Camping de l'Ill Colmar (REF : J12)

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

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  • 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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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
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Transport links

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

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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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July 2018 - Lack of site maintenance

We stayed here for 11 days in July 2018. Weather was fantastic the whole time and the area is a wonderful area to explore by car / bike / on foot depending on distance. There are lots of lovely towns and villages especially those on the Alsace wine route. Colmar old town is a good place to visit with lots of eating places to choose from as was Strasbourg. Germany's Black Forest is within easy reach and well worth a visit. We were welcomed at the site reception and shown our pitch which actually turned out to be one of the better ones but was still well overgrown and under large trees so the van and car got filthy from the tree sap. I pitied those on the pitches that looked worse than ours of which there were many. The toilet blocks were cleaned in the mornings although they could have been cleaned more thoroughly to be honest. The showers were hot and you needed to press the button often to keep the flow of water going. Early in our stay, a high number of the men's toilets were broken and by the end of our stay there were still a number not operating fully. There was no dedicated water or waste water points. Water had to be taken from the taps in the laundry sinks, grey water tipped in the hedges not what many will be used to. The bar / restaurant was basic and a bit overpriced for what you were getting. We didn't use the pool but it looked well used by families so don't imagine there were any huge issues on that front. All in a great holiday that would have been better had the site been better. It is a bit disappointing that we put our trust and our holiday money in sites based upon what has supposedly been inspected prior to being added to the overseas sites brochure. I personally would not recommend this site but the area is great.....

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