Welcome to Damien
An island on an island, almost...
A narrow lane winds through the salt marshes to Loix. It may be the smallest village and the smallest port on the Île de Ré, but it’s also the most secluded. And it has so much to offer: the fresh water of the pool and jacuzzi and the salt waters off the gently curving beach; the colourful market displays of fruit, vegetables and fish; the narrow village streets with their characteristic wallflowers and pastel greens. And why not try a little beach gleaning for some tasty seafood or a gentle cycle ride around the island?
The peace and quiet at the end of the Loix peninsula.
The generous, hedged pitches.
Beach (0,70 km)
Heated outdoor pool
Free WiFi across the campsite
Rental accommodation accessible to people with reduced mobility
Pets allowed on camping pitches(€)(conditions apply)
Pets allowed in rental accommodation(€)(conditions apply)
Restaurant and Snack bar
Fresh bread delivered daily
Motorhome service point
Beach volleyball court
Mister Flower Club
Treat yourself to a day’s rest and relaxation at the Ile de Ré’s Relais Thalasso hotel and spa. Just 18km from the campsite, this wellness centre boasts a heated seawater pool, a spa and a range of thalassotherapy treatments. The perfect place to take some time out to enjoy the health-giving benefits of Ile de Ré’s marine environment.
Take to the water with one of the Croisière Inter Iles island cruises that run all year round along the Charente-Maritime coast. Boats leave from the port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré just 13km from the campsite, where you’ll find information on a wide range of sightseeing boat tours. Destinations include Fort Boyard, La Rochelle and the Ile d’Aix. Tickets available from campsite reception.
Located 15km from the campsite in Saint Clément on the island’s western headland the Phare des Baleines, or Whales’ Lighthouse, offers superb views of the Ile de Ré, the Ile d’Oléron, La Rochelle and the Vendée coast.
A real paradise for cyclists, the Ile de Ré has 100km of cycle paths that criss-cross the island. Loix-en-Ré, for example, boasts a 5km circular route that takes in the village, the Plage du Grouin and the local salt marshes. Ideal for a family outing, this short bike ride starts from the campsite itself. Meanwhile, the more adventurous should try the island’s main cycle route starting from the La Route du Sel in Loix.
Head out to La Rochelle Aquarium. Your first or last day on the Ile de Ré is a good time to spend a day in La Rochelle and explore the undersea world on display at its famous aquarium. Showcasing various different marine ecosystems from around the world, it offers a unique spectacle and some fascinating insights into the secrets of the sea. Tickets can be booked in advance at campsite reception.
La Rochelle Aquarium | At the tip of the Ile de Ré, close to the Phare des Baleines lighthouse, Damien’s campsite promises a relaxing yet lively holiday close to La Rochelle Aquarium. Immerse yourself in a world of undersea flora and fauna and escape to another universe. Then set out to explore the village of Loix-en-Ré. Meanwhile, back at the campsite you can sit back and enjoy a relaxing holiday close to the island’s famed salt marshes.