The wife's sister and her partner go nearly every year and this was our family's second visit as their guests. We also took the opportunity to take nieces and nephew along. A lot of the other people there were apparently also regulars so that says a lot for the place !
The site is based on an old municipal facility so some of the facilities are dated, but improvements seem to be made most years. The excellent swimming pool was new since our first visit. The clubhouse had also been updated, with a nice new bar that faced both inwards and to the outside for the sunny, summer days.
The site boasts plenty of static caravan accommodation, but the real attraction is the many shady, riverside pitches for campervan, caravan or tents. It's quite something to wake up to the Dordogne river rolling past only yards away. The only downside of that in season is the plethora of biting insects, including mosquitos, so one is advised to take repellent and Piriton. But that's all part of camping.
The site seems to attract a range of families with young children and older couples. On this occasion, and we were there for a fortnight, our party was made up of four adults in a caravan and four teenagers, aged 14 to 16, in a tent opposite. The youngsters made good use of the site facilities, including the evening clubhouse activities. But there are so many interesting places to visit all around so the stay was a mixture of days out and days on site.
Personally I'm getting a little old for camping, even with the luxury of a caravan bed, having got used to more luxurious holidays over the past couple of decades. But I loved the location and being with such a large family group.
Stayed on this riverside site for a week, I probably didn't see it at it's best, I guess due to the time of year! There were only a few others there, weather was awful! One of the two sanitary blocks was closed down, of course my nearest one, not good in the rain. The site has showers, laundry facilities, electric hookup some French and some Euro sockets reception however lent me an adapter at no charge. I would recommend taking a long extension cable, as some pitches are quite a distance from the supply, my ten metre cable was only useable as I was able to change my pitch to one closer to the power. A well stocked bar, providing snacks, and I believe that there are usually organised events, but for the few that were on site this would have been impractical. An outdoor pool also on site. Reception has one or two items on sale, but I feel the site would benefit with the addition of a site shop. There is a restaurant about 50m from the site, but was closed on two of the occasions i tried to use it.
...... on the banks of the Dordogne River, beautiful. The campsite has a restaurant, bar, lovely swimming pool. entertainment every day in the peak season.
Maria and Bruno are very welcoming.
There's some nice places to visit nearby. The Aquarium, Grottes de Maxange and for the adventurous a canoe trip on the river.
We stayed here for three nights our caravan in June and had a pitch by the river. The pitches were large and shaded with hedges in between. The site was very quiet when we stayed and although the pool was open we didn't use it but it looked nice and well kept. The bar wasn't open so can't comment on that. Only half of one block of toilets were open but they were clean and the water was hot. It is nest to a road bridge but we didn't feel that it was noisy. As I said our pitch overlooked the river but between us and the river was a wide path and then a grass bank. There are lots of locals come to the river for picnics. There is also a restaraunt just under the bridge we had a drink there but didn't have food so can't comment.