Nature Parc L'Ardèchois
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We stayed at this site for 4 nights at the beginning of August 2019 but could have happily stayed longer. The staff were pleasant, friendly and we have no complaints. Our pitch was large enough for our caravan, awning and car to fit comfortably, only downside was that it was dusty but thats a minor issue. The facilities were clean and in excellent condition. This is a large site and was popular with families but it was peaceful and quiet when it needed to be. It's location at the start of the gorge is excellent as well as being close to Vallon itself. As mentioned in a previous review the campers on the site are from all over, which makes it an an enjoyable experience, I love seeing different vans that are used across Europe. We didn't use the restaurant but we did visit the bar and the staff were again friendly. The on-site shop is well stocked with a lovely bakery, good selection of local wine and everything else you need in an on site shop. This site was one of a number we stayed at during our trip around France and we agreed that it was one of our favourites. We loved the area and would happily visit the Ardeche again, if we did then we would be more than happy to stay at this site once more.
When arriving on site, reception staff give you free bottle of wine and then you are led to your pitch. We had a big pitch - D8 -shaded by trees however, be aware - if it rains this pitch floods!! Swimming pool great with activities - Aqua Zumba is fun and the teacher is engaging. The facilities are modern and cleaned several times a day. Disappointing that, whilst the site has direct access to the river, there is no beach and swimming is limited due to number of canoes coming down the river. We used the restaurant once - staff were rude, unwelcoming and the food was cold. Much better to walk into town of Vallons (15 minutes) and visit Le Coconuts - something for everything and reasonably priced. Ideal site for families with younger children as lots of entertainment.
In an excellent position at the start of the gorge but perfectly placed to walk into the village of Vallon Pont d'Arc. The site is kept immaculately clean and tidy with good sized pitches (probably larger than advertised). An excellent swimming pool which is kept spotlessly clean, and the site has the added bonus on river frontage enabling campers to swim or hire canoes. The site has an excellent shop and there is a great market in the village. There is ample to do in the area or just enjoy your time on the site. There were very few British campers on the site with the vast majority from Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. This probably endorses the quality of this site. Highly recommended.
We stayed here twice, what a lovely kept site. Very friendly, beautifully kept facilities, even a couple of dishwashers dotted around to make less work. Lovely pitches on the riverside with a seating area hammock, and fridge but to top it all the view of the river and Gorge. What fun it was watching all these would be canoeist, from rowing down stream to be rescued at the end of their run. Lots of laughs for those taking part. Good child friendly site, though not a lot to do around other than laze on or in the rive. Out standing views. A visit to the Lavender museum is a must, Will return but want to get some canoe practise in first!!