We have stayed at La Garangeiore 3 times in about 5 years. The owners are part of the Castel Chain of campsites and offer far and above the best first class facilities we have ever come across. we happened upon la garangeoire on our first visit tabraod on our own, and wanted somewhere with a warmish climate but not too far to drive too from Calais being our first driving experience abroad and the vendee area seemed just the place. We were not disappointed, as the previous writer writes there are various tour operators who rent chalets, mobile homes and the park rent their own too. the reps who welcome you are great and nothing is too much trouble. the owners eric and anne hold an open afternoon to welcome you and explain the site. there is a security guard at night guarding the entrance to the mobile homes so no one gets in who doesn't belong there which was a great incentive for us being a bit nervous about going on our own, you can take your car out but there is a curfew of 10pm where the night guard will allow you to leave your car in reception and you have to walk to your mobile from there, beware though do take a torch as the lighting is low at night. All the facilities are fantastic and well looked after. we love the pool especially as the park rule is nor lounge reservations with towels so there is usually a chair available even when busy. At the open meeting you will be informed of this and I have seen the owner eric take unused towels from loungers where people have left the pool to go to their van so the rules need to abided by. They adopt a very hands on approach together and are seen working with their employees during the day. we had a personal welcome when arriving at the pool early the owner was cleaning the area. the pools are heated and the covered pool is reserved for adult swimming/lane swimming in the morning so you have somewhere away from the kids splashing, so everyone has fun. when we were there they had archery my partner loved it, horse riding, tennis which is free out of season, French lessons which I had with anne and others. You get a itiniary when you get there of the activities for the week so you can choose. we went to puy de fou whilst there which was fab, il de normitieur, ile de re, après de mont etc and were great places to visit. the small shop is good but a bit pricey, so too is the restaurant. the bar/pool area is really nice al fresco. all in all we cant wqait to come back this year late agust/ September.
- Also Known As:
- La Garangeoire Hotel Vendee