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Beau Rivage
Gaillardou
La Roque Gageac
Aquitaine   (Browse area)
24250
Tel: 0033 553 283205
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Pitches: 169
Open: 01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021
           

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 2 Reviews
                8/10 from 2 Reviews

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 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   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   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   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No 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 
 Beach On Site   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Rae_t 23 reviews from this member

 This is a gorgeous part of France and this site is ideally placed to visit Le Roque Gageac, Beynac, Sarlat etc. Lots to do in the area and a 10 minute drive to supermarkets (although this is more like 30-40 minutes in August crowds). We booked this for a week - mainly because the one we wanted was full!

Like the previous reviewer said, this site fulfils the brief; shop, bar, kids room, river swimming, canoeing, heated pool and play area but these are nothing special.

When we arrived France was in the middle of one of its worst summers ever. Non stop rain, storms and flash floods. Set below the level of the nearby river, much of the site was underwater but keen to fulfil their booking the site owners seemed to double up on pitch space and we were crammed in like sardines. Our guy ropes crossed with the tents either side and behind us and the vehicles were right up against the tents. Very cosy and extremely muddy. Toilets were cleaned but at the busiest time of the morning and there really wasn't enough for the amount of campers.

Staff were friendly and helpful as were our fellow campers. Like I said we booked for a week but the weather and crowds meant we were ready to move on after four nights. Average campsite in a great location, just check the weather forecast before you book. 


Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Firstclass67 38 reviews from this member

 We stayed here for 7 nights; having paid for 4 we decided to stay for 3 more, although extreme heat, lethargy and my daughter's love of the Domme / Beynac area had a lot to do with that.

The site is huge, but has some big pitches so never feels cramped. There are no views of the river, but has a good, long stony 'beach' area that can be accessed easily from wherever you are. Most pitches are well shaded. The river is lovely to swim in, but of course very very busy!

The main sanitary block is huge, with more showers than I've ever seen, and were very clean and well kept BUT they clean both blocks at the same time each morning - between 8 am and 10ish - restricting access to one side or the other, or to the central washing / washing up area, which means queues for the loos unless you are an early riser. The showers were fabulous with adjustable temperature control so you turn it down and stand in a cold stream - lovely in 40+ temperatures. The washing area had lots of sinks, but they didn't have draining boards, so the water ran onto the floor, and though people were very good at using the squeegee it could get a bit slippy. There were lots of laundry sinks as well, and 2 huge and very efficient washing machines.

The pool is heated - which was not at all welcome in the extreme heat, but we spent most of our time in the river anyway. Incidentally, the website shows the pool surrounded by old wooden sun loungers - these have been replaced with plastic ones, and there are loads of them - but always taken!

There is a small shop that sells basic stuff; you can order bread for the morning, but they had lots more to buy as well.

There is a restaurant on site beside the pool that seemed to do nice food, and you get a 2 euros reduction ticket when you first arrive. We didn't eat there, but we did get frites from the takeaway which were ok. There are 2 bars - one at the restaurant/takeway, and one near the shop on a terrace above the huge petanque area.

You can go canoeing to or from the site, although my daughter and I chose to go the la Roque Gageac instead, because we wanted a shorter trip that went past Castlenau and Baynac.

The biggest down side for us was noise at night - every evening we could hear thumpy-thumpy music coming from somewhere - whether it was the bar on site or La Butte up the road or the site across the river we weren't sure, but it disturbed our evenings and sleep as it went on quite late.

The reception staff speak excellent English, as well as other languages, and are really helpful.

All in all I liked the site - you are only ten minutes from Sarlat with all its supermarkets and the hell-on-earth that is its food market (never again!), and within easy reach of all the most popular places on the river. I would go back. 



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