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Camping L'Orée du Bois ***

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Camping L'Orée du Bois is located on the French peninsula Médoc. You'll camp on a sheltered campsite, four kilometres from the Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans, a large lake with a beautiful sandy beach. On the campsite you can also swim when it rains; the swimming pool has a sliding roof. In the summer months there are jeu-de-boules tournaments, dance evenings and archery workshops.

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At the edge of the forest

The small-scale campsite L'Orée du Bois is situated - how could it be otherwise - on the edge of a forest, directly on the road to the village of Hourtin. There are 35 touring pitches. Trees and shrubs delimitate the pitches, giving you both shade and privacy on your pitch. There are also 26 rental accommodations: mobile homes, chalets and comfortable lodge tents.

Market in Hourtin

For a sumptuous meal, the assortment in the small campsite shop is not large enough. This is not a problem, because there is a supermarket half a kilometre from the campsite. Besides, it's certainly not a punishment to go into Hourtin for groceries. Follow the D3 and you'll be cycling to the centre in five minutes. Every Thursday, and in July and August every Tuesday and Saturday, there's a market here.

Swimming and surfing

The Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans, the largest freshwater lake in France, is just four kilometres away. For a day at the beach you can also go to the Atlantic Ocean. This is another ten kilometers away. Surfers are prepared to go the distance, because the waves on this part of the French west coast are real challenges.

  • €16 per night during lowseason
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Reviews (46)

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Average rating: 9.1

Price - quality comparison
Swimming pool

Karine - Guîtres, on this campsite in August 2019


Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Camping familial, le calme et l'ambiance lors des animations.
Disliked - RAS
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3Js, on this campsite in August 2019


Travelling party: Family with children, 12 - 18 years

Liked - Camping à taille humaine, emplacements spacieux, mobile homes et tentes corrects, belle piscine couverte, proche toutes commodités, facilité et rapidité d'accès plage/lac, snack sur place
Disliked - Pistes d'amélioration : accueil et propreté des sanitaires (toilettes, urinoirs et douches), rénovation ou remplacement des jeux en libre accès sur place qui ne sont pas en très bon état (baby-foot, flipper, ...)
Source: Ctoutvert

Eric , on this campsite in August 2019


Travelling party: Seniors

Liked - l’accueil , les services tout y est
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Bertin - Les Ancizes Comps, on this campsite in August 2019


Travelling party: Seniors

Liked - hourtin
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Mathieu - Satolas et bonce, on this campsite in August 2019


Travelling party: Young couple

Liked - L’ accueil et la disponibilité des personnels
Disliked - Eau de la piscine un peu froide, pas de descente progressive de la piscine
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Margaux - Le lardin, on this campsite in August 2019


Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Le calme
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Mélanie - NANTES, on this campsite in August 2019


Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Acceuil
Disliked - Propreté moyen
Manque abris sur la terrasse

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Michelle - BEAUFAY, on this campsite in August 2019


Travelling party: Family with children, 12 - 18 years

Liked - Initiation au tir à l'arc, convivialité,de bons conseils pour sortir, beau feu d'artifice à HOURTIN plage, .... .
Disliked - Le bruit que les campeurs ont fait à coté de notre emplacement;
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Xavier - CHERBOURG-EN-COTENTIN, on this campsite in August 2019


Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - camping chaleureux, familiale, ombragé et chalets espacés permettant l'intimité. Proches des pistes cyclables et proches des plages et lacs : belle région
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Laurent - St Jean de Boiseau, on this campsite in August 2019


Travelling party: Family with children <4 years

Liked - Très bon séjour, les gérantssi sont très sympathiques et accessibles.
Camping familial, agréable

Disliked - Les sanitaires sont vétustes, malgré le bon entretien général.
Source: Ctoutvert

Inspected annually

R. Roose

This inspector visits Camping L'Orée du Bois every year and inspects the campsite on the basis of more than 200 amenities and other points of interest. The inspector is an ACSI staff member and does not work for the campsite.

- Inspector Mr R. Roose

Inspector Mr R. Roose

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General information

Guide price 1
Guide price 2
Period of opening *
03-04-2022 till 31-10-2022
2 ha
Number of touring pitches
33 (80 - 160m2)
Number of permanent pitches
Number of accommodation units for hire

* The opening period may vary due to the measures surrounding the coronavirus.

** Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not 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:16
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:4G
  • WiFi zone
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
At the reception
  • Reservation with CampingCard ACSI also possible
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Advance booking recommended for high season
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:Visa Card | MasterCard
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:French | English
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
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:gas | electricity
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Showers: hot water
  • Senior citizens' shower (with extra wall supports)
  • Baby room
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Marked pitches
  • Grass
  • Sand
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Dryers
  • Ironing facilities
Food, drink and groceries
  • Breakfast available
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • 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
  • Communal barbecue area
  • Freezing for cooling elements
  • Ice available
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total:16
  • Bungalows/chalets
    • total:3
  • (Log)cabins
    • total:2
  • Refrigerators
  • Bicycles
  • Mountainbikes
  • Safes
  • Lodge tent without toilet facilities
    • total:7
  • Lodge tent with toilet facilities
    • total:2
  • Indoor swimming pool by means of a sliding roof
    • surface area:100 m2
    • period:15-05/30-09
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:15 m2
    • period:15-05/30-09
  • Sandy beach
For children
  • Children's playground: large
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:15 m2
    • period:15-05/30-09
  • Entertainment programme: Children (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:French
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Games room
  • Dance nights
  • Baby room
  • Video games
Sport and games
  • Multi-sports field
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
  • Archery
  • Mountain bike routes at the campsite
    • difficulty:easy
Recreation (adults)
  • Entertainment for children from 13 to 18 years (at least 2x a week)
    • languages:French
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Entertainment programme: Adults (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:French
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:easy
  • Games room
  • Pool or billiards
  • Television
  • Video games
Situation of campsite
  • Distance to the sea (max. 10 km)
    • distance:10 km
  • Located in the woods
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:0.5 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
    • weight:5000 kg
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
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night


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  • Camping L'Orée du Bois
    120 rue d'Aquitaine
    33990 / Hourtin
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    45°10'20"N 1°3'10"W
  • The campsite is located on the D3 about 1.5 km south of Hourtin village centre.



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