La Magnardiere

Quiet site near Tours in a quiet location close to a number of activities.

Our Ratings

Visit date: July 2017

Category Score Comments
Friendliness of Staff: 5 Very helpful and friendly
Cleanliness of site & facilities: 4 Well maintained and clean but not perfect
Washroom facilities: 3 Average, queues at busy times and insufficient toilet paper
Pool facilities: 4 Very good pools, outside, inside and a toddler pool, but non water slides
Other onsite facilities/activities: 3 Go-karts for hire, football and tennis areas, shop and indoor games room, no evening entertainment or kids club
Restaurant: 4 Onsite is a snack area and opposite is a nice restaurant  reasonably priced
Quiet/peacefulness: 5 Very quiet area
Our pitch: 4 Good size, some shade, flat.
Easy access/location to external activities/attractions: 5 Opposite a childrens’ activity area, discount price if asked at campsite reception with ponies, goats, bouncy castle etc. Also within easy reach are lakes and zip line activity area.
Value for money: 3 Average price for the time of year, although we had to take a super pitch with water and electric as others were taken, costing €42 per night.
Overall site rating: 4.0 Very good site, we have been here regularly over a number of years.

Site Details

Address: 22 Avenue des Aubepines, 37510 Ballan-Mire, France
Website: http://www.mignardiere.com/campsite-france-indre-et-loire.html

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Le Cigales

Handy site in Rocomadour with swimming pool.

Our Ratings

Visit date: July 2017

Category Score Comments
Friendliness of Staff: 5 Very friendly and helpful 
Cleanliness of site & facilities: 4 Clean and tidy but tided and could do with the grass being cut
Washroom facilities: 3 Old facilities but adequate and clean, only hand washing laundry facilities available 
Pool facilities: 3 Round pool, kids pool and sun beds, no water slides
Other onsite facilities/activities: 4 Some sports facilities, trampolines, large inflatable slide and organised activities
Restaurant: NA Bar and snack area on site, but didn’t use them
Quiet/peacefulness: 4 Quiet and peaceful
Our pitch: 3 Good size, a little shade, but no privacy
Easy access/location to external activities/attractions: 5 Within walking distance to Rocomadour, restaurants, shops, night tour bus, and monkey park
Value for money: 3 Average cost for the time of year (€36 per night)
Overall site rating: 3.8 Good site in good location but needs modernising

Site Details

Address: L’Hospitalet, 46500, Rocamadour 
Website: http://www.camping-cigales.com/en/

L’escapade

East of Bergerac, just into the Dordogne region this site has a great pool area including slides and cafe but a bit out of the way and has very limited number of touring pitches, I counted only 12.

Our Ratings

Visit date: July 2017

Category Score Comments
Friendliness of Staff: 3 Some of the staff were friendly but some were not helpful
Cleanliness of site & facilities: 4 Clean, no rubbish, but toilet floor wet most of the time due to leaking showers
Washroom facilities: 2 No toilet paper or soap provided, floors wet and little lighting
Pool facilities: 5 Very good pool, water slides and facilities at the pool
Other onsite facilities/activities: 5 Lots of sports facilities including trampolines and a good kids club
Restaurant: 2 OK except my daughter’s toastie was still frozen inside when she got it
Quiet/peacefulness: 5 Very quiet and peaceful
Our pitch: 4 Good size, reasonably flat with some shade and hedges
Easy access/location to external activities/attractions: 1 Too far from anything unless you are driving
Value for money: 3 Average cost for the time of year (€39 per night)
Overall site rating: 3.4 A few poor points but made up for by its great pool and sports facilities

Site Details

Address: La Grande Lisse, 24520 Lamonzie-Montastruc, France
Website: http://www.campinglescapade.com/

La Linotte

A lovely campsite in the Dordogne region, close to the Vezere river.

Our Ratings

Visit date: July 2017

Category Score Comments
Friendliness of Staff: 5 Very friendly and helpful
Cleanliness of site & facilities: 5 Excellent, very clean and tidy
Washroom facilities: 4 Good facilities, maybe need more showers and toilets
Pool facilities: 4 Good pool, jacuzzi and water slides but a bit small and needs more sun beds
Other onsite facilities/activities: 4 Kids play park, and various sports activities available 
Restaurant: NA We didn’t use it
Quiet/peacefulness: 5 Very quiet and peaceful, all accommodation areas are away from the pool etc
Our pitch: 5 Good sized pitch, flat with lots of shade and hedged for privacy 
Easy access/location to external activities/attractions: 3 OK if you have a car or are willing to cycle a few miles and hills
Value for money: 5 Very good value (€37 per night)
Overall site rating: 4.4 A very good site

Site Details

Address: La Linotte, 24260, La Bugue, France
Website: http://www.campinglalinotte.com/en/

Les Peneyrals

Les Peneyrals campsite is a few miles outside the popular medieval town of Sarlat, in the Dordogne region of France.

Our Ratings

Visit date: July 2017

Category Score Comments
Friendliness of Staff: 5 Very friendly & helpful
Cleanliness of site & facilities: 5 Very clean, no dirt or rubblish about, good condition
Washroom facilities: 5 Very good facilities
Pool facilities: 5 Very good pools, slides and desk chairs
Other onsite facilities/activities: 5 Play park, sandpit, mini golf, various sports activities, shops
Restaurant: 4 Plenty of seats, good selection on the menu, but a bit slow
Quiet/peacefulness: 4 Largely quiet but evening activities/entertainment went on until midnight
Our pitch: 5 Spacious & well shaded, flat
Easy access/location to external activities/attractions: 3 Only if willing to cycle for a number of miles including hills
Value for money: 4 Expensive but very good site (€53 per night)
Overall site rating: 4.5 Excellent site

Site Details

Address: Les Peneyrals, Le Poujol, 24590, Saint-Crepin-et-Carlucet, France
Website: http://www.peneyrals.com/campsite-france-dordogne.html

Le Capeyrou

Main swimming pool in Le Capeyrou

Le Capeyrou is in Beynac, in sight of Beynac castle on the Dordogne river, handy for canoeing and visiting the castle.

Our Ratings

Visit date: July 2017

Category Score Comments
Friendliness of Staff: 5 Very friendly & helpful
Cleanliness of site & facilities: 4 Very clean & tidy
Washroom facilities: 4 Very good although the washing up area suffers from water pressure issues
Pool facilities: 3 Nice pool with kids pool, but water very cold & no water slides
Other onsite facilities/activities: 4 No evening entertainment or kids club, but sports facilities and trampoline 
Restaurant: NA Onsite bar and snack facilities but we didn’t use them
Quiet/peacefulness: 5 Very quiet & peaceful 
Our pitch: 4 Good size, some hedges & shade, but muddy
Easy access/location to external activities/attractions: 4 Good location for visiting Beynac castle, going canoeing or walking along the river
Value for money: 3 Average price for a good site at this time of year (€39 per night)
Overall site rating: 4.0 Very nice site

Site Details

Address: 24220 Beynac-et-Cazenac, Dordogne, France
Website: http://www.campinglecapeyrou.com