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Visitor Reviews - Camping Le Grun De Chignor

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Camping Le Grun De Chignor
Les Plaines
Vollore Ville
Auvergne   (Browse area)
63120
Tel: +33 4 73 53 73 37
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Pitches: 25
Open: 01/04 To 31/10

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 1 Reviews
                9/10 from 1 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No 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   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   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 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

Reviews:

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Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: John+judy 101 reviews from this member

We chose this site because we wanted to visit the Auvergne region, and were not disappointed either in the site or the area, though it will take several more visits to get to know this huge region. We took the D7 from junction 30 on the A89, but would probably have been better going via Courpiere/D45 as the D7 is mostly very narrow and winding.

The site is quite small, with maybe 20 or so touring pitches and a dozen statics. At the end of July it was very quiet with no more than 8 pitches of both types occupied. Touring pitches were large, flat and hedged and were on two terraces. The upper terrace was close to the adjacent road, which was quite noisy during the day, particularly early morning and evening, but quiet at night. The sanitaire block was small but adequate for the number of pitches, with hot and powerful showers. Surprisingly the washing machine was free, despite having a coin slot. The only working water point was in the sanitaire, which made filling our barrel difficult - the lessen is to do as the continentals do and use a lot less water at the caravan than we tend to do in UK.

There is a bar and restaurant/takeaway on site, which was also popular with local people from off-site. Although not particularly pizza fans, we enjoyed the ones here, but made the mistake of ordering the mediums - small would have been plenty. The owner/waitress and some other diners were greatly amused by my appaling French when I asked for pizza a emprunter (borrow) rather than a emporter (take away). Won't make that mistake again! The site has a small swimming pool, which seemed very popular with the families there.

A curious incident occurred one night, when my wife was bitten (not stung) by a spider. Its fangs left two puncture marks on her finger, which remained swollen and quite painful for several weeks. We are not sure what kind of spider it was but suspicion falls on Recluse or False Widow. It was entirely coincidental that this happened at Grun de Chignor - we had probably been hosting the beast for days!

For basic provisions there is a very nice boulangerie and small Proxi epicerie in Vollore-ville, a couple of Kms down the road, and more exstensive shopping in Courpiere about 12km away.

We did a number of very pleasant and relatively easy hikes in the area following reasonably well-waymarked paths using a pack of maps we bought on the site. Recommended! A very easy family- friendly one took us around the very popular lake at Aubusson. Lots of water leisure activities here.

We recommend you try this very-little visited by Brits area of France, and Grun de Chignor makes a very good base.


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