Location and atmosphere

We, Madeleine and Jean, are the owners of a 7 hectares farm, that we strive to manage in a sustainable way. Our ECOLIEU is situated in a traditional landscape of Vendée (le bocage), where the fields are surrounded by hedges which harbour many birds. Here one can observe a lot of different species. Our farm is biological certified and our horses live in a natural way outside all year round. We also have a vegetable garden where we cultivate our vegetables in a biological way. On our farm we separate and sort our garbage, dirty water is purified by a system of plants and food waste is collected as compost for fertilising the garden, and we propose to experiment dry toilets, thus creating a virtuous cycle. We have constructed various buildings of wooden beams and they are insulated with ecological materials such as cork and sheeps wool. We find the relationship with our clients very important, as well as exchanging ideas and creating a pleasant atmosphere.

Region and activities

Vendée is situated on the French Atlantic coast and benefits from a sunny climate and attractive beaches. From the mainland the island of Noirmontier is accessible at low tide by foot and at high tide by bridge. The island of Yeu can be reached by boat.
One can also visit the Château Puy-du-Fou and the l'Écomusée de la Vendée (Ecological Museum of Vendée), which has a big historical theme park. Interesting for both children and adults.
There are many cultural activities in the Pays Yonnais and the closest city, La Roche sur Yon (9km), was chosen by Napoleon in 1804 as his new headquarters.

Madeleine et Jean


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Small family camping for 20 people with tent, caravan or camper) and Biological or bio-dynamic farm (Horse breeding and farming, Sale of homemade products such as apple juice and jams, Sale of biological vegetables.)

Supermarkets and Restaurants

Distance to nearest supermarket: 1 km
Distance to nearest restaurant: 5 km


Accompanied rides on horseback in the area, Rides in the horse-drawn carriage, Campfire and/or barbecue, Helping out on the farm.
15 km: Tennis court, fishing, Designated walk paths, indoor swimming pool, beaches (20 km)

General information:

Prices (average, high season) of campsite Price per person per night: 5 euros
For more information about our week prices including horse activities, please send us an e-mail
Target groups: Families, Physically disabled (the toilet and shower are accessible for wheelchairs)
Dogs, yes, on a leash at all times
Campsite is open all year round It is necessary to make reservations, please contact us by e-mail