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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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.
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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Detail information about this campsite
"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."
Average rating: 8.0
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 :-)
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.
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.
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- Guide price 2
- Period of opening
- 01-03-2019 till 31-10-2019
- 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
* 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!)
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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
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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 campsigns '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.
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