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Les Pinedes
Route Du Pont De Pierre
La Colle Cur Loup
Provence - Cote D Azur   (Browse area)
Tel: 0033 4 93 32 98 94
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Pitches: 149
Open: 22nd Of March To End Of September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 7 Reviews
                8/10 from 7 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   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 
 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    Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding 5 miles   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach 5 miles   Watersports 5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Normandy40 7 reviews from this member

We loved this campsite. I would agree with everything from the previous review. The staff were excellent. We thought the pool was one of the best. It is great value. We have an ACSI card so it was only 17 euros per night. Easy scooter ride up to La Colle sur Loup where there is a very good patisserie, two small supermarkets and pharmacies.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mrscmb 52 reviews from this member

This is an attractive, well established family run campsite laid out on terraces – steep in places – with hundreds of trees which give varying degrees of shade. The pitches are good sized, level and well defined, we needed a French plug on our pitch.

There are two unisex sanitary blocks, I used the upper one which contains 8 showers, 7 private washbasins & 8 toilets (2 squats). The toilets have seats and paper is provided in a big roll outside the cubicles, but no soap to wash your hands. The showers were roomy and water was warm, but the shower channel was inefficient as the floor level doesn’t slope enough towards the channel. This resulted in water sitting on the tiles where you stand, making it slippy – also water tended to run from cubicle to cubicle instead of into the channel.

The swimming pool is very good (approx 20m x 10m) with loungers and parasols and is heated out of season. There is also a children’s paddling pool and there is an exceptionally nice view from the pool area. The children’s play area and outdoor gym are located at a high level at one end of the site.

You can order bread the day before required and collect it from a small shop, the site also includes a restaurant and take-away facility. We ate at the restaurant twice and the food was very good.

The staff are all friendly and very helpful – do not hesitate to ask if you want to know anything. Wifi is quite expensive, especially as a lot of campsites either charge a nominal amount or don’t charge at all.

We enjoyed our stay and would be more than happy to return.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Derekcbr 67 reviews from this member

This site is situated on a hillside! I had to move over for a caravan coming down and could smell my clutch when taking off!, luckily no problems but be warned the access and lanes to pitches are steep.

The pitches are flat and somewhat small, well shaded and good hook ups. The site itself is large and there is plenty to do here for the kids. We visited this site in low season so didn't see many children. The facilities are very good. Good showers, good toilets and clean, Google washing area and games room. There is a small shop on site for bread, wine etc and a good piza/ restaurant near the entrance. The nearby village/town worth a visit and this is an excellent site for visiting the many towns of renown in the area and Nice is also not far away. A good site for staying and enjoying the south of France

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Iwalani 163 reviews from this member

Having read the previous reviews we intended to head for a pitch on one of the higher terraces, but when the lady in reception saw our outfit she almost insisted we use the lowest level, as she said the pitches were larger there. We didn't want to get into an argument so went along with her suggestion. We were only staying for 3 nights so weren't too bothered about the traffic noise.

In fact, we didn't find the noise a problem. However, access to the sanitary block was up a series of irregular, narrow steps which would be impossible for anyone with the slightest mobility problem. This particular sanitary block was in fact only accessible by steps (down) even from the two higher levels. Not only that, but the lower level terrace had no lighting at all after dark, and the toilet block was also in complete darkness (when you got there you had to use a light switch) so a torch was absolutely essential. This seems to be a serious health and safety risk. The facilities themselves were fine.

The site claimed to have wifi cover but although we tried in various locations, it was very unreliable, going off all the time. As we'd paid 5 euros we complained. The first receptionist we saw was unhelpful to the point of grumpiness. A different one, on another day, was apologetic and gave us a different login to use in the internet room (actually, a small hut. ) Unfortunately this closed at 7 in the evening.

All in all, we weren't very impressed with the site. As another reviewer has said, the restaurant was expensive - and so was the bread and croissants available from reception!

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Alan29 12 reviews from this member

This is almost like two different campsites.

We were on a huge pitch towards the top of this terraced site. There was almost room for two TTs on our pitch. We had lovely views over the site to the hills opposite. Superb sanitary block near us - unisex if that is important. Lots of lovely and varied trees for shade - though we got a bit of pollen on our canvas which a storm washed off. Washing machines and drier - buy a jeton from reception. Fresh bread etc every day - there is a bit of a shop, but it was too early in the season. Outdoor heated pool - 25 degrees. And fireflies in the evening.

We used our ACSI card so it was seriously cheap - 15 Euros a night.

But things are a bit different if you at the bottom of the site. There is road noise as has been mentioned, the sanitary block is older but still perfectly usable, but things seem a bit gloomy down there because the trees are thicker.

There is a restaurant by the entrance. We ate there once - the food was good and local, but not exactly cheap. It was well used by the locals - so the food must have been good. There is a small kids play area by the entrance and main road.

La Colle is an old village with a pedestrianised ancient centre. There is a little Casino supermarket for milk etc. Cagnes is about 10 minutes away with a Leclerc.

We did trips out to all the resorts and up to the Gorges de Verdun.

We loved it there.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wolfchild 2 reviews from this member

While on the whole I would endorse most of the comments in the first review, and while we had a good time, my words of warning concern the noise at night/early morning:-

1. We were on the first terrace from the entrance. The road noise was - surprisingly - intense from 5am each day until about 12 midnight.

2. The refuse lorry came regularly each morning to empty the bins around the site at times between 4.00am - 6.00am.

3. We did not experience the 10pm 'curfew' being enforced: karaoke from the Les Pinedes restaurant went on until 12.30/1.00am; at other times, there was noise and disturbance from Youths over several nights; we took this up with the owner who said he experienced problems for 1-2 weeks per year with kids who drank, got loud and silly.

So, great setting/location, good pool, friendly staff, but not as relaxing as we had anticipated. Try to get a pitch further up the site where it is quieter. I sleep very heavily but was woken repeatedly by the noise. I can cope with the hassle this caused. My wife and 2 kids couldn't.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Liddenham 4 reviews from this member

This site was once a vineyard, and is arranged on tiers. The caravan pitches are hardstandings (probably too hot for grass!) and the incline is quite steep if you choose one of the pitches on the higher levels, but not a problem if your unit is properly matched. We have visited this site in both a tent and a caravan.

If you want a relatively small, peaceful and well-run site close to Nice, Cannes, Monaco etc then Les Pinèdes is an absolute treasure. Pitches aren't huge and all (inc tents) are more hardstanding than grassy, and there are some static units on site, but this truly is a family-run campsite and not a big commercial site.

The pool area is lovely and includes a relatively new pool and games area for young children,but you have to get there early in high season if you want a sunbed (probably not such a problem in June). I seem to recall we were charged for sunbeds last year, too, which was a bit of a pain as it means that folk try to hold onto them all day. The night swim (organised on Tuesdays, last year) is fun, and different.

There is a small shop selling basic provisions (including fresh, hot bread which is delicious) and it is within a short driving distance of good supermarkets as well as smaller, specialist shops. There is a restaurant at the entrance, not owned by the campsite, where you can also get takeaway food if you want. There is a bus stop by the entrance to the site and the service runs around every half hour, so it is not essential to use a car to get out and about.

There is a laundry room (2 washers plus ironing board - buy tokens at reception - cost includes a bag of wash powder) and a tv room, which also has a table tennis table. There are two sanitary blocks, each with separate areas for showers and toilets, as well as pot-washing and laundry sinks (these sinks are outside) and these were mostly updated a couple of years ago (just one row of older toilets remains) and are of a high standard (though they could potentially have been cleaned out a bit more regularly when we were there last year in high season, since they did get a bit pongy, but then the site was very full and the weather very hot). There is a block of fridges, for rental, which is especially useful for tenters.

They do organise some activities for children, as well as aqua aerobics for anyone who is interested but everything is quite low key. Be prepared to hear the braying of the donkey, who lives towards the top of the site near the volleyball area.

It is worth visiting nearby St Paul de Vence, with its quaint, narrow streets and lots of arts and crafts shops, and you are spoilt for choice regarding what to do in this area, or else you can just stay by the pool and relax in an idyllic location.

So, a big thumbs up from me regarding this site. They do insist on peace and quiet from 10pm, and enforce that in a friendly sort of way. We've been there for three years running now and we love it. Hmmm. I may live to regret posting this, when I can't get a pitch this year because it is over-subscribed by UKCS members!

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