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Reviews of Camping La Chapelle

Campsite Search > Europe > France > Languedoc Roussillon > Argeles Sur Mer > Camping La Chapelle > Reviews

Camping La Chapelle
Avenue Du Tech
Argeles Sur Mer
Languedoc Roussillon   (Browse area)
66700
Tel: +33(0)4 68 81 28 14
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Open: 01/04/2022 to 30/09/2022
           

Rating: Average Review Score: 4/10 from 4 Reviews
                4/10 from 4 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   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 <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
Activities
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:

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Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Jsflipflop 5 reviews from this member

 We stayed for 9 enjoyable nights in September. The site is perfectly located opposite the tourist office and a short walk to supermarkets, shops etc. And the beach. We were able to choose our own pitch which was near the toilet block, but not next to it. It was the only block open, despite the camping area being fairly full. Unfortunately, the noisy cleaners wake everyone up at 6. 30am with the constant slamming of cubicle doors. The lights in the ladies showers went off at 7am, so you either had to shower before 7am with the mop of a cleaner appearing under the cubicle door and slamming doors, or wait until it was brighter & the cleaners had gone! One of the toilets in the ladies had a constant leak, so the floor was wet and more puddled as the day went on. 2 toilets were out of order when we were leaving because of this. The baker/snack unit on site was very good. Reception was staffed and friendly & there was a resident security guard on site. We were lucky not to hear any offsite noise during our stay, so would not go in peak weeks. The site seemed to appeal to large numbers of Dutch campers, we saw a handful of GB and German visitors. Argeles Plage is great for cycling and walking, as well as having plenty of the usual seaside attractions. 


Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Cleveley 8 reviews from this member

 Poor value for money, adequate but disappointing facilities, noisy at night.

Staff were very friendly and accommodating but sadly the site was let down by its layout and cleanliness.

Touring pitches were large but still felt quite cramped and not very private. This wasn't helped by the narrow driving tracks between pitches making it interesting manoeuvring onto our pitch. I was VERY glad we were not in one of the holiday company static caravans or pre-erected tents as their pitches were tiny, very dusty, often no room for car parking, and many of the tents were directly overlooking the toilet blocks.

Shower and toilet facilities were adequate but cleanliness was disappointing, with one flooded toilet cubicle being left to leak over the remaining floor area for the duration of our 2 day stay.

The pool and play area were perfectly adequate but tucked away in the corner of the site it was a bit of a trek to get to. The pool has been recently updated but many of the pools including the toddler pools were not heated, and the access into the pools was very difficult with high walls and no steps.

We chose this site for its proximity to the beach and town but were hugely disappointed. After being kept awake until gone 4am by a nearby nightclub we decided to move further up the coast to Camping Le Brasilia which was a complete contrast. 


Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Planetabbott 4 reviews from this member

 After being lashed by wind and rain in Cornwall in summer 2008, we thought we'd head well south and spend two weeks on the French coast, perchance to find a bit of sun. We got our sunshine, and then some.

It is incredibly hot in Argeles sur Mer in August. And everywhere else nearby, for that matter. Especially if you're in a tent. I love the sun and the heat, but we found ourselves going for 'exploring' drives just to sit in the air-conditioned car - how sad is that? They say that it was exceptionally hot that August, but. There was no escape from the heat, except to sit in the pool. Pool facilities just fine, water slides fun for the children, campsite situation great, size of pitch fine (we've a massive tent and booked it well in advance), on-site bakery/takeaway restaurant/greengrocers fine, staff fine, cleanliness of facilities fine. But Argeles-sur-Mer itself, a nightmare. It's an environment that, for us, was so completely at odds with the simplicity of camping - a 24-hour party town during August. Families heading out at 9pm or later, staying up until the small hours, a land of amusement centres and bars and inflatable play parks that never shut, all blaring noise constantly. Tacky tacky tacky, beyond belief. The beach was incredibly crowded - during the daytime it was like being sardines, except with inflatables. We learned to pack a picnic dinner and go to the beach after 6pm when the crowds thinned - it was the only way we could manage a patch of sand of our own. Steep slope into the sea, so our youngest couldn't really enjoy the water much, except supervised on his bodyboard.

Nearby Banyuls-sur-Mer down the coast was far preferable in terms of layout and size - perfectly formed - diving platforms out in the bay for children to swim out to (and get pushed off of), good restaurants right on the beach, just the right amount of neon and commerce, a square with a bandstand providing live music every night which got everyone up and dancing - cafes surrounding it - beautiful. How it should be, although there's no sand on the beach there, but shingle/gravel. Book a hotel, though, if you're passing through, and don't camp - way too hot!

Argeles Ville (centre of town) was lovely (but hot) with a nice atmosphere and not too touristy (they were all on the beach, no doubt). So, really, no problems with Camping La Chapelle for us, just the place that it's in. Unbearable. Perhaps outside of August it could be lovely, but we won't be booking to stay there again in a hurry. 


Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Rjcgpalmer 1 review from this member

 This is the first year that I have booked with Eurocamp Independent, and did so on the strength of the campsite description on their website. We have been camping and caravanning in France with our children for 14 years and know the importance of getting the right kind of site. We are also aware of the quality and ambience available in French coastal campsites.

Our pitch was unsuitable because of its location for the following reasons:

1. Our pitch was directly opposite a toilet and shower block. These are noisily cleaned at 06:30 am. From then on, until 12:00 midnight they are in constant use, often with groups of people hanging around outside (and consequently at the end of our caravan!). Many passing campers commented to us that this must be a dreadful pitch to be on; and one other Eurocamp independent customer not known to us said that it didn’t really matter as the whole campsite was awful. When the problems were reported to reception they made it clear that all pitches were allocated and that it was not possible to move. They would not commit to returning any monies due as a result of curtailment and at that stage we could not find a suitable alternative site.

2. One of the other toilet, shower and washing up blocks was closed and so the one opposite us was constantly in use. It was not cleaned regularly to cope with this use (even the group of 30+ next to use did all of their washing up at the basins!) The toilets, showers and wash-up area were often in a very poor state indeed.

2. Our pitch was directly next to 9 pitches; all blocked together and used by UCPA-a French youth holiday scheme that accommodated up to 32 x 6-17 year olds each week. Whilst the behavior was variable (the instructors were excellent and quickly stepped in when there was any poor and anti-social behavior. I am sure that you can imagine the impact that this number of young people can have on an local environment. Just 5 or 6, talking together outside our caravan, caused a disturbance. Putting young families next to such a group is, in my mind, unacceptable.

3. Immediately behind our pitch was a group of 4 young men in 2 tents. From midday onwards they played constant rap music. At 23:30Hrs they went out, returning at 04:00Hrs. They then showered, noisily (opposite our caravan) and returned to their pitch (immediately next to the back of our caravan) where they drank, smoked and talked until 06:00Hrs. Thankfully the mornings were peaceful whilst they slept it off - until the rap recommenced at midday! We reported this to the campsite reception, who said that they would ask security to be vigilant.

I would like to comment on the support we received from the Eurocamp Independent couriers. From the moment we arrived it was clear that they did not see us as part of their responsibility. At one stage on the first day the phrase ‘oh, you’re nothing to do with us’ was used. We assumed that they had simply misunderstood and so we filled in our ‘registration of arrival card’; left it in the Euro camp reception; and nothing happened. The reps were never in evidence; we received no visit and no support. I appreciate that they are very busy dealing with those in mobile homes but we did, as asked on the form, put our pitch number down and it would have been polite to drop by at some stage. I did, however, ensure that my concerns were registered with the campsite reception.

In addition to the problems encountered with our pitch there are also some problems with the site itself and the surrounding area;

Firstly, there area number of late night and through the night discos in the immediate area (including one outdoor!) this does mean that there is late night noise and there are quite a number of young people who go out late and return very early (usually around 03:00hrs - 04:00rs)

Secondly, the sea is not really suitable for families with very young children as the pitch of the beach means that the sea gets very deep very quickly indeed (2m an it is adult chest depth). The wind can change direction very quickly and the swell likewise making it very dangerous for young or under-confident swimmers.

On the plus side: Great pools but surface very sharp! Great bakery on site; easy access to the very busy sea-front area. Try walking up to the port area - it's very beautiful and the bars/restaurants good. 



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