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“Good rural camp site close to good swimming lake”

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Camping Val de Bonnal
Reviewed 28 June 2014

This is a good campsite in a very rural part of France. The site has good facilities and is close to a river suitable for easy canoeing and an excellent swimming lake. The local village, Rougement, is worth a visit and has a reasonable shop with all you might need. Recommended if you want a rural site with opportunities for outdoor activities.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

my father and i have stayed here twice and both with keycamp but in different types of accomodation ie an mobile home and this year we stayed in the treehouse which the sun newspaper had used in their article. We frequently had a few drinks in the bar in the evenings.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Visited in August 2013 and loved every minute! Our Keycamp caravan was situated on a brilliant plot with plenty of room for the children to burn off energy. Swimming pool was small but adequate, the waterslides were fantastic, even our 23month old loved those! Lots of entertainment provided for the children! The bar was good and reasonably priced, we only had food once from the Restaurant but that was nice. The shop was really good for stocking up on essentials and the fresh baguettes every morning were a big hit with our family! Pleasant lakeside walks to have and canoeing is a must!! Definitely recommend a visit but please note the go-karting 100m from the site has been closed for many years!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

As a relatively inexperienced camping family, we got what we expected - an ok, pleasant site that could be better but could be a lot worse.

I can't really comment on size of pitch, etc but the washing facilities were fine and relatively well looked after. The lake was beautiful and great fun swimming in (warmer than the pool) and running round. The pool was quite small and not that warm. It is in a nice location for bike rides.

The eating/drinking area wasn't the best or most hygienic with a large number of flies.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed here for a two night stopover on the way back from Italy. Although we probably wouldn't chose this for a longer stay, we were happy enough to book for a short visit. However, our Eurocamp caravan was awful. Dreadful clicky cupboard-style doors everywhere - the one on the bathroom door was an inch too short - nice! Awful layout and no surface space in the kitchen or sitting area and sofa cushions grubby. The decking had seen better days too. We hated the pitch layout - all the mobiles were stuck in end on so pitches were narrow and there was no separation between ours and the next door neighbours. We felt utterly surounded by mobiles and you could hear every bump and squeak from the surrounding mobiles. Tent pitches seemed much better with good separation and shade.

The site itself is very quaint and uncommercialised so it is quiet generally. The pool area was smaller than we expected, although our children loved the slides. Word of warning though - take plenty of plasters as the rough surface cut everyone's feet. The zip wire/tree climbing course was very good and pretty good value at 11 euros for 1.5 hours, although it wasn't massive so you wouldn't want to go on it more than once or twice. The kids' club seemed very sweet, but as ever seems to appeal mainly to girls who like to sit and colour, but the staff were very friendly. The bar area wasn't very inspiring and the take-away wasn't great. Nothing opened until 4.30pm which seemed a shame as I like to sometimes have a cup of coffee that I haven't made myself during the day. There was a rather lame disco a few times a week for littlies but there was no great atmosphere on site, although this is supposed to be a low-key rural site so perhaps that's the intention. The lake was nice but as others have mentioned, there are flies literally everywhere, including in your mobiles - I got really fed up with it and we only stayed a couple of days.

What really did it for me was the weather - because you are in a wooded valley near a river, it's much wetter than elsewhere and much colder at night - I was really chilly overnight and it felt like October, not August. In the morning, there was dew everywhere so don't leave towels etc out and the table and chairs were too wet to sit on for breakfast, which was a shame. I like to be nice and warm on my summer holiday and the weather just wasn't as good as the UK even, because of the cold, damp nights, and this is really what would put me off visiting again. Not much to do nearby either so without the good weather, we would struggle to keep ourselves occupied. Such a shame as I thought Castels were the best in French campsites, and although not the worst campsite we have visited, it's not worthy of a second visit.

Room Tip: Some of the Eurocamp mobiles are very poorly situated. Tents and touring pitches looked a lot better...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Very scenic location, rural but easy to drive to esp as a stopover as we did. Great pool, not big but fun and safe. Good lake for swimming in too. Nice atmosphere on site, has a bit of a comfortable shabby feel to the buildings in keeping with the hamlet of bonnal. Nice church. Stock up at supermarket en route as shop is sparsely stocked and expensive. Now, the big minus, our mobile was lovely, modern and big except - the bathroom smelled of pee to the extent that I thought I had been pushed into the boys toilets at pitmaston comp circa 1979 all over again. When we mentioned this to the rep he was happy to tell us it had been a problem all season and was to do with the floor being soaked and rotten. No mention of doing anything about it as he stood hovering with his squeezy mop and cif spray 20 mins before our checkout time whilst we tried to pack the car. Grrrrrrrrr! We were there one night, I pity the folk after us, I might've started using the woods with a longer stay. Would certainly return, would do a sniff / weight bearing test first though.

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Reviewed 30 August 2013

We stayed here overnight on the way to Italy both going and coming back. We didn't get chance to use the facilities but there's a small shop you can get nice bread and croissants for breakfast. Coming back we arrived after midnight (delays at the Gotthard Tunnel and losing our way near Belfort). The Security were expecting us and Eurocamp left the lights on so we could find it and crash out for a good nights sleep. Margaret the Eurocamp rep had the place nice and clean better than other Eurocamp locations. Could be worth a couple of nights again before heading out to perhaps Germany or Austria on a future holiday.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 1 Chemin du Moulin, 25680 Bonnal, France
Region: France > Bourgogne-Franche-Comte > Doubs > Bonnal
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Bonnal
Hotel Class:5 star — Camping Val de Bonnal 5*

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