L'Orée du Bois, a holiday by the sea in the heart of the forest
It is in the heart of the Forêt de la Coubre forest, in Charente Maritime, that we find the 4-star campsite L'Orée du Bois. Located four kilometres from the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and the seaside resort of La Palmyre, in the town of Les Mathes, this high-end establishment, a member of the Sandaya chain, is ideal for a relaxing and enjoyable family holiday!
Spirit of nature just a stone’s throw from the ocean
Some 60 kilometres south of La Rochelle, nestling in the heart of the Forêt de la Coubre forest, in the town of Les Mathes La Palmyre, between Royan and the island of Oléron, this exceptional campsite is located. Come and take a breath of fresh air at the top of the dunes of the wild coast and admire the surfers as well as the ocean, which extends as far as the eye can see.
L'Orée du Bois which extends over grounds of 7 hectares, has a total of 410 pitches. It offers a varied selection of mobile homes, ranging from Standard to Premium, generously equipped and located in a VIP area. It also features 150 basic pitches set aside for tents and caravans, including 40 “Luxe” (“Luxury”) pitches with private bathroom installations, with a unique level of comfort, specifically having a private bathroom installation set aside solely for your family on the plot. The sunny or shaded pitches, depending on the wishes of one another, are all delimited and have an average surface area of 100 m².
The mobile homes can accommodate from two to twelve people, in 1 to 4 bedrooms. Do you desire peace, nature and respect for the environment? If so, the Premium area “Into the Wild” is made for you! It provides you with a genuine glamping experience. With its pedestrian footbridge and its landscaped layout, you will be in complete harmony with the surrounding countryside. Treat yourself to a break in a unique location! Premium accommodation is turnkey. No being driven crazy here during your holiday, with sheets and towels provided, beds made on arrival, air conditioning, a private barbecue, a dishwasher, a Nespresso coffee maker...The Tribu mobile home enables you to accommodate up to 12 people and to enjoy a terrace of 30 m². All of these mobile homes are located in the forest, offering guests a little coolness and shade in a region drenched in sunshine throughout the summer season.
Communal barbecue areas are spread over the campsite. Thus, meat lovers can enjoy to their heart's content, especially as they can provide themselves directly at the mini-market of L'Oree du Bois. The other shops on the establishment include a bar and a restaurant, the menu of which offers traditional dishes, pizzas and fast food. In addition, a take away service is also available on-site. The bar makes its terrace available to you, so as to offer you a large selection of cocktails.
The delight, above all, for well-being holidays
The heart of this 4-star campsite in the Charente Maritime is home to many sports and leisure facilities, starting with its heated water park of 2,000 m². It is one of the largest fun water parks in the vicinity of Royan. There is a swimming pool and a magnificent tropical lagoon, with its artificial river enabling you to swim against the tide, its paddling pool with aquatic games for the very young, the spiral water slide and the 3-lane multislide.
This campsite with water park of Les Mathes also features a balneo area, with bubble baths, geysers, water cannons and anatomical benches. To relax and to unwind there's nothing better! You can also get fit by participating in the aquaerobics sessions which take place in one of the pools of the water park or in Zumba lessons.
A SPA area dedicated to beauty and well-being of 250m² is also offered on the L'Orée du Bois campsite. It offers you a communal spa area with a spa, sauna, steam room and a private space for 2 people with spa, sauna, steam room and herbal tea room. Not forgetting a large choice of massages, scrubs and beauty treatments on the menu.
Among the other facilities on L'Orée du Bois you should note the multisports ground, a pétanque court, ping-pong tables, a superb children’s playground and a video games room. This luxury campsite by the seaside in Charente Maritime also offers a mini-club, a juniors club and a teenagers club to welcome and entertain children! An activity team and outside contributors are on hand to liven up your evenings throughout the holiday.
A stone’s throw from the campsite there is a treetop adventure park (Indian Forest) and an Escape Game (Inside), plenty so as not to get bored for a 100% fun holiday with family or friends!
Les Mathes La Palmyre, at the heart of multiple excursions
Located in the town of Les Mathes, it is especially La Palmyre, the tourist district, which is mentioned when speaking of this town. This area indeed concentrates most on activities and shops related to your holiday. Reached in around ten minutes from the campsite, this seaside resort is also famous for its zoo.
It is indeed one of the most renowned zoos in Europe and one of the most visited zoos in France. Housing more than 1,600 animals, the Zoo of la Palmyre welcomes every year more than 750,000 visitors in its 18-acres park.
South of La Palmyre, after having crossed the community of Palais sur Mer, the city of Royan offers tourists an important heritage. You can also take the ferry to cross the estuary of the Gironde and reach the Médoc.
Most of the tourist sights of the Charente Maritime are situated North of L'Orée du Bois. For example fifteen kilometres from the campsite, it is possible to visit the Ile d’Oléron, the second largest island in metropolitan France after Corsica.
Between Oléron and Fouras, it is possible to catch sight of Fort Boyard, an ancient fortress protecting the arsenal of Rochefort, well known by fans of the eponymous television game.
Finally, you cannot stay on campsite L'Orée du Bois without visiting La Rochelle. Among the must-sees of this city, there's of course the aquarium. It is indeed considered one of the most beautiful aquariums in France!