Château La Forêt - a campsite with a water park in the Vendée
A few hundred metres from the town of Saint-Julien-des-Landes, close to the famous Lac de Jaunay lake, and 12 kilometres from the beaches of the Vendée coast, the Château La Forêt campsite is located. Rated 4 star and a member of the top-of-the-range outdoor campsite group Yelloh! Village, this establishment extends over a natural 50-hectare campsite amidst which sits imposingly...a 19th century château!
A 4-star campsite close to the Lac du Jaunay lake
A family-orientated top-of-the-range campsite par excellence, the Château La Forêt occupies the 50-hectare park of the eponymous grounds, located in Saint-Julien-des-Landes in the Vendée. Located barely a few kilometres from the Lac du Jaunay, one of the largest tourist attractions of this department, this establishment is also 12 kilometres from the coast and the beaches of Brem and Brétignolles-sur-Mer. The seaside resorts of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and Les Sables-d’Olonne are both located 22 kilometres from here.
Amidst a green countryside, the campsite accommodates holidaymakers in excellent conditions. There is no shortage of space and everyone can make the most of their holiday to relax and get a breath of fresh air. Under the trees, which are sometimes around a hundred years old surrounding the château, pitches have been laid out so as to accommodate tents, caravans and campers.
These shaded and semi-shaded pitches are divided into 2 categories, the Premium, with a minimum surface area of 150 m² and 3-flower pitches, of at least 100 m². Numbering 259, they have a 6-amp electrical connection, a waste water drainage system and a mains drinking water connection.
A cabin in the trees with a panoramic view over the lake…
In the Château La Forêt campsite, holidaymakers also have a vast choice of holiday rentals. These take the form of wooden chalets, cottages and lodge tents. Glamping is in no way outdone, as it is possible to stay a Bubble Room or a Tree-house. The first is similar to a futuristic bubble, whilst the second can accommodate, with its 2 bedrooms, a family of 5 people.
Where there is a château, there are very often outbuildings. In Château La Forêt, these have been laid out to accommodate numerous shops and services on the campsite. Amongst these, we note a grocery store for emergency supplies, with a bread stand and press stand every morning, a snack bar - takeaway, a bar with a terrace and a restaurant. A genuine French “inn”, this restaurant offers traditional à la carte dishes or fixed menus, and is open every evening in the high season.
On-site, holidaymakers can also find a tourist information point, a Wi-Fi point with a computer available as well as a service for the hire of bicycles, safes, a barbecue and other items.
Although peace and greenery characterise the location, favouring rest and idleness for holidaymakers, they are also spoilt for choice when having fun. The 2.6-hectare lake is in the middle of the campsite, and enables those fond of fishing to indulge in it at any time of the day or night. The lake being private, there is no need for a fishing licence and a fishermen’s hut is nearby. This houses a refrigerator for preserving bait, a work surface to change fishing hooks, preparing lines, etc.
A heavenly campsite for fishermen
Around the château, holidaymakers can make the most of 2 swimming areas. The first is home to a large outdoor swimming pool for swimming (solely open for adults) whilst the second brings together an indoor heated swimming pool, an indoor paddling pool and water slides. Around the pools, sunloungers enable you to sunbathe outdoors.
Still with a view to amusing holidaymakers, other recreational facilities are scattered over the campsite, such as the treetop adventure course with Tyrolean traverses and monkey bridges and other similar facilities. There are also 4 paintball fields, a mini-golf course, sports pitches and children’s play areas...The activity team at Château La Forêt also offers numerous activities throughout the season.
On the menu, holidaymakers can as they wish take part in cookery workshops, aquaerobics sessions, petanque and palets (discs) competitions, walks and mountain biking trips. There are also wine-tasting evenings and other activities. Mini-clubs enable younger children to have fun with children and teenagers in their age group. Lastly, come the evening in the high season, shows, karaoke nights and concerts take place.