Destination: Vendée, France
Le Colombier is located in the Vendée. It is a beautiful campsite run by Dutch people. They have various accommodations.
Le Colombier is located in the Vendée.
Le Colombier is a 4-star naturist campsite in the south of the Vendée, France. It is a beautiful campsite run by Dutch people. The Vendée is known for its many hours of sunshine a day and beautiful beaches. Le Colombier is best described as a quiet family campsite and is located on an approximately 50ha domain. The site consists of a valley with a stream, a lake, old hedges and meadows with lush flora, surrounded by 14 ha of forest. The central part of the site is a medieval manor farm with a tower and barns.
Le Colombier is known for its space, freedom, good and clean sanitary facilities and of course the cozy get-together in the bar and restaurant. In addition to the regular activities, such as baking sandwiches and pizzas, jeu de boules tournaments, guests have the option of organizing something themselves.
- Country information
- Internature Youth Vacation sponsored by NFN Open & Bare
Le Colombier offers you 176 spacious camping pitches, suitable for a tent, caravan or camper. You will find electricity and water connections a short distance from your site. You can also rent a furnished 4-person tent or a 2- or a 4-person mobile home from us. It is not allowed to smoke in the houses.
Fully equipped for up to 4 people, with a large semi-covered terrace, 2 bedrooms (1 with a 160x190cm bed and 1 with 2 80x190cm beds), lounge, bathroom with toilet, kitchen. Television included, only French channels.
Fully equipped for up to 2 people, with its own terrace; 1 bedroom (140x190cm bed), lounge, bathroom with toilet, kitchen. Television included (only French channels).
Fully equipped for up to 4 people, with large private terrace, 2 bedrooms (1 with 140x190cm bed) and 1 with 2 80x190cm beds) lounge, large window, bathroom with toilet, kitchen. Television included, only French channels.
Mobile home Riviera
Fully equipped for up to 4 people, with a large private terrace, 2 bedrooms (1 with a bed of 140x190cm) and 1 with 2 beds of 80x190cm) lounge, bathroom with toilet, kitchen. French doors to the terrace. Television included, only French channels.
Mobile home Selenia
Fully equipped for up to 4 people (or 2 adults and 4 children), with large private terrace, 2 bedrooms (1 with 140x190cm bed) and 1 with 2 beds (80x190cm), lounge with coffee table + dining area with 4 chairs, bathroom, toilet, kitchen. Television included, only French channels.
Chalet Pili Pili 2
Fully equipped for up to 4 people, with a large private terrace, 2 bedrooms (1 with 140x190cm bed) and 1 with 2 beds (80x190cm), lounge, dining area, bathroom, toilet, kitchen. Television included, only French channels.
Chalet Pili Pili 3
Fully equipped for up to 6 people, with large private terrace, 3 bedrooms (1 with 140x190cm bed) and 2 with 2 beds (80x190cm), lounge, dining area, bathroom, toilet, kitchen. Television included, only French channels.
Fully equipped for up to 5 people, with a large private terrace (30m²), 2 bedrooms (1 with a 160x200cm bed) and 1 with 3 beds (80x200cm) including a bunk bed, lounge, bathroom, toilet, kitchen. Television is included (only French channels).
Facilities & Relaxation
- Good and modern sanitary facilities, with facilities for the disabled. (A total of 4 sanitary buildings, including 1 ecological building).
- Bar with restaurant and takeaway snacks
- A shop with groceries and fresh bread every day.
- International library
- Beautifully lit and heated swimming pool with large terrace and sun loungers
- Large outdoor Jacuzzi
- WiFi (paying)
- Hamam (Turkish steam bath)
- Massage or Reiki by appointment
- Volleyball, table tennis, boules, playground and sandpit
- Fitness park (free)
- Marked hiking trails through the woods on our property (14 ha of forest)
- Fish pond
- Only gas barbecues allowed
- Rental fridges, washing machine, dryer
- We speak Dutch, French, English and German.
- In high season we organize entertainment for the youth and music evenings for all guests
- Bakery / grocer (1 km)
- Supermarket (6 km)
Le Colombier is approximately 909 km from Utrecht.
A car (or rental car) is a good way to travel around France and useful if you want to visit slightly remote places. The roads in France are of good quality. On the highways it is regularly indicated where the nearest petrol stations / restaurant, picnic areas are. Keep in mind that you have to pay toll on the French motorways. You can pay by credit card or cash at the toll gates.
You also need to be in possession of International Insurance Certificates or the green card if you are going with your own car. In France it is mandatory to have an alcohol tester in the car.
A Dutch driving license is sufficient, so an international driving license is not necessary.
It is of course always possible to go to Le Colombier with your own transport.
The official language in France is French. Each region speaks its own dialect. In the tourist area you can go as a tourist with English.
Just like in the Netherlands, people in France pay with the Euro. You can go to most banks with credit cards and Traveler’s checks. With a Dutch bank or giro debit card which has a maestro or cirrus sign, you can go to the ATMs. American Express, Diners Club, Visa, Master and Eurocard cards are accepted in almost all restaurants, shops and petrol stations.
The summer climate in the Vendée is a moderate maritime climate: lots of sun, nice and warm and little rain. Winters are often shorter than in the Netherlands, but it can freeze and occasionally snow can be found.
|Climate table Nantes, Vendee|
|Average highest temperature||15||18||22||24||24||22||17|
|Average number of hours of sunshine per day||6||7||8||9||8||6||5|
|Average number of days of rainfall||14||16||12||11||12||15||16|
For 2023, we are looking at options for a new campsite or other accommodation. We want to explore where there is a need. Am between the ages of 18 and 27? Then fill out our survey:
Since 2017, Internatuur has been organizing a Youth Vacation, a vacation made possible for and by young people.
The past four years have been at Le Colombier, but it’s time for something different.
Internatuur and the youth are looking for new youth every year to help make this vacation possible. If you would like to be on the vacation committee, please email email@example.com for the attention of Christy-Anne.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Following the survey, some questions came in. Herewith the answers to the most frequently asked questions:
Since 2017, Internatuur has organized the annual youth trip. NFN Open & Bare is the main sponsor of this trip. In the past, NFN organized this trip itself, but because only an official travel agency can insure group travel, since 2017 the organization has been in the professional hands of travel agency Internatuur. The youth trip is designed for young people aged 18 to 27 and is always organized in cooperation with the young people themselves.
An online evaluation was conducted at the end of December to determine whether the trip still met the needs of young people. There were many great, new ideas and many enthusiastic responses, but also some questions. We would like to answer these questions. We will return to the survey results at a later date.
What is the relationship between the JNVN and youth vacations?
The JNVN is a naturist association especially for a by young people, which has been in existence since 2022.
The relationship between JNVN and the youth vacation is that many young people who went along with the Internatuur youth vacation in previous years have become members of JNVN. This past year, a number of young people from this association again volunteered to help organize the Internatuur youth vacation.
Why isn’t JNVN working with Internatuur?
It was certainly the intention to cooperate with the JNVN. The JNVN board was also asked if the JNVN would “supply” young people to help organize the youth vacation. In response, the JNVN board made it a condition that they wanted the sole right to organize the vacation and that only “their” members would have access. In addition, they wanted to officially become an organizational cooperation partner. Internatuur and NFN believe that the trip should be available to all young people, i.e., those who are direct members of NFN as well as any naturist association affiliated with NFN. In addition, Internatuur and NFN want other young NFN members to have the opportunity to help organize this fun vacation. The JNVN board then decided it did not want to “supply” young people for the organization. Of course, we find that particularly unfortunate.
Who is organizing the vacation now?
Internatuur, as in all previous years, continues to organize the vacation and is responsible as a travel agent. NFN helps with things like e.g. promotion in the magazines and newsletters and by sponsoring the vacation. A number of young people are currently being sought to help in the organization. A few have already come forward. So, are you also interested and love to roll up your sleeves? Then quickly email email@example.com
How is Internatuur’s youth trip coming along?
The youth trip, of course, will continue as usual. NFN will also certainly remain involved as a main sponsor. The trip may look slightly different, depending on the results of the youth survey itself. One thing is for sure; it will be great fun again!
I am a young person and would like to go on vacation with you.
Cozy! The youth trip is and will continue to be open to young members between the ages of 18 and 27 from all NFN affiliated naturist associations and to direct NFN members. There will be more information on the Internatuur website soon. If you would like to join us, be quick because full = full!
Suitable for 2-4 persons. Surface approximately 28 m²
Suitable for 2 persons. Surface approximately 18 m²
Suitable for 4 persons. Surface approximately 24 m²
Mobile home Riviera
Suitable for 4 persons. Surface approximately 27 m²
Suitable for 4 persons. Surface approximately 34 m²
Chalet Pili Pili 2 bedrooms
Suitable for 4 persons. Surface approximately 26 m²
Chalet Pili Pili 3 bedrooms
Suitable for 6 people. Surface approximately 27 m²
Suitable for 5 persons. Surface approximately 40 m²
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Travel organization Internatuur
Do you have questions about our trips or would you like to make an appointment? Please contact us by calling +31 (0) 26 – 361 71 34 or fill in the contact form on the right and we will contact you as soon as possible.
6932 DW Westervoort
Tel: +31 (0) 26 – 361 71 34
Monday through Friday: 09:00 – 17:30.
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
April 10: Closed.