Camping de l'Ill Colmar (REF : J12)

1 allée du camping, Horbourg - Wihr , 68180, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Set alongside the River Ill, just about 2.5km from Colmar’s centre, this pleasant, friendly site has plenty to entertain families. Open from March to December, it’s ideal for both summer break or a trip to the local Christmas markets.

The pitches are arranged on terraces, with shade provided by mature trees. English is spoken by the welcoming reception staff and the facilities, which include a heated pool and water play area, restaurant and takeaway.

Colmar is easily accessible from the site via a cycle path or by bus, which stops at the site entrance. Excursions to local wineries can also be arranged and, for the more active, there’s canoeing and a local water sports centre. Golfers can enjoy a round at nearby Ammerschwihr.

Around and About

Colmar Old city, Underlinden museum, The wine road, Haut Koenigsbourg, Vosges mountains, the montain of monkeys.

Things to do on site ...

  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: limited
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 7:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 7:00 AM

Is there a set arrival day? No

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Directions

From Paris, take the A4, then the A35, and then the D201 towards Colmar.

From Mulhouse, take the A35, exit 25.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
68180
Region:
Alsace and Lorraine
Distance to Calais: (kms)
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GPS:
Lat 48.07914 / Lon 7.386363
Michelin map no.
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Colmar town centre
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms

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Pros and Cons - Good location, pity the basics are poor

First the positives. This is a convenient NH with easy access from A35 Junction 25. At the end of the slip road you can go either left through the town, or right as we did to avoid rush hour traffic. Some road noise is to be expected but this didn’t bother us. Reception was welcoming and helpful and forgiving of our poor French! The refurbished toilet blocks are first class and were being cleaned as we arrived. Washing up area and chemical toilet disposal also fine. We didn’t use the pool or the eatery so cannot comment on these. The negatives are the three points repeatedly raised by previous reviewers. Firstly, the only practical source of potable water is the motorhome service point at the site entrance and we were at the far end of this long site. We were told we could get drinking water from the nearby toilet block, but could not get a hose on the taps or get a decent sized container under them. Frustratingly there was a perfectly good tap on the outside wall, but this was locked off, for staff use only we assume. Secondly, there are no drains to take waste water. Distributing this on the ground is fine for a CL but not on a big site with outfits very close together and a significant number of long term residents. Thirdly, the pitch itself. This would have been impossible to access without a mover as the upper road is narrow and lined with trees on the pitch side and a steep bank on the other. The pitching area can best be described as scruffy. The surface was poor, any grass was long gone and replaced by slithery mud. A delivery of hardcore and a shovel would not come amiss! The surrounding grass was long and unkempt so not much sign of regular maintenance. We suggest that it is well worth paying the extra for a ‘Riverside’ pitch on the lower road, as these looked better. We found all of this just about tolerable for an overnight stop but if you are contemplating a longer stay do consider carefully whether for you the pros outweigh the cons. We booked this site, despite the mixed reviews, because it is listed in the Club’s Venture Abroad collection, which says ‘we handpick and inspect our sites so that we have 100% confidence in endorsing them for you’. There must be very good reasons for its inclusion but we left feeling that it didn’t do the Club’s reputation or image any favours.
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Be sure of what you are booking

For closeness to the town centre it would be hard to fault this site. However, do be aware it is only separated from the main motorway, running through/past the town centre, by the adjacent river. As a result you can hear road noise across the site pretty much all of the time. Staff seemed friendly, and the shower/WC block clean - although getting hot water out of the shower furthest along the run, when others were showering, seemed impossible in the gents. Our expected enjoyment of this site was perhaps marred by the fact that it rained for one whole day when we were there; and very soon our pitch, and others, became waterlogged - and the mud followed you everywhere. Despite the evident tarting up of some subsidiary shower blocks going on, we felt some money should perhaps be spent on adding some/some more gravel/hardcore to most of the pitches! If you are happy to do without full campsite facilities the 'aire' at the nearby canal port may be a better bet? - still a bit noisy, but close to town and much cheaper.
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Great location for Colmar

We’ve just got back from a 7-night stay at this site outside of Colmar. Two brand new toilet blocks have been added this season - in fact the second was being finished during our stay. Yes there is definitely road noise but you do get used to it. Some of the pitches could do with tidying up but the main point with this site is the close proximity to Colmar. We cycled the 1.5 kilometres almost every day and enjoyed the town each time. So many choices of places to visit, to eat, drink or just wander around. Would thoroughly recommend location if happy to use bus or cycle into Colmar and brilliant for the vineyards if got a car.
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What a shambles!

The site sanitary blocks are relatively modern but dirty, the pool is ok and appears clean. The staff are helpful to a point but are not interested in accepting Club Vouchers using the excuse that if your pitch is next to the river then the pitch price is higher so the voucher won’t cover the cost. The riverside pitches have no fresh water taps or waste water drainage. The electric points are up a height because of flooding issues. The site is noisy due to nearby traffic, but then it is a city site. The onsite restaurant serves unimaginative fare such as burgers and chips etc. I am at a loss to understand why the Club doesn’t recommend the 4star site Pierre de Coubertin at Ribeauville it uses for its Wines of Alsace tour. Baffling!

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Do your homework

This site is fine so long as you know what your getting. The bar/cafe is very good The staff are very good Being able to order fresh baked goods was great The pool looked very nice The location on the outskirts of Colmar ( a fair walk ) is good The pitches - they varied considerably- we had a riverside pitch at the very far end of the site, you needed a motor mover to get the best of the pitch. The main toilets block is fine, lots of loos and showers, clean and warm The block at the part of the site we were on left a lot to be desired - so I didn’t use it I walked to the main one. My husband not so picky used it. Yes you tipped waste water in the hedges, but that’s what they do in France, and Spain, different but not wrong. And finally There’s a huge supermarket very close by so shopping for wine and food was easy.

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