We spent 2 weeks at this 4 * site, We flew into Toulouse and hired a car. Journey time approx 3 hours. The site is mainly used by French & Dutch families, but we did notice more English speaking people the second week.
We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others. We had a Louisiane chalet/mobile for accommodation which was reasonably comfortable. You can bring your own tent/motorhome etc or rent from the site. The staff are friendly and efficient and some speak English.
The pools are nice and also secure to prevent children wandering off, and the Tarn river, which runs beside the site, provides opportunities to canoe. You can hire them from reception, by the hour, or be transported by the site to Le Rozier, which is a 5 km stretch or Les Vignes which at 17 km is a far more demanding stretch of faster water. The idea being, you finish the session back at the site. We took the easier option, but still had a bit of trouble as the canoe tended to get stranded in rocks. Suffice to say, with children, it was a bit of a drama.
The restaurant/bar area is quite pleasant and the food is surprisingly good. I say that because we expected just fast food. However, they do specialities of the area to quite a high standard, so it's worth trying something different. I wouldn't say it was particularly cheap. Glass of coke E2. 80. Beer a little bit cheaper by the glass. Entertainment is frequent, although I won't comment on standards because I'm impossible to please in this respect. In this area, there's a children's play area, where you can pretty much keep an eye on them as you eat.
I would say you need a car to enjoy the wider area, particularly if the weather is changeable and you don't want to use the pool. Millau is a 15 min drive away, where you will find the nearest supermarkets. The restaurants there are closed after lunch until 7pm. There are various auberges along the way north towards Ste Enemie, which looked lovely, but we couldn't find a parking space. The drive through the Gorges is hard going in a manual car, but the scenery is spectacular. We also took a drive over the Millau Viaduct which has a toll charge of approx 10 euros.
Overall, the site is clean and well run. It's a beautiful part of France, and I believe only 1. 5 hours from the coast.
We stayed here for one night in our motorhome and would have stayed much longer had the weather been better.
We hadn't booked but reception were very helpful, particularly since we weren't sure how long we would be staying. The site was very busy but they squeezed on to a 'reserve' pitch which was perfectly adequate for our needs.
The site itself is easily accessed from the AutoRoute about 7-10 minutes away.
The facilities were spotless and the showers powerful and warm. Our toddler loved the baby bath. No seats on the toilets, but this is standard in France.
There was a nice play area and a really nice children's pool with slides/fountains etc which we made use of the first night of our arrival. The on-site store sold speedos at a very reasonable price much to my husband's dismay!
We didn't get to see much of the surroundings/use the café/do a canoe trip since it rained solidly for 12 hours from early evening till we got up the next morning it didn't look like it was going to stop raining any time soon so we packed up and left but plan to return again next year.
Visited this site with three kids 11, 9 and 7. We had a riverside pitch. Good move! The others under the trees looked very cramped and close to each other. It was quite cool til about ten when the sun came over the gorge and warmed the tent up.
The site was very clean. Unisex toilets were clean as were and the showers. The facilities were closed for a good jet wash every afternoon so we planned to get a shower at sixish just when they had been washed!
Pool area was also very clean, washed down every morning. Opened at ten.
Small restaurant, ate there once, was fine. Reception was very helpful.
We did two canoe trips, one from the site and one from further up towards les vignes from another campsite. Both were worthwhile.
Kids enjoyed snorkeling down the river and looking at all the fish. Walked to the castle ruins and saw the vultures from there.
Had a couple of thunder storms. The tent floor had puddles. Felt a bit damp after that, so after having about 8 days there we had done every thing and wanted to move to the Med for some sun.
Big Grande Casino (supermarket) in Millau about 15mins away was good for shopping.
We loved this site; it is in a beautiful location, it is very well kept. The toilet facilities are excellent; one note of warning though they do shut them for cleaning at busy times in the afternoon and you then have to go the other block which is then overloaded due to double use.
The restaurant serves basic good quality food and the service was quite speedy, but the bar staff did not in general seem too friendly. There was entertainment several times a week.
The pool area was spotless, but the balneo area which was supposed to be adults only was always over run with children.
The site arranges canoe trips which are excellent and well worth doing.
We had a river front pitch which is well worth the extra few euros a night, wonderful views of mountains, vultures and stars.
I wouldn't recommend the House of Vultures, just get some good binoculars and go out of the campsite gates in the late afternoon and you should see just as many vultures landing and taking off the rocks.
Our family loved this campsite, but it depends on what you are looking for? We were looking for beautiful location, clean facilities and not too big a site.
Peyrelade is beside the Tarn with it's own river beach, (the water was still and warm when we were there) The other side of the river is cliffs with Vultures and Buzzards riding the thermals above. The facilities were always spotless. We found the staff very helpful with suggestions of things to do, they all spoke good english. This was not a lively site but there a good restaurant and take away serving the typical campsite menu. There was evening entertainment around three times a week and an active kids club during the day, but really only for younger children.
Well worth a drive up the Gorge du Tarn road, but don't look down and don't go up in a motorhome! A good walk, is up to the Castle of the Peyrelade for the views and if you are lucky you will be looking down on the Buzzards below.
Only strange thing for the 21 century is they still have a speedo rule for the pool so we stayed in the river and I could not find any Speedo to buy locally!
Just returned from 2 weeks stay, with our family 18year and 13year old girls. Reception staff very friendly spoke various languages, upon arrival told what pitch we had, they said go and settle in and come back and pay later or tomorrow, no hurry ! We had a fantastic pitch (approx 150m2) over looking the river plenty of space for our twin axle caravan, a small tent and the car, we still had plenty of sitting area. 2 good sized toilet and shower blocks, never had to queue. The only down side some toilets didn't have seats and you had to take own loo roll (no soap which is usual in france)
Shop well stocked good bread croissants etc occasional uk paper, very pleasant friendly staff.
Pool area (new this year) was good not huge but plenty of places to sit, some loungers.
Beach area along river was lovely to sit, swim, fish, safe not fast flowing like ardeche, warmed up as week went on. Could sit and watch the vultures on the rocks!
Playground seemed ok, we didn't use it due to age of children, table tennis tables too.
Bar restaurant, this is the only thing we felt let the site down in our opinion. We had takeaways a few times frites pizza etc on one occasion waited 1 hour for frites. Also waited to be served at bar, had our last meal in the restaurant limited menu we had pizza and frites (again) no real problems but staff really not as friendly as other site staff.
There didn't seem much evening entertainment couple a times a week, ie band, clown, kareoke, one night we went there wasn't much seating. There was plenty of daytime activities organised, but we didn't do any.
We did canoeing from the site well worth doing.
Also did quad biking and Go-karting about 15 minutes away.
Walked to the castle approx 45 mins uphill, not for the weak hearted ! well worth the effort for the views.
The Tarn gorge is stunning a fantastic area, lots of winding roads and places to explore, still very french. Millau is a nice town lots of alleys with restaurants down them, but shops seem to close about 6/7 at night (unlike Ardeche), plenty of eating places though. There are 2 large supermarkets within 20 mins drive and a few smaller ones in millau.
We will return to the area we loved it, torn between The Tarn gorge and The Ardeche.
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