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Campsite de Courte Vallée ***

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The Courte Vallée campsite is a small campsite with British owners on the edge of the medieval Airvault, in the western region of Poitou-Charentes. The campsite, which is extremely clean and friendly, is a great stopover campsite, and a good base to visit the French countryside and the surrounding towns and villages.

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Lots of destinations

This campsite is on a quiet spot on the Thouet river, in the village of Airvault (the church here is a nice place to visit). There are many iconic places to visit nearby: Poitiers, Thouars, Chinon and Parthenay. If you want a day out with the kids, then the Futuroscope and Puy de Fou theme parks are good destinations. Despite the fact that this campsite is in the French countryside, and away from the main tourist routes, there's plenty to do in the vicinity. And you can be sure of a welcoming reception here. The British owners attach a lot of importance to a friendly and informal atmosphere. The grounds are green and exude tranquillity. This is partly due to the well-kept lawns, and the exceptionally generous pitches.

British hospitality

Many campers think it's an advantage that there isn't any organised entertainment at the Courte Vallée campsite. There is a heated outdoor pool, playground, table tennis table and jeu de boules area, so there's plenty to do. And of course, there's plenty of British hospitality. For example, barbecues, quiz and music nights are organised at the Bistro on the campsite. Everything is family-oriented and small-scale. For the gourmands, there are also evenings with speciality menus and wine tastings, and there are organised vineyard tours as well.

  • €22 per night during lowseason
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Reviews (5)

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Average rating: 7.4

Toilet facilities
Price - quality comparison
Child friendliness
Sports facilities
Swimming pool
Food and drink

Donovan, on this campsite in September 2021


Travelling party: Seniors

The description for this campsite in the ACSI guide needs updating.
\'Excellent sanitary facilities\': The modern toilet roll dispensers were all empty even though it is indicated in the guide that toilet paper is included. All soap dispensers were also empty and the hairdryer had a notice stuck to it to say it was out of order. There was no sanitary gel provided anywhere on the site.
\'The family is very welcoming\': We didn\'t get any welcome at all. It seems the reception is never open despite one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon indicated on the door. A notice says to go to the bar if the reception is closed. We went six times before finding the elusive owner, purely to pay for our stay. There was no \'Bonjour\' or any enquiry as to whether everything was okay. I can only think the too high price of 20 euros is to cover the losses from the people who leave without paying. We could have paid for just one night as the owner had no idea when we\'d arrived.
The good things about the site are the pitches and that Airvault is a nice town to visit. Highly recommended is a visit to the museum in the town which, incredibly, is free of charge. We also recommend the cycle trip to Louin and St.Loup-sur-Thouet.

Colin Myers, on this campsite in June 2019


Travelling party: Couple

Very nice campsite, very English oriented much like caravan club sites. English type Meals on offer every night. Pitches very good marked out individually. English owners speak both languages and very helpful.

Janine Clayton, on this campsite in October 2018


Travelling party: Couple

A friendly helpful British owned site. The mainly grass pitches are a good size and fairly flat. EHU and water points plentiful. Beautiful verdant site with a variety of trees and shrubbery. The toilet/ shower facilities are dated but clean. The bar/ restaurant offers a limited but very good menu, during our stay this was only available on limited evenings by pre booking. The area is interesting the village is a 15 minute gentle walk away with historic buildings and a very knowledgable tourist office staff.

David Wood, on this campsite in September 2018


Travelling party: Seniors

Mainly British clientele. Home from home but not a typical French site if that\'s what you want. Suitable for a quiet, peaceful holiday in interesting surroundings.

Rita Taylor, on this campsite in June 2018


Travelling party: Couple

A very friendly site. Lovely swimming pool but quite cold . Toilet facilities are male / female shared, they are clean and showers are hot. Bar and restaurant on site.

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"Beautiful, very quiet campsite with English atmosphere. Particularly large plots and very well maintained. Possibility to caravan guarded stables at convenient rates. Is close to Airvault."

- Inspector Mr - ACSI Int. Campinggids BV

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General information

Guide price 1
Guide price 2
Period of opening *
01-03-2022 till 31-10-2022
3.5 ha
Number of touring pitches
65 (110 - 130m2)
Number of camper pitches
Number of accommodation units for hire
Campsite suitable for disabled persons

* 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
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:100 m2
    • period:01-05/30-09
    • Heated:Yes
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:3
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Mobile homes
    • total:2
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:4G
  • 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:MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:English | French
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:3
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:3
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:charcoal | electricity | gas
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:3
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:3
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Individual washcabins: cold water
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Showers: hot water
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • 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
  • Canteen/restaurant has toilet adapted for disabled people
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Marked pitches
  • Grass
  • Hard standing pitches
  • Hard ground
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
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
    • period:01-05/30-09
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Restaurant (limited choice)
    • period:01-05/30-09
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Snack bar
    • period:01-05/30-09
  • Takeaway meals
    • period:01-05/30-09
  • Bar
  • Communal barbecue area
  • Freezing for cooling elements
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total:2
  • Refrigerators
  • Bicycles
  • Freezing blocs
  • Electric bikes
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:100 m2
    • period:01-05/30-09
    • Heated:Yes
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
For children
  • Children's playground: small
  • Games room
  • Dance nights
  • No entertainment programme
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
Recreation (adults)
  • Fishing
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:easy
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:easy
  • Games room
  • Pool or billiards
  • Television
Situation of campsite
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:1.5 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special pitches for motorhomes
    • Surface area:110 m2
    • Amount:6
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
  • Hardened base for motorhomes
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:13 ampère | 16 ampère
  • Euro-plug required
  • Door-springs light enough (3-4 kgs pressure)
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • 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
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Canteen/restaurant has toilet adapted for disabled people
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Reservation recommended for low season


The weather on this campsite

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Max. 29.6° 29.6° 26.3° 25.9° 27.7° 27.2° 23.4°
Min. 17.7° 13.6° 16.3° 16.7° 12.5° 15.3° 15.5°
Precipitation 0% 5% 30% 55% 5% 5% 5%
Wind direction SW ZO NW W NO E W
Wind speed 5 3 3 4 3 3 3


Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 88% 87 2
Feb 85% 70 4
Mar 80% 69 5
Apr 78% 50 6
May 75% 64 7
Jun 74% 45 8
Jul 75% 46 9
Aug 75% 45 8
Sep 77% 62 6
Oct 85% 79 5
Nov 87% 87 3
Dec 88% 84 2

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  • Campsite de Courte Vallée
    rue Courte Vallée
    79600 / Airvault
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    46°49'58"N 0°8'52"W
  • From Thouars take the D938. Then take the D725-bis as far as Airvault. In the village follow the campsigns 'de Courte Vallée'.



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