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Message posted by Jo-eliz on 15/12/2010 at 12:23am
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Could anyone recomend a nice adult only campsite that allows dogs with decent toilets etc in France please. Would be very interested to hear of any as finding it difficult to find adult only. We are going in June 2011 and would prefer the Loire Valley, French Comte, Brittany or Burgundy areas. We also need a stop over site near Calais with a vet near by, this site doesnt ned to be adult only. Thank you.

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Sorry, no personal recommendations as the few French sites I've used haven't been adults only - don't know if you've already looked at these, but there are nine French adults-only sites listed on Camp Site Search - refine search to check on acceptance of dogs then read the reviews to get an idea of the standard of the facilities.

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Quote: Originally posted by Jo-eliz on 15/12/2010


Could anyone recomend a nice adult only campsite that allows dogs with decent toilets etc in France please. Would be very interested to hear of any as finding it difficult to find adult only.

You don't say what time of year you wish to go but if you go in September its quite unusual to find many children on French campsites except the odd preschool toddler. I appreciate that you have asked specifically for adults only sites but they are fairly rare in France and some are English owned.

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David he does say June 2011.

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Quote: Originally posted by bowler70 on 15/12/2010

David he does say June 2011.

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Note to self, please read post before replying! Even in June sites away from the coast will still be quieter but no guarantee there will no children!

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Message posted by chrissie7 on 15/12/2010 at 5:25pm
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We've been to France many times in June and have found scarcely any children on sites. For us, this a drawback of out of season holidays (although we have booked our ferries for June 2011), as campsites without children seem to us to be strangely lifeless places.

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I'd agree with the majority of the posts - Adult only sites are very rare in France, and mostly owned by Brits and therefore usually full of other British visitors.  We usually caravan in France in May and June, and visitors are mostly adult couples of all nationalities, usually of a certain age, and only very occasionally have we seen children on site.  In any event, the few children on French campsites in low season behave just as they should - quietly, respectfully, and quite frankly no problem at all - certainly in our experience.

If you use an ACSI card, (www.campingcard.co.uk) or Camping Cheque (www.campingcheque.co.uk) then these pay for a pitch for a night, for a couple, including car and caravan, awning, electricity and (where the site accepts them) one dog - so you're  likely to find those sort of sites are occupied by couples searching out a bargain - like us!


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Jo-eliz I hope you will read this.

Although it is further south than the Loire, this site is however utterly brilliant and ticks every single one of your must have boxes, it even has some fully fenced dog pitches and all for no extra charge.

There are a large number of reviews, so if you go onto the always excellent ukcampsites search engine and do a search for the name of La Tournerie Ferme, I am sure you will get a very favourable response from me to any contact you make .

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/reviews.asp?revid=7263

As for a vet near to Calais, you don't need one, you can do as so many visitors do who visit the Dordogne region each and every year and have their dog/cat seen to by a vet there and then travel north, after all you do have a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 48 hours before you have to get back to the UK.

Bonne chance


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Thank you very much, the information is very helpful.

We have travelled to France on Holiday many times but never taken the dog before, however we are going for a month this time so feel its to long to leave her. She has her Pet passport.

Happy Christmas,

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Since the demand for childfree (adults only) campings in France is growing, you can find more and more campsites that do not allow children or allow perhaps a few. One of these campsites in Pays de la Loire (Vendee) is L'Etournerie (www.letournerie.nl). Small, clean, heated pool and from 2011 they go for adults with an occasional child.

There is a website for these kind of campings: www.rustigecampings.com. It is written in Dutch but you can see URLS with each camping and most, if not all, have a website in English. All campings that are adult only can join this website.


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I have heard and read of several people getting the site mentioned above confused with my own site La Tournerie (www.la-tournerie.com) reviews of which can be seen on this always excellent site: -

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/reviews.asp?revid=7263


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Don't know any adult only sites but you will find that sites start to empty as the childrens holidays finish. We always go the last week in August/ first September and the sites are quiet.. the down side is that some site facilities are closed towards the end of the season.

The most peaceful child free sites we know are:

Le Tedey (Aquitaine) from 31/08
Premier Pres (Savigny, Beaune)

The deeper into France you go the quieter it becomes. Brittany is full of Brit families, Provence is often occupied by families. The Dordogne, Auvergne, Burgundy tend to be more peaceful retreats for those seeking a rural location.

I hope this helps, we have been camping in France for the past 17yrs and always seek a child free, peaceful environment...and generally find it. The beauty of camping is you can move until you find something to suit your needs.       

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in response to jo eliz's sugestion a camp site that doesnt let children in but allows dogs sounds  absolutly absurd ,surely a site that puts children in a lower bracket bellow dogs is completely bonkers . i hope i never go to such a place

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Quote: Originally posted by 1975 on 14/7/2011
in response to jo eliz's sugestion a camp site that doesnt let children in but allows dogs sounds  absolutly absurd ,surely a site that puts children in a lower bracket bellow dogs is completely bonkers . i hope i never go to such a place

Whilst an adult-only site wouldn't be my choice, I do respect those who want to avoid children whilst on holiday.  My friends are hard-working teachers, with grown-up children of their own, but like adult company when on holiday, so they choose to stay on adult-only sites when and if they can.  Everyone has difference preferences, and out of all the 10,800 (approximately) sites in France, very few actually are adult-only - so those who prefer sites which welcome children (and possibly dogs) have a great deal more choice than those who want adult-only sites which welcome dogs. 

 


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Quote: Originally posted by 1975 on 14/7/2011
in response to jo eliz's sugestion a camp site that doesnt let children in but allows dogs sounds  absolutly absurd ,surely a site that puts children in a lower bracket bellow dogs is completely bonkers . i hope i never go to such a place
We had a fantastic holiday in France on Adult only sites thankyou. We also stayed on some family sites that were very nice!! We have two grown up children who we took on caravan holidays until a few years ago. We now prefer the peace and quiet of Adult only sites. No-one said anything against children but we are all entitled to our opinion and freedom to enjoy our holidays as we wish.

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Jo-Eliz, couldn't agree more!

 

We are now starting our 3rd week high season and have adults and an occasional dog.

We chose to accept very few children so that we can ensure peace and quiet for our guests. The feedback we're getting is 100% positive. No screaming children in the pool but adults who can actually enjoy a swim.

All our guests are people who have (grown) children and some even grandchildren. No-one hates children, they just prefer a quiet holiday!


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