Arrived on this lovely little site on Friday 20th June (2 days late after breaking down in the UK) and left early morning of Sunday 6th July.
Really enjoyed our stay. We had a fully serviced pitch which was very convenient. Our pitch was reasonably sized but we were glad that the site was quiet throughout our visit - if it had been full, the site could have felt cramped and we would have had to park our car on our pitch, which would have made that feel cramped too.
The toilet/shower block was very good and was kept very clean. Not sure how it will cope when the site is full but there were never any queues when we were there. There is a small shop selling basic goods in the same building that contains the reception office. The staff stocked up this shop in preparation for the high season the day before we left. Bread is available here every morning from 8am. Baguettes didn't have to be ordered and there always seemed to be some to buy - if you wanted anything else though, an ordering system was in operation. Also in the same building is a small laundry (3 washing machines and 3 dryers). The machines cost 5 euros to use and could turn round a hot wash in about 40 minutes. We never used the dryers so can't comment on those.
There is a also a bar and of course, a swimming pool. The bar does a very limited range of meals in the evening. Again, can't comment further as we never ate there and we never used the bar or the pool.
The area is beautiful. The lake is surrounded on 3 sides by mountains rising to over 2000 metres and you can drive up many of these to be rewarded with stunning views out over the lake and even out to Mont Blanc.
Annecy itself is very picturesque and with so many places to eat, you are totally spoilt for choice. A bike ride is a good way to get there as is the lake 'taxi' that visits several small ports around the lake.
Hang gliding is extremely popular in the area and hardly a day goes by when you can't see dozens of these colourful craft of all shapes and sizes flying around. You can even go tandem with a pilot yourself if you are feeling brave enough. Not cheap though! There are lots of things to do on and in the lake such as pedlos, snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding - the list is endless. You can even go canyoning in one of the local gorges.
A trip out to Chamonix is worth the journey but to make the most of it, you do need to go very early. A cable car ride to see Mont Blanc from the Aiguille du Midi is a must if you can get on it (we couldn't sadly as it was sooo busy!) and also the rack & pinion train ride to see the glacier is well worth it too. Try a meal at the little restaurant whose terrace overlooks the glacier. The Alpine Choughs enjoy the food there too!
We also drove to Geneva on another day but beware, entering Switzerland will cost you 47 euros for a 'Vignette' (seems to be some sort of road tax). We found Geneva a nightmare of traffic lights/pedestrian crossings/trams/bus lanes/taxi lanes etc. We couldn't even find anywhere to park for longer than 90 minutes and none of it was free. Ended up having a quick picnic down by the lake and heading 'home' again. If you can, find a Park and Ride - it'll be easier though you may need a map to work out where to go. Nice place but we won't go again. Ever!
Being in the mountains, you are very likely to experience a thunderstorm (or several thunderstorms!). We had a few wet days and found it a struggle to find things to do in an area that is so heavily into outdoor activities. There are a few indoor places to visit such as local museums if you are into that sort of thing but the area is not littered with Chateau like many other areas of France.
One word of caution - the road to the site passes through a small village where the road gets very narrow. No problem if nothing is coming the other way (we were lucky) but there is nowhere to go if you are towing a caravan - you have to hope the oncoming driver will back up for you!
Spent a week at La Ravoire in early July and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The site is a few hundred metres from the lake shore and far enough from the main road so as we weren't disturbed by any road noise.
It's a very well maintained, small site with about 120 pitches. We arrived in the pouring rain and were offered the choice of about 4 pitches, the one we chose was a little small for the new upgraded tent we had bought (we made a poor choice in the rain!).
The site was about 2/3rds full and so wasn't too busy. Not too many children and the site was nice and quiet at night. The site seemed popular with the English too.
The toilet block was immaculately clean and plenty of hot water. The cubicles that housed the washbasins were a little on the small side though.
Freshly baked croissants and french bread from the on site shop in the morning are a must!
The swimming pool area was excellent although I guess in peak season there would be a lack of sunbeds, but there was plenty of space on the grass nearby.
The bar adjoining the pool looked fairly new and seemed to serve a decent choice of food and drink.
All in all, a very good little site, very clean and Julie on Reception was very helpful indeed.
As mentioned previously the campsite can feel packed due too the size of the pitches which are small in comparison too other French sites. Overall a good site, well situated with the friendliest of staff. The boat cruise too Annecy is a must along with the pedolos on the Lake. The shop is small but provides basics (like cold beer when struggling with your awning), never used the bar or restaurant but they seemed clean and popular.
This is a lovely site and, providing you get the right pitches, has good views of the hills.
Arrived 25th August (having booked) and were given a choice of three pitches by the friendly reception staff. Over the following couple of days lots of others became vacant; the site felt a bit cramped when it was full but once some of the pitches became vacant had a relaxed spacious feel to it.
As others have noted it is next to the voie verte cycle route which goes to Annecy in one direction and makes a pleasant 30km cycle ride there and back.
My only gripe would be the washblock. It is good and modern but sometimes the showers water temperature is variable from too hot to freezing cold.
We have just got back from 10 nights at this site. The area is outstanding, beautiful scenery and lots to do. Roads were very busy being August. The supermarket and fuel are more expensive down this way.
It is a small site, with amazing views. Fab Cycle path, nice pool/waterslide, which our 6 yr old enjoyed. Loos/showers clean and modern, with loo roll but no loo seats. Only gripe here is the lights are on a timer, they switch off after couple of mins and when the loo roll run out, staff lock the cubicles, so be prepared to queue, can end up with only 2 open, which was a pain, as I always took my own loo roll anyway.
Over all, we were disappointed with this site, due to the pitches, they are very small, almost touching, with no privacy, there are trees and shrubs, but the pitches are not hedged, so you may end up with kids running over your pitch
Our first pitch was dried mud and gravel, at the back of the site, under trees, not good with a SIG on a new tent. After driving all day, this was not what we expected, also the fact we had booked this site 9 months before through the C & CC, usually we get the best pitches, but not this time. I found the staff not very sympathetic, we were told it was the only pitch available.
So the tent went up, we had to sleep somewhere. However the next day, I looked round the site and found some empty pitches, we were able to move to a better pitch with grass in the sun.
There are some nice big grassy pitches near the site entrance I suspect these are the ones with the higher voltage electric, which you pay a bit more for.
There are quite a few Euro tents, they are dotted around the site, we found them quite noisy, probably due to the fact they are not 'campers' and unaware of camping etiquette.
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