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Camping La Vallee Heureuse
Impasse Lavau
Provence - Cote D Azur   (Browse area)
Tel: 00 33 (0) 4 90 44 17 13
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Pitches: 180
Open: 01/04/2024 to 30/09/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 5 Reviews
                9/10 from 5 Reviews

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 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: August 2023 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 8 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Ciarri 32 reviews from this member

 We stayed here for 8 nights as we thought it would be a good base for all there is to see in the area. It is an amazing base, the only problem is that you would need 8 months, not 8 nights to explore this area as there are so many stunningly beautiful cities, towns and villages within a reasonable drive from this campsite.

The local town is a few minutes walk, its nice in the centre as it has an old part, there are no shops here however, these are located on a busy road, parallel to the old part. There is a supermarket, Intermarche, at the top of the town and a cafe with a surprisingly fabulous terrace out back, located along the busy street.

The site itself is probably one of the most unique campsites we have ever stayed on. You approach it up a small hill, along by a lake in a valley and the campsite is at the end of the road. The site is surrounded by gorgeous rockface and it contains a variety of beautiful mature trees.

The pitches are at ground level and up on terraces and the pitches go back a huge distance as described by a previous reviewer. This means that the campsite doesn't feel crowded in any way, despite there being over 400 pitches. Its set out in a number system A-G, with pitches clustered in each lettered area. Its a one way system, so you cant get lost.

We were greeted at reception by a friendly lady. We had booked a pitch but when we went to look at it, we realised that it had no shade. We asked for another pitch and she gave us a few different options. We chose one near reception, like all the pitches, it was of a large size and we had shade from a beautiful miniature plum tree.

We were near the main sanitary block, wash up sinks at ground level, up steps to the showers/sinks/ toilets. Separate facilities for male and female, toilet paper provided and soap dispensers outside the block. There was a communal freezer at ground level with the washing machines.

The taps on the sinks and showers were operated by a sensor, you press the button, but you have to wiggle your hand in front of the button, in order to get the sensor to turn on the water. It took a bit of time for us to get this process right.

The swimming pool located beside this main block. It was of an average size and had had two little water slides for smaller children. It was busy most of the day, as it was a large site, it was difficult to get a lounger, you had to wait until someone vacated one.

The restaurant and terrace was beside the pool. The food was ok, pizzas, burgers, fish dishes, and also a dish of the day.

There was entertainment on most evenings - pool party, DJ, name that tune game, Live acoustic music. It was quite loud and went on until 11:30pm The campsite is unusual as it doesn't ask for silence until 12am. We could hear the music at our pitch. We didn't mind as our 18 year old daughter and friend joined us for a few nights when we were here. They were delighted with the entertainment and made friends with other campers, so as they were happy, we were happy.

There was a very laid back atmosphere on this campsite we found.

The lake outside the campsite was a real highlight for us. We swam in it and used a SUP board. The little beach is at the other end of the lake, you can find little places to sit along the lake shore, but it means scrambling down a steep rocky ledge, I preferred the beach area. There's a wooden deck at the beach, with a jetty for children to jump in and a rope ladder to pull yourself up.

The lake was really spectacular. It never really got too busy.

There is a church perched on top of the cliff at the campsite, Église Notre-Dame-de-Beauregard, it's well worth a visit so that you can have a 360 degree view of the area. Its amazing to see the vast area of fruit growing, backed by the Alpille mountains West and the Luberon to the East.

We visited St Remy-De-Provence on market day and it was lovely, we were sorry that we didn't get a chance to visit on another day, as we didn't see the Van Gogh trail. We also visited the beautiful village of Eygalières.

We had such a fantastic time here. It really worked well for us as it was 40 minutes from Marseille Airport, so it was an easy drive to collect our daughter. There was so much to see in the area and so much to do at the site. It was brilliant overall. 

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Llong 9 reviews from this member

 This campsite is under new ownership and the Dutch couple who run it are making good improvements. The location is superb for visiting the best hill top villages, Roussillon, Aix en Provence (about half an hour away), and that is why we chose it. However, the pitches are of a decent size, the welcome is warm and we enjoyed our 6 nights there very much. Although the site is in an old quarry, there is a feeling of spaciousness and the pretty lake directly outside provides fresh water swimming too - take waterproof shoes as slippy.

You can now order bread etc up to 6pm on the previous night to collect in the morning, they run occasional activities such as volley ball matches or a visiting singer, and on some evenings offer rotisserie chicken and chips, for example.

There are a number of shady flat pitches at ground level and also on terraces which we had, with spectacular views of the cliffs. The site is big so there are 3 washing/toilet facilities, with automatic showers and basins (ie wave your hand around to turn on!), although water pressure can be variable. The small play area for children could perhaps be increased.

The pool is of a reasonable size, and was rarely full, with plenty of sun loungers in sun or shade. (No one was wearing speedos!) We could tie our dog up to a tree where he could see us, and go in the pool. Perhaps best of all was the free ice from the ice machine in the main block, so our beers were always cold.

Although the local town is not the prettiest, it has a good take away pizza place. Cavaillon, close by, has a pretty centre and good supermarkets.

Nearly everyone on the site was Dutch, with a sprinkling of French and we were the only British - but this was not a problem as most Dutch speak perfect English! We would use this site again. Take proper 6 inch long nails and a hammer if you have a tent - the pitches on terraces are stony. 

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Nights stayed: 13 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Kelper 93 reviews from this member

 A surprisingly 'hidden' site just outside the not very interesting town of Orgon.

Situated in a vast old quary, it offers a wide range of plots, some of which are surrounded by their own stone walls. Some pitches are on terraces, which are not good for large towed rigs or HM's. But great for tents. The whole is very attractive.

The only site we've ever found that will provide you with a large wooden table with built on benches. Delivered on request.

A large central services section with modern showers and facilities in excellent condition. The more far flung areas of the site are serviced by smaller service areas, though not with showers.

The swimming pool area is of average size and is bordered by an indoor games area where daily activities for kids are organised. Swimming pool aerobics are regularly on offer.

A bar area is situated outside the reception area. Functional rather than eyecatching. Has free wifi.

Just outside the entrance is a small lake. Some fishing and swimming was seen.

The main attraction outside the site is the surrounding area. The Alpilles (immortalised by Van Gough) are on the 'doorstep', with Les Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Cavaillon within easy reach. All well worth visiting! The Quarry of Lights outside Les Baux is absolutely stunning. A vast series of quarried 'halls' which carry multiple film projections onto the walls. You walk around surrounded by extraordinary moving images. Take a jumper, it can be cool.

L'isle sur le Sorgue is well worth a visit. The Venice of Provence. A charming town with a good market. Canoe down from the source of the Sorgue. A good run with some fun sluice runs.

We really enjoyed ten days at this site and the surrounding area. 

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Franbee 214 reviews from this member

 Reviewers - mature couple with campervan and bikes.

We chose this site from the ACSI book as we needed somewhere to stay overnight, it's not too far from a main route and the description is attractive.

We followed the signs from the village, and wondered just where we were heading, the route is beneath high cliffs into a valley. First you come to the lake, then wind your way up again to the campsite entrance, where the cliffs are high up at each side, very picturesque. I think this must have been a quarry originally, as there are still roads going up into the hills, we saw a few trucks going up and down, but they weren't a nuisance.

The campsite entrance has big metal gates which are closed at night. At the side is the reception building, in front of which is a bar seating area where you can enjoy the view with a glass or 2. The reception building looks new, and is large enough to hold a dance inside, it houses the bar, shopping shelves, wine coolers. Through the back is an ice machine where you can help yourself to ice.

The young man on reception was very helpful and friendly and spoke English. He booked us in and suggested a pitch for us to use which was just nearby. He gave us a complimentary bottle of wine too.

The site goes up in terraces from reception, each area has fairly flat pitches. The bottom area where we were is very flat, not much grass as it was very hot, but plenty of trees for shade.

The sanitary block we used is at the back of the first level. Downstairs is a laundry, washing up area under cover, and some locked disabled facilities. The steps up are steep and made of rough concrete, not too good for young children or the less able. Upstairs is another area for laundry and washing up, plus ladies and gents rooms, but when we were there we were all sharing the one, scarcely enough for the number of people there. The water wasn't very hot. The area was cleaned whilst we were there.

Further up from the sanitary block is the outdoor pool, very clean, despite the trees overhead, the surrounding flooring is very rough underfoot. Beyond the pool is a clubhouse/bar which was closed, and an outdoor gym.

As the weather was so hot, we decided to stay another night, and had a walk beyond the pool area. The site is huge, it goes back and back into the valley, with the cliffs getting narrower all the time. There are other small sanitary blocks here too. I can imagine it to be packed with French families during the summer holidays. You would certainly need a bike to get about, there were some at reception, I suppose for hire.

We walked down to the lake, there is a footpath round it, and a beach at one end, so you could use a dinghy. People were fishing too. Down in the village, the streets are narrow, there is a general store and a boulangerie, not much else.

These hills are the Alpilles, popular for walking, climbing and cycling. The attractions of Provence are on the doorstep.

I would use this site again, it was very good value with the ACSI discount. 

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: TeamX 7 reviews from this member

 Reviewers - young(ish) couple.

A very handy campsite to explore Provence. Excellent road links as its just off A7 but its valley setting means it feels cut off and there's no traffic noise (though there is the occasional flight test from nearby salon des Provence air base). Terraced site means you can get excellent views across the mountains from the pitches. It had a nice feel to it and the atmosphere was good.

Pitches are varied in size and shape and as its Provence the ground is very hard and rocky (we destroyed many tent pegs!). Water and electric points are shared between several pitches so our cable wouldn't reach - we had to borrow an extension reel from reception at a €50 deposit! The terracing was very steep and it was quite a work out walking up and down to the loo! Not advised for those with mobility problems.

The campsite had the best wifi I've come across that covered the entire site and was included in the price.

Facilities were good and clean. Showers were hot and powerful which was a treat. We managed to use the washing machine by getting up early. There was a bar/cafe which we didn't use and a local baker turned up every morning. Good size pool but very busy. Beautiful quarry pool at the bottom of the road, though maybe risky to use.

Orgon itself was very small and didn't really have any useful shops. We drove 10 mins or so to Senas or Cavaillon to go shopping. I recommend eating out in St Remy - so many restaurants in such a small place! 

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