Wow! What an amazing campsite, it certainly deserves its 5 stars. This is a very well run, clean campsite. All members of staff are friendly, polite and helpful and although there are rules within the campsite you don't feel restricted by them and everyone appears to abide by them. We used the adult pool, a 10 euro refunded deposit for a bracelet was required, and during the morning we felt like we had a private pool although it did get busy during the late afternoon. There were also three other pools for family use all with ample sunbeds and be warned if you leave your towel on them to reserve them, they are removed. The pitches were spacious and shaded, for us this was probably the only negative as we love the sun, but you are able to go to the pool area if there is no sun on your pitch. The toilets and showers were very clean and well maintained and there was always hot water.
The walk into Largentiere takes approx. 20mins along a gravel path/dirt track and is well worth the walk. If you intend to go on market day I would recommend walking as Largentiere is impassable whilst the market is on. There is also a walk to Chassiers which the signpost says 0.7 km but be warned it is not a path and is very steep and although beautiful when you get to the top, unless you are fit I would suggest you drive!
There is a little shop on site which sold delicious bread and pastries but was very limited in any other goods but there is a supermarket in Largentiere which is only a 5 min drive away.
The evening entertainment was varied and although we didn't go to see it we could hear it from our pitch and sounded great and of a good standard.
This was our first camping holiday in this region and we loved it and would definitely return. Would we go back to this campsite, absolutely and would have no problem recommending it to anyone, whether you are a couple, had teenagers of a young family this site is worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our campsite in Largentiere is situated on a traditional farm in the Ardeche and covers an area of more than 7 hectares in the heart of the Natural Park of the Ardeche Mountains. In an ideal location near the Ardeche Gorges, the campsite welcomes you for a holiday full of thrills and discoveries. Well-being, comfort, good food, organised activities, entertainment and exploring the region all feature on the programme for your stay. ... more less