Welcome to Philippe Rafin
Come and enjoy a scintillating seaside holiday
Set in the countryside close to Vendée’s Côte de Lumière with its mix of wild coastline and magnificent beaches, the Petit Paris offers a warm, family atmosphere, attractive landscaping and plenty of things to do. Take a walk or go for a bike ride on one of the nearby sign-posted trails, enjoy a picnic in the woods, take it easy on the beach or pay a visit to the nearby marshes and oyster beds and treat yourself to a good meal. Whatever your fancy, you’re sure to be enchanted by the relaxed pace of life here in Vendée.
The world-famous seaside resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne nearby
A ride on the site’s very own shire horse
The relaxing atmosphere
Beach (3,5 km)
Heated covered pool
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)
Fresh bread delivered daily
Salt marsh boat trip. Travel back in time with a 2 and a half hour guided visit with commentary (8km) of the local salt marshes by boat.
Try a parachute jump at the aerodrome close to the campsite. Vendée Evasion Parachutisme in Les Sables-d’Olonne is western France’s leading professional sky diving centre. After a 15-minute briefing on the ground, a 15-minute flight takes you up to 4000m and a leap out into the void below!
Vendée’s famous theme parks. Visit the Zoo des Sables which houses some 280 animals, the 7th Continent Aquarium showcasing over 500 marine species in three different habitats and, of course, Le Puy du Fou with its magnificent shows, full of adventure for all the family.
Take one of the footpaths which run directly from the campsite towards the coast, stopping after about 800m to admire the Abbey of St Jean d'Orbestier. Continue through the nature reserve towards the Bois Saint Jean, an area of woodland perched on a rocky dune, then follow the coastal path for 800m to reach Cayola Bay with its magnificent shingle dune and panoramic views. From here you can continue along the coast or head back to the campsite.
A historical drive south. Setting off towards Talmont-St-Hilaire, your first stop is the listed Château de Talmont, an 11C fortress which hosts a number of medieval entertainments in the summer months and a market every Thursday. Continue towards the oyster beds of La Guittière where you can pause to sample the local produce and take a walk along the magnificent estuary of the River Payré.