Top 5 Reasons we Love Chateau La Foret

When we were looking for somewhere to start Votre Vacances, we had an idyllic idea of somewhere with atmosphere, history, and that je ne sais quoi!

And lo and behold, one chance phone call lead us to Chateau La Foret.

Entering the unassuming drive, you see the old farm buildings and kennels, rounding the corner there’s a glimpse of the courtyard and stables, that now house the restaurants, bar, games rooms and children’s clubs; followed by the beautiful Cinderella esque chateau.

We fell in love with Chateau La Foret, and we hope you would too; here are just some of the reasons:


1. History

The main reason we fell in love with the Chateau is the sense of history. Even in the height of summer, when there’s a live band playing in the courtyard, it’s easy to imagine the villagers working in the grounds. The de Maduit family still live in the Chateau, and at its very heart, it still remains a family home.

2. Size

The size of Chateau La Foret, is the epitome of the Goldilocks effect…just right! Not too big, and not too small. It’s big enough for children to make friends and disappear to the games rooms (hurrah!), but small enough to get sunbathing space around the pool (double hurrah!).

3. Outdoor Space

A campotel holiday is all about outside family time, and the Chateau offers play areas, open greenery, fishing lakes and of course forest.

4. Plenty of Activities

There is something for everyone at the Chateau. From children’s clubs, outdoor adventure centre, yoga classes, cooking classes, art classes and of course our family games compendium we provide in each chalet!

5. Location!

Anyone who’s stayed at a holiday parc in France knows often they are in the middle of nowhere! But Chateau La Foret is situated in the heart of a traditional French village with local shop, boulangerie, and summer fetes throughout the season. Located a 10 minute drive from the train station of La Mothe Achard with trains to Nantes, La Rochelle and Paris, and of course only 20 minutes from the beaches the Vendee is famous for.


Chateau La Foret cast its fairytale spell over us immediately, and we hope it will work its magic on you too.