Log in or Register

Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us


Reviews of Camping L Ile Des Papes

Campsite Search > Europe > France > Languedoc Roussillon > Gard > Camping L Ile Des Papes > Reviews

Camping L Ile Des Papes
Villeneuve Les Avignon
Languedoc Roussillon   (Browse area)
Tel: 0033 04 90 15 15 90
Visit their website    

Share  Post on X / Twitter  Share on Facebook  Email

Pitches: 260
Open: 01/03/2024 to 31/10/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 12 Reviews
                7/10 from 12 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   Small Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   Holiday Homes for Hire   No Statics for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   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   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   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 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  12 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
Jump to Page   1   2  

Write your own Review to win an Outdoor Revolution Screenhouse 4 and £150!

If you've ever visited this campsite please submit a review for your chance to win! Each month one lucky person will have their review picked at random and will win an Outdoor Revolution Screenhouse 4 worth £299 AND £150 of Amazon vouchers. Leave as many reviews as you can for more chances - it only takes a few minutes

Date of Visit: September 2022 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Trevor57 87 reviews from this member

 Back to this site after a gap of about 6 years for a couple of nights stopover before heading home and a few things have changed. The owners are now The Sandaya Group (before it was Campeole) and they have started making improvements to the site already.

The facilities block near the touring pitches has been upgraded and refurbished to a very good standard, including toilet rolls in each cubicle. Work had commenced on one of the other three whilst we were there. Sandaya have also added a Premium Mobile Home area which has been very well designed (not all in a row).

Pitches vary in size and can be stony, uneven and some in poor condition. Access to the pitches is difficult for large outfits due to narrow site roads; trees and the placing of large rocks for landscaping but if you have a motor mover this will help. Pitches have 10 Amp electrics but depending on your pitch you may need a long lead to reach them.

There is an excellent pool, shop, restaurant and bar area which now has new seating. The pool area has a separate area for children.

Hopefully Sandaya will continue with the improvements and include the touring pitches in the refurbishment programme. We will probably return in the near future when back in the South of France to see what they have accomplished. 

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Alan Chilestone 36 reviews from this member

 Large Commercial site, part of the Campeole group. Situated on an island between two channels of the Rhone, close to the Barrage de Villeneuve (Dam). Site has a mix of Touring pitches, statics and pre-erected tents. There were three different areas for tourers and tents, we were on the area furthest from reception. The pitches here were mainly dirt and stones with very little grass. Other areas had more grass. We had some afternoon shade on our pitch. Toilet & shower facilities were modern and well maintained. No seats on toilets, and paper was on large rolls outside the cubicles. There were several dotted about the site. Bread and croissants available from the site restaurant each morning. Nice pool with separate kids area with fountains etc. There is entertainment (disco or similar) most nights in the bar, with music till midnight, which could disturb you. This was usually advertised by staff touring the site on golf buggies with loud speaker. I can imagine that the noise of the water coming through the sluices in the dam could be annoying if you were at that end of the site. The site is nicely situated close to Avignon and its attractions. There is an hourly bus to Avignon from the site gates (check timetable, doesn’t run at lunch time) which is useful as parking in Avignon fills quickly! 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Pinkfeebee 9 reviews from this member

 This was our second visit to L'Ile des Papes. We like the area - it is a good base for visits to Avignon, Orange and all the historical castles and wine producers in the area such as Chateauneuf des Papes. The location of the campsite on an island makes it ideal for exercising a dog on a hot day - plenty of water for them to cool off in. Plus there's a convenient path by the Rhone for a morning run. The site itself has a large area for caravans and motorhomes. Our motorhome is 8. 5m long and we had no problem finding a sufficiently large pitch with shade; the ground is sandy with little grass but that doesn't seem to be uncommon towards Southern Europe. The toilet block closest to our camping area wasn't the best - a bit smelly; however both of the other blocks (closer to the mobile homes which presumably have their own plumbing) were quieter, cleaner and much less smelly.

The facilities for kids are great - brilliant swimming pools and lots of activities (in French). It is a noisy, bustling site in the daytime but we found it quietened down fine at night.

The bar is fine but the restaurant is a bit limited in choice - it's pizza or grilled meat. Three courses (buffet starter, pizza/meat, buffet dessert) is 15Euro which is good value. The snack bar does roast chicken to take away which we had twice in our week and it was delicious both times.

We could not get any wifi signal anywhere - it was supposed to be ok by the bar/restaurant but didn't work for us.

We would go back but it would be nice if they improved the toilets and the wifi. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Lidds0 50 reviews from this member

 On our first night at this campsite we opted for a pitch backing onto the river, but found the noise from the nearby weir/sluice gates was excessive and, when combined with the train noise, it was just too much so we decided to move on. However, we then saw a nice vacant pitch on the other side, near to the pools area and so relocated and ended up staying here for 5 nights.

There are 2 x excellent pool areas: one for toddlers (deck chairs instead of sunbeds and little slides etc) and one for adults. The adult pools are not very deep but great for cooling off. The pool area can get very busy, even out of season, and people reserve sunbeds with towels. Vacant beds are taken within seconds!

We got a lot of mosquito bites during our stay, probably due to pitch proximity to the pond area

There is entertainment each night until about 11:30pm.

There is a little shop on-site, selling grocery basics (most are labelled 'Géant') and bread, croissants etc must be ordered.

There was no security presence on site during our stay. The gates are closed between 11pm - 7am but someone on an adjacent pitch to ours must have left their car inside the barrier as they then drove to their pitch at around 4:30am and continued to talk - loudly - while they entered their tent and got ready for bed.

The sanitaires were okay, but limited. They are divided into men's and women's, each with just three showers to each section. This is a big site so, I suspect there might be some queues in high season. Loo roll is situated outside the cubicles so you have to remember and take it in with you.

Each sanitaire block has laundry facilities (washers costing either 4 or 8 euros, depending on size, and dryer 2 euros - they take coins).

Avignan is within easy driving distance and is well worth a visit.

Would we return? It seemed good value on ACSI, so possibly so. I wouldn't fancy a stay in high season, though! 

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Bobbymax 14 reviews from this member

 What a dump!

We planned to stay four days but left after two after returning on the second to find our pitch had been hijacked by Slovakian bikers.

When we complained we were told we'd have to move as the bikers couldn't be traced then ended up backing on to a bunch of Romanian migrant workers who were obviously using the site as a home-from home.

There was rubbish everywhere, the toilets were, at best, basic and the whole site was dilapidated apart from the new kiddies water area.

I thought sites like this had disappeared 30 years ago and would give it a wide berth. 


Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Mzzy 10 reviews from this member

 Pleasantly surprised with this site, after reading some bad reviews about it.

We stayed for a week, it was very hot weather.

The new kids paddling pool is great. Bar good. Shop small, didn't sell much, but we shopped at the nearby supermarket. Pitches are big, dry, with shade and very hard and rocky, you won't get a normal peg in the ground here! Not many other Brits staying there, mostly French families. Good fishing on site. Avignon is well worth a visit. Quite a lot in the local area for a trip out to see.

For us the bad bits were the toilets and showers, although old and clean, they smelled quite bad, from the drains, it made me feel a bit sick towards the end of the holiday.

There was also lots of noise at night, A disco or singer on every night, which went on until well after midnight, then there were gangs of teenagers running around the campsite. Well in to the small hours. One night they threw plant pots in to the swimming pool, meaning it was shut the next day. I really think some kind of security is needed for the busy August weeks.

Didn't find the staff very helpful when we lost our money in the washing machine, they told us not their problem and to ring the phone number on the machine, which I found quite funny! Anyway we didn't back down and in the end we got some tokens from them, we found the customer service some what lacking. Would we go back? Yes but in the quieter season. 

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Smudge1997 7 reviews from this member

 I just wanted to add to what has been written about this campsite. We stayed here with another family, turning up on a very windy day. I must admit thinking what have we arrived too. However things really looked up from then on. This is a gem of a site, as mentioned the swimming pools are fantastic with activities for the kids to keep them entertained.

The free bus into Avignon is a bonus, and whilst the Avignon festival is on, the last bus isn't until 10. 30pm which is great for a night out.

The small restaurant served good food but it is advisable to book a table.

Would we go back, yes; as we've started looking for next year and nothing comes close to this sites facilities, in this area.

All in all a great site with excellent facilities at a good price, what could be better! 

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Fiona66 4 reviews from this member

 Wow wow wow - I almost don't want to review this site in case we cant get in next year - we will definitely be trying to. This site is amazing. Negatives first. Yes the pitches are grass with some gravel in places, yes - you may need rockpegs, yes you do have to order bread night before and yes the shop is a bit pricy and yes it is a few miles out of Avignon but we saw this as a plus as it was quiet with little passing traffic like some others may have. However, the availability after trying several others in area which were full is very surprising.

On the plus side, the pool complex is vast. Two large free form pools, a toddler pool and a huge shallow feature pool with slides, overhanging water buckets which tip over and loungers free at all times of the day is a lovely plus. Table tennis, minigolf and entertainment is varied with programmes subtly available for all age groups.

The toilet and shower blocks are cleaned regularly, plenty shelves and hooks, hot and cold water - nothing worse than showers where Jo Bloggs has decided what temp everyone wants and they all get the same! Washing and dryers are very reasonably priced. Free bus into Avignon from gates every hour. Rentable fridges, wifi and english speaking reception.

On top of this it was only 40euros a night for tent, car and 4 adults. Amazing. We have paid 70euros for other campsites of similar qualities. Definitely a great site with very insignificant negatives and many positives. 

Date of Visit: October 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Trevor57 87 reviews from this member

 This is a large site owned by the Campeole Group located on an island between the Rhone River and Canal. It contains a large number of mobile homes and ready tents and has a very good leisure complex with swimming pool restaurant and bar. The site is also in the process of adding a new large children’s paddling pool and play area. On site during high season there is also a well stocked shop from which you can order bread etc, this area also contains a pub and bike rental. Reception staff are very helpful and English is spoken. Access to the site is via a barrier operated by security card.

The site is well laid out with touring pitches located in a separate area. Pitches vary in size and can be stony, uneven and some in poor condition. Access to the pitches is difficult for large outfits due to narrow site roads; trees and the placing of large rocks for landscaping by the site owners but if you have a motor mover this will help. Out of season this site is virtually empty of caravans so allocation of pitches is on a first come first served basis so once you have registered at Reception we would recommend parking up somewhere near the touring area and having a good look round to decide on a pitch that meets your needs. Once you have set up let Reception know which pitch you have selected. Pitches have 10 amp electrics but depending on your pitch you may need a long lead to reach them. There are a very limited number of drinking water taps in the touring area and due to their design it takes a long time to fill up an aquaroll.

You are well placed here for visiting Avignon and the Provence area in general and a lot of information is available in the Reception, however it can also be a handy night halt from the A9 or A7 motorways. 

Date of Visit: September 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Aitch69 24 reviews from this member

 We stayed for one night only en route from the Med. This is a big site with mainly statics but was almost deserted when we were there in mid September.

This didn't bother us for a stopover. The pool does seem a bit small for such a large site. Couldn't comment on anything else as most things on site were closed.

Villeneuve de Avignon and Avignon are nearby, both have a lot of history and are worth visiting. 

Previous     12 Reviews in total, now showing 1 to 10      Next

Share  Post on X / Twitter  Share on Facebook  Email

Write a Review of this Site to Win an Outdoor Revolution Prize and £150

Win £150

Write a review of this campsite and you could win an Outdoor Revolution Screenhouse 4 worth £299 AND £150 of Amazon vouchers. Each month one lucky person will have their review picked at random and will win! Leave as many as you can for more chances - submit your review here!

Outdoor Revolution strive to facilitate precious family leisure time by creating the most reliable, practical and exceptional value for money Family Tents, Caravan & Driveaway Awnings on the market, together with our endless vision for innovation and quality! Therefore, there has never been a better time to rediscover camping and caravanning with Outdoor Revolution!

Common Questions

Is Camping L Ile Des Papes child friendly?  YES, it accepts children & has a playground  View all facilities

Does Camping L Ile Des Papes have a swimming pool?  YES, there is a pool on site  View all facilities

Where is the nearest shop to Camping L Ile Des Papes?  There is a shop on site  View all facilities

Is Camping L Ile Des Papes dog friendly?  NO  View all facilities

Other Sites Near Gard      Other sites within 30 miles   -   All Sites in Languedoc Roussillon

Latest News, Discounts and Competitions  see all...

Upcoming Event!
UKCS Meet East Anglian Game and Country Fair 27/04 to 28/04
All the fun of the Game and Country Fair taking place at Euston Estate near Thetford - you can even camp over for the weekend - enter our competition to win tickets Find out More

Follow us on Facebook!
You can now follow UKCampsite.co.uk on Facebook! Keep abreast of the latest news and updates much more easily. Simply click here then click on the Like button!

All reviews and comments are the personal opinion of the review author only , and as such do not represent the view of the UK Camp Site.co.uk.

The facilities shown on this website are a guide only, and you should check with the campsite direct before making any booking. The UKCampsite.co.uk will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions

46024 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews

Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy and terms and conditions here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2024