area with double sofa bed
Classic 2 bed ›
Safari Tent Sleeps 5

Safari Tent Sleeps 5

  • Wooden decking
  • 2 spacious bedrooms
  • Equipped kitchen area, complete with fridge
  • Wooden dining set
Safari Tent Sleeps 5 ›
Classic Tent

Classic Tents

  • Classic Tents offer our best value prices 
  • Sleeps 6 (Max 6 Adults) 
  • Real beds and a complete kitchen including a grill and gas hob 
  • Electricity for a domestic fridge, lighting and socket for your mobile phone
  • Patio furniture
Classic Tent ›
Eurocamp Independent own equipment

Eurocamp Independent

  • The pitch-perfect choice for those looking for everything a Eurocamp parc offers but enjoy the freedom of taking their own camping equipment
  • Expert advice and great value campsite and travel packages
Own gear? More info here ›

Pitch Information

Pitches: > 100m2

Vehicles Information:

  • Cars can be parked on the pitch
  • There are no charges for parking on the pitch
  • Motorbikes are allowed on pitch

Dogs:

  • Dogs are allowed in our accommodation (details of units allowed can be found on the 'important information' tab)

BBQ's:

  • Gas or charcoal BBQs are allowed
Pitch Types Open Dates
Mobile Homes Mobile Homes

27/04/2018 - 02/09/2018

Tents Tents

05/05/2018 - 02/09/2018

Safari Tents Safari Tents

05/05/2018 - 02/09/2018

Pools

Pool complex

Open dates

27 Apr 2018
2 Sep 2018

Swimming

Type Location Heated Size / Depth Features
Rectangular Outdoor
  • Size: 200 m²
  • Depth: 1.1 m - 1.5 m
Lazy River Outdoor
  • Size: 90 m²
  • Depth: 0.3 m - 1 m
  • with a jacuzzi
Children's Pool Outdoor
  • Size: 80 m²
  • Depth: 0.2 m - 0.4 m
  • with play items and small slides
Family Pool Indoor
  • Size: 90 m²
  • Depth: 0.3 m - 1.5 m
  • featuring a mushroom waterfall and jacuzzi

Waterslides

Suitable for Length Minimum Age/Height Lanes Notes
All the Family 20 metres 7 years 1
  • with sharp bends and high sides
All the Family 10 metres 7 years 2
  • with gentle bends

Complex information

Complex features: Jacuzzi

Spa and relaxation

Open dates

27 Apr 2018
2 Sep 2018
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Minimum age for the spa and sauna area is: 18 years old

Charges apply for this Spa Complex

Extra information

  • Sunloungers available
  • Sun Terrace available
  • Arm bands or small rings allowed

Restrictions

  • T-shirts not allowed
  • Inflatables not allowed
  • Pool passes are required to enter the pools
  • Parental Supervision is required at all times

Kids' Clubs

Clubs for toddlers

Ages 6 months to 5 years

Open 19/05/2018 - 02/09/2018

Mini Fun Station ›

Fun for all

Ages 4 to 17 years

Open 19/05/2018 - 02/09/2018

Fun Station For All ›

Les Ecureuils Campsite Site Run Kids' Clubs

This parc runs its own kids’ clubs, and you’re welcome to make use of these throughout your holiday. We don’t however, have any involvement in these clubs or how they are organised, including the quality of activities available.

  • Open: 02/07/2018 - 25/08/2018 *
  • Available for: 5 to 8 years
    9 to 12 years
  • Languages: English
    French
  • Available to all customers

Facilities and Amenities

The opening dates of facilities are correct at the time of collection at the beginning of the season, but are subject to change. It is possible that some facilities may be closed in low season, please ask our reservation team at the time of booking, if there is a facility which is key to your holiday.

Reception

  • ID bracelets required

  • WiFi is available (charges apply)

  • Internet access available (charges may apply)

  • Credit cards accepted: Mastercard, Visa

  • Languages spoken: English, French

  • Other Services: Stamps, postcards, tokens, tennis court hire and sauna/steamroom reservation

Shops

  • Small Grocery: Open: 27/04/2018 - 02/09/2018

Bars

  • Number of bars: 1

  • Opening dates: 27/04/2018 - 02/09/2018 (bars may only open for part of this period)

Dining

Restaurant - Amy's House

  • Location: At the entrance of the camp site

  • Opening Dates:

    27/04/2018 - 01/09/2018

  • Terrace: The restaurant has a terrace area for dining


Takeaway

  • Opening Dates:

    27/04/2018 - 02/09/2018

Entertainment

  • Family Disco

    23/05/2018 - 31/08/2018

  • Animation Team:

    02/07/2018 - 31/08/2018

    Aqua Gym

    Bingo

    Karaoke

    Quizzes

  • Games room

    Video games

    Pinball

Laundry and Sanitation

  • Toilets

  • Children's toilets

  • Hot showers

  • Baby changing facilities

  • Baby baths

  • Dishwashing sinks

  • Laundry sinks

  • Washing cubicles

  • Washing Machines

  • Dryers

  • Irons available

Sports and Activities

Whilst our range of parcs are ideal for relaxing holidays, they also offer you plenty to do when you feel like being a little more active.

The following activities are available on parc:

The following activities are available on parc (all season unless indicated otherwise):

Sports Information

Tennis

  • 1 Tennis court

Table Tennis

  • 3 Table Tennis tables

Gym

  • Please bring sports shoes and a towel

Boules

  • 2 Boules pitches
Activities Information

Playground

  • 1 Playground

The activities detailed are available all season, unless indicated otherwise. This information is subject to change, and it is possible that some activities may have a charge and/or may remain closed in low season. Please check at the time of booking if there is an activity or facility which is key to your holiday.

Important Information

Accommodation

  • Gas or charcoal BBQs are provided free of charge

Vehicles

  • A car can be parked on a pitch

  • Motorbikes are allowed on the parc and the pitch

  • There is no charge for additional vehicles

Dogs

  • Dogs are allowed in the following accommodation:

    • Esprit

    • Classic

    • Vista (for 2018 holidays)

    • Tent

  • Dogs must be on a lead at all times

  • Number of dogs allowed: 1

Reception

  • There is a barrier in operation

  • Barrier closing time: 23:00 hrs

  • Customers are required to wear security bracelets on site

Accessibility

  • This parc is suitable for customers in wheelchairs

  • The following areas of the parc are wheelchair friendly:

    • Bar

    • Pool area

    • Reception

    • Restaurant

    • Sanitation blocks

    • Shop

  • There are disabled toilets on site

Reviews

St Hilaire, Les Ecureuils reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Parc
8.2
Accommodation
7.9
Eurocamp couriers
8.7
Value for money
8.2
Overall Holiday
8.5
Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 226 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
7 out of 10

Claire

Overall we had a fabulous holiday here.
We have a 5yr old and a 10 mth old, the park was perfect for young children. It's a small site so it's easy to find your way around. We felt very safe at the park throughout our stay.
The pool lived up to expectations with regards to the slides, baby pool and lazy river. However, the splash pool at the bottom of the slides and the lazy river did not seem very clean. Maybe this was due to it being the end of the season, but it certainly put me off going in during the latter part of our stay.
There are very few sunloungers around the pool (around 40 in total) but there are a number of plastic chairs. People queued for up to an hour before the pool opened to get a seat/lounger which seemed ridiculous. People would put towels down on large numbers of seats with people not coming down to the pool until hours later. I was also not happy to see that three of the Euro camp reps queued at the pool on their day off and had a bed each. This left a bad taste in the mouth when there were paying customers with small children and no where to sit or base themselves.
Considering it's a park aimed at young families there was only a few parasols. Not really anywhere to shade the baby from the sun. Also be aware there are no lifeguards at the pool, this meant there was a bit of a free for all on the slides with some older children coming down straight after little ones.
There is a pool bar but it doesn't serve food or snacks, just ice cream. Bar prices are on the high side around 5€ for a pint of beer 3€ for a small glass of wine. They have a plastic glass deposit scheme which works well 1€ per glass which you get back if you return it. The staff at the bar were very friendly. There is entertainment on most evening including stuff for the kids like a disco, balloon modelling, Xbox night, bouncy castle and soft play. It's quite small inside and there are only a few tables and seats outside. Pretty reflective of the pool situation really.
The site shop is small but stocks basic supplies as well as a takeaway and sweets for the kids. There is also a small wine shop which has a great selection of local wine although you pay a few euros more compared to the supermarket.
The takeaway does great pizzas so perfect if you arrive late on the first night.
There is an on site restaurant. We had lovely service but the food was pretty average. Serves pizzas (as per takeaway), moules frites, steaks and fish. It's also right in the road so not the most romantic setting for an evening meal.
The Euro Camp kids club was available 6 days a week. However the couriers running the club lacked a bit of enthusiasm compared to other experiences we've had. There wasn't much engagement with sessions like movies and munchies (kids put in front of a film for two hours with their own snacks), pizza night (taken to the site restaurant). Even the Showtime session was very flat. Kids performing at the end weren't really encouraged or supported by the courier team and they looked bored and fed up throughout the performance.
Our accommodation was pretty tired and could have been cleaner. I was pleased to have brought some bleach and floor wipes. Having a little one crawling around it certainly wasn't clean enough to put him down without me giving it a wipe over first. The toilet in our accommodation smelt like a public loo. The smell of old urine was overwhelming. You could not tolerate staying in there for long. I suspect the lino needed replacing. Also the decking and steps hadn't been properly swept on our arrival so I ended up doing it myself.
The bed was hideously uncomfortable. Even my 5yr old complained. However, it was the first time we had a three bedroom and we were very grateful of the extra space. The layout was nice and it was well equipped with clean and functioning kitchen utensils.
The pitches are very close together with just a couple of yards between each mobile home.
Our shower wasn't draining properly but as soon as I reported it a courier came to fix it. He couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely service!
The beach is beautiful and is literally just across the road. It's sandy and breezy. We had some great days down there. However, there is a massive sand dune to get over so we had to do a few trips with the baby as couldn't push the buggy over it. It was a good way to burn off the extra calories consumed in french wine and cheese : )
The immediate area around the site was a little odd. Hardly any returants and the ones that were there didn't look great. It lacked any of the usual french charm that we love. Also they are all based directly on the main road. We felt like there was a missed opportunity as the area was busy with tourists but it lacks places to eat. If there had been a few places along the beach that would have been perfect for us. There was also a fairground and arcade which wasn't really our thing. It was a shame as it meant we couldn't eat out without getting in the car. As a result we made great use of the local supermarket and the BBQ at our pitch.
Overall this is a great camp to base yourselves to explore the Vendee. There are tons of local attractions and beautiful small towns just a short drive away. The site itself ticked a lot of boxes and its proximity to the beach was a big plus. We had a very relaxed holiday but probably wouldn't return purely because we would like to be in walking distance of more resturaunts and bars.
Confirmed guest: 03 September 2017
Published on: 14 September 2017
10 out of 10

Martin

Stamford lincolnshire
Clean open spacious lovely beaches friendly holidaymakers and locals would definetly go back to the same campsite and may be try other sites to see what they have to offer
Confirmed guest: 03 September 2017
Published on: 10 September 2017
8 out of 10

Sara

Merthyr Tydfil
An excellent family holiday, lots to do and keep busy. Great clean facilities on site and the kids absolutely loved it.
Drinks on site are expensive, Kettle and bed in caravan need upgrading.
Other than that an excellent holiday and would highly recommend,
Confirmed guest: 03 September 2017
Published on: 10 September 2017
8 out of 10

Daniel

Tewkesbury
Good site - shame the pool area isn't a bit bigger with more sun beds. Kids loved the park, soft play & the kids disco.
Confirmed guest: 01 September 2017
Published on: 09 September 2017

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