Camping de Lyon (REF : M13)

Allée du Camping International, Porte de Lyon, Dardilly, 69570, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Ideally placed for a short stay to explore Lyon or a stopover when heading south, this site has been designed to suit the surrounding environment, with pitches arranged around wooded groves. Reception has long opening hours to accommodate later arrivals in summer, and a restaurant serves family-friendly dishes. Bread and croissants can be ordered from reception for the morning, and children can relax in the heated pool, playground or games room.

The main attraction is bustling Lyon, famous for its gourmet cuisine, dynamic culture and wonderful museums - there's transport links 200m from the site. Don’t miss the Romanesque-Gothic cathedral, the Opéra de Lyon and the Roman amphitheatre – or, indeed, a chance to sample some of the excellent food. Tickets for attractions can be bought at reception.

Around and about

Lyon Old Town, Dardilly, La Fourviere, Gallo-Roman theatre, La Saone, La Rhone, Beaujolais region, Oingt, Ternand, Charnay, Bagols, Geneva, River boat rides, Cycling and walking trails, Tennis, Golf, Horse riding, Shopping centre.

Things to do on site ...

  • Games room
  • Paddling pool
  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: average
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi availability: bar

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Useful Info

Latest arrival time - low: 7:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 6:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 6:00 AM

Is there a set arrival day? No

Nearby

Supermarket notes:

Supermarket is less than 1km away 

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Directions

From the A6 take exit 33 signed Limonest. At roundabout take 3rd exit signed Lyon/Paris/Limonest, then stay in right hand lane signed Paris/Limonest/Dardily. Take turning on the right signed Dardilly. Continue straight over roundabout and the site will be on the right.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
69570
Region:
Rhône-Alpes
Distance to Calais: (kms)
447
GPS:
Lat 45.819745 / Lon 4.761565
Michelin map no.
327

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Lyon
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Santander (982 kms)

Winter programme

Here‘s some additional info that you’ll find useful if visiting in the winter months

Please note : This site will be taking major renovations, new reception and activity center, new swimming pool and a sanitary block starting this winter. Will be done in two phases and will be finished for the summer 2021.

  • The bar and shop are open all year round, but the café closes in low season
  • The nearby bus stop operates services to Lyon every 30 minutes
  • A supermarket is close by for provisions
  • Huttopia campsites ethos is ‘real camping’ in a natural and authentic atmosphere.

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WARNING

I just wanted to add that we awoke this morning after 24 hrs of rain to really look at things. Of course, the pitch was sodden, but the rain had literally destroyed the top layer of the standing. Albeit the rain wasn’t that heavy, more persistent, the awful scree / sand based standing had covered everything from ground level to around 5 inches with a thick red grit / sand. We spent 3 hrs this morning washing down the water containers, awning electric lead, and then ourselves. This site is not for caravans really, more a motorhome stopover. Over the past three nights all we saw was motorhomes coming in late and leaving very early. I just wanted to add to and warn everyone not to look at this site as anything more. Be warned.
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1970s Time-Wharp

We are still here after booking for three nights on our first caravan venture abroad; wish I had read these reviews before we booked to stay. On arrival all seemed ok and then we tried to find our pitch. The given map is not a reflection of the site and when we found our pitch “marked 11”, we later discover pitch 11A, very confusing. The pitch: water on our pitch was turned off / broken taps, as were other points around our area, seems there are older water systems still in place but not serviceable. We were not advised of this so we wandered around several empty pitches to find water. Even the clearly marked main pipe was off / broken opposite pitch 9A. The pitches themselves are not level, and on one side of the road, they are up a two inch kerb. Moreover, they are all just loose scree and large stones. Do not try and get your awning up - even drill pegs were useless and didn’t bite, rather just churn up the scree. We persevered but after a day of rain, this scree is now stuck to our awning; if only I could upload the pictures. The facilities on site are adequate but very tatty and dated. The gents has a very pungent urine odour and the roof was loose over the showers. These are hot, push button which is great, but they only stay on for 2-3 seconds! Swimming pool is ok, but no tables, chairs or loungers. Great laundry though. The cafe pizzas are excellent, (€10-€14). First night we had two pizzas, a portion of chips and two beers for €37. However, a set menu for €15 each at Le Laurencin, 24 Rue St John was excellent. Menu in English too. We had Onion Soup gratin, braised steak and lyonnaise pots, sweet and wine for €37. You do the math on that one! This site is very accessible of course and easy on/off the autoroute, which is its only saving grace. It is very busy with motor homes that arrive late and go early so some noise there. Overall it is very very tired and no money is spent keeping it neat and tidy. It’s as if you are in a time-wharp back to 1970. The staff are great though and eager to help. Getting into Lyon is easy on public transport. A €6 ticket from reception will get you a 24hr all access ticket pass for the 89 bus to the train/underground station as well as the underground and the Lyon trams up to the cathedral itself, great value. NB - ON EXIT OF TRAIN AND TRAMS YOU DO NOT NEED TO SCAN / USE YOUR TICKET. JUST WALK THROUGH. WE SAW SOME ‘POST THEM’ IN WHAT ARE RUBBISH BINS IDENTICAL TO THE TICKET MACHINES). In a nutshell, this is a one night, two maximum site and great for experiencing the lovely city of Lyon. Looking at a review from 2015 though, it is clear nothing has been done to the touring pitches. They are not akin to UK Club Sites which are five star, Camping Lyon two star max. Give it a lot of thought as to what you want if choosing to book here and do not stay more than two nights. Only use it for stopover or to visit Lyon. It is not a resort !
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Excellent for a Stopover or Lyon Visit

Despite some negative reviews I hope this site remains on the clubs list as it’s in a fantastic location just off the main road through Lyon. There is a large supermarket beside it which was very handy for stalking up on our journey south. The pitches were a decent size and when we visited the shower block was clean, fully operational with plenty hot water. Overall we were happy and will definitely use again.
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OK for a couple of nights

Stayed here for three nights recently but two nights would have been enough. A trip into Lyon is well worth the trouble but that is it. The site is looking a bit tired with the owners appearing to spend their money in installing more holiday homes than on the visiting campers. The toilets were acceptable, just. A handy place to stop over on the way elsewhere.
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What a mess!

Good shade for caravan on hot summer days. Helpful staff. Convenient for those 'just stopping by'. BUT: Only three working showers for (literally) hundreds of us, and this was NOT just a temporary glitch. This site needs serious money spending on it.

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