A stone's throw from the wildest and and most delightful beach in Bretignolles-sur-Mer, within the Vendée department, the 5-star campsite Les Dunes is located. It is a mythical Côte de Lumière campsite, opened in the 1960s. It has not stopped developing ever since, so as to provide even more comfort and satisfaction to its holidaymakers.
Idyllic location by the sea with direct access to the beach
Established by the sea, south of the seaside resort Bretignolles-sur-Mer, the centre of which is 4 kilometres from here, the 5-star campsite, Les Dunes is located. It is an open-air hotel equipped with a multitude of benefits. The beach from which it takes its name is only a few dozen metres away from the campsite, and a public footpath crossing the dunes makes it possible to go there safely.
The site on which Les Dunes is located stretches over a 12-hectare area in total. A total of 677 plots have been developed. Some of them, being pitches are intended to welcome campers and their tent, caravan and/camper, whilst the majority are now occupied by holiday hire accommodation.
To maintain the privacy of each one, all of these plots are separated by greenery. Holidaymakers have the choice between eight ranges of mobile homes. Having areas ranging from 24 to 32 m², the latter can, dependent upon their layout, accommodate from 2 to 6 people. Each of these holiday hire accommodation units have a terrace equipped with a garden furniture set, so holidaymakers can enhance their enjoyment of open-air life. There is also a television within each unit.
To meet the needs and expectations of those who come to stay there, this luxury campsite in the Vendée has, over the years, developed a large range of services. These include a grocery, open from April to September, and within which you can find everyday items, as well as a counter specifically dedicated to promoting regional products. Fresh bread and sweet breads and buns such as brioches, croissants and pains au chocolat are cooked on-site! There is plenty there for a good start to the day during your holiday.
An aquatic park with a covered swimming pool and outdoor pools
Amongst all of the shops and services present on the site, L’Escale des Dunes is, no doubt, the most lively of all! This bar-restaurant offers various small dishes, either to eat on-site or to take away and accommodates holidaymakers wishing to quench their thirst. You can also find a giant screen there, on which major sports competitions are broadcast, with several billiard tables and table football and hockey tables. There is also a pinball machine, video games and other games.
There are facilities at Les Dunes to allow everyone to have fun during their stay, such as the heated aquatic park, a genuine shrine to swimming and aquatic fun! The latter consists of a superb indoor section accommodating a swimming pool of 264 m², a jacuzzi, a counter-current river, a paddling pool for the very young and its mini-water slide. There is also a large water slide and its landing pool. It is also worth noting that within the indoor area all of the swimming pools are heated to 27°C!
The outdoor section of the aquatic park is made up of a large 200 m² swimming pool, a second 150 m² pool, into which an aquatic slide as well as a multi-lane slide flows into. There is also a paddling pool equipped with several games so children can discover the joys of water. Here, there is a minimum guaranteed temperature of 24°C. This temperature may, of course, increase, depending upon the natural sunlight on a given day.
A campsite midway between Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and Les Sables-d’Olonne
The leisure facilities in this top-of-the-range Vendée coast campsite include a multi-sports ground, a tennis court, a mini-golf course, an area for playing pétanque, ping-pong tables and two play areas for the very young. Moreover, it is possible to hire bikes, carts and other tandems to go for ride as a family, or with friends, either along the waterfront or further inland.
Moreover when the season starts in April, some activities and forms of entertainment are offered to holidaymakers, with this programme increasing during the high season. The latter take place as much in the daytime (such as aqua-gym and stretching sessions, gym, relaxation, sports tournaments, walking trips or bike rides and other activities) as in the evening (dance evenings, karaoke, concerts, magic, shows, and other events). It is worth noting that from the 2016 season onwards, there will be a new functions and events room on-site
Lastly, the very young have not been forgotten, as there is a mini-club at Les Dunes. Two activity leaders welcome children aged 4 to 12 years and offer them numerous play activities, from going on a treasure hunt to drawing, model-making or make-up workshops. It is worth noting that more than just being open during the high season, this mini-club is also open during the Easter holidays.
Lastly, a stay on the 5-star Bretignolles-sur-Mer campsite is an opportunity to go out and discover the major tourist sites in the Vendée. From Puy du Fou (the historical theme park) to the seaside resorts of the Côte de Lumière, via the Marais Poitevin (spectacular wetland marshes) or the Ile d’Yeu château, this department conceals a number of surprises!