TV – will we have a TV?

TV is provided in the villas but not in the mobile homes or tents. However, our bar has satellite TV which we can use to show major sporting events at the park manager’s discretion. Evergreen deluxe mobile homes also have a CD player and radio.

Parking – where can we park our car?

Each emplacement has space for one car. Additional cars need to be left in the car park at the front of the park. We encourage you to leave all cars in the car park after unloading as it’s safer for all park users and gives you more space.

Emplacement space – how much camping space will we be allocated?

Touring emplacements vary in size starting from 82 square metres. A limited number of Premium emplacements are available. A 6amp electricity supply is available to most emplacements via a euro connector and water is available nearby.


Pets – can we bring them?

Only guide dogs and hearing dogs are allowed at Le Pas Opton.

Departure – which day do we depart?

You must leave your holiday home by 10am on your day of departure (normally a Monday). All rubbish must be removed, all crockery and cooking equipment left clean and your accommodation left as you would wish to find it.

Adding to a group – can we add to the number of people joining our holiday party?

Yes, but your party must not exceed the maximum party number. The maximum number for each BYO camping/caravan emplacement is 8. Changes made after the confirmation of your booking will incur an amendment charge of £25 and any changes made after the full payment of your balance incur a charge of £40.

Arrival– Which day can we start our holiday & when can we arrive?

All our holidays run Monday to Monday, except half term. You can add up to three extra nights to your holiday during certain periods. Please aim to arrive after 3pm and before welcome drinks at 7.30pm. Reception will close at 8pm on Mondays and 6pm Tuesday- Sunday. Your accommodation will be ready from 5pm. If you are bringing a tent, caravan or tourer, please allow time to have your home ready in daylight and so as not to disturb other guests. The park gates are locked between 10:30pm and 7.30am so if you arrive late your vehicle will need to be left in our car park overnight. If you know that you will be arriving after 8pm, please contact Le Pas Opton direct on (0033) 251551198, ideally before 6pm.


Are there special guidelines for parents and carers with regard to the children’s clubs?

Yes. Please read this information carefully. Parents are responsible for their children at all times. We share that responsibility with you during supervised activities as detailed in the guidelines. Please remember that for safety reasons numbers may be limited for children’s activities.

  • Under fives activities are designed for your child and you – except for special sessions in the Toddler Week
  • Children are invited to join sessions for their own age group only
  • Open air activities are always subject to change
  • No alcohol is permitted for under 18s – except at your own accommodation with parental permission and supervision
  • Parents are responsible for their children at all times. Please stay in the park during children’s sessions
Can friends visit us at Le Pas Opton?

Certainly! Just ask them to park in the main car park and sign in and out at reception. Local regulations do not permit visitors to use the swimming pool.

local area

Weather – what’s it like in the Vendée region?

The Vendée enjoys an excellent micro climate with 2500 hours of sunshine each year, but it does rain sometimes so we can’t
always guarantee brochure weather!

Time – what about French time?

France is one hour ahead of English time. Ferry timetables follow local time.

Public Holidays – should we be aware?

Certain local businesses, including petrol stations, may be closed on public holidays. In 2018 the relevant French public holidays are:

  • 10 May – Ascension Day (Ascension catholique)
  • 21 May – Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte)
  • 14 July – Bastille Day (Fête nationale)
  • 15 August – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Assomption)

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Wheelchair access – how accessible is the park?

Our bungalow Le Printemps is ideal for wheelchair users, with a specially adapted bathroom. We have a fully adapted mobile home, the Beechwood, which includes a ramp to the balcony and a layout that is suited to wheelchair users. We also have accessible toilets and showers in our main building, swimming pool complex and one amenity block. For more information, see our accessibility page.

Telephone – is there a public telephone?

There is  a UK payphone (no need to dial international codes) that accepts euro coins.

Swimming pool – when is it open?

The pool is open from mid morning to around 7pm daily.

Money – where can we change our currency?

You can change money at the Post Office in nearby St Gilles Croix de Vie, although you may need some Euros en route for road tolls (you can also pay by card) and for refreshments. There are plenty of ATM’s in nearby towns; the nearest one is just five minutes drive away in Le Fenouiller village.

Your debit card will enable you to withdraw cash at French ATM’s. It’s advisable that you notify your bank that you are travelling overseas.