We have stayed at this site several times since 2005 in a motorhome. We are returning again this year for 9 nights on our way to the South of France and then Spain. I think this site is excellent in every way. The pitches are of excellent size - plenty of room for a motorhome with a sun canopy and then space to park a car.
The facilities are more than adequate considering the very reasonable prices charged. I have never experienced a problem with hot water. The addition of a swimming pool a couple of years ago has been a real added benefit to the site which also has a beautiful lake with beach area and swimming area.
The campsite shop stocks the basics, bread, milk, wine etc and the nearest shop is only a short walk away. There is an excellent restaurant in the town. I have always found the owners and staff to be extremely friendly and helpful - in 2006 when the campsite was full they allowed us to pitch up very close to their house as the campsite was full but we arrived quite late after awful traffic and our young baby was quite distressed.
I would highly recommend this site and urge fellow campers to disregard the previous negative comments
We visited on our way to Perpignan with a large tent.
Site is attached to a local lake/dam and sports complex that is used by the locals, mainly for letting their dogs foul all over it.
Site is approx 5 mins walk out of town, which is a typical french rural town, they hold a Thurs night summer event in July/Aug which was a good evening with plenty of stalls & music.
Camping De Fouche should be avoided, was one of the worst campsites we have been on. When we arrived on a tues, they had no hot water in 2 of the 4 blocks and the wi fi had gone down, when we left on the Saturday was still the same, we brought this to the attention of the manager who basically said 'your fault' for coming when we told you at check in. Yes but they made out was been fixed, a short term issue.
If we had not had 10 man tent would have left Wednesday.
The toilet blocks were old and rundown and ours had external urinals in view of all the campers.
There is a Aldi & carrefour nearby which you need as the on site shop was a joke.
I'm afraid this campsite wasn't our cup of tea really. A bit too big for us and felt a little unfriendly. The toilet blocks and showers felt they needed a bit of TLC. As we arrived late after travelling we decided to eat at the campsite and afraid for us the food didn't really live up to much.
The lake was very disappointing. After seeing some wonderful lakes which were good to swim in this one seems rather dirty and it had a very old water slide that didn't work whilst we were there, but looked like it needed a bit of maintenance.
I'm sure for some this would be a good campsite, the swimming pool looked new and nice, had outdoor table tennis. There seemed to be pony rides going on. The area is very beautiful and we did stock up on some wine whilst we were there.
We spent a very enjoyable fortnight here at the end of August. What a great campsite! Inexpensive, clean, well organised, great facilities and friendly.
For several nights during our stay the camp-site was full but never felt overcrowded, and the only time I had to wait for a shower was when they were cleaning them. One day there was no hot water to one of the shower blocks, and this was fixed immediately. Water was hot, and if you were lucky, you could find a ‘magic’ shower where the flow stayed on for longer between button presses.
Most of the pitches had large grass areas in front of them – unfortunately we managed to get ourselves on one of the very few that didn’t!
The kids spent the holiday cycling around the campsite with other children, and really enjoyed themselves. I would highly recommend taking bikes or hiring them as there are many lovely signposted cycle rides and our 6 year old managed some of them.
The restaurant was inexpensive and good quality – frequently populated by locals which is always a good sign. The staff were friendly and patient with our kids getting to grips with language and money.
The pool was clean and warm and frequently very busy during the day, but if it got too busy we just moved 100m or so to the lake. This was also warm, with clearly marked out swimming areas, and a lifeguard on duty. Unfortunately the slide was closed when we were there because the lake was too low. Our two boys managed to swim the width of the lake.
Thestaff organised wine tasting during the week and we found some great wines – we stocked up at the local Cave on the way home.
Kids club was OK - it was free and kept the boys busy between 10 and 11am most days doing crafty things.
I would echo previous posts regarding the poorly stocked and expensive on-site shop. It had just about enough essentials to cover an emergency (milk, bread, crossiants, pain au chocolat), but <500m away is a village shop – soon to be converted to a Carrefour. The village also had a very nice ATAC (5 min drive or 10min cycle) and Aldi a little further away.
Arnay le duc was nice enough and had a good selection of local shops (and a launderette). The local lanes were very free of traffic and we cycled with the kids along them. Day trips to Dijon and Beaune were quick and easy.
My only negatives – pesky wasps and the toilet blocks would have looked nicer if they had been painted rather than left as render. So you see – really struggling to find some negatives! We found that 7up bottles baited with Jam made the best wasp traps. Much better than clear bottles for some reason.
We only stayed here for one night on a stopover from Switzerland to the Loire Valley so unable to give an in depth review. We found the site clean and well kept and it seems very child friendly. We had a pitch near the entrance, backing on to the lake which was a good size. The lake is very popular with locals.
As previous reviews the site shop is poorly stocked but there are plenty of supermarkets in the village.
Had a little difficulty locating the site using the ACSI book. The sign post in town was a little confusing so you need to keep your wits about you.
In addition I must bring to your attention the wheelchair friendly design of the resort - proper toilet and bathing facilities, and all areas ramp –level (except the reception office)
There are washing machines and a dryer, and the toilet blocks boast big sinks solely for laundering.
The poorly stocked site shop seems to be so to encourage you to use local shops (ATAC must be sought out – it stocks lots of regional produce). At least you can get your fresh bread and croissants on site in the mornings.
Just one tip whilst travelling in real Rural France find out what the closing days are for any one place you intend to visit. Rural France is closed on Sundays, and there is no regional approach to which weekday is the shops ‘closed’ day – it differs widely. We got caught out on two day trips.
Lakeside spiral slide is local authority run, opening times are a bit vague. Mainly weekends after about midday, but it seemed to depend on the weather too.
The evening Festival is only on July and August Thursdays
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