Welcome to La Grande Vigne

Everything you need for a perfect relaxing holiday 

Spring flowers near the front door of the house


All of our facilities at La Grande Vigne are included below and we try to ensure that these are available for our holidaymakers throughout the year. Occasionally some of our facilities may be temporarily unavailable for reasons outside of our control, e.g. storm damage. Rest assured we will not restrict or remove access to any of our facilities unless it is absolutely necessary for health and safety reasons. 

Before booking please make sure you have read and understood our Terms and Conditions, because we would hate for anything to spoil your holiday. We also advise you to make sure that you have full, comprehensive travel and cancellation insurance. This will cover every stage of your trip in case of any unforeseen changes.

If you would like to ask us about any of our facilities then please get in touch 


Two traditional, fully-furnished gites –  Hideaway   and Sunflower – which can sleep up to 4, and are available all year round. Both our gites are equipped with patio furniture and barbecues. And ‘al fresco’ dining on the patio is a must on a summer evening, watching the sun set across the fields of maize or sunflowers.

For your entertainment, both gites are equipped with a colour TV and Sky Digibox tuned in to Freeview channels (so you don’t have to miss your favourite programmes), DVD player & portable radio/CD player. Our holiday cottage accommodation is designed to be flexible; we can provide a cot or folding bed and a high chair if required. Just contact us for more information. 

Our comfortable (non-smoking) gites are guaranteed to be clean and fresh on your arrival and we ask that guests leave their accommodation in the same state of cleanliness and order when they leave. If you don’t want the hassle of having to clean the gite on the last day of your holiday, we offer an ‘End of Stay’ cleaning service which is priced from €40.  Ask for details when booking and also refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Laundry facilities are provided with a washing machine and tumble dryer available across the courtyard, payable with tokens. 


Barbecues are included in both gites and we can also provide them free of charge for campsite users – you just provide the charcoal.

Vintage bicycle with flower pots over each wheel
This one is not for hire!

We have a range of adult and children’s bicycles available which can be used for the duration of your stay, including helmets, so you can take in the surrounding countryside at your own pace. The lanes around La Grande Vigne are as quiet and relaxing as the campsite. We can also lend you a rucksack if you fancy taking a picnic down to the lake at Sainte Soline. Or you could use them to bring back a bottle or two of wine from the local town.

We can give you lots of advice on the best routes to take if you want to go into the local village or town for shopping. There are regular local farmer’s market and if you’re lucky you might be able to experience one of the famous French broccantes (car boots). 


We have six extra large camping and caravanning pitches set up in our beautiful, well-maintained orchard. Plenty of room for parking and setting up your BBQ and dining area. The campsite facilities include a ‘proper’ heated washroom with shower, wash basin and WC with an additional outside WC and washing-up area, both with free hot water. There are electric hook-ups on each pitch and fresh drinking water source on each side. A chemical toilet disposal point is provided for environmentally-friendly green toilet fluid. We also have a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Caravan Storage

Caravans under cover in a barn

With the ever-increasing costs of fuel and ferry fares, why not consider leaving your caravan in storage with us? We have undercover and outdoor caravan storage areas available (for single-axle caravans only). You can then stay in the orchard or venture further afield. We site your caravan for no extra cost and even offer a caravan washing service. Take advantage of the low cost flights to La Rochelle, Limoges, Nantes, Poitiers or Tours and hire a car from the airport. If you prefer, we can collect you from the airport or station for a reasonable fee. Contact us to find out more.

Caravan Insurance

Some of our storage customers have experienced difficulties insuring their caravan because it is stored in France. We can arrange insurance with a reputable UK company who specialise in touring caravans, mobile homes, etc., just contact us by telephone or email.


The local bakery (boulangerie) van calls here 3 times per week selling fresh bread, croissants and delicious pastries – there’s nothing like the smell or taste of freshly bread first thing in the morning! Let us know if you would like help placing your order.


In the Games area, we have laid out a pétanque court. This is a game similar to bowling, where players or teams throw their boules towards a target ball.  Don’t worry if you don’t have your own set of boules, we have some you can borrow. Many a happy hour can be spent playing this traditional French game and, if there is plenty of interest, we can organise a ‘friendly’ competition with all the holidaymakers. As well as pétanque, there is also a traditional dartboard set-up in this area and a variety of indoor games and outdoor toys that you can borrow.


For a more relaxing time, we have an extensive English book & DVD library you can use 


Smoking is not permitted in any of our accommodation or in any of the on-site communal areas.


Pets are not allowed onto our site without prior written agreement for the La Grande Vigne management team.

Pool Area

There is an above-ground pool in a fenced, gated and gravelled terrace area. The pool measures 7.5 m x 3.5 m and is for fun and cooling down, rather than serious swimming. It has a raised wooden decking area around one side for easy access. Comfortable sun-loungers, tables, chairs and parasols are all available to use. If you are staying in one of our gites, then pool towels are provided free of charge. 


Free WiFi is available in both gites and on all campsite pitches



Ian Lynch

La Grande Vigne

11, Rue du Paradis

79120, Messé, France


Email: grande.vigne@orange.fr

Phone: 0800 073 8385 (free from UK landline)

Or – 0033 (0)549 29 39 93

La Grand Vigne is a registered business in France

Siret number: 825 372 618 00017

Tax Ref: 3018040568473

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