Huttopia Rambouillet (REF : P17)

Route du Château-d’Eau , Rambouillet, 78120, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families

Why stay here ...

This rustic, lakeside site is set in an ancient forest to the south west of Paris. As with many Huttopia sites, it has been designed to adapt to the surrounding environment, and pitches are set among trees and in clearings meaning there’s plenty of shade.

The site is eco-conscious and features a natural swimming pool with water that is filtered by reeds. There’s also a play area and organised family activities in the summer months, and guests can fish in the lake.

The forest location is ideal for walks and bike rides, while the town of Rambouillet with its 14th-century château and quirky toy train museum merits a visit. The cathedral at Chartres has some exquisite stained-glass windows and a celebrated labyrinth walk set into the floor, and in the opposite direction is the opulent Palace of Versailles and its extensive gardens.

Around and About

Rambouillet, Paris, Versailles, Chateaux, Gardens, Regional Natural Park of the Chevreuse, Golf, Cycling, Walking.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Paddling pool
  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: gas, electric, barbecue zone
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room

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Useful Info

Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 6:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 6:00 AM

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Travelling south: From the N10 take the exit towards Rambouillet/Les Eveuses. At the T-junction turn left, and take the 3rd exit at the roundabout (Camping/Centre de Loisirs).Continue on Rue de Château D’Eau for 1.8km and the site entrance will be on the left. Travelling North: From the N10 take the exit towards the D906 (Rambouillet Centre). At the roundabout take the 1st exit, at the next roundabout take the 4th exit and re-join the N10 (travelling south), the follow directions as above.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
78120
Region:
Picardy and Ile de France
Department:
Yvelines
Distance to Calais: (kms)
334
GPS:
Lat 48.626823 / Lon 1.845557
Michelin map no.
311

Transport links

  • Nearest port: Le Havre (196 kms)

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It depends what you are looking for

We were spoilt by the Huttopia site in Saumur (fabulous!) so this was a disappointment but not as bad as the reviews led us to believe. Staff were not as helpful and seemed genuinely shocked that I should expect water taps around the site (we were expected to use the washing taps! ).There is a service point but unlike the Spanish couple we were not shown how it worked although we did eventually manage to work it out ourselves. The facilities are clean but there are no loo seats and few separate washing cubicles. We had a very small pitch - people obviously like the seclusion of being surrounded by tall trees but we felt hemmed in. Some pitches were better for taller vehicles but we had one where we had to damage the trees. As they are keen for people to get back to nature (e.g. poor wifi - good if you are having a proper family holiday) we felt we didn't fit in with our motor home home-from-home comforts. But if you're wanting the great outdoors (the cycling is terrific) it would suit. The restaurant seemed good and they appeared to be baking their own croissants. The location is also good with a short, easy ride through the woods in to a very lovely town and a train line linking you to Paris.
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Not our first stay but still a nice site

Nothing like a UK caravan club site. CC sites all very similar and this is a different experience. If you expect to see a CC site in a French location you will be disappointed. However, of you want to camp in a 400+ year old forest with nearby lakes and easy access to Paris via train then you will love the place. The showers and toilets are in wooden buildings which blend into the site with style. Modern, clean and spacious. No charcoal bbqs except at special designated point which we didn't use. Site lovely and quiet except on Saturday night where said bbq point was a party point and reception area had live band - quite loud but free to visit and over and done with by about 11pm - a feature we thought rather than a fault. We used our cadac gas bbq and enjoyed our stay. Excellent site if you like a walk and want to visit Paris. Walk through the woods past the lake and into Ranboulillet station, buy a return ticket to Paris and enjoy the day in the most romantic city in the world! Yes - a bit "eco warrior" but not a fault - more of a feature. PS it is a bit tricky to find - not impossible but sat nav will not find site easily. Find the town and follow the signs from the main road, no big deal.
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Really bad...

We visited several sites during our stay in France & this was by far the worst. I am puzzled that it has been referenced with the Caravan Club site. The site itself is really hard to find so us not at all 'ideally placed' ( only if you want to get lost). The staff around the site ( cleaning staff & bar) are friendly. Management & the desk appear to be busy all of the time. Internet is not readily available- there is one computer that is in the reception but not really useable for private use. The site is extremely noisy, don't get me wrong I don't mind a bit of noise but not at 1am then 2am for 2 nights on the trot right outside our van apparently by local lads who use the site as a social club. When we (quite politely given the circumstances) asked them to be quiet the response was 'suck my dick'. Lovely. On leaving the site we explained the problems we had encountered with these local lads.. the reception 'didn't have time' to deal with it but 'would phone me' (they didn't). Incidentally whilst we were trying to explain the issues a woman who we didn’t know piped up that her bikes had been stolen from outside her tent... but of course the receptionist 'had never heard of such things happening before...oh . really... We won't be returning. The only silver lining was the fact that we only booked 3 nights so was very well out of it within a couple of days.

Comment from the Site Owner:

Since this season 2018, it’s a completely new Team who will welcome you at our campsite Huttopia Rambouillet.

I hope you will enjoy your next holidays with us on this campsite and our new team will make to welcome you in the best conditions. 

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Nasty

Stayed here for one night in July, very pleased it wasn't for longer. We were sited next to a small shower block and having had a long hard journey we didn't investigate further. The shower was smelly with broken tiles and even first thing in the morning, being the first to use them after they had been cleaned, there was still dirt and hair on the floor. At 6am the cleaners were very noisy. We did discover a larger and better equipped block but too late for us to use. Our pitch was small and covered with some kind of hard core, the overgrown hedging and trees further reduced the size of the pitch. In short the site was dirty, unkempt and noisy(music etc. emitting from the reception area) We hated it! The site is convenient for the motorway and well signposted if you are desperate.

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why has it been included in the brochure?

I'll start with the only positive, it's useful for a stop off as convenient for motorways.  

Nothing remotely rustic, just dirty, scruffy, unmaintained and VERY noisy!  Despite the CC checking with the site, as we have a long van when booking, upon arrival we were told we may not be able to stay!!  They tried to put us in a tiny pitch that couldn't have taken the smallest of vans we eventually found one that was big enough and one that we could actually get into.  The driveways to the pitches are so narrow it is very difficult to get any van onto them.  Thankfully we were only there for one night, if we had booked for longer we would have left the next morning.  Very loud music blaring out from the restaurant area.  Tiling in the shower trays broken and dangerous.  The only 'drinking water' supply was from the sink taps in the toilet/shower hut.  The pitches were covered with crushed concrete, it was like being on a building site. One of the worst sites we have ever been on.

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