Donjon Forges
Loire Valley holiday resorts Avrille
14 miles from Les Sable d'Olonne resort
Enjoy an unusual night in the Donjon
Heated and covered pool
1h from the Puy du Fou
Spacebowl water slide
4 heated waterslides and a crazy SpaceBowl!

In the Vendée, less than 9km from the beaches

On the Atlantic coast, built around a sixteenth century manor, less than 9km from the beaches of the Vendee, camping Domaine des Forges offers rental of mobil homes, caravans, furnished tents, the Donjon and camping pitches.


The campsite has a beautiful pool area with 1 sensational Spacebowl slide, 3 slides, 2 heated outdoor pools, 1 heated indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi, 1 wading pool with 1 slide for kids and 1 fun paddling pool for the younger children.

The Vendee is known for its beautiful sandy beaches (Jard sur Mer, Les Sables d'Olonne, La Tranche sur Mer)beautiful islands such as Ile d'Yeu, Ile de Noirmoutier, and the famous Marais Poitevin. Many sports and water activities are possible: excursions, walks, boat trips and mountain biking. Explore its cultural heritage with castles such as Talmont or Guignardière, its religious monuments and mills.


Discover our unique accommodation, the Donjon from the 16th century! Television, internet and beds made on arrival, included in the tariff.



From 27/04 until 13/07/2018: €49
From 14/07 until 03/08/2018: €72
From 04/08 until 25/08/2018: €78
From 26/08 until 09/09/2018: €49

wifi FREE WIFI at the bar or at the reception desk  animaux pets are not allowed pass_camping Camping Pass, €15/night for a camping pitch during low season

Lenght of your stay :
You wish to arrive :   No more availability? Try Sunday!

fun dose du camping

People have different expectations when it comes to their holidays. Some prefer quiet holidays, being with family and tranquility. Others prefer sports and partying.

With the Fun Dose you can choose the right campsite for the whole family. There are 4 different entertainment levels: green, blue, purple and red. The fuller the bottle, the more entertainment there is! If the bottle is green, or only half full, then there is little animation on the site. If the bottle is red, or nearly full, there is plenty of entertainment on the site.

No matter the level of the Fun Dose, the mini-clubs and participation in all animation is free!


On this campsite the Fun Dose is red. This means there is a lot of entertainment!

From the 1st of July until 1st of September we offer the following (only in French):

The Clapou Club (4-6 years old) and Policator Club (7-10 years old) welcome children from Monday until Friday, from 10am until 12pm and from 3pm until 5.30pm. 
The Dragonicums (11-14 years old) and the Nobodys (15-18 years old) meet up four times a week.

We offer evening entertainment 5 nights a week, 4 animators, aqua gym every morning and an almost non-stop super fun day and evening program until midnight!

Do you know our little Carabouille fairy ?
She is the one who builds incredible playgrounds for your children. Those playgrounds are unique and only exist on the Capfun campsites!
Your children are going to LOVE IT !
Hereunder you can see the picture of the playground on this campsite Donjon Forges :

Water park

Heated pool (number : 3 - opening date : 06/04/2019)
Heated covered pool (number : 1 - opening date : 06/04/2019)
Heated paddling pool (number : 2 - opening date : 06/04/2019)
The campsite has several water slides, which you can see in the pictures above.
The Space Bowl is a sensational water slide, where you'll find yourself in a large funnel. The person with the most laps wins! (Minimum length : 1m20)
There is a paddling pool with snake water slide, for children younger than 6 years. They can enjoy in peace and safety of swimming and sliding.
There is also a colorful, playful paddling pool, ideal for children younger than 3 years. For a lot of water fun!
Want to relax? Enjoy our hot tub! (heated)
Opening hours of the waterpark : 9:00 - 19:00. Swimming shorts are prohibited (boxers or briefs allowed). Toddlers must wear diapers specially designed for swimming. The bracelet must be worn. For children who cannot swim it is mandatory to wear inflatable armbands.

On site

Mini market
Washing machines (Coins : €4.50)
Tumble dryers (Coins : €4)
Wifi on the camping pitches (paid) (price : €5 for 24h of connection)
Game room
TV room


Bouncy castle
Multisport terrain
Jeu de boules terrain
Table tennis tables
Beach volleyball
Football field

Services (subject to availability)

Pets are allowed, (extra fee of 35€ / pet / week), leashed and vaccinated. Dogs of 1st and 2nd category are forbidden.
Bicycle hire (subject to availability, prices on site)
Sheets : 10€/single bed per change, 15€/double bed per change
Bath towels : 6.50€ per change
TV : 39€/week 69€/2 weeks 89€/3 weeks
Babykit (chair, bed, bath). : 30€/week. Baby kit for free except during french summer school holidays July/ August (non retroactive offer).
Barbecues allowed (type : gas. - Rental prices : 39€/week 69€/2 weeks 89€/3 weeks)
Communal barbecues
Visitors (no pool access) : 4€/person/day
Fridge (for camping pitches) : 33€/week, 55€/2 weeks, 75€/3 weeks
Cleaning deposit : 90€ to pay upon arrival at the campsite – refunded when the accommodation is left clean and tidy.
Deposit cleaning Tribu : 150€ to pay upon arrival at the campsite – refunded when the accommodation is left clean and tidy.
Deposit accommodation : 200€ to pay upon arrival at the campsite - refunded when the accommodation is left without any damages.
Deposit Top Presta camping pitches : 100€ to pay upon arrival at the campsite - refunded if the equipment is not damaged.
Deposit entry badge (Amount : €30 - )

Practical information

Supermarkets : 7km
Shops selling essential items : 800m
Restaurants : 800m
Nearest train station : 30km
Nearest airport : 80km
Markets : 7km

Close to the campsite

Horse riding : 10 minutes
Cycling paths : 7km
Tennis : 800m
Fishing : on the campsite
Hiking : 500m
Golf : 10 minutes
Water sports : 9km
Treetop courses in the forest : 6km


Mysterious islands (Ile d'Yeu, Ile de Noirmoutier, Ile de Ré) - Marais Poitevin 9km - Château des aventuriers (2 km) - Indian forest (6km) - Zoo of Sables d'Olonne (30km) - Le Puy du Fou (85km) - Aquarium of La Rochelle (67km).

Campsite Donjon des Forges
  (séjour le : 11/08/2018)
Note sur 10 : 9.5
Repartirez vous chez Capfun : Oui
Comment qualifiez vous vos vacances : Excellent
Le site : 4 étoiles : recommandé
Piscines : 3 étoiles : recommandé
Jeux pour enfants : 2 étoiles : recommandé

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Campsite Donjon Forges
Rue des Forges 85440 Avrille
0033 (0)2 51 22 38 85
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GPS coordinates : 46.47649,-1.494054