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Campsite Le Lac des Varennes ***

General information

Campsite Le Lac des Varennes is a campsite in Marçon, Sarthe, located on a river/stream and by a lake/recreational pond.The campsite has pitches which are marked out, pitches with shade, pitches without shade and pitches with some shade. Le Lac des Varennes is located close to a sandy beach. It is possible to rent tents, mobile homes and bungalows.

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The following rules apply to pets at (Le Lac des Varennes):
- Dog(s) permitted in low season (if on a lead)
- Dog(s) permitted in high season (if on a lead)

You can swim nearby in river/stream and in a lake/recreational pond. At Le Lac des Varennes you can go windsurfing and wild water sailing/kayaking/rafting.

You don't always have to cook, as the camp site has a snack bar and pizzeria. The camp site also supplies fresh bread. You can also use the internet, as you can access the internet with your own laptop in 80% of the camp site.


Guide price €20.00
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Detail information about this campsite

J.J.E.M. Verheijen

"This spacious campground is adjacent both to large lake as on the river Loir. There is much nature around with hiking trails and fishing. From the campsite access to adjacent activity park."

- Inspector Mr J.J.E.M. Verheijen
J.J.E.M. Verheijen

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Average rating: 8.1

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Child friendliness
Sports facilities
Swimming pool
Food and drink

Louise, on this campsite in August 2015

Travelling party: Couple


This very large campsite was on the way to the quite season when we arrived. It is based around a lovely lake. Lots of choice of grassy pitches. Good bathrooms. Activities available for kids. Nice relaxing place to stay.

Steen, on this campsite in July 2015


Deze beoordeling is als enquete afgenomen door onze inspecteur op de camping zelf.

Mic., on this campsite in July 2015

Travelling party: Couple


Einziges Manko war das nichts in deutsch beschrieben, ausgeschildert war. Nur englisch, französisch oder holländische Hinweise.

Christopher Symons, on this campsite in September 2014

Travelling party: Couple


Lovely site as an overnighter or, like us,
for an extended stay. As a fisherman I was disappointed to find the lake infested with small catfish. Good for dog walking. Overall a nice site but probably wouldn\\\'t return due to the catfish.

Carol Matten, on this campsite in June 2014

Travelling party: Seniors


Beautiful site, with very large pitch. Restaurant on site open most evenings. Lovely one hour walk around lake - great for our dog. Was amazed that wifi accessible from our caravan, which was a bonus. Would recommend for families as there is a man made beach on the lake for swimming. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Sallie Smales, on this campsite in June 2014

Travelling party: Seniors


Nice site by large lake. Pitches flat, toilet facilities adequate. Good cycling round lake with access to sports park. Too far away from anywhere outside the site if you have done a long drive to get there.

Colin W, on this campsite in August 2013

Travelling party: Couple


We stayed here on our way down to Bordeaux. We liked it so much; we stayed for three nights. The pitches were all large and there was different ones all around the lake so a choice for everyone. We stayed near the beach where the pitches were very flat and organised with hedges between the other side of the lake there were huge pitches not as flat but next to the lake if you enjoy fishing. The site was quiet when we went at the end of August but would imagine it would be busy and great for kids mid season. The lake is beautiful and takes about an hour to walk around it you can hire sailing dinghies horses pedaloes and canoes. Wifi is free at the bar and the office. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Showers were not very warm and not much choice of food at the bar although they did sell limited provisions in the shop. I would definitely stop here again and would recommend it. It is really good value our first night was outside the Acsi-period and still good value.

Roger Endersby, on this campsite in June 2013

Travelling party: Seniors


We stayed for 3 nights at this site, and really enjoyed the peace. Normally we go out and about visiting, but here, we just stayed and relaxed. With the dog, there is a good walk right round the lake 4km. Very friendly and helpful staff. We left out ACSI ID card at reception when we left, and the staff held the gate from opening, and a young lady ran to catch us to give it back to us. How is that for service. Would highly recommend this site, and would definitely return if in the area.

David Jones, on this campsite in September 2012

Travelling party: Couple


We stayed here for a couple of nights in Sepember 2012. The pitches are various sizes, the hookups are a long distance from some of the pitches so long leads may be required. Lake next to the pitches, fishing, canoes and peddelos for hire.
Although we rarely use the toilet blocks they were clean but maybe a little old looking.
Staff were very helpful and the small town within walking distance.
Adjacent to the site was a sports park with football, boating, pitch and put and picnic areas.
Site well kept and the lake excellent

Visiteur 92355, on this campsite in August 2012

Travelling party: Seniors


Superbe camping, well placed next to the lake. The personnel were very helpfull. Bread available every morning. Toilet blocks clean but one is a bit old althogh the manager said this would be arranged for next year. Friendly site, will DEFINITELY go back.

General information

Guide price 1
Guide price 2
Period of opening
01/04 till 30/10
7 ha
Number of touring pitches
250 (100 - 300m2)
Number of permanent pitches
Number of accommodation units for hire
Campsite suitable for disabled persons

* Facilities printed in bold are not included in the overnight rate. Supplementary charges will apply. (This does not mean that facilities which are not printed in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • WiFi 80-100% coverage
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total: 2
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Mobile homes
    • total: 25
At the reception
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Advance booking recommended for high season
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card: MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages: English | French
Pitch amenities
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity: 10 ampère
  • Euro-plug required
  • WiFi 80-100% coverage
Situation of campsite
  • Located by a lake/recreation pond (max. 0.1 km)
  • Situated on river/stream (max. 0.1 km)
  • Shopping opportunities within %s km
    • distance: 6 km
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total: 2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total: 2
  • Swimming in the lake/recreation pool(max. 0.1 km)
  • River/stream swimming (max. 0.1 km)
  • Sunbathing area
  • Sandy beach
For children
  • Entertainment programme: Children (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages: English | French
    • period: 08-07/30-08
  • Children's playground: small
  • Games room
  • Mini club (at least 4x a week - high season)
    • languages: English | French
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Baby room
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Heated toilet facilities
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Individual washcabins: cold water
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Toilet-shower combination (215cmsx215cms minimum)
  • Showers: hot water
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Baby room
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
  • Beach volleyball
  • Archery
  • Climbing wall
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Marked pitches
  • Grass
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total: 2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total: 2
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ: charcoal | gas
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Snack bar
    • period: 01-07/31-08
  • Pizzeria
    • period: 01-07/31-08
  • Takeaway meals
    • period: 01-07/31-08
  • Bar
    • period: 01-07/31-08
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Dryers
  • Ironing facilities
Recreation (adults)
  • Entertainment for children from 13 to 18 years (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages: English | French
    • period: 08-07/30-08
  • Entertainment programme: Adults (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages: English | French
    • period: 08-07/30-08
  • Fishing
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level: easy | average
  • Games room
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
  • Windsurfing permitted
  • Windsurfing course
  • White water kayaking/rafting
  • Sailing permitted
  • Sailing lessons
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total: 25
  • Bungalows/chalets
    • total: 1
  • Tents
    • total: 8
  • Bicycles
  • Canoes
  • Surfboards
  • Kayaks
  • Sailing-boats
  • Pedal boats
  • Rowing-boats
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night
Address & Route

Would you like to book campsite Campsite Le Lac des Varennes or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.

  • Campsite Le Lac des Varennes
    route du Port Gauthier/Saint Lezin
    72340 / Marçon

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    47°42'44"N 0°29'57"E
  • Drive via the D305 to Marçon. In the centre pass the Post Office/Town Hall (on the left). Follow the road. Signposted.

  • Warning! Since July 13 2015, many French campsites are prohibited from installing their own signpost. We advise to use GPS-coordinates to locate the campsite.

  • Contact

  • www.lacdesvarennes.com

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The weather on this campsite

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Max. 15.6° 15.6° 14.3° 17.6° 18° 18° 17.5°
Min. 3.8° 4.9° 5.9° 11.8° 10.3° 8.4° 8.3°
Precipitation 0% 0% 70% 75% 40% 10% 15%
Wind direction N E E E NW W W
Wind speed 2 3 3 2 2 2 2

Average temperature


Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 86% 79 2
Feb 83% 35 3
Mar 79% 76 3
Apr 80% 109 4
May 73% 80 6
Jun 68% 44 7
Jul 70% 85 7
Aug 70% 45 8
Sep 77% 88 6
Oct 85% 89 3
Nov 86% 103 3
Dec 87% 107 3
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