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Camping Le Pin Parasol review: Camping in the Vendée

Camping Le Pin Parasol review: Camping in the Vendée

Camping in France

Last year we enjoyed a wonderful Summer road trip in France, travelling through the West Coast and into Spain before catching the ferry back from Santander. I can honestly say over the last couple of years we have found some of the best campsites in France, all very different campsites but extremely family friendly and perfect for camping with kids. Here is our Camping Le Pin Parasol review

*We were provided complimentary camping for some campsites included in this roundup post. As always, these are all my own words. Also, this post contains affiliate links. Should you click to purchase, it is at no additional cost to you, but I receive a small commission.


Camping in the Vendée

Whilst searching for the best campsites in Vendee for families we came across Le Pin Parasol in the Vendée region of France. Le Pin Parasol is available to book through The Camping and Caravanning Club, who offer a great range of campsite locations, from coastal escapes to inland retreats in the UK and Europe. We came across Le Pin Parasol, described as a campsite in two parts with two characters and we were keen to find out more. Unfortunately it was booked up during the August holidays, and I always think this is a sign of a good campsite. They did however have an additional motorhome pitch just off the main campsite and as we were staying just for a short stop over before heading to Puy du Fou, we booked this and it was absolutely perfect for us.


Nature & Sense area has been designed with luxury and elegance in mind. It is most definitely an outstanding holiday parc, for those looking for that extra level of luxury and comfort. Here you will find an incredible spa, a resort style indoor pool, a sensory paddling pool, a water wall, and a 50m swimming corridor. There are also 3 beaches. I would definitely agree that this site is deserving of its 5*. We stayed here for one night, and I would 100% like love to return and stay for longer as it is an incredible campsite  offering a relaxed and luxurious experience.

If you prefer to relax and need a moment to yourself…. There is a wellness and fitness area with a skin room, jacuzzi and sauna.

Activites –  Nature and sense;

*FREE fishing in the pond in Nature & Sense area

*Karting and pumptrack circuit

*Beach volleyball & Football ground

*Mini golf


*Botanical garden

*Playground for all to enjoy

Pop on the shuttle bus to Le Pin Parasol for more family friendly fun, family activities and pool complex.


So I totally could have stayed at Le Pin Parasol nature and sense with the luxury and resort style pool and spa area, but the kids were keen to make a splash in the 3 swimming pools, 2 reception pools and 5 water slides over at Le Pin Parasol Sensations.

The pools were heated and the kids absolutely loved it at this waterpark of 2500 square metres with the largest water slide in the Vendée.  There is an area for everyone, with a beautiful toddler paddling pool bursting with colour and fun. We didn’t have a problem with finding a sun lounger on the edge of the pool to allow us to watch the kids play and swim safely.

Activities- Sensations

*Beach volleyball

*Playground (basketball and football ground)

*Tennis court


*Bouncy castle, climbing wall…

*Tennis table

*Playground and game room

You will find plenty of facilities here at Le Pin Parasol across the two sites including bars, restaurant, grocery shop, takeaway and kids club.

Things to do in Vendée

This family friendly campsite located in the Vendée is only 1 hour from the wonderful Puy du Fou park, voted the best theme park in the world….

you can read our review of visiting Puy du Fou with kids here 

The beaches at St. Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is just 11 miles away and Les Sables d’Olonne just 15 miles away. You may find our post on things to do near St Jean du Monts with kids helpful.

Le Pin Parasol review with The Camping and Caravanning Club – our final thoughts

What an absolutely beautiful friendly campsite. A place that we merely stopped by but one that we would love to return and stay for a week or longer.  We found the pitches are huge, with well kept pedestrian walkways. The toilet blocks are something you would find in a 5star resort, immaculately kept. The facilities exceptional, with something for everyone. We stayed near to Le pin parasol Nature and sense with its luxurious spa and pool complex, large spaces offering resort camping with luxury and comfort. Definitely worth a visit but be warned …. you won’t want to leave.

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Camping Le Pin Parasol review: camping in the Vendée

Disclosure: we were invited to stay in exchange for a review. All opinions and images are my own.

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