Booked last minutes as weather at Soleil Plage, Dordogne very bad. This site is classed as 5 star. It isn't more like 3-4, however we are spoilt as have been to some great camp sites. The site is very hilly and pitches small and poor along with mobile home pitches, as very view you can park your car on. Site could do you a spruce up, many things / facilities unkept/dirty.
Internet is free but slow, facilities ok, but pool could have decent slides for kids. Area lovely and I'm sure there are better sites in area.
We had an enjoyable two week holiday here during the peak season. There were a large number of people who were quite happy to come here every year, some in their twentieth year! (You felt very honoured if they deemed to speak to you!)I would have to say, why return here, year after year? The facilities were pretty good, although the pitch size was very small (we got to know our neighbours very well!). Entertainment (for which you pay a large sum of money) was very ordinary. The swimming pools were of an unusual design, circular in shape, and as seems usual for many French campsites, had far too few sunbeds / chairs. My major gripe about the pool was that rules were hardly enforced, with teenagers jumping on top of small children at any time of the day. This is very unusual for a French campsite, even the staff were known to throw people in! On a more positive note, the site is in an excellent position for beaches, mountains and towns. Our favourite beach was the Plage du Debarquement, which although stony in parts, has a lovely postion and doesn't get too crowded. It also has a lovely bar/restaurant set under beach pines. The drive/swim in Lake Cassien was also wonderful. All in all an Ok site, but we won't be going back, as France is too large a country and I am sure has better campsites and areas that are just as beautiful.
This is a big site with mostly statics but a decent size touring area. We decided to treat ourselves to a pitch which had its own washing facilities. These pitches are arranged in a circle with each one having a room at the back of the pitch with a shower, toilet and wash basin. This was very convenient but it did mean that the pitches were a strange wedge shape. Not a problem for us with our motorhome but it did seem tight for those with a caravan and car.
There is a very well stocked shop, bar with wonderful terrace, takeaway and full service restaurant. The pools were large and very clean.
All in all it was a great site when we were there in September and it was fairly empty, i,m not sure I would have said the same in peak season when all the statics were full. You would have to like big and lively, but if thats your thing then this is a site with a touch of class. On the down side for us was that it was impossible to park the MH anywhere on the coast as every car park was height barriered and it was a long way to the nearest supermarket.The coast road was murder in late September so I hate to think what it is like in August. We did have folding bikes and its a nice 2 mile roll down hill to the beach but a hell of a slog back! I would say that if you have a motorhome then this site is for those who want to stay around their van/ pool. If you want to get out in the resort pick somewhere a little less swish but nearer the coast.
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