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Camping Huttopia Royat
Route De Gravenoire
Quartier Loclede
Auvergne   (Browse area)
Tel: +33 4 73 35 97 05
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Pitches: 200
Open: 22/03/2024 to 03/11/2024

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

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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 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire On Site   Golf <5 miles   Tennis On Site 
 No Beach   Watersports <10 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: September 2022 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: JMurphy 17 reviews from this member

 This site is now part of the Huttopia group so you're guaranteed good facilities and excellent helpful staff.

The site is located up a big hill a fair distance from the centre of Clermont-Ferrand and somewhat unusually, the local public transport is not great despite it being on the edge of a residential area.

However, it is an excellent site with great facilities and a nice little bar and shop. Like many French sites you can order your morning bread products the day before and it's all nice fresh and tasty stuff. 

Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Iwalani 163 reviews from this member

 We last visited this site in 2008, when it was called Indigo Royat. Interestingly the road signs still call it Indigo! The only major change we could see, apart from a lot of new chalets, was the fantastic new central toilet block, which is the best we have ever come across in France.

It's very smart and modern, fully enclosed and heated (welcome on cold or rainy mornings), and toilets have seats and paper. Some of the shower cubicles have wash basins which makes them very roomy and convenient. They are push-button and the temperature is controllable.

The central area of wash basins have a hand dryer, and there is a large mirror with two good hairdryers. Everything was kept very clean, even on a wet day when paths were muddy. There is a large laundry room adjacent, which has a chest freezer for the use of tent campers.

The pitches are terraced and vary a lot in size, shape and level of shadiness. Some are mainly sandy gravel but many, like ours, had some grass. There are water taps on the pitch. As a previous review says, some are in deep shade and could be gloomy in poor weather. Others are more open, particularly those near the toilet block. Although the site is quite large the pitches are in small groups and feel quite intimate.

There is a nice swimming pool, tennis courts and petanque, with balls, boules and rackets available to use. There is a large TV room with games, books etc, with wifi in this area. The cafe was very limited when we were there but in high season it opens longer hours and does pizzas etc. There is a small shop in reception. The staff speak English and are very helpful.

There is an excellent Intermarche in a new shopping centre a few minutes' drive away in Ceyrac. If the weather is poor, Clermont Ferrand is an interesting city with many buildings made from the black volcanic rock of the area. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Pcjbt 6 reviews from this member

 Stayed here for 2 nights on our way south. 3rd visit and little has changed other than newer cabins in the higher plots. Pitches very level considering it’s on a mountainside.

Water and drainage almost on ever6 pitch. Very helpful team there keeping the grounds clean and tidy. A little bit fiddling around to get there as it’s just on the outskirts of the town and roads are not well maintained.

Plenty of traffic lights and humps to keep you busy. But worth it for Park l@nd features. 

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Fierymac 7 reviews from this member

 Really well laid out site with all pitches having some space around them. The site is laid out on a sloping hillside but pretty much all the individual pitches are near level, and most have shade from mature trees.

Judging by the last review I reckon the toilet blocks have recently been replaced as those we used were beautifully clean and well provided. There are a couple of blocks around the site with unisex access to individual shower and toilet cubicles.

There is a swimming pool, table tennis, excellent tennis courts, free wifi at the cafe/pool area and although they made their own pizzas on friday - saturday nights I don't know if there may be more available in the high season.

Staff were friendly, welcoming and all spoke good english. The only thing about this site is that it is a very steep climb to get to it and unless you're training for an endurance race or le Tour then you really wouldn't want to walk or cycle anywhere from it. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: JULIED444 61 reviews from this member

 Hadn’t booked in advance but they had space for us for 2 nights. Pleasant site with mixed nationalities staying. Receptionist spoke perfect English and we were given information about the site and local area. There was a restaurant and swimming pool with wifi around, we did not try the restaurant but it was always busy so must have been good.

The pitches were a good size; ours was near the toilet block which did look a little tired but was clean and satisfactory. The water and bins were at the entrance of the site, so depending on where your pitch was, could have been a bit of a trek.

Good security with a code to enter the site.

My only reason for not going back would be the steep and windy roads that led us to the site, was a little scary at times. We visited Volcania. Com which was very interesting. 


Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Wsseaman 67 reviews from this member

 Stayed here for one night as a stopover. Site was easy to find and cost 16. 30 euros for 2 people, 2 dogs a motorhome and elec. Wifi was free but only available at reception. No satellite signal on this site as it is mainly dense forest! Site is set in the hillside and as a result means walking anywhere is almost impossible unless you are super fit! Wouldn't use this site again but it was good value for money. 

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Penny21 3 reviews from this member

 We stayed here for 4 days-our pitch was fairly small for our Vango Airbeam 600 -it just fitted on and it was very gravelly so bring a dustpan and brush!The pitches are all on terraces so it's quite private. I think getting up some of the hills with a caravan might be challenging. Toilet block was excellent as was the bar/cafe. You can borrow tennis rackets/ping pong bats, etc free of charge. The shop is very small but you can preorder bread, etc for the next day. The swimming pool was packed as the site was full and there aren't any slides but there is so much to do in the area. We climbed up the Puy de Dome which was fantastic but recommend going early to avoid the crowds! 

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

 We visited this site in August with our 3 children (2, 5 and 8) and it was completely full. We had a brilliant holiday here. The staff are friendly and speak very good English. My eldest son went off to get the bread and croissants in the morning and was always greeted by name and made to feel safe and welcomed. There are long queues for reception which can be a bit annoying but once you do eventually reach the front the staff were lovely.

The pitches are on terraces and are very shady. Our standard pitch was just about big enough for our Vango Amazon 600!

The swimming pool was great for kids although not very deep. On Saturday nights it stayed open until 11pm and everyone had a brilliant time swimming in the dark with the bats flying around. There are also two tennis courts, table tennis tables, badminton court and small play areas.

The bar serves pizzas and grills and there's regular concerts, open air cinemas, sports tornaments etc in the evenings. They have lots of organised events such as a climbing wall, walks in the area, canoeing etc.

The area is fantastic - lots of great walks to do with amazing scenery - the volcanoes, mountains and lakes are beautiful.

The toilets and showers are clean and we never had to wait for a shower.

We stayed for 9 nights and had lovely weather - the boys were in the pool every day and we only had a couple of rain showers at night.

All in all a lovely friendly site in a beautiful area. We'll be back! 

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Claydoncamper 28 reviews from this member

 The biggest problem you may encounter when visiting this site is the difficulty in getting to it from the A10/A75 autoroute. You do have to encounter some narrow roads and steep hills to get there and signposting is, characteristically for France, sporadic and often confusing. However, once you arrive you’ll be pretty happy with the site I think.

The welcome is friendly and the staff will speak English if you need them to. Entry is protected by a barrier which will not operate between 23.00 hrs and 07.00 hrs so you would need to leave your car in the car park if you are out late. The pitches are large enough to accommodate fairly large units and are shaded nicely by trees so that when it is hot, you can get a welcome relief from the sunshine. Having said that, for the majority of our 4 night stay in late July, the heavens opened up and the thunder and lightning around the adjacent mountains was spectacular. However, this is the Auvergne which is largely volcanic so when it does rain, expect everything to be covered in volcanic dust off the ground afterwards. You will need a continental adaptor if you are using electric hook up, something we discovered when we arrived. However, we were able to hire one for a 30 euro refundable deposit.

The facilities are very good. The toilets and showers are clean and tidy and there is also a washing machine. There is also a very nice swimming pool which, many UK campers will be relieved to discover, does not have the usual “budgie smugglers” rule for men and you are able to go in with shorts on. Be warned though, this pool is not heated and it can be rather exhilarating to say the least. There are also some limited playing facilities for the kids, table tennis tables and a full size tennis court for the more active.

There is a shop but the stock is very limited to basic essentials and the nearest supermarkets can be a bit of a trek back down the confusing and tricky route to Clermont Ferrand itself. If you exit the A75 at Junction 2, you will see some supermarkets and you may be better off popping in before you head off to the actual site if you need provisions. If this isn't possible or you forget, the reception does have a small flyer with helpful directions to the supermarkets. There is though a nice bar and restaurant and the pizzas there are excellent. You can order bread, croissants etc for the next day at the shop as well.

I found it hard to fault the site but I did get annoyed by the waits at reception sometimes where pressurised staff where forced to answer a constantly ringing phone in between dealing with face to face queries and new arrivals. I am not adverse to a queue but when I’m paying premium prices, I do expect a premium service.

There are some good days out. The Puy de Dome is not far away, neither is Vulcania though I thought this was expensive at 48 euros for a family ticket. The historic centre of Clermont Ferrand is not far away either. If, like us, you get that awful mix of very young children and appalling weather, there is a really good indoor soft play place near junction 1 of the A10 and the campsite reception had leaflets about this.

I would use this site again if I was visiting the Auvergne for more than just a night or two. If I was just having a stop over on my way north or south though, I would be tempted to find a more convenient and cheaper site nearer the autoroute. 

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Wevman 6 reviews from this member

 This is a charming camp site that is well positioned for those of you driving either South or North to the Med on the A71/A75.

Its a 440 mile drive from Paris therefore a good days drive from Calais.

The site is positioned on a lush green extinct volcano, overlooking the town of Clermont Ferrand, the toilet blocks are plentiful, well appointed and clean.

Make sure you plan your route here, there are some really mad sat nav routes that my Nissan Pathfinder has tried, best stick for junction 2 off the A75, then go through the village of Ceyrat.

Pitch sizes can vary, we have visited the place about 4 times and each time we experienced a unique size/shaped pitch, if you are going for long enough to erect an awning, then I would make a point of being clear with the camp-site about the size you need. (there's plenty of big pitches, I think they tend to give the smaller ones to those of us 'short staying', which is fair enough)

There is a smashing takeaway/restaurant, with freshly cooked stone baked pizzas, chicken etc, a swimming pool with kiddie area and tennis courts.

All in all, a very worthy site for over nights, or longer stays. 

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