Chateau de Boisson (REF : C34)

Hameau de Boisson, Allegre Les Fumades, 30500, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Active stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

This welcoming family site is situated inland, within reach of the stunning Cévennes National Park. It’s hilly, with pitches set on two levels and separated by neat hedges with trees providing shade. From the moment of arrival, the English-speaking staff are friendly and helpful. Activities take place throughout the season, with organised entertainment and sports for children in high season. The lovely pool is by the 17th century Château, and the onsite restaurant "Chaudron du Château" serves refined local cuisine.

The surrounding area has much to offer, including walking, cycling and kayaking. It's an ideal base for exploring the spectacular gorges of the Ardèche and the Pont du Gard. A trip to Nîmes rewards you with exceptional Roman architecture, art museums and pretty parkland. The Cévennes is also worth exploring with its wild scenery and picturesque villages.

Around and About

Nîmes, Saint Ambroix, Ales, Avignon, Uzès, Pont du Gard, Horse riding, Canoeing, Mountain-biking, Climbing, Walking, Caves.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Paddling pool
  • Play area
  • Tennis

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: gas
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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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

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Directions

From Alés take the D16 towards Salindres and Auzon. Approx 1 mile / 1.6 km after passing Auzon turn right on the D37 (crossing over the bridge) and take the 3rd exit at the roundabout (SP D16 Barjac) after 0.5 miles turn right and site will be on left hand side. N.B. This is the only possible route for caravans and motorhomes. Do not drive through the village of Boisson.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
30500
Region:
Languedoc Roussillon
Department:
Gard
Distance to Calais: (kms)
999
GPS:
Lat 44.20962 / Lon 4.25682
Michelin map no.
339

Transport links

  • Nearest port: Bilbao (782 kms)

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Not 5-star pitches

We spent just over a week here at the beginning of June after booking through the Club. We found the directions given in the 2016 CCAMC handbook misleading and took several goes before we took the bull by the horns and ventured down quite a narrow street entrance in Les Mages. We later discovered an exit off the Ales ring road which would have been less stressful and we used this route for our departure. We rejected the allocated pitch since it was on the small side, rutted and contained sawn off tree stumps which may have got in the way of pitching the awning. We walked downhill to reception and were given a number of alternatives which were available for the duration of our stay. We also asked about the apparent lack of service points for water and waste and were advised that they could be found at ground level. On choosing a pitch we found these beneath a covering of soil and other debris. Their maintenance guy later came to sort out the necessary connections. All that aside, we found the facilities very clean, staff to be friendly and helpful, indoor and outdoor pools very good. We didn't get to use restaurant or snack bar, but did order bread from the well stocked shop. We didn't care for the number of cats that wandered around the site and through our pitch. We had to shoo them away on a number of occasions and we noticed a distinct 'catty' smell. We spotted cat food scattered on steps in the nearby village which had obviously been put out for them. Reception advised that the site does not encourage them but they cannot stop them wandering. The surrounding countryside is very pretty and picturesque so worth exploring. Our favourite was Barjac, about 20 minutes away and the Friday market was excellent, as well as several restaurants and shops. After a far from satisfactory start, despite the favourable points, we are unlikely to stay here again since we now prefer smaller, owner-managed sites.
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Excellent facililties on a first class site!

We stayed at this site during a very hot period in June and were impressed with almost every aspect of it. The site facilities were among the best we experienced in over six weeks away with good quality facilities - loos and showers maintained in a first class condition and, the pools; snack bar; shop and restaurant (very imressive) and all score highly. The only downside, were the ants which the weather had encouraged to fly the nest!! We had also been surprised by the demand for a 50 euro deposit for a gate fob - which was a little disappointing but do not let that put you off! However, the site more than made up for this and the region was crammed full of places to see and experience, from Avignon; to the Roman feat at Pont d'Gard; to the natural Pont d'Arc in the Ardeche valley - simply sublime!! All this and more with wine tasting in the Rhone Valley too.
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Excellent site

Just spent a week at this fantastic site that truly deserves its five star rating. From information pack given at arrival the staff were really friendly and helpful. The lady that worked in the early bread shop and shop was like a breath of fresh air. We used the chateau card to pay for drinks and food this enabled us to be money free whilst on site. We used the 5 star restaurant twice it was amazing !. The site was in an area of beautiful countryside we visited the gorges of the Ardeche and kayaked down the river. Nimes is about 45 mins away and we had an enjoyable evening on weekly "Jazz night". Will definitely be returning next year one of my favourite ever sites. Loved it 

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A wonderful rural site set in glorious France countryside

This is a first class site and deserves its five star rating, it is essentially a quiet site set in outstanding countryside, there are only few activities for youngsters but it does best suit couples and families who like to explore the countryside. There is everything that you could want in situ at the site, the staff are very helpful, and go out of there way to assist, most speak good English, the  caravan and camping pitches are  varied in size but private, the facilities are clean and plentiful, there are two swimming pools and restaurants as well as a shop which provides all the usual basics and of course wine. We were there in June and July 2016 and will certainly go back there again!
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Fantastic site!

We have spent fantastic week at this site and wished we could have stayed later.  Everything from the staff at Reception to the facilities to the swimming pool were first class.  The pool is great both for lane swimming, and for families.  The bar and cafe by the pool are immaculate and open all day.  Takeaways were available and tasty. The sanitary facilities were some of the best we've ever used.  The restaurant was good.  The pitches themselves are private and many shaded, but not level.  But that was a small price to pay for such luxury in every other sense.  Local walking and cycling good.  The nearest supermarket is about 9km away, but on a good road if you fancy cycling it.  We saw loads of great birds and wildlife on our walks - it was a real treat.  I wish we were there now!

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