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Campsite La Tour des Prises ****

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General information

At Campsite La Tour des Prises in La Couarde-sur-Mer (Charente-Maritime) camping costs as little as €20,- per night during low season with CampingCard ACSI. At one of the 85 touring pitches you will get a discounted rate during the period . At this campsite you can not only use your CampingCard ACSI for inexpensive camping, you can also use your ACSI Club ID (as an alternative ID).

A peaceful family campsite in the middle of Ile de Ré and 600 metres from a fine sandy beach and the sea. Heated indoor swimming pool. A paradise for cyclists and walkers. Free wifi on the entire site. Heated toilet facilities. Renovated beach. Close to cycle paths. 400 metres from two restaurants.

Extra discount: 14=12
CampingCard ACSI discount
  • 20
  • 1666
Detail information about this campsite

Acceptance period

August 2020
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Average rating: 8.0

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Duncan Davies, on this campsite in September 2019


Travelling party: Couple

Firstly, this is not a bad site. It’s quiet, peaceful and well run. We enjoyed our stay here.

Secondly, the site description in the ASCI guide is a fairy tale. We stayed here for 4 nights in early September, 2019. There is no bar, no restaurant, no snack bar and the pizza van visits 3 times per week. Additionally, the groceries were unavailable after we’d arrived on September 1st.

The site states that it is suitable for vans up to 12m and 8 tonnes. We were challenged to park our 8m and <4 tonnes motorhome and saw many others in the same position.

We would urge ASCI to ask this site - and any others like it - to update their details to reflect reality...

Kenneth Veasey, on this campsite in September 2019


Travelling party: Couple

We arrived late afternoon to find only 1 pitch available for 1 night. Able to inspect the pitch before accepting. Pitches seemed very crammed together and not very large, no grass in sight, presumably due to end of season and very dry summer. Hedges and trees seemed to gave been cut back, presumably to improve access ( which still wasn\'t great for our 6m long van) but to the cost of any privacy.Toilet block not overly clean by our arrival time and showers seemed to be locked after dark. We left early next morning to find something more suitable just a small distance up the coast. Not worth the top ACSI rate.

Duncan Davies, on this campsite in September 2019


Travelling party: Couple

Firstly, this is a very pleasant site and we would return. It is quiet, has indoor table tennis and a heated pool with a sliding roof, which was ideal given the cold wind that was prevalent during our stay. Bread and croissants are available by pre-ordering and delivered to your pitch in the morning.

However, we can’t help observing that the description of amenities must have been put together with significant help from Hans Christian Andersen! Examples: There are not separate indoor/outdoor pools (there is a separate toddlers pool, which was closed whilst we were at the site). The (rather small looking) grocery shop had closed for the season; we saw no sign of a bar, restaurant, snack-bar or takeaway food other than a mobile pizza van that visits the site 3 times per week. Pancakes by the pool and breakfast - both included in the description - are only realistic if you prepare them yourself! As for the site being suitable for vans up to 12m and 8 tonnes, I can only comment that it must be a great spectator sport! My 8m, 4 tonne van went in but only just!

Joking aside, this charming, simple site does itself no credit by exaggerating (and I’m being kind) it’s amenities and can be seen in a positive light with a more honest appraisal. More importantly, it undermines the ASCI guide if you cannot rely on the descriptions.

Ian Cooper, on this campsite in June 2018


Travelling party: Couple

This campsite no longer has any catering services. No shop, bread only if pre ordered. Absolute minimum guest services. A very different campsite from the ACSI description and last year. It must be in new ownership who do not want to give the services but still charge the same price. Think carefully before booking!

Eric Thomas Thomas Fisher, on this campsite in June 2018


Travelling party: Couple

Second visit to this site and would definitely go again.
Four elements of this review I feel unable to give a valid comment on therefore I have left blank.

Kerrie Knight, on this campsite in June 2018


Travelling party: Family with children, various ages

Friendly welcome, busy campsite on ile de re
Nice pool and close to beach
Pizza van on the site 4 nights per week
Good site

Richard Barber, on this campsite in June 2019


Travelling party: Couple

Lovely site in an excellent location Ile de Re is superb in every way and a paradise for cyclists.

Martin Daines , on this campsite in September 2019


Travelling party: Couple

We had an enjoyable 3rd visit to this campsite which is very well positioned on the island to cycle too most places on the island. Will return in 2 years time.


General information

Period of opening *
08-06-2020 till 25-09-2020
2.5 ha
Number of touring pitches
85 (85 - 120m2)
Number of camper pitches
Number of permanent pitches
Campsite suitable for disabled persons

* We have verified the opening period at the campsite.

** Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:160 m2
    • Heated:Yes
  • Indoor swimming pool (heated)
    • surface area:270 m2
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
    • wifi 80-100% coverage free
  • Caravans allowed
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Sea swimming (max. 0.5 km)
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:easy
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:4G
  • Internet access
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
    • wifi 80-100% coverage free
At the reception
  • Reservation with CampingCard ACSI also possible
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
Campsite rules
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
    • length:12
    • weight:8000 kg
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:electricity | gas
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
Water and toilet facilities
  • Showers: hot water
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Standard toilets
  • Individual toilets
  • Toilet for the elderly
  • Squatting-toilets
  • Family toilet facilities
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Baby room
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Heated toilet facilities
  • Individual toilet facilities
  • Water connection at/near the pitch (max. 15 m)
  • Waste water drainage at/near the pitch (max. 15 m)
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Showers: cold water
  • Washbasins: cold water
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Dryers
Food, drink and groceries
  • Breakfast available
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Snack bar
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Groceries: extensive selection
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Takeaway meals
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Pizzeria
    • period:15-05/20-09
  • Restaurant (limited choice)
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Bar
    • period:01-07/31-08
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Bicycles
  • Electric bikes
  • Safes
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:160 m2
    • Heated:Yes
  • Indoor swimming pool (heated)
    • surface area:270 m2
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:30 m2
    • Heated:Yes
  • Sea swimming (max. 0.5 km)
Sports and play
  • Children's playground: large
  • Table tennis table
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
  • Fishing
  • Multi-sports field
Recreation (adults)
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:easy
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:easy
  • Games room
  • Television
Ground and vegetation
  • Grass
  • Sand
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Marked pitches
Situation of campsite
  • Public transport near the camp site (max. 0.5 km)
    • distance:0,4 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:1,5 km
  • Situated on the coast (max. 0.5 km)
  • Distance to the sea (max. 10 km)
    • distance:0,5 km
  • Door-springs light enough (3-4 kgs pressure)
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Tap without push control
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • Disabled sanitary facilities only open for the disabled
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Special pitches for motorhomes
    • Surface area:120 m2
    • Amount:15
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Euro-plug required
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:16 ampère
  • Defibrillator
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds


The weather on this campsite

Average temperature


Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm)
Jan 86% 71
Feb 85% 39
Mar 81% 56
Apr 79% 88
May 81% 50
Jun 79% 45
Jul 81% 57
Aug 80% 45
Sep 79% 76
Oct 81% 98
Nov 81% 133
Dec 84% 107

Weather forecast


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Max. 18.9° 18.5° 19.4° 18.5° 16.9° 17.3° 16.2°
Min. 9.6° 14.7° 14.7° 14.9° 14.1° 13.4° 12.8°
Precipitation 10% 80% 80% 75% 55% 50% 55%
Wind direction ZO ZO ZO S W SW S
Wind speed 4 5 5 4 4 4 4


  • Campsite La Tour des Prises
    route d'Ars
    17670 / La Couarde-sur-Mer
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    46°12'16"N 1°26'46"W
  • Take D735 direction La Flotte after the bridge, then to St. Martin-de-Ré and past Couarde-sur-Mer direction Ars-en-Ré. Turn right at roundabout in Couarde. Signposted.

  • Warning! Since July 13 2015, many French campsites are prohibited from installing their own signpost. We advise to use GPS-coordinates to locate the campsite.



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