Beautiful shady pitches of really generous proportions, immaculately clean facilities, (showers, the best we have seen)
Excellent swimming pool with children's pool alongside.
Very peaceful when we went, although I believe it is a little different during peak season. Sitting outside having dinner, listening to the birdsong in the evening, was well worth the trip down from UK alone.
There is a cosy bar and a bar menu available for takeaway or eat in. Bread and croissants etc available if ordered previous evening. (the croissants are VERY nice).
Although the access road is very narrow and winding ( about 2 kms) we actually never met anyone whilst driving out each day. Assume all the leaving vans are gone by noon and arriving ones come later.
Interesting to see the photos of the development of the site from 'field' status by the pleasant Dutch owners 26 years ago. All the myriads of trees and shrubs were planted by them excepting one walnut tree!A real tour de force when you see the wonderful result.
The nearest large town Gourdon, is about 15 minutes away where there are all the usual supermarkets etc, and a very busy market in the main street on Saturday, (get there early if you want to park!); however Le Vigan, a small village, is just 5 mins from the junction with the main road, with cafes and restaurants of a charming nature.
We have decided we will return later this summer for more of this peaceful paradise.
We have been coming to this camp site for four years now, after we bought our caravan from a relative.
We like it so much, we have never taken our caravan anywhere else! The location is superb, in a rural location but not far from many interesting villages and towns and in what I like to call 'real France', not spoiled by fish and chip shops and the like. It sits about ten minutes' drive from the charming little village of Le Vigan en Quercy, offering a small Spar shop, a couple of restaurants, a pharmacy and a nice bar. Just two miles West of that you can find the small town of Gourdon, offering supermarkets, clothes shops, restaurants, banks, fuel at a good price and anything else you might need. Not too much further away you can find Sarlat le Caneda, Cahors, which sits on the beautiful river Lot, Souillac, which sits on the equally beautiful river Dordogne, and Rocamadour, possibly the second most visited site in France and sat in stunning scenery.
On the camp site pitch size is generous and the rates are very competitive compared with other sites. The shower / toilet blocks are spotlessly clean and even when the site is fully occupied you can still use the toilet or have a shower without waiting. You can rent a fully furnished chalet or one of the site's tents, which are very well equipped with beds, seating, a fridge, lighting and cooking facilities. Alternatively, bring your own tent or caravan/motorhome. Electric hook up is 240V and easy, and you are never far away from a water standpipe.
Booking is easy and the arrival process is similarly trouble - free, the staff speak perfect English, French and Dutch and offer everything you could possibly need.
The main swimming pool is perfect for anyone's needs, even having gentle steps at one end for those not quite able to leap into the pool or climb down an access ladder, and there is another, shallow pool for the very young to use safely. The pools are available for use 12 hours daily, so you can cool off in the heat of the day or take a quiet swim in the evening.
Beside the pool is an area for small children to play safely, with apparatus and a table tennis table. Right beside that area is the terrace, just outside the office and restaurant, so parents can have a cool drink whilst keeping a careful eye on their boisterous offspring. A few feet away is an area for playing boules / petang, but I still do not know what the difference is between the two.
For those who have to stay connected, internet access is available via wifi at only a Euro for 24 hours, although the rural location means that you cannot reasonably expect the speeds available in British cities with fibre broadband, but 2MBPS is quite normal.
I would recommend this camp site to anyone looking for a good value holiday for a family with young children - mine are now teenagers and they still love it.
Le Reve means 'The dream' and this campsite is that if you want large marked off pitches offering shade or sun whichever is your preference. There is also an option for 'back to basics' in the wooded area. Some of the pitches offer lovely views of the countryside. The toilet blocks are clean and showers self-regulating. Individual cubicles for washing and baby/toddler facilities. All the usual laundry and veg prep areas are available. There are four cabins and two ready erected tents on site. It is very quiet especially outside the last two weeks of July and first two weeks in August when it is very popular with young families(mainly Dutch) It is a very safe place for children offering a play area, morning activities(only in this peak time)and an excellent paddling pool and larger pool with sun loungers.
There is no through traffic and it is a great area for walking. We spent 5 weeks here and loved every minute experiencing the site both full and with plenty of space. The surrounding areas offer plenty of interest such as Rocamadour and Sarlat, A canoe trip on the Dordogne or Lot is highly recommended. The village of Le Vigan (5 minute car ride) supplies all needs; an excellent butcher, Spar, Chemist and Bakery. The post office is here too. The town of Gourdon is the closest for supermarkets(15 minute drive)The Dutch owners are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Fresh bread and croissants etc are available every day also a paper if you want one. Wifi is also available at 1 euro per day. The small restaurant serves good food and a take away service is available. Pizza night is popular with families. The low key entertainment (eg. Pub quiz )is in Dutch but if you join in all are happy to translate and it made for a fun evening with a difference. This is a lovely site and our dog recommends it too!
A lovely quiet site with large pitches, toilet/showers basic but clean (apart from some spiders)! Ideal for a stopover to and from Spain. Access a bit hairy and need to keep fingers crossed that you don't meet something coming the other way (very narrow country lane). About 15 minutes off the A20.
Large pitches with electric hook up, well shelterd shady pitches. Lovely swimming pool that is open until 9pm! Small shop on site selling basic provisions but bread and croissants can be ordered. Very friendly owners who spoke fluent English. Would definitely use this as a stopover again
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