Mostly clean, but compared to other castels sites this site's toilet block and washing up facilities were dirty, and not cleaned as often as we have experienced on other sites.
We were surprised by the large number of 'fixed tent' rentals available on the site. There were so many of them from canvas holidays that all organised excursions were organised by and for canvas holiday customers.
The staff at reception were extremely helpful especially when a friend's vehicle broke down on the bank holiday weekend, although they were unable to facilitate a rental car or repairs, they tried hard.
We visited Chateau De Boisson having spent 4 nights at the lovely (but very wet!)Chateau L'epviere at the end of May. We traveled with our children age 5 and 6 staying in our own large tent for 9 nights. We booked just 2 days prior to arriving as due to bad weather decided to change our original travel plans.
We arrived at reception and were greeted by friendly staff who gave us the choice of several pitches, we decided to stay on the top level of the campsite near the facilities on pitch 17b (a very large, private pitch only accessible to tents).
The pitch was great and had plenty of room for the kids to play!
The Hamlet of Boisson is a small village tucked into the hillside, consisting of a few houses, a boulangerie and a lovely little family run nougaterie which we visited twice whilst staying and highly recommend!
The site itself was quiet as it was still early in the season, but the bar, shop and restaurant were open most days, and the food was reasonably good and bar and restaurant staff very friendly and helpful.
The major let down for this site was the Cleanliness of the showers, toilets, dishwashing area and pool complex. Having stayed in various other Castel sites we have always found them to be very clean. Not so at Boisson!
The toilets smelt revolting for the entire stay, they only appeared to be cleaned (if you can call it that) when we complained at reception and we had to inform reception that they had been out of toilet roll for 2 days and soap for 3! Unlike other sites we only saw the cleaners mop the floor once in 9 days (our last). I can't imagine what they are like in July and August when the site is busy.
The only positive regarding the showers and toilet block is that they are heated.
Such a shame as the site itself is in a lovely area, has nice facilities and had it been clean we would have rated it very highly.
Great campsite with good facilities. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful as were the bar and restaurant staff who were patient and indulged me with my attempts at French.
Pitch size was big enough for our large Dakota 6 tent with awnings, even had room for the hire fridge (a must because of the heat). Only problem was we didn't have enough shade, should have asked to move as there were vacant plots but didn't get round to it so ended up not going in the tent till late.
9 year old daughter loved the slide and even popped into the kids club although it was a bit young for her.
Only minor issue we had was that there was no where to walk to for a nice drink or meal, everywhere was a drive.
Uzes and Ales are worth a trip as is the Pont Du Gard, not forgetting the Haribo museum. Turn right out of the campsite and about 20 min drive away there is a lovely village with an evening market. They have details at the campsite of all markets. Nimes is also worth the drive
We stayed here for 9 nights as part of a 6 week tour. We originally booked for 3 nights, but loved it so we stayed longer. The site is easy to find from Ales or from the main A7 motorway. You can use your sat nav for Boisson, but you cannot enter the village with a van of any sort - just way too narrow. The entrance is well signed on the main Ales/Barjac road.
The site is based in the grounds of the very pretty Chateau Boisson, in the village of Boisson. The site is on two levels, separated by a steep hill. We stayed on the upper level, as it was closer to the pool, but the lower level would have been fine. Both levels are very flat and have good sized pitches. Some plots are 6amp, some 10. Just ask at reception when you check in. All of the plots have small hedges and some trees, offering as much shade as you need and were in very good condition considering it was the end of the season. The pitches are very private. There are some chalets on the site, but they do not dominate.
Toilet blocks on both levels. Both are extensive, in very good condition and kept very clean. Some of the best we have seen.
The pool area is excellent, with large indoor and outdoor pools and nice and quiet, as children had gone back to school. There is a great water chute. Very good quality sun loungers and parasols. There is a snack bar, which is open in high season.
There is a very nice bar area in the Chateau and an excellent restaurant, which was full most nights.
You can hire rooms in the Chateau, which seemed very popular.
The entrance has an electric barrier, with is opened by a remote control. You need to leave a small deposit, which is returned when you leave. There is a large late arrivals area.
The only minor quibble, was the lack of water and disposal points.
This is a really superb site and we would highly recommend it. We loved it here and did not want to leave.
We went to Chateau De Boisson for 7 days in June 2010. Its is a really nice site and the staff are very friendly. The site is split onto two levels. We stayed on the top level which was next to the pool and bar complex and was ideal for us as we did not have to walk up the hill and it was still very quiet on a night. I think if you are staying on the bottom level you may get a bit tired of the walk to the top of the hill.
- Excellent pool complex with indoor and outdoor pools (however only the outdoor pool was open when we stayed).
- Really nice restaurant and bar area (bar was not too expensive considering it is a French campsite - I think about 4.5 euro for a large beer - got charged more than this for a small beer at the next site in the Alps!).
- Good size individual plots
- Toilet block is large and modern and was always very clean
- They required 50euro in cash as deposits for the barrier key on arrival and would not take credit card. Luckily we had the cash as it was quite a drive to the nearest cash machine.
- Restaurant was open most nights but was not cheap and they only served the cheaper pizza options at the weekend. (Take out was also only available at weekend - but guess this will be different if you are going at the end of July).
- We had a tent last year and our pitch was great, however did notice some people in caravans struggling to get setup due to the location of trees in the middle of some of the pitches. Getting the van on was not a problem, but they were having problems getting the awning up.
The actual village is a typical sleepy French village with very little there (however there is a great bakers just outside the exit of the site at the top level which we used rather than the on-site shop where you had to order the bread in advance), but there is loads to see in that area. A trip to Uzes is well worth it - lovely little place to stop and have lunch and watch the world go by!
Would definitely return to this site again, however probably not for a few more years yet.
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