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Published on 10/31/2019 at 15h24

Le Tour de France in La Rochelle, close to Le Verger campsite !

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 !

Tour de France à La Rochelle et Charente-Maritime

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Thématiques : Tourisme

Published on 07/09/2019 at 14h37

5 opportunities to take a boat during your holidays at La Rochelle

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 ! 

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Published on 05/08/2018 at 9h41

Top 5 forgetted camping items

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 !

A Mallet

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 ?

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Thématiques : camping

Published on 03/05/2018 at 11h14

The most stunning tents


-Field candy

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 ! 

-Inflatable tents

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 !

-Trailer tents

Popular int he Netherlands, this folding tent is based on a trailer. A few minutes to unpack it, and you get a great camp !

-Rooftop tents

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 ?!

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Thématiques : camping

Published on 01/05/2018 at 17h42

2018 Tour de France

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 !

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Thématiques : Tourisme

Published on 01/05/2018 at 17h33

Le Verger : environmental friendly campsite

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

About trees:

  • We do not use chemical products for the trees
  • We use organic mushing 
  • We recycle all our garden waste

About facilities:

  • We use, as much as possible, organic products to clean the facilities

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Thématiques : camping

Published on 01/05/2018 at 17h08

Will Le Verger suit you?

Will Le Verger suit you ?


What we offer  / What you are looking for ...

  • A small campsite, hence privacy
  • Large shower blocks (spacious showers, not small ones where all your stuffs are wet while you are taking your shower !! )
  • Tourism advice according to your tastes 
  • Bread, croissants and pains au chocolat every morning delivered by the local baker
  • A place to exchange books
  • Wooden picnic tables for hikers and cyclists
  • The opportunity to rent bikes, and tandem
  • A foodtruck every night, useful when you are lazy to cook ;-)
  • A small shop (grocery store) with basic products, cool drinks, ice creams (opened 7/7) 
  • A free-access freezer to freeze your ice packs
  • A free Wi-Fi area


What we do not offer / What you are escaping ...

  • Dancing party and karaoké night
  • Aquagym lessons
  • Miss or mister camping election
  • Mobile-homes everywhere
  • Giant water park and water slides



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Thématiques : camping

Published on 01/05/2018 at 17h00

2018 Good résolutions (3)

Last 2018 good resolution :  Eat healthy !

Do you know how many types of fruit trees do we have at Le Verger ? 

At least 12 ! 

  • Cherry tree
  • Apricot tree
  • Peach tree (Vineyard peach and yellow peach)
  • Apple trees
  • Pear trees
  • Plum tree (dark red questches et greengage)
  • Mirabelles plum trees
  • Fig trees
  • Walnut
  • Kaki tree (persimmon)

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Thématiques : camping

Published on 01/05/2018 at 16h26

2018 Good resolution

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) ;-)

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Thématiques : camping

Published on 07/07/2015 at 12h01

Aix, une île hors du temps





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.


Après une traversée de 20 minutes en bateau, vous pourrez faire le tour de l’Île à pied en 3 heures, ou louer un vélo.

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 !

le pierre loti



roses trémières


baby plage



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Thématiques : Tourisme

Published on 07/04/2015 at 9h36

Idées de promenades : aujourd'hui, l'Île de Ré.

Avec un ensoleillement exceptionnel, sa nature précieuse, l'ile de Ré est une terre riche en contrastes. Plages de sable fin bordées de dunes, forêts de pins, ...

Ars-en-Ré chenal






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Thématiques : Tourisme

Published on 07/02/2015 at 9h42

Idées de promenades : aujourd'hui, Brouage.

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 !



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Thématiques : Tourisme

Published on 05/12/2015 at 21h16

Red bull Cliff Diving World series in La Rochelle

Here we are! This week-end, the Red Bull Cliff Diving tour is in La Rochelle! Contestants will dive in the harbour from the top of Saint Nicolas Tower : 42m high!

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Thématiques : Tourisme

Published on 11/08/2014 at 13h33

Selected by Cool Camping

Le Verger : Selected by Cool Camping


Hello campers,
We have been selected by Cool Camping to feature on Cool Camping website! We are proud to be a cool campsite émoticône smile


Feel free to add a review !


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Published on 03/27/2014 at 14h37

Chatelaillon 6ème dans le Top 10 des plages Françaises

Le saviez-vous?

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)


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