Campsite Le Bois Dormant, Pays de la Loire / Vendée
Le Bois Dormant is the more relaxing of the two holiday villages Le Bois Dormant/Le Bois Masson in the Vendée, with a waterfall to welcome guests and swaying pines across the skyline. The site feels spacious and sophisticated, with a relaxing pool complex with slides and a toddler pool, fantastic sandy beaches and the fun seaside town of St Jean de Monts nearby.
Le Bois Dormant is situated over the road from Le Bois Masson, and you can use the facilities on both. Le Bois Masson is livelier of the two sites, and has its own indoor and outdoor pools, a health and wellbeing centre and a large bar and restaurant
New for 2013: the pool complex at Le Bois Masson is having a revamp! They’re re-tiling the poolside and installing a new new heating and air extraction system for the indoor pool, making the area even more comfortable for their guests.
Places to visit here:
A beautiful sandy beach, which the locals consider one of the most stunning in France (if not the world). If you can wrench yourself and the family from your favourite spot on the sand, it also has great watersports. Or if you or your children fancy yourselves as the next Jamie Oliver, then hot-foot it to the Saturday morning market a couple of miles away for superb fresh produce.
Famed for its fresh sardines. Look for the vintage ones (sardines millésimées) which are supposed to be laid down like fine wine! Even the canned variety are treated with respect. For children with short attention spans there is a tiny museum, the Maison du Pêcheur, which used to be a fisherman’s cottage (approx 10 miles).
Escape the mainland for a short time to admire the small island of Noirmoutier. Give your children a taste of the past with the old-fashioned bathing huts or they can relax on the unspoilt beaches (Bois de La Chaize is the prettiest), clamber around the ruins of the 7th century monastery or get wet at the Oceanile waterpark (approx 15 miles).
lazing by the lake
Apremont, half an hours drive away, is a pretty village with a medieval castle, a large lake and a sandy beach. You can hire pedalos, flat-bottomed boats and canoes to paddle leisurely around the lake. Once you’ve worked up an appetite you can justify trying out the bar and restaurant which have stunning views over the lake.
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