Camping les Genets*****
Camping Les Genets is a well run, modern site with sandy emplacements, mostly set in light shade.
The large, modern swimming pool complex is the focal point of the campsite. There is a childrens pool, main pool, waterslide, a river cascade and an indoor swimming pool.
In July and August the campsite has an animateur to organise various activities which are run during the day and evening.
A great campsite for relaxing, knowing that there are plenty of activities for the children.
Long stretches of glorious, sandy beach are within easy walking distance of the campsite. The sea front bars and cafes along the promenade of St Jean de Monts are only a short drive away. A great place to spend an evening with a wide choice of restaurants. We had no idea how many ways there were to cook mussels until we went to the specialist mussel restaurant by the beach!
Bike hire is organised on the campsite and there are many cycle paths close by. From there you can cycle along the coast, meander inland, or venture off into the pine forests.
Rentals can be for a half-day, for the day or for the week and there are cycle paths close to the campsite. From there you can cycle along the coast, meander inland, or venture off into the pine forests. The following website link will take you to a very informative map which shows some interesting cycle trips to take. Unfortunately this is only in French at the present time, but you will be able to follow it in conjunction with a map. Have a look at: pistes-cyclables.vendee.fr
Translation Aid: The Blue routes are by the sea, the Green routes are in the Marais Poitevin (an area of interlinking canals that were used by farmers to transport goods and live stock), the Red routes are in the country. The Thick red lines are: purpose made cycle tracks. Broken red lines: Cycle track beside the road, separated from it by a low hedge or low barrier. Red circles: Cycle lane on the road, marked out on the right hand side. Broken dark blue lines: cycle tracks to be constructed.