French Holiday Bases


Dordogne

 

Sarlat               Camping Aqua Viva

Attractive site, Dutch managed, good pool and restaurant.  Sarlat has good markets Wednesday and Saturday. Trout farm next door sells direct. Quiet lane/off road cycling from site. (2004)

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South West France

 Urrugne       ☼  ACSI   Camping Larrouleta (under St Jean de Luz)

 
 

Good site, friendly owners, convenient for shops, Spain and Pyrenees. Beach close by (bike or car) and St Jean is a lovely town. We have spent many weeks here and stop twice a year en route to Spain.

There is an alternative way to leave the site avoiding a difficult exit onto the N10, ask the office for a card with it on. (2016)

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Alsace

Eguishiem  ACSI Camp Municipal Les Trois Chateaux (under Colmar)

 

Good site among the vineyards outside a very pretty village. Many weeks here. Convenient for Colmar, Strasbourg (64 km) and Germany just over the Rhine. Shops in the village at walking distance, or supermarkets short drive. Storks visit the site at meal times. (2002)

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Obernai   ACSI  Camp Municipal Le Vallon de l`Ehn


Good site on the outskirts of very attractive town. Picturesque surroundings. (2003)

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South of France Languedoc Roussillon

 

Narbonne   ACSI Camping La Nautique

Site near to motorway junction. Each pitch has personal shower and toilet. Nice pool, mosquitoes a problem in the wooded pitches. Pitches allocated but can be changed. To keep clear of the mosquitoes use the more open pitches. (2012)

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Argeles sur Mer   Camping La Massane

 
 

A simple site in quiet area, popular with the French, walking distance from town and cycling to beach off road.

Helpful proprietors, many visits here (2013)

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Provence 

Uzes     Camping Le Mas de Rey

Good site with helpful proprietor. Nice area. (2004)


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West Coast 

Ares  Camping Pasteur (under Andernos les Bains)

Small site, several visits. It’s a quiet area with good cycle tracks. Very good food markets at Andernos along the cycle track. (2006)

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St Palais sur Mer     Camping Nauzan Plage


Nice site in walking distance of beach and with cycling opportunities.

Under new management, may have been changes. (2010)

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Les Mathes             ACSI  Camping La Palombiere

Good site in parkland situation, luxurious sanitary facilities in individual rooms.

The pitches are unmarked but the manager spread arrivals as thinly as possible around the "glades". In low season we were quite distant from nearest neighbor.(2011)

 
   

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La Mothe Achard   ACSI    La Garangeoire

 

 
   
 
   

Good site  in grounds of a chateau with extensive grounds and lakes for fishing and boating. Large pitches and good facilities. Many tall trees make satellite reception difficult in parts of the site  Site is some distance from the sea and might not be the best base for a "buckets and spades" holiday. If attending the welcome drink be aware the address by the friendly owner is long and in French! (2012)

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Ile de Re

La Couarde          ACSI  Camping La tour des Prises (Ile de Re section, under St Martin de Re)


Many weeks here. Sites is ok and has helpful management. Very well situated for cycle touring, adjacent to the dedicated cycle network and being about the middle of the island makes almost anywhere reachable.Site road turns quite tight for big vans and mover sometimes needed (2015)


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La Couarde sur Mer    CC Camping L'Ocean       

 
   

Large resort type site with good facilities, pool,shop and bar restaurant . Central location with direct access to cycle network from the site.

Although well laid out with good site roads some corners are tight and care needed (2017)

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Noirmoutier en L’Isle           Camp Municipal du Midi

OK site in good central position on the island. Very quiet in April (2007)

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Marais

Coulon              ACSI Camping La Venise Verte

Decent site in nice area. (2008)


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Auvergne

Issoire             Camping La Grange Fort

 
 
 

Dutch run site in very picturesque chateaux grounds, close to A75 but final approach is up a narrow lane. Only stayed  1 night but will return for longer stay.  Satellite reception difficult due to trees (not impossible) (2010)

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Orcet   ☼  ACSI  Camping Le Clos Auroy 


 
   
     
 
   

Well kept site with renovated facilities, close to A75 for a convenient night halt. Large pitches are well drained with tarmac access roads. There is a late arrivals automatic check in system to open barrier  Excellent site in nice village (2013)


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Aveyron 

Millau                ACSI  Camping Les Rivages

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Attractive site alongside river, mostly serviced pitches, pool and restaurant. Satellite reception problematic in wooded areas but fine in the open. Walking distance into very nice town with big Friday market. (2013)

Note: When arriving, after leaving the town ring road and crossing bridge over the Tarn, then right on  roundabout Sat Navs may then indicate 1st Right - ignore this as it sends the unsuspecting along a footpath. Site entrance is off next roundabout approx 180m further on.

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