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

Camping L’Etang de Besse is a lovely campsite that sits within 12 hectares of grounds between a pleasant pine forest and open farmland on the outskirts of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez.

The nearby beach is approximately 1.5km away to the west and is easily reached by walking or cycling along one of the many paths through the pine forest. 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 as far as the eye can see from the nearby Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie all the way up to the more popular seaside resort of Saint-Jean-de-Monts. This vast expanse of beach means that you’ll always have plenty of space to relax, sunbathe, swim or play.

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 and to be honest it’s one of the best ways to explore so make sure you take your bike or hire one for a day or two.

Camping L’Etang de Besse is a fantastic place to stay whether your looking for a place to relax or for a base from which you can explore the surrounding area. Within a matter of minutes you can be in the heart of the popular resort of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez and Saint Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, and Saint-Jean-de-Monts can be reached in a little under 20 minutes.

If you’re more of a pool person then you won’t be disappointed by a stay at Camping L’Etang de Besse. 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 at Camping L’Etang de Besse include aqua gym, tennis, boules, table tennis, volleyball, multi sports field and cycle hire.

Facilities available at Camping L’Etang de Besse campsite 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 that are available from Brittany Ferries.

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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

Open dates:

31/03/2019 - 27/10/2019

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Number of pitches:

233 pitches

Childrens clubs:

On-site run children’s activities

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