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Origan Village Naturist Resort
2160 Route Du Save
Puget Theniers
Provence - Cote D Azur   (Browse area)
06260
Tel: +33 04 93 05 06 00
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Pitches: 150
Open: May To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 3 Reviews
                8/10 from 3 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   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 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 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   Tennis On Site 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

Reviews:
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Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: John+judy 101 reviews from this member

We had booked for a week but stayed two, which suggests we rather liked it at Origan!

Maybe the first thing to note is that the site is primarily a bungalow/mobile home village so camping pitches are the minority. The site is on a steep hillside backing on to spectacular cliffs, so inevitably the site roads are in places very steep and tight with some loose surfaces. All this means that large outfits (ours is 7. 3 1500kg) may have difficulty. We had specifically booked a large pitch, and the one we were allocated was indeed very spacious, if quite narrow. We struggled a little bit getting on to the pitch, but it was getting off that we had a potential issue. The gravel track off the pitch was downhill, and unfortunately had become very badly eroded by storms, so I judged it unsuitable. I asked the management several times to repair this track, but it was not done. In the end we successfully (to my surprise - well done Powrtouch!)) used the mover to get back up the steep and loose gravelly track we had used to get on to the pitch. The management assured us they would have helped us had the need arisen.

The above may suggest that the staff were not helpful - this is not the case at all, and we found at least one half of the reception team extremely pleasant and helpful at all times.

Now, about other aspects of the site. The pool area including the water slides and spa, is brilliant. There are loads of chairs and recliners, enough shade and sun so never over-crowded. Views over surrounding hills and mountains are magnificent. Overlooking the pools is the restaurant/bar terrace, which is furnished to a very high standard, giving a bit of an up-market feel. This area is also where concerts/discos take place. Although these could be noisy until late, our pitch location was totally quiet. We only used the bar for drinks and lunches, so can't comment on the restaurant menu. Wifi is free and pretty good, but only around reception.

Probably because the site is mainly statics, the sanitaires were not up the highest standards we often find. The main block, near reception was ok, but had only two WCs (one disabled) and a 'Turque'. The only chemical disposal place was at the motorhome point near the exit, and far enough from our pitch to require taking the cassette in the car. One surprise was that there is a place specifically for car-washing near the entrance - very welcome!

We found lots to do in the area, and one day joined the group hike organised by the site. We drove the 'interesting' road up to Beuil then walked about 12km/450m - magnificent!. There is also an easy family-friendly mountain bike trail in the Beuil area. The region is on the edge of the Mercantour National Park, where the hiking possibilities are magnificent and endless. The railway from Nice to Digne stops at Puget-Theniers close to the site, and we used this in both directions. First we took the tourist steam train (limited timetable) to Annot - a very enjoyable excursion. You can either do the round-trip, giving about 4 hours to do a hike around Annot, or go back on the main Nice train. Our grandson loved getting on the footplate of the locomotive and blowing the whistle! We also did a day-trip to Monaco using the main scheduled train service, changing in Nice. On separate occasions we visited Nice by car - about an hour - as my wife had to collect/deliver our grandson from/to Gatwick. Meanwhile I cycled the length of the Promenade des Anglais, where I was sadly aware of the terrible events there a couple of years before. Nice itself I thought not very nice! I also went to Antibes - again not especially attractive, but Cap d'Antibes up at the lighthouse was beautiful.

Puget-Theniers doesn't have a lot to offer but there is a reasonable supermarket and petrol station. A short distance on the Digne road is Entreveaux, which is definitely worth a visit. Don't miss the motor-bike museum!

If moving on to Colmars with a caravan, as we were, go via Saint Andres Les Alpes on the D955, not D908 via Annot.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Smarksmith 27 reviews from this member

Getting there, now this method may not be for all but we drove from South Yorkshire to Dover, ferry over to calais, and then straight down the right hand side of France into provence. Itís a 25hr door to door run with about 4 hours of breaks and an hour out to get fresh shopping on the way down, we also did it with 2 drivers swapping over as well.

Cost each way was around £100 in fuel, £90 in tolls (we took fastest rather than cheapest route) ferry was £40. The last 4hours of the trip are the hardest as it's single lane roads round the mountains HOWEVER the route is beautiful - well worth the run through the Verdon gorge. We arrived at 1500 (their booking system does state arrivals from 1600). BEWARE the gps coordinates at the time of writing this on the web site do not take you to the gate - use Google maps, or similar to obtain correct ones.

Historically we go on every trip with Matilda our Bailey Provence, this time we had opted to rent a 'chalet' due to travel distance and cost. Should you choose to take a van, be aware you are in for some really narrow winding roads and make sure you have a powerful tow car as the hills will definitely destroy any mismatched outfits.

The arrival - once you have navigated the snug final road, you ring the bell at the gates and these huge wooden gates will swing open to let you in. Follow yet another steep winding road to reception to check in. Although check in was polite, the passion and personal welcome wasn't like many french naturist sites we had checked into before. I paid, was given a code for wifi (which is free but only works around the reception area), told where our chalet was, along with pool, shop, sauna and massage.

The chalet - we booked into a morea chalet which for 8 nights, in the first week of June was Ä314. It comes with a double and single bed, shower room and toilet, kitchen area, lounge area and a decent sized outside deck.

The details, now after a wtf moment of no toilet door, shower head not fitted to wall, no doors or division between beds and lounge and TOH's feet left dangling when sat on the toilet, we came to the conclusion we had been put in a wheelchair converted unit. Most of this was not a problem, however even now as fairly seasoned naturists, toilet time is something we really don't need to share, so our own adaptations did have to be made there (Thank goodness for large picnic blankets!)

Facilities- The pool area was set at the top of the site, and was nice and clean. The surrounding terraces need a little bit of tidying, but that seems to be the general theme. There is a petanque court, however this has not been looked after, and meant a bumpy game when we went to play.

We must say that this is the first naturist resort we have been to in France where there is no real aptmosphere around the pool/bar/restaurant area. Although there were people milling about, it was very quiet, which meant we didnít try the bar or restaurant.

Shop - there is a small stocked shop, however it only opens for a short time each day - better to nip into Puget Theniers and call at the Carefour.

Bins - emptying the bins is interesting. The bins are right at the bottom of the resort, which is on a rather steep hill. Going to the bins was a journey in itself, and not accessible by vehicle, so we found lots of daily trips were needed.

Area - Jaw dropping scenery and fantastic weather made this a great holiday. You are only an hour from the Cote DíAzur with all the people watching in Monaco and Cannes which is fab.

Would be go back? To the area yes - to the resort, maybe.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gordon11 2 reviews from this member

Great campsite - really well run, in beautiful campsite. Quite a long way from the coast - and there isn't much in Puget-Theniers - but there are a number of other places within OK driving distance. Driving up the valley of the Var is spectacular.

We particularly enjoyed the naturist ramble round the valley. This would be a good base for people wanting a walking holiday.

The restaurant was not exciting, and the site was quite expensive. Washing facilities were fine, and despite being a big site, it was well laid-out and peaceful.


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