Camping L’Etang de Besse is a 3 star campsite located in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez in the Vendee region of France.

Camping L’Etang de Besse

This lovely campsite lies within 12 hectares of grounds between a pleasant pine forest and open farmland on the outskirts of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez.

Camping L’Etang de Besse Cycling

The nearby beach is approximately 1.5km away to the west and is easily reached by walking or cycling. As soon as you see the beach you’ll realise why so many people visit the Vendee region of France each year. Miles and miles of soft golden sand stretch out from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie all the way up to Saint-Jean-de-Monts. This vast expanse of beach means that you’ll always have plenty of space to relax, sunbathe or swim.

One thing the Vendee is famous for other than its beaches is its number of cycle tracks and paths. In total there are in excess of 700km of cycle track in the region. Furthermore, it’s one of the best ways to explore so make sure you take your bike or hire one.

The campsite is a fantastic place to stay whether your looking for a place to relax or for a base to explore. Within a matter of minutes you can be in the heart of a number of popular resorts. These include Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Saint Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and Saint-Jean-de-Monts.

If you’re more of a pool person then you’ll love it here. On site you’ll find indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools and also a water slide and jacuzzi.

Campsite activities and facilities

Camping L’Etang de Besse provides a good range of activities and facilities on site to ensure you have a pleasurable stay.

The on site activities include aqua gym, tennis, boules, table tennis, volleyball, multi sports field and cycle hire.

Places to visit near to the campsite include Atlantic Toboggan, Apremont, the Feeling Forest and finally La Rochelle.

Facilities available include WIFI, bar, restaurant, takeaway, animation team, shop, tv room, games room, washers and dryers.


Accommodation at Camping L’Etang de Besse includes a range of 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes.

Travelling to your campsite

If you’re looking to travel to the campsite by ferry take a closer look at France Ferry Booker.

Choose from one of the following routes or visit the website for a full list: Dover to Calais, Portsmouth to Le Havre or Newhaven to Dieppe.

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Campsite Address


2 Avenue de la Paree Preneau, 85270, Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France

GPS co-ordinates:

46.739709700719, -1.9816648388139

Campsite Overview

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Number of pitches:

233 pitches

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