We chose Camping Pascalounet to enjoy a few quiet days on the beach after the hustle and bustle of the Cote d'Azur. We loved this place.
We had originally chosen a nearby municipal campground as our first choice. Upon arrival, however, we discovered that there was a lot of construction taking place. The campground is apparently being converted from a municipal one to a multi-star commercial status. We decided that we could not live with the construction and the fact that a large percentage of the campground was closed. Thus, we ended up at Pascalounet and felt that this was a total blessing.
Pascalounet is a small, 2* campground where the majority of the sites are occupied by long-term residents. We were there in late April when very few of these folks were there. The ones who were there were friendly. We did not see the long-termers as a problem. Sanitation facilities are clean and adequate. Fresh bread is delivered daily.
The real benefit of Pascalounet is the beach. It is 100m from the campground entrance, and it is beautiful. In fact, French TV filmed there for a few days during our stay. One of the French GR hiking paths goes along the beach/cliffs, making for an endless series of views and secluded little coves/bays to discover. No town is within walking distance, but Sausset les Pins is nearby with its cute harbor and shops, bank, etc. We took easy day trips to Arles and to the Camargue but just really enjoyed a couple of "car free" days just walking and enjoying the water.
This area is subject to the Mistral winds. The weather was great when we were there in late April; but a steady, hard wind blew the entire time. For the campers who only had tents, we saw that this could be too much. This is some serious wind.
We were there in the off season. A site/pitch with electricity was only 16 Euros per night for 5 people. We cannot speak, however, to the summer crowds and heat.
There are many campgrounds in this beautiful area. Two are around the corner and one is across the street. I believe most/all have more stars and/or cost more. We liked this little quiet place, however.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family and friendly campsite located 100m long from sandy beaches (direct access) - Mobile homes and bungalow for rent, some with sea-view - Camping, caravanning and camping car ... more less
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