Les Genêts Campsite

St Jean-de-Monts, Vendee

Site code: VN024


Jean-De-Monts, Les Genets reviews verified by Reevoo

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Overall rating
Scores 8.0 out of 10 based on 66 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
3 out of 10


newtownabbey Couple
Caravan was dirty on arrival, dirt on floor behind bed in main bedroom, main bedroom shower unit yellow on basin and shower wall, dirt in cupboard storing chairs and gas heater,no stopper for second bathroom and toilet seat loose even after courier tried to fix it,two dinning chairs broken, tea pot was filthy and require to be descaled took 2 days.window curtains in urgent need of cleaning. In all the state of caravan not up to the standards required for what Euro camp pride themselves in all their advertisements. The same type of condition also applied to may sons caravan next to ours.
Confirmed guest: 18 July 2015
Published on: 22 July 2015
7 out of 10


Melksham Couple
An enjoyable 10 night stay, unfortunately being very early in the season not many of the local attractions or restaurants were open.
Confirmed guest: 12 June 2015
Published on: 19 June 2015
10 out of 10


Poole. Family (the eldest child is at school)
Couldn't ask for better, very clean, very helpful people and lovely food
Thank you
Confirmed guest: 31 May 2015
Published on: 08 June 2015
10 out of 10


derbyshire Family (the eldest child is at school)
Fantastic family holiday all round. we also had lovely weather with lots of warm sunshine.
Confirmed guest: 30 May 2015
Published on: 04 June 2015
9 out of 10


liverpool Family (the eldest child is at school)
Have stayed in many campsites in France but found that the pool complex here was the best. May have been because it was very quiet and could get sunbeds at any time but the children had a ball. Loved the bubble pool and slides. Thought the prices in the bar reasonable by French standards and all staff very friendly. Mobile home clean and blankets, pillows etc all brand new. Again perhaps we were the first in the mobile home this season. Couriers were excellent. Friendly but not intrusive. They even knew it was my gran daughters birthday and had hung balloons for her. Nice personal touch. All in all a very enjoyable holiday.
Confirmed guest: 30 May 2015
Published on: 04 June 2015
10 out of 10


Fabulous time and thanks to Kim and all the couriers at les genets who ned my stay perfect!
Confirmed guest: 02 September 2014
Published on: 08 September 2014
9 out of 10


Portsmouth Family (the eldest child is at school)
Overall, we had a great holiday, spending time mooching round the local towns and the beach, returning each evening to use the pool.

As others have said, and indeed the Eurocamp website, the pitches at Les Genets are VERY small, far smaller than any other site we've been to with Euro(Key)Camp. You do feel a little packed in. We were also surprised to be sharing our pitch with loads of small lizards (they didn't come into the accommodation, though).

The on-site shop is woeful, I appreciate we were there at the end of the season, but even so I would really expect better stock levels than that. There is a (poor) U-Express down near the beach, and the nearest decent size hypermarkets are only 15 minutes drive away (Hyper-U in St Hillaire and Leclerc in Challans), so I guess you don't really need the on-site shop too much.

The take-away is also pretty poor - they cook everything to order, so on one occasion, it took us 25 minutes to get 3 portions of chips, although it was usually closer to 10 minutes. But the point of a take-away is "fast" food, and this just wasn't fast. Interesting to see mussels on the menu there, though.

We didn't go in the bar or restaurant, so can't comment.

There is a varied programme of daily and evening entertainments. My sons and I went into the table tennis tournament, which was won by Pierre, Les Genets' rep. I thought it was for the guests' entertainment, not his.

Whilst the rest of the parc is in need of a little attention, the pool complex is stunning. If you want to sit and relax, you have both indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, whilst if you want some thrills, the chute and slides are very good, and the lazy river flows at quite a pace, too fast for me to walk against. And finally, we've found a parc in France that knows how to heat the outdoor pools properly!!! Lovely and warm, definite thumbs up on this point. Our only complaint, though, is that the flooring is quite stoney, and hurts your feet - I think they need to consider resurfacing with something more appropriate for people with bare feet!

Some of the other reviews complain about noise - this isn't something that really bothered us although we were well away from the bar area. We were right next to the main road, but again didn't experience any noise that was different to that which you would expect at home.

The area around the parc, Les Mouettes, I have to say looks very run down. We only looked at the beach there when the weather was bad, but it looked like it would be great in good weather. The restaurants there don't look very enticing at all. But I would definitely recommend travelling up to the main part of St Jean de Monts. The town itself is a typical sleepy French town, and the beach there, whilst a little commercialised, is magnificent. Beautiful sand, stretching as far as you can see in both directions, clean, well maintained, and the Atlantic is actually quite warm too. And it's free to park all day - you don't get that at Bournemouth, that's for sure.

There are a few other towns in the area that are worth exploring, we went to Noirmoutier and St Gilles, as well as spending a day in La Rochelle, it was well worth the effort to get down there.

Overall, we had a lovely relaxing holiday, and the Vendee is a lovely area. Would we go back to this parc? Maybe, maybe not.
Confirmed guest: 31 August 2014
Published on: 08 September 2014

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