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Published on 10/31/2019 at 15h24
Le Tour de France in La Rochelle, close to Le Verger campsite !37 ans later, le Tour de France is back in La Rochelle. In 2020, we will be lucky to see le tour de France nor far from here.
July 06th : rest day in La Rochelle for cyclists
After Pyrénnées, it is rest time on the sea side of La Rochelle
July 07th : from Oléron island to Ré island, passing through La Rochelle
Departing in the south of île d'Oléron, in Le Château d'Oléron, then heading to Royan, stopping by Marennes and Rochefort. Then, straight on to La Rochelle old harbour and climbing île de Ré bridge to arrive in Saint-Martin-de-Ré.
All these routes are familiar to us, we will be happy to advise you the best spots to see Le Tour de France !
July 08th : from Chatelaillon-plage to Poitiers
Less than 5 miles away from the Verger will be the departure in Chatelaillon. The route is planned 3 miles away from here, great moment if you missed them in La Rochelle !
Published on 07/09/2019 at 14h37
5 opportunities to take a boat during your holidays at La Rochelle
1) The sea bus "Le bus de mer" (also called " le passeur")
It is a small white and yellow boat, powered by solar energy. There are 2 lines (as bus lines)
-Vieux-port Médiathèque : a few minutes journey, between the two towers, and there, you are on the other side of the harbour ! It costs only 1 euro and it is free for kids under 5.During summer, the sea bus is running from 7:30 am to midnight.
-Vieux-port Les Minimes : 15 à 20 minutes journey to join Les minimes beach from the city centre. You will pass between the two towers, following the channel and you will appreciated the nice view on the city. A ticket costs 3 euros (and you can buy a family ticket if you are 4 people). Every 30 minutes, from 8.30 am to 10:30pm.
2) La Rochelle-île de Ré ferry connection
What about going to the Ile de Ré by the sea ? Less traffic jams, and great boat experience ! From La Rochelle to Saint Martin de Ré in almost one hour thanks to Inter-îles ! You will pass under the bridge of Ré, and in front of Rivedoux and La Flotte villages, and finally arrive in the lovey harbour of Saint Martin ! Be careful, boats are subject to tides ! Time tables are available on their website. Cherry on the cake : you can bring you bike, to ride all day long in the island !
3) La Rochelle-île d'Oléron ferry connection
Why not trying Oléorn island ? Less famous that the Ile de Ré but as beautiful as its sister ! Various companies offer connections from la Rochelle to Boyardville and Saint denis d'Oléron. Journey time : around 50 minutes ! You can bring your bike too. Booking recommanded.
4) Visiting Aix island close to Fort Boyard
Third island : Aix ! the smallest but so charming ! No cars, and a quiet atmosphere, is is a small paradise ! You can go to Aix island from Fouras (pointe de la fumée) or from La Rochelle. Some companies offer you the possibility to go clos to Fort Boyard on the return journey. You cannot visit it, but you will get a nice view on it !
5) Rent a boat in the Marais Poitevin
Do you want to be your own captain ? No problem, rent a boat in Le Marais Poitvin (also called "Green Venice") and wander in the canals ! You are afraid to lost yourself ? You can choose boat rent with a boatman guide !
Published on 05/08/2018 at 9h41
Top 5 forgetted camping items ...
Clothes line and clothes pins
You will always find two trees to tension the line ! Andpins can also be useful to close rice packet !
A Light / headlamp
Useful during the night !
Storage boxes / tupperwares
For beach picnics :-) or to put food lfetovers !
To pitch pegs ! You can always do with a stone but is is less convenient !
Matches / gas
It is always on the first night that you realize you forgot matches or that the gas bottle is empty ! Hopefully, you cna rely on campers solidarity or the Foodtrucks of Camping Le Verger ! ;-)
What about you ? Is there anything that you always forget ?
Published on 03/05/2018 at 11h14
Do you know this British brand ? The shape is classic but colors and design are unique ! Cheese (and mouse!), watermelon, book, hut, etc.. Great effects !
New technology : inflatable tents' poles ! Exit broken poles or used elastic strings ! These poles are like kitesurfing wings, under high pressure. reat idea, isn't it ? Traditionnal brands such as Decathlon or Trigano sell it.
-Bell tents and lotus belle tents
Popular in the UK, but not really common in France. Many sizes from 3 to 6 meters, very spacious, heavy-duty and charming ! Some have even a stove inside !
With a futuristic style, lotus belle tent are also spacious and original ! Glamping spirit !
Popular int he Netherlands, this folding tent is based on a trailer. A few minutes to unpack it, and you get a great camp !
Usually seen on 4x4 Land rover defender, we also see them on common cars (breaks)! You unfold it very quickly, and the biggest advantage is that the bed is already made ! Great concept, isn't it ?!
Published on 01/05/2018 at 17h42
Tour de France 2018
This summer, the famous "Tour de France" will pass by our area ! Only 28kms from Le Verger
You will be able to see the cyclists in the following villages : Champagné les Marais, Puyravault, Sainte Radégonde des Noyers, Chaillé les Marais, and Vouillé les Marais !
If you have never seen "Le Tour de France" , do not miss it ! And also "la caravane" (the publicity fleet) ! Very funny ! So, be ready, on July 7th !
We will give you pieces of advice for the best spots to see the cyclists !
Published on 01/05/2018 at 17h33
Le Verger, environmental-friendly campsite
Le Verger is eco-friendly !
About waste :
- We practice selective waste sorting. A small effort to put apart glass, plastic, metal (cans), as you would do at home ! A small step, but so important !
- We propose you a "second life box" so that you can put it evrything you want to leave (food you bought too much, useless camping gears etc..) and free access to campers who want to offer a secon life to this objects!
Energy and water
- Some lights use solar energy
- All water taps have timers in order to prevent from water waste
At the shop :
- We promote local producers (especially wine and eggs)
- We do not deliver plastic bags
- We do not use chemical products for the trees
- We use organic mushing
- We recycle all our garden waste
- We use, as much as possible, organic products to clean the facilities
Published on 01/05/2018 at 17h08
Will Le Verger suit you ?
What we offer / What you are looking for ...
What we do not offer / What you are escaping ...
Published on 01/05/2018 at 17h00
Last 2018 good resolution : Eat healthy !
Do you know how many types of fruit trees do we have at Le Verger ?
At least 12 !
Published on 01/05/2018 at 16h26
2018 : it is time for good resolutions ! No idea ?! Le Verger helps you!!
Do you know the sunniest area along French Atlantic side? Here is a (true !! ) map of sun in France. At Le Verger, sun is there 2000 hours per year (twice more than in London) ;-)
Published on 07/07/2015 at 12h01
Petit croissant de terre de 3km de long sur 700m de large, classé sur la liste des sites naturels remarquables, l’Île d’Aix est un lieu fragile que l’on se doit de préserver. Véritable microcosme où tous les paysages sont représentés, elle ne se découvre qu’à pied ou à bicyclette, la circulation automobile ayant été volontairement limitée au strict nécessaire.
Lieu de retrait enchanteur, hors du temps, on n’y circule qu’à pied : marais, forêt, vignes, criques de sable, falaises, plages, une belle diversité de paysages, encore sauvages et un patrimoine exceptionnel sont à découvrir. Prévoyez une escale !
Published on 07/02/2015 at 9h42
Avec son rempart de plus de deux kilomètres de long, son port ostréicole, ses boutiques de créateurs et d’artisans d’art et ses nombreux édifices chargés d’histoire transformés en lieux d’expositions, Brouage vous attend !
Published on 11/08/2014 at 13h33
Le Verger : Selected by Cool Camping
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Published on 03/27/2014 at 14h37
Tripadvisor a classé la plage de Chatelaillon 6ème dans le Top 10 des plages Françaises ! (Chatelaillon est à 13 kms du Verger)
Tripadvisor ranked Chatelaillon beach, on 6th position in the Top 10 Best French beaches (13kms aways from Le Verger campsite)