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Campsite de Courte Vallée ***

General information
Guide price €30.00

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.

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8.1
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Detail information about this campsite

P. Bertens

"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 P. Bertens
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Average rating: 8.1

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Toilet facilities
7.7
Staff
8.8
Price - quality comparison
7.9
Child friendliness
8.0
Entertainment
8.0
Sports facilities
7.5
Swimming pool
8.0
Food and drink
8.4
Surroundings
8.2

Rita Taylor, on this campsite in June 2018

7.6

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.

Robert, on this campsite in September 2016

8.1

Travelling party: Seniors

This site is like no other I know in France. The majority of campers are British and it is like picking up a very good site in the UK and dropping into a warm climate. We always make this stop over on our way back through Europe. The food is excellent and very British,but after five weeks of good French and Italian meals it is a pleasant change. The toilet facilities are clean and the site is kept to a high standard The town is not wildly exciting but there is plenty to see and do in the area.

McGregors, on this campsite in October 2013

9.0

Travelling party: Couple

We have just left the campsite(the last to leave for the 2013 season!) The campsite is just as lovely as the last time we visited. We received a very warm welcome from the owners Alistair and Jo. Even though it was the very end of what I hear to have been a very busy season, everything was still running to the usual high standard! We are looking forward to returning next year. Many thanks!

Captain Bruce Wilson, on this campsite in September 2013

6.9

Travelling party: Couple

The toilet shower/toilet block disgusting. Floors looked like they had never been scrubbed. Dirt around all the basin taps. Old large cobwebs hanging from ceilings. The chemical toilet unit was filthy with flush tap not working.

Karen Dockley, on this campsite in August 2013

8.5

Travelling party: Couple

Staff are very helpful and friendly, and a nice atmosphere at this camp. Our base camp as we store our motorhome here.
Totally recommend it :-)

Laura Johnston, on this campsite in July 2013

8.5

Travelling party: Couple

Very friendly site run by Brits with mainly british campers. Facilities were good and cleaned regularly. Pitch sizes were ok although we did have several patches of mould growing on the pitch were previous residents must have disposed of food debri. Grey water was disposed of around the bushes on the pitch. We had a meal in the restaurant which was good. The village was about 15 minutes walk away, it was not a very lively village but it did have a large supermarket on the outskirts.

archie and red, on this campsite in May 2013

8.0

Travelling party: Couple

Nice local fields for dog walking, good sizes pitches good information leaflet, close to town Airvault, toilet facilities very busy. There is a bar/restaurant on site but while we were there it was serving fish and chips! not quite what we came to France for. English owners could well explain why the site was overwhelmingly English campers. We having a man playing an organ in the bar was a little old fashioned.

General information

Guide price 1
€30.00
Guide price 2
€36.00
Period of opening
01-03-2018 till 31-10-2018
Area
3.5 ha
Altitude
102m
Number of touring pitches
65 (110 - 130m2)
Number of camper pitches
4
Number of accommodation units for hire
3
Campsite suitable for disabled persons
Yes

* 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
    • wifi 80-100% coverage free
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:3
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Mobile homes
    • total:1
Internet
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:4G
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
    • wifi 80-100% coverage free
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
Dogs
  • 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
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Marked pitches
  • Grass
  • 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
    • period:01-05/30-09
  • 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
    • period:01-05/30-09
  • Communal barbecue area
  • Freezing for cooling elements
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total:1
  • Caravans
    • total:2
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezing blocs
Swimming
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:100 m2
    • period:01-05/30-09
    • Heated:Yes
  • Sunbathing area
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
For children
  • Children's playground: small
  • Games room
  • 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
    • hardened base for motorhomes
    • Surface area:110 m2
    • Amount:4
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
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
Disabled
  • 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
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
Miscellaneous
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Door-springs light enough (3-4 kgs pressure)
  • Reservation recommended for low season
  • Campsite info app
Address & Route

Would you like to book Campsite de Courte Vallée or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.

  • Campsite de Courte Vallée
    rue Courte Vallée
    79600 / Airvault
    France

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    Coordinates:

    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 camp signs 'de Courte Vallée'.

  • 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.caravanningfrance.com

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The weather on this campsite

Weather forecast

Mon

15 / 10

 

Tue

16 / 10

 

Wed

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Thu

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Fri

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Sat

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Sun

21 / 10

 
Max. 20° 20.7° 19.9° 21° 20.8° 20.4° 19.7°
Min. 13.1° 12.1° 10.1° 12.2° 11.5° 10.5° 9.4°
Precipitation 85% 5% 25% 40% 5% 5% 10%
Wind direction E ZO N NO NO NO NO
Wind speed 3 2 2 3 3 3 3

Average temperature

Climate

Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 87% 46 2
Feb 85% 47 3
Mar 79% 57 4
Apr 81% 52 4
May 76% 51 7
Jun 71% 50 8
Jul 73% 49 7
Aug 70% 43 8
Sep 77% 47 6
Oct 85% 74 4
Nov 88% 75 3
Dec 88% 63 2
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Campsite de Courte Vallée ***