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Camping Le Lidon ***

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Guide price €25.90
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The well maintained family camping site Le Lidon is located in Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud, the marshy part of the Marais Poitevin. The camping site is an oasis of peace and quiet. The camping pitches are spacious (90 - 120 m2), although there is little or no demarcation. There is ample shade everywhere. Some pitches are adjacent to the small canal. On the camping site (some 3 ha) there are rental mobile homes, some of which look like a gypsy caravan. You can also hire several types of tents.

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Lovely swimming and food

There is a small lawn near the heated swimming pool (160 m2) with toddler pool. There are water aerobics lessons and water polo competitions in the pool in peak season. Next to the camping site is a restaurant/bar with a small menu. They also do take-away meals. There is a limited choice of regional products, but fresh bread is available on a daily basis.

Entertainment for all

There is a small playground for children and an entertainment programme in peak season (English and French). Take part in the outdoor games and party games. From the camping site you can follow signposted cycling and walking routes. You can make a boat or canoe trip from the jetty to one of the canals of the Marais Poitevin Nature Reserve. The nature area is also excellent for walking.

Join a skipper

The wetland region of Marais Poitevin is also referred to as the 'Venice of France'. The region knows three zones: a coastal zone, the reclaimed marshland and the wet marshland. Highly recommended: explore the marshy regions with a punt (a traditional flat-bottom boat) with a skipper and pay a visit to the Abbey of the Marai in Maillezais.

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Popular amenities

Outdoor swimming pool
Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
Mobile homes
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bogaert didier, on this campsite in August 2017


Travelling party: Couple

Mooie grote camping, het sanitair is er netjes; toiletpapier aanwezig; ook wandel routes in de omgeving; enkel is het niet aan te bevelen de coördinaten in te stellen die vermeld staan omdat het een verharde kiezelweg is met tal van bruggetjes. Toen kwamen wij aan een bruggetje waar ik met mijn Mazda 3 niet over kon; het chassis zat tegen de grond van de brug toen heb ik rechtsomkeer moeten maken en zeer moeilijk om te draaien omdat de weg erg smal is dus met caravan niet mogelijk als je naar deze camping wil neem dan volgende coördinaten N 46°17.0328° en W 000°44.5891 dan rij je op een mooie asfalt weg en de route is ook korter; wij stonden op deze camping van 13 tot 17 augustus 2017 anders voor de rest een goeie camping met vriendelijke uitbaters.

Vincent Beerens, on this campsite in August 2016


Travelling party: Seniors

Camping is op zich goed maar kent een aantal nadelen waardoor wij spijt hadden van onze keuze. Allereerst is de camping erg lastig te bereiken met een caravan. De toegangswegen van het dorp naar de camping zijn onverantwoord smal en slecht. Twee caravans kunnen elkaar niet passeren, en dat kilometers lang met water direct langs de weg! De camping was tijdens ons verblijf vrij druk door veel rondfietsende kinderen. In het zwembad is geen toezicht waardoor de jeugd vrij spel heeft met ballen, springen en rennen. 's Nachts heb je in het weekend last van veel lawaai uit de omgeving (geschreeuw en gezang tot vroeg in de ochtend). Sanitair is schoon en goed (alleen ontbreken toiletbrillen in 1 gebouw), maar het restaurant is geen aanrader. Wifi is betalend en alleen vlakbij het restaurant en nergens op de camping zelf. De staplaatsen zijn redelijk, maar zonder heggen of andere afscheiding. Een aantal staplaatsen grenst direct aan het water wat voor ons de reden was om hier te komen. Als we niet hadden gereserveerd, waren we vertrokken naar een camping municipal in de omgeving.

LRHilversum, on this campsite in July 2016


Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Erg rustige en nette camping, waar voornamelijk Fransen komen. De kinderen vonden het dan ook een beetje saaie camping omdat het zo rustig was. De supermarkt in het dorp is failliet waardoor je 15 kilometer moet rijden voor een volwaardige supermarkt. Belangrijk om te weten wanneer je met een camper reist.
De omgeving viel ons een beetje tegen, ondanks ze het hier het Venetië van Frankrijk noemen.

Inspected annually

P. Bertens

"Quiet, cosy and natural campsite in the rural area of the Marais (= lots of water). Swimming pool and children's pool. Nice toilet block. Many fishing possibilities, ideal for cycling. Rental of boats and canoes."

- Inspector Mr P. Bertens

Inspector Mr P. Bertens

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General information

Guide price 1
Guide price 2
Period of opening *
02-04-2021 till 03-10-2021
4 ha
Number of touring pitches
115 (90 - 120m2)
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:160 m2
    • period:01-07/31-08
    • Heated:Yes
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Mobile homes
    • total:8
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:3G
  • WiFi zone
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:1
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:charcoal | electricity | gas
  • Own boats permitted
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Heated toilet facilities
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Individual washcabins: cold water
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Showers: hot water
  • Showers: cold 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
  • Baby room
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
  • Breakfast available
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Restaurant (limited choice)
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Snack bar
  • Pizzeria
  • Takeaway meals
  • Bar
  • Freezing for cooling elements
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total:8
  • Bungalows/chalets
    • total:3
  • Caravans
    • total:1
  • Tents
    • total:13
  • Refrigerators
  • Bicycles
  • Mountainbikes
  • Kayaks
  • Rowing-boats
  • Electric bikes
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:160 m2
    • period:01-07/31-08
    • Heated:Yes
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:16 m2
    • period:01-07/31-08
    • Heated:Yes
  • Sunbathing area
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
  • Jetty/buoy
  • Own boats permitted
For children
  • Children's playground: large
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:16 m2
    • period:01-07/31-08
    • Heated:Yes
  • Entertainment programme: Children (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:French
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Children's playground: small
  • Games room
  • Indoor playground
  • Baby room
  • Bouncy castle
  • Video games
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
  • Canoes
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
  • Fishing
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:easy | average
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:easy | average
  • Games room
  • Pool or billiards
  • Television
  • Video games
  • Guided walks
    • period:01-07/31-08
Situation of campsite
  • Situated on river/stream (max. 0.1 km)
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:4 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Special pitches for motorhomes
    • Surface area:80 m2
    • Amount:5
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
    • weight:10000 kg
  • Hardened base for motorhomes
Pitch amenities
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:10 ampère
  • 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
  • Quiet during the day and at night


The weather on this campsite

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Max. 17° 15.6° 9.9° 11.6° 14.9° 16.7° 17.8°
Min. 4.5° 10.2° 7.3° 0.1° 2.5° 5.1°
Precipitation 55% 85% 85% 20% 5% 5% 10%
Wind direction S S N N NO E E
Wind speed 3 3 3 3 3 4 4


Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm)
Jan 86% 71
Feb 85% 39
Mar 81% 56
Apr 79% 88
May 81% 50
Jun 79% 45
Jul 81% 57
Aug 80% 45
Sep 79% 76
Oct 81% 98
Nov 81% 133
Dec 84% 107

Average temperature



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  • Camping Le Lidon
    Lieu-dit Lidon
    79210 / St. Hilaire-la-Palud
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    46°17'2"N 0°44'35"W
  • From Niort N11 continue in direction Rochefort, turn right onto D3, just past St. Hilaire-la-Palud take Lidon exit on the right. Indicated from here.

  • 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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