We stayed here as a family of four (2 children aged 4 and 2) from 14-25 August 2013.
We booked a Junior plus cottage direct with the site and were on plot A18 which was fab. Nice and big and close to the pool and shop. Although this was the cheapest accommodation available, there was plenty of space, it was spotlessly clean and perfectly comfortable.
The highlight of the site is the swimming complex which is fantastic, plenty for the kids to do and although there have been comments about the lack of lifeguards, I prefer a more relaxed pool environment to one where you can't do much for fear of having the whistle blown at you! Inflatables are allowed in the pools (not sure if that's official or not but certainly there seemed to plenty in all the pools), as are balls, buckets/spades etc. For the kids, it's absolutely spot on and the happier they are, the more relaxed we are!
We'd read about the mosquito situation so we went armed with body sprays, room sprays, plug ins, candles, after bite etc and either it wasn't as bad as we were anticipating or the repellents were doing their job! They certainly weren't a huge issue where were were, just be sensible and protect yourself.
The onsite shop is well equipped for your basics and in nearby Marennes there's a large InterMarche and E.Leclerc where we did our main shopping. The onsite take away pizza's are great as are the kids meals. The wait time is fine, one night took longer but that was a changeover day so it was particularly busy. Certainly nothing to complain about.
We didn't venture off site much so can't really comment on what's out and about. One evening we went to Youpi land which the kids loved. It's cheaper to get in after 9pm but did get very busy after that time. We got there around 7.30pm which was perfect as the kids more of less had the place to themselves.
This was our first year holidaying on a French campsite and I would certainly recommend Sequoia Parc. We'd been to a fantastic site in Spain the year before so Sequoia Parc had a lot to live up to - and it did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The campsite Sequoia Parc is a 5 stars family campsite of 45 ha of nature and greenery in the heart of the Charente-Maritime region. In the village of Saint-Just-Luzac, it is also at only 7km from Marennes Plages and near to famous cities like La Rochelle, Saintes, Rochefort or Royan, which you will visit with pleasure. You will appreciate the climate of the region, particularly because the Charente-Maritime is the most sunny part of France, after Côte d'Azur. This year, the campsite will turn its 20 years ! You could try several activities in family in the campsite. You could, for example, appreciate our swimming pool area of 2 000 m², with 4 pools of which 3 heated, slides, river and jacuzzi. You could also do sports thanks to our tennis courts, our petanque field and multisports field (soccer, basketball, volleyball). Children will appreciate our mini-farm but also our children club which welcome for free, and during all the season kids from 4 to 12 years old. Do you want to take a stroll in family? Take the Velodyssee by bike. You will go along the Atlantic coast. Bikes can be hired at the Information Point of the campsite. You can also take a stroll by horse or poney thanks to our equestrian center. In July and August, our organizers keep surprises! Animations, competition, concerts, shows... You will have fun at campsite Séquoia Parc! If you are hungry, our restaurant, Le Carrousel, welcomes you every evening, to make you discover our regional flavor. You could also taste our snack, which proposes take-away, particularly pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven. Finally, our mini-market is at your disposal and proposes you several products for your daily purchases. All our pitches and accommodations are delimited by trees and hedges to guarantee you maximum of privacy. Our accommodations can accommodate from 4 to 7 persons. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castel Camping Sequoia Parc Hotel Marennes