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Visitor Reviews - Camping Champ De La Chapelle

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Camping Champ De La Chapelle
Champ De La Chapelle
Braize
Allier
Auvergne   (Browse area)
03360   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 470061545

Facilities:  (Key)
              

Nearby:
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Pitches: 80
Open: Mid April - End October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 11 Reviews
              9/10 from 11 Reviews


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Reviews:  11 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Niallsan 3 reviews from this member

We visited this site mid-August.

The approach we took to the site may have been the wrong one. We entered from the south side of the site. The forest track was fairly badly rutted in spots and more suitable to a tractor. It might be a problem for a car though as we were in a 05 Ford Galaxy and this has decent ground clearance. We made it though, no big deal really, just mentioning it in case people are pulling their caravan with a Ferrari! We never used the other entrance from the north so it could be a tarmac layers fantasy for all I know!

Anyway, we were only staying one night on our way south.

When we arrived the Dutch man welcomed us and offered us a pitch but said we could pitch wherever we wanted.

This is a really quiet site. There were maybe 6 other visitors so you could call it exclusive!

We arrived late enough so kids didn't get to use the pool which looked fun. They did have a kick around in the play area and used the goals that were there.

The toilet block and showers were very clean.

After travelling from Roscoff we needed and had a quiet/solid nights sleep.

My wife was slightly put off by how far the site was from the autoroute but I didn't think it was that bad maybe 12 miles to the site from the turnoff?

Overall pleasant experience.

Thanks Champ de la Chapelle. .

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Alahol2 18 reviews from this member

Second week September 2012, weather like England but dry.

Be careful if trying to use GPS to find the site (and in the general area) many of the 'roads' are actually tracks through the forest and you can end up going in circles trying to find the way in.

Once found, the site is just what we like. Loads of space, large pitches, well shaded, water at stand pipes close at hand. Loos, showers, washups all kept very clean and fresh. BBQ's no problem.

The owners are very friendly and helpful making recommendations for walks and visits in the area.

As mentioned the site is totally surrounded by broadleaf forest so wildlife is in abundance and walking is a pleasure. We had the awesome experience of hearing rutting stags bellowing on the edge of the site one night, almost scary. Only had three nights here so the only visit we managed was to the Jardins artistiques de Drulon a lovely garden housing a collection of weird modern art.

If you like quiet and natural you will love this site. Highly recommended.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gcamper 1 review from this member

We really enjoyed our stay here(8/9 days summer 2012). The campsite is set on a hill in a forest so you're surrounded by trees - there are woodpeckers, wood pigeons, hedgehogs, rabbits etc, if you look carefully.

V clean toilet block and washing up area and generally looked after by the friendly Dutch owners and their family/friends. You can use the fridges which is handy if you don't have a way of keeping food cool. There's a little hut selling snacks/chips/quiches etc though not a restaurant.

There is wireless internet near the pool/hut area - also a computer you can use, but it's not exactly state-of the art!

Pool is nice and our son loved it. There are quite a few small lakes ('etangs')which are also great for swimming in. We found the Etang de St Bonnet nicer and less busy than the local lake but no cafe there (we didn't need one).

This is a very quiet site which we loved though it might not suit you of course. It's a beautiful area, still fairly undiscovered by tourists. I'm amazed there aren't more British there, mostly Dutch and French which is fine by me.

We just had a tent and a car so can't comment on water/elec etc, but we had a fantastic view of this green campsite and the forest from our pitch and I'd recommend it.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bignose+jo 9 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a two week stay at this lovely campsite having booked a pitch on the strength of the reviews we read here - we were not disappointed.

The pitches are large, well shaded, some with a slight slope. Our pitch had water supply and electricity and was quite close the toilet block. This block is always clean, but not the most modern. However, there was never a problem with hot water and no queues. You did need to provide your own toilet paper, but on the other hand the owners provided washing up liquid at the sinks.

There is a laundry room with free fridge and a washing machine and tumble dryer (2 euros) - airers were provided for free.

The inflatable swimming pool was actually great for the kids. It is deep enough for adults to swim, but not too deep for our children to feel unsafe.

The site is quiet and peaceful, but extremely family friendly. The owners' relaxed attitude and the abundance of space helps to create a lovely atmosphere.

Elizabeth and family run the site together and are attentive but not intrusive. They obviously like children and families and put on a range of free activities for everyone such as toasting marshmallows around a campfire, guided walks in the surrounding Oak forests and father and son walks - all lovely things to do.

There is free wifi close to the pool and bread and croissants can be ordered daily. You can order pizzas and quiche and chips from the on site kiosk. Ice creams are available as well.

The site is extremely good value for money (14 nights, 2 adults, 3 children, large 200m pitch, ehu - 437 euros).

This is an unspoilt part of France and a really lovely, quiet site. We would highly recommend a stay here.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: The High and Lo 19 reviews from this member

We stopped here as a stop over on the journey South. Although twelve miles from the Peage it offered the opportunity to visit a good sized Carrefour for supplies and supermarket priced fuel.

The site is a forest escape in Central rural France, run by helpful Dutch owners. The site has tree sheltered pitches spread considerately through a spacious pine wooded area.

The toilet and shower block is modern and well maintained and electricity seemed readily available but we did not take up this option.

There is a large grass area with a snack bar and an inflatable walled swimming pool that was not overly used while we were there.

The site seemed to have lots of rules on arrival but the atmosphere was relaxed and informal once you settled in. There was a lot of information on cycle and walking routes in the vicinity available for those on a longer stay.

We only used this as a one night stop over as a number of other Brits on the site were doing. The site does seem to offer a great spot for a rural relaxed get away place to stay.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mdr slr 1 review from this member

We reckon we have been to this site on ten separate occasions now; previously with French owners and now with Dutch owners. The site is fantastic; quiet, clean and in the heart of natural beauty.

We were there with very few other guests and continue to be encouraged to 'pitch where you wish'. Although there were no other children for our ten year old to play with, the facilities, though basic are fine; pool, a collective football and, of course, the local forest to discover and the lakes to swim in.

There are some good places to eat within cycling or short car trips; Chez Chaumat in Cerilly is a firm favourite.

Electric hookup is easy and there are plenty of water points.

Although there is no restaurant, this is a bonus in my view, ensuring that the site remains peaceful.

My only request would be to know where else we could find such absolute tranquillity!

Toilets maintained very clean with plenty of hot water. The grass is kept very well maintained and the site very free from litter.

All in all, this continues to be an absolute gem.

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