Drove here at the beginning of the schools summer holidays and didn't leave till the end of August, so I can honestly say that my family and I loved it.
Plenty to do on site, most days we never saw the Kids as they were busy playing in the pools. Entertainment is the usual fun/cheesy stuff. But there is a choice of going to the other side of the park to the other Bar/restaurant if you want a quieter evening.
Frejus is only a 10min bus ride which you can catch from directly outside the site and drops you off in the centre of the promenade and last bus bask is midnight, so leave the car at home enjoy the evening markets and many restaurants.
Facilities on site cleaned regular each pitch has own water/waste point pretty level too. If your unit is of a larger size then I suggest you mention it when booking as although ours was OK, it didn't give us a lot of free space and there is plenty of bigger pitches.
We spent one week with Eurocamp at La Baume with two sons (14 & 12). It's made up of two former camp sites merged into one large site; we were glad we took bicycles to get around.
There is so much to do on the site that we hardly saw the boys. There are five swimming pools, a few water slides, a disco, the list goes on. The reception is efficient and welcoming, as are all the different Reps from the many European camping companies. Near the reception is a complimentary area to wash the sand off your car and refill the washer bottle.
The toilet blocks and washing up areas were cleaned twice a day and well maintained. The pools were clean and guarded, but like most French campsites I've been to over the last thirty years, the pools were quite dated and stuck in the 1970's. As with most sites, they enforce the 'no board shorts' rule to reduce water loss and insist on, the ever so fetching speedo second skin, lycra trunks. There were plenty of sun loungers but not much shade.
We used the bar and takeaway once. The service is 'relaxed', the food is what you'd expect for a poolside bar and the prices are a little 'inflated'.
All this makes the site sound perfect for a busy family holiday. The only problem was a HUGE one. The site is literally next to the A7 auto route and was dismissed in Eurocamp's brochure as 'Some road noise may be heard at night'. The reality is this. If you hire a Keycamp static home, they're well away from the motorway, it's lovely and quiet and next to the quietest pool. 2012 Eurocamp customers and all the touring plots were smack bang next to a twenty feet high wall which does not keep the noise out. The motorway can be heard 24/7, which ruined the holiday. We don't live next to a motorway and we didn't drive 1000 miles on the auto route, to sit next to it all week.
Eurocamp staff were friendly and helpful, but their standards need to be raised.
All in all, an excellent site as long as you aren't touring or staying with Eurocamp; unless you don't mind motorway noise.
The Corniche coastal road to Monaco via Nice is scenic and an excellent day out. We drove the coastal road and then drove back along the A7 straight to our tent.
Stayed at this site for a week in one of keycamps statics, we took a flight to Nice and booked a car at airport.
we all agreed (2 family's with a static each) that this was probably one of the best sites we'd stayed at, great pools for the kids, good little bar and disco with the usual cheesy but fun entertainment, The little site supermarket has everything you need, not too much of a rip off and nice staff,
We'll be returning next year, but with our folding camper and staying longer as we loved it here.
Well. Our third year on this site now having now bought a touring caravan. Our last review was done in 2008 and not a great deal has changed. The pools are still excellent and get very busy but I do feel they are ready for a repaint.
We now need to use the toilet/shower blocks and they are outstanding. Regularly being cleaned by the many staff they have to be seen to be believed (especially for France).
The touring plots are also very good with hedges around each plot. Mains water and waste are also available but some taps were corroded and could potentially be a problem. Perhaps best to ensure booked with it.
We have just returned from this large and busy campsite. I would have to agree with previous reviewers that it is in a great area with loads to do for kids and adults alike.
Our pitch was large and surrounded by attractive trees and shrubs but although we were a couple of lanes back from the motorway the noise was very intrusive, particularly from about 5am. The level of noise did vary depending on the wind direction but at times it was almost unbearable.
The takeaway at the La Baume end was truly awful and slow and the bar staff at the La Palmaraie end were grumpy.
One thing that was very good was the standard of the loos, showers and washing up area and there was often someone there cleaning when I went in. I wish I could say the same about the pool areas at La Baume which are in need of updating. Even just a good paint job would help as there were big areas flaking off in the kids pool and jacuzzi. All the walls around the pool and shopping area were badly stained giving a very unattractive overall impression.
Our boys found it very hard to meet friends as they would normally hook up with other kids at the football pitch. This was never possible at this site as it was constantly taken over by young French adults who played extremely roughly with my 11 and 13 year olds when they tried to join in on a couple of occasions. However, on the times when the site organised a tournament for the kids it was very well run.
Myself, my wife and 4 children have been coming to La Baume for at least 6 years now, the campsite always seems to be getting better every time we return with something nearly every year. Its a large campsite where it is best to be close to either La Baume or La palmeraraie as it can be quite a walk if you are anywhere in between. The pools are brilliant with great facilities. Theres 2 bars and 1 restaurant- all excellent. The campsite is very safe with many guards, making it very suitable for families. Before going to La Baume we travelled to many campsites, but none quite as good as La Baume. Overall, La Baume La palmeraie is a brilliant campsite, with many facilities. Great for all the family. 10/10
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