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Camping la Forêt, St Jean Plage, Vendee

 
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Overview

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  • Direct BeachDirect Beach
  • FootballFootball
  • Cycle HireCycle Hire
  • Sports Sports
  • FishingFishing
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  • Direct BeachDirect Beach
  • FootballFootball
  • Cycle HireCycle Hire
  • Sports Sports
  • FishingFishing
  • Golf Golf
  • Horse RidingHorse Riding
  • CanoeingCanoeing
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Parc reviews

Parc highlights

  • Take a short walk to the beautiful Plage du Pont d’Yeu

  • Treat the kids with a visit to Puy du Fou theme park

  • Test your water wings with the parc’s canoe hire

So you’re looking for a family holiday at a small parc in the Vendée that isn’t just eco-friendly, but toddler-friendly, too?

Camping la Forêt is a small and tranquil parc with a friendly, family atmosphere that makes it ideal for young families. It’s also very eco-friendly with a host of awards for looking after its environment. The pool area offers a sunbathing terrace that is ideal for parents to stretch out and relax, while the kids enjoy the heated pool. Then, when you’re ready to have fun on the long, sandy beach, you’ll find it just a short stroll away, down a path that runs through the cool shade of a pine forest. In fact, there are plenty of beaches nearby, some sandy and sheltered, while others have small coves and rock pools. Perfect for young minds to go exploring.

Available with Eurocamp

  • Welcome Pack
  • Linen Hire
  • Gas BBQ Provided

On parc

The following facilities are available:

Reception

  • Languages spoken: English, German, and French
  • Other services: Stamps, phonecards, fax facility and laundry tokens.
  • Internet available
  • Wifi available at a charge

Shops

  • Bakery open 20/5 - 31/8 mornings only
  • Nearest shop 1km from site

Dining

  • Take-away: Chicken & chips, hot dogs, sausages, lasagne, bottle of wine, ice cream Open 19/05/2014 - 30/08/2014

Bars

  • No Bar

Other

  • Television Room: tv
  • Games Room: Pool, table football and electronic games.

Laundry

  • Washers: 1 x machines €4.00 per load

Sanitation

  • Hot Showers
  • Baby Baths
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Toilets
  • Children's Toilets
  • Dish Washing Sinks
  • Irons

Some facilities remain closed in low season, please check at the time of booking if there is an activity or facility which is key for your holiday.

Pools

Surrounded by fifty different species of tree, this modest pool complex is really at one with nature. With a water cascade joining the two pools together, this complex oozes style and calm.  Relax on the sunloungers or make the short trip to the spa and pamper yourself – it really is up to you.

Suitable ForLocationHeatedFreeOpening Dates & Features
Swimming
Pool 1All the familyOutdoor

08/05/2014 - 20/09/2014

Pool features

Pool 2ToddlersOutdoor

08/05/2014 - 20/09/2014

Pool features

Spas

Opening DatesFreeAdditional Information
Spas
Sauna7km from the campsite
Spa7km from the campsite
Solarium7km from the campsite
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Pool features

Size: 96m²

Depth: 1.30m - 1.60m

  • There is a water cascade between the pools
  • Must shower before entering the pool

Size: 9m²

Depth: 0.40m - 0.40m

  • There is a water cascade between the pools

Extra information

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  • Sunloungers
  • Sun Terrace
  • No slides or chutes at this parc

Regulations: Shorts not allowed, T-shirts not allowed, Inflatables not allowed, Parental supervision required

Accommodation

Our stylish accommodation offers all the charm of camping without the compromise on comfort, with the majority of our mobile homes featuring decking, allowing you to make the most of al fresco living. 

Details of accommodation which can found on this parc is listed below. Use the search form to check availability of accommodation (with or without decking/air conditioning) for your chosen holiday dates.

Accommodation on sale for 2014 Holidays

  • Classic Tent

    Classic Tent

    • Classic Tents offer our best value prices
    • Real beds and a complete kitchen including a grill and gas hob
    • Electricity for a domestic fridge, lighting and socket for your mobile phone
    • Flexible layout can be configured to suit your party by easily changing the partitions for either 2 or 3 bedrooms
    • Patio furniture

    More info

Pitches

There are 61 pitches on this site.

Pitch sizeSurfaceInfo
Tents80-100m².Dust.

10/05/2014 - 06/09/2014

Shade: Some have some.

Some of the pitches are separated.

Getting to Camping la Forêt

Getting to mainland Europe is now easier than ever before, thanks to the Eurotunnel and a vast choice of ferry crossings and many of our parcs are conveniently located close to airports serviced by low-cost airlines, which means you can be on holiday in no time at all.

At Eurocamp we believe in making our holiday parcs not only easy to enjoy, but also simple to get to. So whether you decide to self drive or fly drive, we'll help to make sure your journey is as hassle-free as possible.

Address

  • Camping La Forêt
    190 Chemin de la Rive
    85160 St Jean de Monts
  • GPS Co-ordinates
    N 46° 49' 5.9046''
    E -2° 7' 48.273''

Airport(s)

  • Nantes (NTE): 70km

Port(s)

  • Caen Ouistreham (CAE): 378km
  • Cherbourg (CHB): 417km
  • Le Havre (LEH): 477km
  • Roscoff (RSC): 408km
  • St Malo (STM): 251km

Public transport

  • Local Railway: St Gilles Croix de Vie, 20km
  • Services to: Nantes

Planning your route

  • Self-drive

    Are we nearly there yet?

    Getting to mainland Europe is now easier than ever before with a vast choice of self drive or fly drive options.

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  • Guide to driving abroad

    Your driving guide

    Our guide to driving abroad is full of useful tips to help make your journey as smooth as possible.

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  • Car hire

    Car Hire

    Whether we are arranging your flights for you or not, we can offer you excellent value car hire. We have teamed up with Europcar to provide collection from your airport.

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Activities

The following activities are available:

On ParcNearbyInfo
Activities
Minigolf3km from the campsite
Playgrounds1 playground
Horse Riding3km from the campsite
Fishing15km from the campsite
Golf4.50km from the campsite
Driving Range5km from the campsite
Boat Trips15km from the campsite
Scuba Diving20km from the campsite
Sports
Tennis6km from the campsite
Table Tennis

Open 10/05/2014 - 20/09/2014

1 table

Football6km from the campsite
Badminton5km from the campsite
Volleyball1.5km from the campsite
Beach volleyball1.5km from the campsite
Quad biking0.2km from the campsite
Boules
Watersports
Windsurfing1km from the campsite
Canoeing

Hire charge includes wet suits. Organised on site by 2 Surf Kayak

Open 10/05/2014 - 20/09/2014

Equipment hire

Cycle hire
  • Open 01/05/2014 - 30/06/2014
  • You may be charged for this activity.
  • Mountain Bikes available
  • Adult bikes available
  • Child bikes available
  • helmets available
  • child seats available

Excursions

  • Type: To Puy du Fou

Some facilities remain closed in low season, please check at the time of booking if there is an activity or facility which is key for your holiday.

Kids' Clubs

Eurocamp kids clubs do not operate on this parc, however there are activities which are organised by the parc themselves, which you can take advantage of whilst on holiday.

Local attractions

The following local attractions are available:

Out and about

Just 25km from the parc is the lively town of St Gilles Croix-de-Vie, home to a busy port and an array of eateries. For walking or cycling, a visit to Ile d'Yeu is definitely worthwhile, where the Vieux Château offers panoramic views of the surrounding areas, then stop for something to eat in Port Joinville. A fun family day out can be had at Sealand Noirmoutier where a sea lion show takes place. Also nearby is the Feeling Forest adventure park and Atlantic Toboggan water park.

Nearby

  • Nearest beach: Plage du pont d'Yeu 400.0m
  • Nearest river: 25.0km

Shopping

  • Nearest town/village: Notre Dame de Monts: 1.5km

Places of interest

  • St Jean de Monts: 6km
  • Challans: 18km
  • St Gilles Croix de Vie: 24km
  • IIe de Noirmoutier: 26km
  • Nantes: 74km
  • La Rochelle: 151km

Attractions

Sealand Aquarium de Noirmoutier

A good aquarium with an excellent selection of fish from around the world including warm and cold water fish plus a number of tropical aquariums

Le Grand Parc Puy du Fou

A reconstruction of an 18th century village with villagers in costume. The ruins of a 13th century chateau where you can watch a fabulous falconry display or see the Vikings at war. You can spend hours wandering the grounds and gardens. The evening show is an incredible open-air night show with 850 people and 50 horsemen.

Zoo des Sables d'Olonne

Only a short distance from the enormous Atlantic beaches, the zoo at Les Sables d'Olonne is the home to hundreds of animals living in a luxurious setting. Animals include penguins, monkeys, otters, lions, tigers and pandas.

Planète Sauvage

Animal Safari park where you can discover more than 2000 animals by car as you drive through over 100 hectares of park.

Futuroscope

Theme park for media and technology.

Translation headsets are available

Oceanile

This waterpark in the heart of Noirmoutier is over 37000m and has more than 20 aquatic amusements. With slides and waves there is plenty to ensure that the whole family is entertained.

Le Vélo Rail

This journey through the countryside is on a 'vélo rail' which runs on old train lines. 10 kilometres of track can be explored for up to 4 hours.

Château de Talmont St Hilaire

Located on a rock, surrounded by water, the fortress of Talmont played an important part in the defence of Poitou against the invading Normans. Years later, several kings of France were made welcome along with Richard the Lion Heart during the crusade years. Nowadays you can attend medieval demonstrations during the festival period.

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Parc information

Exceptions

  • Max. 6 per tent
  • Max. 8 per mobile home
  • Gas barbecue: provided

Vehicles

  • Vehicles are allowed on pitches
  • Extra Vehicle Charge: €1.50 per day

Dogs

Dogs are allowed on this site. Must be kept on a leash. Maximum of 2. Dogs are allowed in : All accommodation types except Aspect, Vista, Espace, and Safari tent.

Accessibility

This Parc has facilities for disabled people. Please contact our Customer Sales Staff for more information.

Pitches

  • Number of pitches: 61

  • Shade: Some have some.

  • Surface: Dust.

  • Pitch size: 80-100m².

  • Tent privacy: Some of the pitches are separated.

  • Mobiles privacy: Some of the pitches are separated.

Parc reviews

Jean-De-Monts, La Forêt reviews collected by Reevoo

Accommodation
8.5
Value for money
8.4
Parc
8.5
Eurocamp couriers
8.2
Overall rating
8.6
Scores 8.6 out of 10 based on 32 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Cherilyn

Hartley Wintney
A great friendly courier greeted us. The park is so quiet and friendly great pool and short walk to super long sandy beach. Such a relaxing holiday.
Confirmed guest: 02 September 2013
8 out of 10

Peter

Yeovil
The Eurocamp courier was excellent, always helpful and polite, very considerate. The campsite was smaller than previous ones we have used, the staff were helpful and informal. What let the site down was the the size of the pitches and the ground they were upon. The space available outside the tent was minimal at best, for half our holiday the 'neighbours' had two cars, which made it very cramped indeed. The tent was pitched on very rough ground, mostly tree roots that made it essential for footwear to be worn at all times, even inside the tent, not the most relaxing way to spend your holiday. The campsite location, once found, was very convenient for all our needs. Access to nearby towns and beaches was very good as it was for restaurants etc. Lastly, August was the wrong time of year for the Vendee, extremely busy and so not conductive to relaxation and harmony.
Confirmed guest: 28 August 2013
10 out of 10

Scott

newcastle
This is an excellent campsite with very friendly owners who keep a well managed, clean site with all the facilities you need. It's a great location for cycling along safe family friendly routes, with few hills and bike hire based at the site. The pool is small but never overcrowded. Lots of families, but it's a very quiet site, if you want somewhere with something to do after 9pm its possibly not for you. Having arrived by train, we relied on public transport and cycling around the area and the local bus service is 100m from the site and is a reliable cheap service (50c per person) which runs all day and until late in the evening between Notre dame and St John de monts (and further if you wish). There are plenty of beaches very close by, some better than others, all accessible from the cycle paths, but watching the sun set and the moon rise (full moon when we were there) on the beach closest to the site was fantastic and a must to do. The atlantic beach in this region has good shallow beaches and few waves which is rare for this coast and better for young children. We found some very good restaurants in Notre Dame, in particluar L'Estran which is 350m walk from the site, serving excellent fish dishes and they provide a great childrens area where they can play. So, ditch the car, hire a bike and go explore.
Confirmed guest: 24 August 2013
9 out of 10

Tracey

Frome
It would be very good apart from the noisy people; I know it's hard but I think there need to be letters to Eurocamp people saying that if your child is awake before 7am and/or crying for more than a few moments during the night then we suggest you walk with them away from the main camping area to try to comfort them... really, I have kids, I know it can be hard but it was hell.
Lovely location. Nice small park.
Confirmed guest: 12 August 2013
10 out of 10

Donna

Bristol
We love this campsite and had a great time. However, we had requested not to be placed at the back near the road where it is much noisier and we were not happy to find, on arrival, that we had, in fact, been allocated the pitch closest to the road!! We did manage to change tents after 3 days and had a much quieter and more relaxing time.
Confirmed guest: 10 August 2013
9 out of 10

Neville

Chef-Boutonne
Short stay (2 nights) with our 2 grandchildren to visit our son and his family who were camping on site. It rained on our only complete day, obviously not Eurocamp's fault!! but it did spoil the overall otherwise good impression.
Confirmed guest: 28 July 2013
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Information

  • Parc size:Small - 61 pitches
  • Opening dates10 May - 6 Sep 2014
  • Nearest portSt Malo (STM) - 251km
  • Nearest airportNantes (NTE) - 70km
  • Distance to the beachPlage du pont d'Yeu - 400m
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