We stayed at Monplaisir for 9 nights in late August. We were looking for a quiet site that didn't bombard us with entertainment all day/night long but located in an area of Provence that allowed us to go exploring different areas. Monplaisir was the perfect choice.
We are quite fussy about campsites, but can honestly say this is an immaculately run site, clean and tidy with all the services and amenities mentioned on their website.
Plenty of up-to-date showers/toilets blocks and although the site was full whilst we were there we never had to wait/queue. They were cleaned regularly during the day and were always acceptable.
English is spoken by most of the reception staff and they were very helpful and polite at all times.
The on-site shop is good and the local wine at 3 euros per litre is excellent. Fresh bread, pastries, cheese, meats, milk and much more.
The on-site restaurant is good. We ate there twice in the evenings and could not fault the food. Service on the first night was slow. A wait of 50 minutes for a pizza is not good, but when it arrived it was worth the wait. Service on the second night was far better. Overall, the food was excellent.
The site is located a pleasant 1km walk from a supermarket and in the outskirts of the town of St Rémy which is charming. Wednesday is market day and worth spending the morning there.
We prefer adult only sites and these are few and far between in France, but without a doubt Monplaisir is the next best thing and we would thoroughly recommend it if you are considering Provence for a holiday.
They do take bookings (but charge a booking fee of 18 euros) so our advice would be to check for availability before traveling, then arrive as close to 8am as possible when the reception opens. Gates open at 7am so you can gain access to the site if you are a bit earlier and perhaps have a wander around the site to gather available pitch information before booking in.
One further tip for 'tenters' without a fridge in hot climates; they sell frozen bottles of water (1 euro) for your cool box which last considerably longer than the standard ice packs and provide a cold bottle of water when thawed the next day.
You will not be disappointed with this site. It is one of the best we have stayed at in France.
An absolute gem, just a pity we could only stay for two nights.
Clean and modern with spacious, private pitches and the shop/reception had an extensive range that was fairly priced (there's also an Intermarche within easy walking distance). Lovely swimming pool area which has a permanent lifeguard and opens up to the bar and snack bar. There is a Mediterranean garden attached where you can sunbathe on lush grass or shelter from the sun under trees.
The motorhome service area was a bit of a tight fit but that's barely a criticism and we'll be back next time we're in the area as it's well situated for visits to Avignon and Arles and just five minutes from the wonderful Roman town of Glanum.
A wonderful campsite! It is run by a family, and every detail has been considered. Spotless shower and loo blocks which are cleaned very regularly, all free. No need to bring your own toilet paper. All supplied! Very efficient washing machine and driers. 6 Euros for the washing machine and 3 for the drier, soap automatically dispensed in the machines. Free iron and ironing board in the wash rooms. A wonderful french delicatessen on site, they bake their own croissants int he morning, fresh bread available every day, with a selection of cold meats cheeses, tinned and canned goods, milk. Wine from their own vineyards! Everything you need is on site. There is a lovely spotless pool, a library where you can swap your books; ping pong tables. Very generous pitches. As campers we needed a good hammer as the pitches are grassy and stony, to accommodate the camper vans and caravans. Well drained, we had a couple of nights of torrential rain, and the site drained very quickly. Very friendly very safe. Families take over in July and August. The wise old campers without ankle snappers said they go out of school holidays and avoid July and August. Suitable for everyone. Very family friendly, and a wonderful location. Very popular with all nationalities and people book from year to year. Close to Arles, visit Glanum, amazing Roman site 5km away. Fabulous market and wonderful food in St Remy. Including a home made famous chocolate shop! Can`t wait to go back.
It's difficult to find more positive statements to make than those already found in other reviews. We have just returned from camping monplasir where we had our best French camping holiday ever. The site is spotless and well maintained, the pitches are large and private and the atmosphere is friendly. The pool is essential in order to escape the summer heat (42 degrees on two days in our first week!) and whilst it can be busy it never felt over crowded. The shop is ideal and the local intermarche is only a few minutes by bike or a ten minute walk (aldi is five minutes by car). Our children loved the traditional games evening with the ballon animals and bouncy castle, all of which was provided with quiet charm and no tackiness; the lantern parade was also lovely. This quiet campsite is a must for families looking to relax, unwind and generally chill. St Remy is a pretty town with a lovely market and further afield there is a lot to see and do. The only downside we could find was the limited amount of cycle tracks and our bikes were fairly redundant; although this is a tiny price to pay for such a great holiday. We most definitely plan to return.
Fabulous site, plenty of space for large outfits, toilets and shower blocks immaculate. Pool lovely and snack bar excellent. The whole of the site was extremely well maintained with lots of flowers, and very helpful staff. Good location, St Remy very chic town to walk around. Intermarche near by, I think one of the very best sites in France. Very good location for visiting Les Baux and Arles, all very interesting. The market in St Remy on Wednesday mornings is a must.
This really is a beautiful site. We stayed here for 11 nights and would have loved to stay longer. The pitches are large and well screened so despite being fully booked we didn't feel crowded.
The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and spoke decent English. There is a wonderful, well stocked shop on site selling fresh bread, cheese, fruit etc which we used constantly despite the fact there is a large Inter Marche supermarket within walking distance of the site.
The shower blocks were clean, spacious and modern. The largest was male/female mixed but there were also separate facilities available if you preferred.
Would we go again? - you bet, can't wait!
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