All the people we met in the villages were great, very friendly. With Le Gicq being off the beaten track so to speak you get a real taste of French life. Plenty of safe places for walking and cycling surround the campsite. The village itself is a joy to walk around. The owners can advise you of places to see, local history and traditions, places to eat etc. All in all, the location, surrounding areas, the site and the hosts are in my opinion the perfect deal!
We absolutely loved this site! We were originally going to stay for 3 days but had to leave after 10 because they were closing for the end of the season. Although it was coming to the end of the season in France it was very hot in this part of the country so we made full use of the swimming pool every evening. The showers & toilets were immaculate & the washing machine made life much easier. Colin was very knowledgeable about the local area & offered suggestions about places to visit as well as introducing us to the delights of the brocante. Angouleme & Saintes were some of our favourites. Matha is only a few km away & has a market & Super U. Le Gicq is in a lovely part of France & so easy to get to from the UK.
What a gem! This was our first camping trip in France and after an easy drive down we arrived at the campsite. Colin and Ann made us feel extremely welcome and this continued for the whole sun drenched week. All the facilities were well maintained, clean and had everything you need. As most people have said the pool is wonderful and the kids were in there every day. We certainly intend to return and having found some lovely villages, patisseries and great beaches we will take our bikes as there are plenty of quiet lanes we would like to explore.