A lot of positive things have already been written about this site, which are still true. The site is in a fantastic location on the banks of the Dordogne and the staff are great. The facilities are good with a decent sized pool and play area for the little ones. Having a 'wet play' area in a baby pool is a great idea and the bouncy castle made our 3 yr old smile every day.
On the downside the pool area is getting a bit tired, the flags have become uneven and the tiles are falling off in the toilet. I would be very surprised if this wasn't sorted before next summer as the site appears to be very well managed. While many of the pitches are lovely there are some less nice ones. We plan to return to this site in a few years and will definitely go for a 'Premium' pitch on the banks of the river (and ask to move if we don't like it).
The local area is very pretty and the village has several shops and restaurants.
The fact that we plan to go back, and met other campers who return regularly should tell you all you need to know about this site.
Agree with all comments left by previous reviewers.
A great welcome at reception, shown to your pitch to see if you like it. The pitches were of mixed quality but then we turned up on spec, not that spacious but ok and no grass because of time of year. High season so very busy and quite expensive, 30 euros a night (for two people and a hook up) but there is a pool (and lots for children to do if you have them) and it is in a fantastic position by the Dordogne and the beautiful town of Beaulieu so it did feel worth it.
The town is stunning with a beautiful abbey and cobbled streets, two markets a week and some lovely bars and restaurants.
Had a lovely cycle ride through the countryside along by the river (nice and flat), a 20km (3-4hour) kayak down the river from one of the campsites towards Argentat (Soleil d'oc- just park your car at the top and walk down through the campsite to the river to find the kiosk to pay, you get the bus back from Beaulieu at around 5 to get your car) visited Gouffre de padirac, an underground cave - spectacular. Also swam in the river, there is a designated area across the bridge. From the campsite where there are also tennis courts and a municipal pool with slides etc. We visited Carennac for a wander about and an icecream (a 'plus beau villages' of which there are many in the area) which was very pretty.
The campsite was quiet at night, any entertainment was low key and not every night (there was a great guitarist) and finished early.
A lovely area not touristy at all and thoroughly recommend the campsite for couples or families.
A others have indicated, this is a lovely site; on the banks of the Dordogne river, accessed by a bridge over a mill stream. The site is right next to the picturesque medieval town, which is relatively undiscovered. There are a few really good restaurants - we used the Veloute twice: great cuisine and friendly service. A few small working shops in the pedestrian precinct; I think there's only one tourist shop selling local produce and nick-nacks.
The town has a small market square, and another Place with tourist office. There is a busy road, carrying some traffic to the 'Bonne Maman' jam factory in the next town, and up the valley to Argentat.
The site is still run by Flower campings; while we were there things weren't at full tilt; but they opened the bar for drinks and pizza while the rugby was on. Shower block heated - indoor enclosures have shower and washbasin. There's a second block further down. Reception sells ice-creams, and is staffed by friendly and relaxed staff.
Pitches seemed generously sized. The pitch numbering is a little odd - we were on J5, divided off by small shrubs. The letters referred to different tariffs, I think. There's an area for 'nature' camping, and a few well-placed mobile homes. The site is very grassy, and well-shaded; a haven for woodland birds.
With ACSI prices at €13, or a little more for the 'Grand Confort' pitches on the river front, this is great value for money, and would make a good touring centre for a week.
We stayed here for 14 nights with our two children aged 19 months and 6 years, we booked it quite early on to secure a river side pitch which quite frankly was stunning, the site, itself is a reasonable size it's well laid out and all of the pitches are a good size, the staff are friendly and English is spoken, the toilets and showers are modern and clean, the pool and children's playground are modern and well kept, however they are strict on men wearing those horrible speedo type shorts/trunks in the pool and will even sell you a pair at reception! To be honest the river is so nice and clean we spent most of our time canoeing and swimming in the river. T he town itself is stunning lots of little shops and restaurants, all are within walking distance of the site. There is no shop on site but a hypermarket is only two minutes up the road, all in all a nice site in a lovely location.
Stayed here for 5 nights using the ACSI card, as already reported it was 12 euro's a night. The pitches were a little bit iggeldy piggly and it was not obvious where one pitch started and another pitch finished. The pitches were very dry and there was a shortage of grass, however we did visit late in season and it was obvious that the site had been busy all season.
The toilet was communal and consisted of 4 showers and 3 ladies toilets and the same for men. One of the toilets is a disabled toilet I assume as it does not have a toilet just a hole and I saw a lady with walking difficulties using it. The toilet block was a little tired but were clean and the showers were hot and powerful.
The site is set in lovely surroundings and there are 3 supermarkets within a 10 minute drive - Intermarche, Eleclerc and Liddl, the first 2 have a garage attached to them. The town itself is lovely and has some quant shops and lovely restaurants. There is a Logis restaurant 2 minute walk from the site which offered a 3 course lunch for 15 euros, however we did not try this.
The pool was very nice however the bar and snack bar were closed for the season, this was not a problem to us due to the availibilty of supermarkets.
We did not travel with children however the play area looked really good fun and included a bouncy castle which was inflated daily.
We visited La Cave and did the tour of the cave however I would not recommend this if you have any mobility issues as there were lots of steps and no facilities for wheelchairs. The area is beautiful and the campsite offered chocolate box views.
I would recommend this site for both families in high season and couples out of season
We stayed here for five nights in August 2012 2 adults and two children aged 6 and 9. The children loved the playground and swimming pool and would have happily stayed here for longer. Also it is near a lovely town with all amenities and there is kayaking and swimming available neaarby in the river. Toilet blocks were pretty clean and well maintained given that it was very busy whilst we were there.
The toilets and showers are communal which I found a bit disconcerting. On the downside the tent pitch was literally rock hard and wasn't particularly private - the riverside pitches looked better though.
The campsite does have a bit of a holiday camp feel to it which normally we wouldn't like - however it was so hot during our stay that it was good to have everything on hand. Bar prices were reasonable and staff friendly.
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