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Camping Le Port De Limeuil
Rue Du Port
Alles Sur Dordogne
Aquitaine   (Browse area)
24480
Tel: 0033 0553632976
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Pitches: 99
Open: 01/05 To 24/09

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 20 Reviews
                9/10 from 20 Reviews

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 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
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 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire On Site   Golf   Tennis On Site 
 Beach On Site   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
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 Seaside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <5 miles 

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Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Chinster1957 31 reviews from this member

Le Port de Limeuil is a 4-star site situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Vezere rivers and facing the pretty village of Limeuil. The main roads into the site are all of a reasonable size, certainly ok for towing a caravan.

The first building you see on arrival is the campsite reception. Staff are very friendly. Out of season you are able to choose your own pitch. You are given a map and then allowed to get on with it. The site is in the ACSI discount scheme and at only 15 euro a night is very good value.

There are over 150 pitches on site, around half of these are available for tourers and tents. The remaining pitches are shared between the siteís own equipment and Eurocamp (who are the only tour operator on site). All the pitches are large. Electricity posts serve 4 pitches and most have 2x6 amp and 2x10 amp breakers. Itís a case of first come first served. The 10 amp breakers are not charged at an extra rate (even for users of the discount scheme). A small number of pitches are quite a long way from their nearest point so you may need an extended lead. Water taps are shared by two pitches. Some pitches have views of the river. Most pitches slope a little but not too much to cause any real problems. Paid for wifi is available on most of the pitches. There is also free wifi at the bar. We didnít use it so cannot say how well it worked.

There are two main toilet blocks on site. The one in the centre of the site is the better of the two, mainly because all toilets here have seats where as the other block only has seats in the gents. Both blocks have showers controlled by a single lever which adjusts both flow and temperature. Both blocks have wash basins in cubicles. Everything is kept spotlessly clean.

The site has a small shop (situated in the same room as reception), a cosy bar and a takeaway. This serves the usual campsite fast food as well as some delicious pizzas. Takeaway food can also be eaten in and around the bar. We always took ours back to our pitch and feasted whilst watching the river flow by. Perfect.

Other campsite facilities include a small swimming pool, tennis and table tennis, a sports field and a couple of childrenís playgrounds. All facilities are well kept.

The last facility I should mention is the canoe/kayak centre (Aquafun). Itís not really part of the site but it might as well be as it shares the same beach and is owned by a friend of the campsite management. It is owned and run by a friendly Englishman who has been in France for around 27 years. If it is your first time he will be able to put your mind at ease and explain all you need to know. The kayaks are some of the best in the area with good seats with backs. Trips are available on both the Dordogne and Vezere rivers. The rivers are both slow and safe.

The closest village is Limeuil. You get to this by crossing both rivers and walking a short distance down the road. Itís a great place for sightseeing. There are a few restaurants. We tried the one that overlooks the river which was excellent. The others looked posher but did not have the views. At the top of the hill is the Panoramic Gardens which are well worth a visit. There are a few tourist shops to buy souvenirs. What you canít get here is your food shopping. The closest town with supermarkets is Le Bugue, about 15 minutes away. Here you will find an Intermarche, a Lidl and an Aldi. The Intermarche is the largest and of course the furthest from the campsite (but only just).

There are plenty of things to do in the Dordogne. You could spend a couple of months here and still not see everything you want to. The list is endless. There are many caves, chateaux, troglodyte dwellings, villages, and gardens to see. If you like walking then the tourist information shop in Le Bugue has a walking map priced at 3 euro. Le Bugue also has other attractions including the aquarium and Bournat Village. Bournat Village is fantastic for families with its many reconstructed buildings, old (working) funfair rides, and mini zoo. It also has craftspeople demonstrating the old crafts from long ago.

Le Port de Limeuil is a great little campsite and would be wherever it was located, but being positioned where it is it becomes something just a little bit special. If you want a peaceful but fun holiday then I can think of nowhere better.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Uncle Festa 15 reviews from this member

This is our 3rd stay at this amazing site. My first review was in 2013, but I thought I'd give a brief update.

There's been a few subtle changes and mostly for the better. The games room has been moved from the bar area to a purpose built room next door. This houses a pool table, bar football and pinball machines. This has allowed the bar area to be extended, although it was never anywhere near full when we were there in peak season.

Some of the pitches have given way to to log cabins and we hope this isn't going to continue and reduce the pitches even further as its a very popular site and pitches are always in demand.

The facilities are as good as ever. Always exceptionally clean and always plenty of hot water in the excellent showers.

The shop continues to offer sufficient supplies to allow you 'eat in', although Le Bugue village is only 10 mins away with more than enough Supermarkets to satisfy any needs with Aldi's, Lidl's and a good sized Intermarche, which also sells cheap fuel.

The market square in Limeuil village has been improved and the night market proved as popular as ever, although this year seemed exceptionally busy.

Also exceptionally busy was the famous market at Sarlat. It was absolutely heaving come 11:00, but please bear in mind the weather was very hot this year so more people than ever seemed to venture out to do something different. This will probably be our last visit to Sarlat market as it's now just too busy walking the congested streets in 100 degree heat. Some of the other markets are good and are far less busy, but most pack up by 12:00 so it's normally an early start.

The staff on the site are brilliant, from the bar staff through to the staff in the take-a-way. Always helpful and polite. In fact, it's one of the reasons we continue to return year after year.

This is a site which appeals to young families. The pool, although still unheated, is always popular as is the beach on the Dordogne river. The river is fairly fast flowing and some families were taking precautions in keeping their young ones safe. That said, it's very enjoyable simply floating down the river in an inflatable ring just watching the world drift by.

Limeuil is an excellent site and continues to be our favourite, although the prices are beginning to creep up each year. If you're looking for a French site with a focus on 'French', then you'll be a tad disappointed. Although owned by a lovely French family and lovely French staff, the site is occupied by probably 60% British, 30% Dutch and the remainder being French and German.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Anton36 8 reviews from this member

We are writing this review as this excellent site does not appear to have been reviewed since 2013.

There is no doubt this is one of the best campsites we have ever visited. The site is conveniently situated between Bergerac and Sarlat and is beautifully quiet in June and early July. We went for a week and stayed two.

The site is beautifully laid out and kept immaculate. The staff from the owners to the gardeners and cleaners are both friendly and helpful. The swimming pool area is beautiful and well laid out.

The Wi-Fi is still free by the bar, but we bought a 24-hour card which lasted us the two weeks with some hours left to spare as the system does log you off as soon as your device goes to sleep, in case you forget.

The showers and toilets were very clean with plenty of hot water and campsite shop had a good selection of basic items and fresh fruit and veg.

You can canoe from the site if arranged with reception. The village of Limeuil is a short walk across the river and is a lovely place for a coffee or a meal.

We will definitely return.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Uncle Festa 15 reviews from this member

After an eventful journey to the Dordogne we were relieved to reach the site. The narrow winding roads to the site were a welcome sight after the autoroutes. The entrance to the site is very welcoming with a bar area and reception on the right as soon as you enter the site.

The site is family owned and we were given a very warm welcome by Didier who spoke excellent English, as did all of his staff. Booking in was straight forward with Didier insisting that we set up on pitch and made ourselves comfortable before paying him! We then followed Didier on his golf cart to our lovely pitch near the river. Our tourer is over 7 metres and we had no problems getting onto the pitch, in fact, some of the pitches were cavernous in size and swallowed up some of the large tents pitched on them. That said, there were also some smaller sized pitches that we would have struggled with. However, on our booking we did make it clear and asked for a large pitch and that's exactly what we got. We had temperatures in the mid to high 30's whilst we were there and we were grateful for the shade from the mature trees.

The sanitary block was spotlessly clean and the showers were exceptionally powerful with plenty of hot water if needed. We were there for 3 weeks in August and none of us had to wait for a shower. The toilets were clean, although as previously stated, the soap dispenser in the unisex toilets was always empty.

The site shop sells basics, but we found it stocked enough for our requirements. If you want croissants and other pastries then you'll need to be at the shop by 10:00 otherwise they'll be gone! There are no newspapers stocked in the shop.

The site doesn't really have a restaurant. It does have a takeaway selling salads, burgers, pizzas and of course frites! You can ask to eat at the tables by the bar which we found was fine and was enjoyable on mild evenings with a nice glass of wine or a cold beer. The bar is fine and even sells some select English beers! There's a pool table and bar football. There's also a TV in the bar which was showing live English football from the premiership whilst we were there. There is no evening entertainment on the site, which we were pleased about.

The site has 2 swimming pools and a paddling pool for little one's. A jacuzzi forms part of one of the pools. The main pool for the adults is of an adequate size but, it's not heated, although in the heat of the summer this was very welcome! There were plenty of loungers around the pool with some underneath some large parasols, again very welcome in the sun. A huge bonus for men and teenage boys. They don't have to wear swimming trunks/ budgie smugglers, call them what you will! My 19 yr old sons eyes lit up when he found out he could wear his swimming shorts.

On occasions we went to the Dordogne river which runs past the site. The beach is pebbles and you'll definitely need trainers/ sandals etc to be able to walk comfortably. It was so relaxing to walk up to the nearby bridge and simply float down on inflatables that we purchased at the Intermarche in the nearby village of Le Bugue. We actually found the river to be warmer than the pool on site and although it was only waist deep in most places, the current was surprisingly fast.

Aquafun, a canoe and kayak hire place was adjacent to the site and was part managed by an English gent. We decided on an 18 km trip and was taken to a village upstream by mini bus and meandered our way back. Admittedly we underestimated 18 km and half way back wished we had opted for a shorter distance. There was no time limit to how long the trip back to site takes and you can stop as many times as you like on the way back.

Limeuil village is across the river from the site and is reached via crossing 2 bridges. Limeuil is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France and it's easy to see why. The narrow streets of the village leading to some small craft shops and some excellent restaurants. There are 3 excellent restaurants in this small village and booking is highly recommended. We tried a restaurant at the top of the village which was excellent, but bear in mind the village is on a very steep hill and you may need a drink once you finally reach the restaurant. What better excuse to enjoy a nice cold glass of Bergerac Rosť.

If it's great food and wine you're after then the night market must not be missed. Locals from miles around converge in the village square and set up rows of tables and benches which are surrounded by stalls selling food from what appeared all round the world. Choices included, Chinese, Italian pasta, paella, hog roast, kebabs, steaks, fish, everything seemed to be catered for. There was even a stall selling lovely bottles of white and red wines from the village vineyard. Whilst eating there was singing and an accordion player walking between the tables. Later in the evening there was a disco which went on until nearly midnight, which I would have thought must have been audible from the site across the river.

Nothing would be complete without a trip to Sarlat market during the week, although I can't remember if it was on a Tuesday or Wednesday. The food market at Sarlat is on a Saturday. Anyhow, the midweek market is recognised as one of the largest in France. It was brilliant. No cheap rubbish like the English markets now seem to offer. Sarlat market was full of wonderful crafts, wood carvings, huge choices of local cheeses, wines and cured sausages. We spent hours there and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Although we ran out of time we will definitely be revisiting Sarlat on non market day and an evening as the medieval buildings were stunning with lots of perfect restaurants to choose from.

There are many nearby villages that appear to hold regular markets and the campsite has a notice board that's updated daily given information on daily markets.

This is a relatively small site with around 100 pitches. Some are used by Eurocamp and there are some static mobile homes scattered amongst the pitches. The whole site is very well laid out and it has a very welcoming and relaxed feel to it.

Our only disappointment. We weren't allowed to book next years holiday whilst we were there!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Garethgina 4 reviews from this member

We are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children - ages 9, 7 and 3) and we camped here with another family who have 2 kids at roughly the same age as our eldest 2.

The pre-arrival communication with the owners (one of whose English is good) was via email and its always a good sign when the email replies are prompt, helpful and courteous. We arranged for a pitch next to our friends. You can never be sure (unless youve been to a site before) just what the best pitch might be - but through luck I suspect - we had a couple that really worked for us - in that they we were in the middle of the (mot that big) site - so equidistant walking to site shop, pool and river.

We arrived quite late in the evening (drove from the Tunnel down in the say - its do-able but only just!) - and the welcome was lovely - the owner gave all 5 kids a ride on his golf buggy as he lead us to our pitches.

The shower/tolilet blocks (two of) are always clean (though as one reviewer has previously said - there was one instance of toilet paper running out) - and the water is always hot - and the showers are good as well.

There's a nice shop open from 8 - 8 which has pretty much most things you'd need in an emergency - and sells croissants and baguettes each morning. Theres a nice little bar and restaurant-cum-pizza-takeaway which we sample on the last night - again a nice clean and perfectly acceptable affair.

Wi-fi is free if you connect near the shop area - but costs if you connect in the rest of the site. We availed ourselves of the free version.

Theres a small pool complex - 2 for children, and 1 approx 25 meters in length and a little deeper for the adults to enjoy. The pool area did get busy at times (it was August and we had 2 great weeks of warm sunny weather though - so perhaps not that surprising).

The river Dordogne runs past the site - and actually the flows are quite fast just here (slower elsewhere). Whilst this make childcare a little more tricky with kids who might not be able to cope with the flow - it DOES make it fun for those who can - so bring inflatable devices - there's a lot of fun to be had taking them upriver and traveling down on them.

The village of Limeuil on the other side of the river is worth a visit - very pretty and the walk to the square a nice stroll. In August they seem to have events laid on almost every evening in the small square - all very nice - though there were evenings when loudish music did drift across to the site late into the evening. Light sleepers may very well have grumbled a little over this!

We took bikes - which meant that the kids rode everywhere on the site. Bikes can be hired though and there does seem to be an eclectic mix of bikes available for kids to use if you'd rather not bring yours down with you. Traffic seemed to move through the site a very safe and slow speed so we never felt that there was any danger for the riders. Outside of the site the immediate cycle ride opportunities seemed less for a family with small kids though - no real quite lanes or much flat countryside. Plenty for adults who are looking for an undulating cycle challenge though!

There are plenty of shops in the couple of nearest towns - we went to Aldi and Intermarche at Le Bugue.

Plenty more I could add.

All in all a lovely site and served us very well.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: ClaireMike21 40 reviews from this member

Had a few days here on a recent trip, weather wasn't great but still really enjoyed it. Cycled across to the village and had a lovely walk round, went in the gardens a very pretty place. Had the set lunch at the place on the corner of the village with seats both at the place and across the road by the river, excellent fois gras with a free glass of the sweet wine inc in the meal, everything coming out seemed very large portions. Found the owners really great and spent some time in the bar with them. Had a takeaway pizza one night, very nice. The site looked good for kids if the weather had been better eg nice pool etc. Acsi rate.

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