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Camping Des Sources
Santenay En Bourgogne
Santenay
Burgundy   (Browse area)
21590
Tel: 33 (0)3 80 20 66 55
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Pitches: 130
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 6 Reviews
                8/10 from 6 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No 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 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   No Bar   Restaurant On Site   No Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   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: April 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Katelharris 6 reviews from this member

The location is stunning, amongst the vineyards. It is truly beautiful. Seemed to be quite a quiet site. Mostly German and Dutch couples in caravans.

Good toilet/shower block. Lovely village.

There's a big swimming pool next door. There is also a volleyball net and table tennis.

Been twice (previously in June 2009) and would definitely go back. Great stop off on your way to/from the south of France. About 5-6 hours from a Calais.

Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Ina 25 reviews from this member

This site accepts Camping Cheques and we stayed for a week, there was a deal for 7 nights = 6 Camping Cheques, so pretty pleased with that!

Can't agree with the previous reviewer about nowhere to eat for miles. The site is a good mile from the village of Santenay, which has at least 2 restaurants that I know of. OK, there aren't LOADS of eating places, but you certainly don't have to rely on beans on toast in the van here.

We stayed from the 29th of May for a week, and found the municipal pool opened on the 1st of June. Campers have free access to that and it is lovely and warm, can well recommend a swim in there.

Toilet block is very clean, and there are plenty of washing and washing-up sinks, all with really hot water.

There seems to be an old part and a newer part on the site. The older part has a lot of trees on it, the newer part has very few trees, and they are mainly on the outside perimeter. Views from here are superb, of the surrounding vineyards.

There are bigger towns close by for visiting by car, like Beaune, Dijon, Chalon-sur-Saone.

For the likes of us with bicycles and a motorhome, which we leave on site once pitched up, there is the lovely Burgundy canal close by to cycle along. It's only about a mile to get to it, along a very quiet road, and once on the towpath, you can cycle for literally miles. En route, there are also several waymarked cycle routes, which take you through lovely villages and then bring you back to the canal, sometimes at the same point, sometimes further back. There is also a cycle route from Santenay to Beaune, through all the vineyards. It is a lovely trip, but you seem to do a lot more miles as it takes you from village to village, all via the vineyards, so be warned if you are tempted, it takes a long time to get there and back, but worth it, because Beaune is lovely.

There was WiFi on the site, in the shop opposite reception, but it was at a cost of Ä4.50 per hour, and they wanted your credit card up front, so we didn't bother with that. Not because of the cost, but because of having to give your credit card details.

All in all, we really enjoyed our stay here and can certainly recommend it, there was certainly enough cycling to keep us there for a whole week.

Date of Visit: September 2008 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jeanm 27 reviews from this member

Stayed her overnight as part of a longer haul. Ideal overnight stop but be warned off season there is absolutely nothing! Clean and adequate toilet block. Close enough to motorway without hearing it. Nice pitches.
No restaurant/take aways shop for miles! Municipal swimming pool closed. I did not venture into the gambling casino but it did not seem to affect the site. Quiet and relaxing but be prepared for beans on toast in your unit!

Date of Visit: June 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: JuicyJayne 3 reviews from this member

Stayed here twice - for a stopover on the way back from the south and a longer 10 day holiday. Can't recommend it highly enough.

The restaurant & takeaway on site are excellent and reasonably priced - no rip offs here. Local wines from the camp shop in the fridge which is great for those of us without EHUs. Be warned though - they also chill their red wine so if you like yours a bit warmer remember to buy it in advance. And buy two, so you don't have to wait for the second bottle to warm up! The showers and toilets are very clean, showers have decent size cubicles with plenty of hot water.

Views from most pitches are excellent up to the hills at the back of the site. It's a lovely scenic area, pretty villages and vinyards plus lots of good walks in the area. Santenay is about a mile from the site and has nice restaurants as you would expect in this part of France and an artisan boulangerie with pastries to die for. The swimming pool next door is excellent and is free for site customers (just obtain a ticket from reception)

Keycamp have tents and caravans on this site and a lot of people use it as a stop over. Not all of them appreciate the peaceful ambience of this lovely campsite as they head south to some 2,000 pitch campsite on the Cote D'Azur. So it's best to keep away from the keycamp pitches so you don't hear their customers complaining 'there's nothing to do here' as you sip the local chardonnay and try to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: RobertsClan 9 reviews from this member

We've stayed in this campsite a few times as a stopover site travelling through France to the South and always found it to be very relaxing, friendly & clean. Even with kids on the site it is still quiet.

We now stay for a few nights on the way home from the South every time we travel through.

Pitches are spacious the toilet and shower facilities are great. If you want takeaway food you have to take your own plate which struck us as a little strange the first time we went. Now we've visited more site across France this seems to be more and more common.

The kids love the little crazy golf course and the municipal pool although it can get extremely busy on a very hot day.

When we have stayed before there has been a small travelling fair a couple of times which stays for a few days at a time. Even with this and the casino we haven't found it to be noisy at the site at all.

Reviewer: Lizex 28 reviews from this member

June 2005
A friendly, welcoming campsite, with pitches separated by hedges. A good mix of touring pitches & Keycamps statics, some of which looked a bit plonked down.

Clean facilities, plenty of hot water. The restaurant is informal and food ranges from nuggets to snails, with much in between. Nice wine, of course, though the Santenay was a little pricy for me. The shop sells essentials & tinned food. Bread, croissants etc can be ordered for the morning.

The campsite makes much of being next to the municipal swimming pool, which campers can use outside of school swimming lessons. It looked very nice but we were up and away too early to use it.

The village - a stiff walk away has a couple of restaurants and a little supermarket and half a dozen wine outlets, some of which look very classy indeed.

This campsite is also bang next door to a casino! As in Las Vegas, not the supermarket chain. It struck me as a bit strange really, but nice if you like that sort of thing.
There are a couple of cash dispensers in the casino, as there are none in the village, and they don't seem to mind non-gamblers coming in to use them.


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