La Garangeoire

St Julien-des-Landes, Vendee

Site code: VS011

Reviews

St Julien-Des-Landes, La Garangeoire reviews collected by Reevoo

Accommodation
8.2
Value for money
8.2
Parc
9.2
Eurocamp couriers
8.2
Overall rating
8.9
Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 253 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Helen

High Peak
Super holiday, with just a couple of niggles.
Site was lovely; nicely laid out and great pools. Bike hire was incredibly expensive. We were probably too far from the sanitation blocks (which were always spotless)....a bit of a hike with a tot not long out of nappies.
Tent not fully equipped, eg plates, glasses, knives, BBQ eqpt, etc....Would have expected the amount of stuff to be correct. Other little things, like fan not working and heater having a UK plug. However, all dealt with quickly. Stove not faulty and staff unable to resolve that one. BBQ pretty useless and incredibly uneven!
Main gripe was the mini-club. Part of the joy of mini-club with, for example, some other holidays, is that we can actually do something (swimming, sailing, etc). Could see little point in putting the boys into a club and then have to sit in the vicinity (which only serves as a distraction for the boys anyway!).
Having said all that, site was lovely (although restaurant has fairly limited menu and was probably has the record for taking the longest to cook a rare steak....an hour!).
Super beaches 15 mins away. 20 mile round trip to the supermarket.
Confirmed guest: 07 September 2014
9 out of 10

Simon

Suffolk
We have been very fortunate to have wonderful weather for a week away in France. Our boys (aged 2 & 3) loved the swimming pool and insisted on going down the slides on mummy and daddys lap. Our home for the week was very spacious and provided an excellent base for our holiday. We did run our of gas and had a very cold morning, but one of the couriers came and changed the bottle. I would recommend the site to anyone with young children, plenty to do and the bouncy castle became part of our daily routine.
Confirmed guest: 06 September 2014
10 out of 10

Jane

Chatteris
Excellent site - Ann and Eric are perfect hosts and their staff are a credit to them. Eurocamp staff were brilliant. the accommodation was lovely, spacious & well maintained. A small problem with the gas was rectified quickly. Luke and his staff are to be congratulated.
Confirmed guest: 06 September 2014
9 out of 10

Carol

Stockport
Great parc with lots of activities. perfect for our kids.
Confirmed guest: 03 September 2014
9 out of 10

Stuart

Birmingham
We had a fantastic time at La Garangeoire (near St Julien-des-Landes), we didn't want to come back!! The site does not feel huge but offers more than enough in the way of activities and your own space to relax. We never once felt crowded, though the pool side will obviously get busy on hot days! Lots of sun beds available.

We had a Eurocamp Espace mobile home (3 bed, 1 bathroom) which we thought had ideal space and layout - the decking was superb (and BBQ), we sat outside on the decking more than we sat in and enjoyed 2 BBQs. (which was free to use!) The Mobile home was clean and tidy, though some things were still wet from being cleaned before we arrived. (glasses etc.)

We were showed to our holiday home by the Eurocamp Rep and given a comprehensive and friendly run down of our home, the kids clubs on offer and site facilities. That was really the last time we saw any of the Eurocamp reps, though we didn't really need them.

Eurocamp runs their own kids clubs that our children did not go to (too much going on... they didn't want to miss out on what we had planned!) We did feel the clubs were mainly aimed at younger (9 and under) rather than young teens. My children did attend one of the daily soccer training sessions run by the site team, looked ok but, the kids were not really bothered to go again.

The main swimming pool is big enough, with an under cover pool to spill into, if the main one gets too full or you want to do some serious lane swimming. We didn't use the tennis courts and archery but only heard good things about them. My son did go on a "how to drive" go-kart course run by the site team, which was very good value for the 5 euros and extremely good fun for him (and me!)

Our only disappoint for us was that we didn't explore the local towns, we just didn't have time! We went to the market at Bretignolles-sur-Mer (on Sunday morning) which was great (proper French experience) and then to a local beach which had lovely sand and appeared excellent and safe for families.

The site's staff all appeared happy and were friendly, especially enjoyed the bar areas and happy bar staff. The site seems to only attract British people which was a shame.

I think we will have to go back... no reason not too!
Confirmed guest: 01 September 2014
6 out of 10

Deborah

Debenham
This is a nice site for an entry level intro to the eurocamp world. I think I found the photos online slightly more "perfect" than what was actually on the ground - it was a smaller park than I thought it would be - I htought the chateau woudl have more space around it and be more of a prominent feature - not a lot of space between the caravans.
I also believe the strict "no noise" between 10pm and 8am rather harsh - 11 and 7 perhaps more reasonable. You have to remember that people are on holiday and will want to enjoy the evenings when the children are in bed.

Found it odd that you couldn't prebook the pedalo/canoe and had to "take a chance" on that- also surprised that this was a free activity.

Would be good to have signage to the go-kart area.
Confirmed guest: 01 September 2014
9 out of 10

Michelle

Nottingham
Campsite was brilliant. Will definitely return.
Confirmed guest: 01 September 2014