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Visitor Reviews - Camping Le Peyrelade

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Camping Le Peyrelade
Route Des Gorges Du Tarn
Riviere Sur Tarn
Auvergne   (Browse area)
12640   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 05 65 62 62 54

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Pitches: 130
Open: May To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 11 Reviews
              9/10 from 11 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Whitwick Wanderer 7 reviews from this member

Stumbled across this gem on our way to the Pyrenees. Stayed 3 nights and could quite easily return for a longer stay. We were fortunate that the weather was brilliant for the time of year but this campsite has a lot going for it in any weather :

Setting - the Gorge du Tarn is extremely picturesque and the local Vultures fascinating.

Area - the Cevennes is full of interesting places to visit and a very special part of France.

Site - set beneath large cliffs alongside a quiet part of the river the pitches are large and shaded by trees.

Facilities - all the facilities ( restaurant, pool, showers and toilets ) warranted its 4* rating.

We had one very pleasant day driving in the Gorges to Mount Aigoul which has spectacular views, good way marked walks and an exhibition of the weather station for those with good french! However the highlight was a day spent canoeing (organised by the campsite) on the river. The river outside the campsite is reasonably calm and we enjoyed swimming in it. The 17k/4hr canoe trip contained sections of real white water and some spectacular scenery - not to be missed. Negatives - set in a valley the sun appears late and disappears early. We travelled with a dog but the site does not have a dedicated dog walking area. Being there at a quiet time we were able to get a riverside pitch but I guess a pitch in the middle of the site at a busy period could feel a little claustrophobic.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Camp kenneth 6 reviews from this member

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.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kaylabobs 2 reviews from this member

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.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Djflexure 2 reviews from this member

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.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mamajeannie 11 reviews from this member

Mature middle aged reviewers

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.

Would definitely go back to this site.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: James and Sarah 2 reviews from this member

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!

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