Classic V Wood & Canvas Tent
Wake up to sea air and the smell of pine trees with a stay in this safari tent on a beachside campsite on France’s Atlantic coast.
- A large tent with two separate bedrooms, beds provided (linen an optional extra)
- Fully-equipped kitchenette and large, shaded terrace for al fresco dining
- Pitched on a large site with a wealth of facilities and direct access to a sandy beach
The Owner Says
With a living area that opens onto a large wooden terrace, this Classic V Wood & Canvas tent offers all the necessary comfort for camping and a layout that has been designed to ensure you have great holidays. It is situated on Huttopia Noirmoutier which is ideally located alongside Sableaux Beach.
These tents include an indoor living/dining area, with a fully kitted out kitchenette complete with hot plates and plenty of crockery and utensils. Sleeping quarters are in one double bedroom, and a second bedroom with three single mattresses - so you can enjoy the wonders of camping with the comfort of real beds! Please bring your own bedding or hire these as an additional extra.
On site, there is a wide range of services and facilities that will help to make your stay even more enjoyable. There is an internet point at reception and free wifi in the central lodge and on the terrace, there are fridges for hire and a laundry area with washing machine and dryer (tokens and laundry powder on sale at reception). A Snack Wagon offers chips, homemade pizzas and cool drinks are available for you to enjoy with friends or family on the beautiful wooden terrace. You can also hire bikes and head out to explore the local area.
Features & FacilitiesFor a site with 500 pitches, the kids’ play area is relatively small. The nearest shop is outside the municipal campsite, not far from the main gate, with more supermarkets to be found further into Noirmoutier-en-L’Île. There are 5 wash-blocks, with plenty of hot showers, toilets, and stylish washing facilities, though some women, when asked, said they would definitely prefer it if the showers were not ‘mixed’ areas. Jetons (tokens) for washing machines are available from reception, where bike-hire and wi-fi access is also available. BBQs are fine, but campfires are not allowed on site, nor on the beach, though people do light their own beach fires.
ActivitiesThere are bike trails across the island, some of which are cycles-only, criss-crossing the Marais salt marshes. When there’s not enough excitement to be had on the beach, the water chutes, slides, torrents, and geysers at the Océanile Aquatic Park (00 33 2 51 35 91 35) should deliver it. Alternatively, there’s surfing and kite-surfing, sailing, fishing, horse-riding, or kayak and canoe hire to help you discover the labyrinthine Routes du Sel (the salt routes). And there’s a nature reserve that’s great for spotting sea- and marsh-loving birds next to the site.
Food & DrinkThere’s a boulanger who comes to the site each morning at around 8.30am with fresh bread and croissants. Make sure you buy, catch, or collect some seafood, whether it’s covered in scales, shells, or exoskeletons, to eat on site, preferably after an aperitif of Pineau made in the Vendée or the Charente. Among the many restaurants in Noirmoutier-en-I’ÎIe, the ivy-clad Le Grand Four, right next to the castle (00 33 2 51 39 61 97) comes highly recommended for gastronomic thrills (menus from €23). Or try the family-friendly seafood and crêpes selection at Le Transat (00 33 2 51 35 72 27), which has a very friendly atmosphere and offers panoramic views over the port of L’Herbaudière, about 3½ miles (6 km) from La Vendette.
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By car: From Nantes, take the A83 in the direction of La Roche sur Yon, then take exit 1 La Roche sur Yon. Follow the D178, and then the D117, towards Ile de Noirmoutier. Once on the island, take the direction of Noirmoutier en l’île and then follow the blue signs for “Campings” or the signs for “Les Sableaux”. The Huttopia campsite is at the end of Rue des Sableaux by the sea. Please note that Gois passage can only be taken at low tide (from 90 minutes before low tide to 90 minutes after it). TGV train station from Nantes (88km) then coach Line 13
Nearest airport: Nantes- Atlantique (80km)