We stayed at this site in August 2019 and felt really disillusioned with it. Tranquil it most certainly was not. We arrived early evening on a Wednesday with our 6 & 9 year old children following a long drive, but couldn’t book for a meal in the restaurant as there was a big bbq planned. The noise from the very average holiday singers went on until well past midnight. Hoping this was a one off we settled down into our first full day, only to be greeted again by booming music from the bar area throughout the late morning. The evening was then no different with booming music again until late, this time from the bar as well as a number of nearby guests who had decided they would host their own parties. We booked this site based on it’s descriptions as a “haven of peace and serenity”, but it honestly felt like we had come to a different site. On a couple of occasions we walked down to see what all the noise was about. On one we saw some children’s entertainment with about 5 young children taking part in some dancing (the same music then seemed to be repeated day after day), and on another there was a children’s event going on in the indoor swimming pool accompanied by loud music for the benefit of 3 children in the pool. We stayed for 8 days and there were a couple of more peaceful evenings, however we were constantly on tender hooks for when the next thing would start up. We felt quite trapped with something we simply hadn’t wanted or bargained for. Our feeling was that, for some inexplicable reason, this site has decided to try and be something that it isn’t. It is in a beautiful rural setting, but for some reason they have decided to try and replicate a sea side resort. If you want to party in the alps, then this is the place for you. However if you want a more peaceful setting, then our strong advice is to avoid - we will certainly never be returning.
Reply from the Site:
Thank you for your review, but we are really surprised – it would appear that you do not speak about our campsite as we are located in the countryside (no roads, no trains, no traffic…) only fields rabbits and birds but in July and August, families are on holidays, and we do organise 4 animations per day : Kids club each morning, Sports competitions during afternoon, mini disco at 5.30 pm (for 15 minutes) and some activities or ‘spectacles’ each evening around 8pm which always finish around 10-10.30pm maximum.
We only organise one time per week (Wednesday evening) a theme evening (like barbecue, paella, mussels & chips…) with two singers who sing until midnight maximum.
We were sorry if we were already fully booked in the restaurant the day of your arrival but we offered you pizza, or the dish of the day to take away.
We only have two ladies who work for animation so it’s much smaller than a sea side resort.
All of our activities take place around the swimming pool or playing area. If you took a pitch there we advised it was not the quiet area, we have plenty of quiet pitches with field or mountain view.
We are a family run campsite, we are always on hand to our customers.
Reply from the Club:
We are sorry to read you did not enjoy your time at this site. We have contacted our regional campsite Inspector for his opinion and he has submitted the following comments.
Most pitches are large, many with superb views of the idyllic surrounding countryside. It is a great base to explore this delightful corner of France. In high season, there is an ‘animation’ programme but this is very well managed and has always proved very popular with Club members. Compared to many sites, the entertainment programme is rather low-key but it provides a great opportunity to make new friends and is always very family focused. Quiet pitches, away from the entertainment are available on request.