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General

  • At the foot of the Puy de Dôme in the thermal town of Royat
  • Within easy reach of the volcanoes and the Vulcania park
  • Café/restaurant, cosy central lodge, free wifi and bike hire

What a royally cracking locale this is, settled at the foot of Puy de Dôme lava crater and around the gateway to Europe's Largest regional park, the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park.

Camping Royat is in the regal thermal town of Royat, five kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand; here you’re surrounded by hiking trails through the volcanoes for easy days out in the open, and the (of course) volcano-themed visitor attraction of Vulcania is a fast 20 minutes’ drive from base.

Royat’s reception area is stocked with all the bumf you might need to help you map out your days of sightseeing and outdoor adventuring around the local lands (tickets to Vulcania and Royatonic thermal spa can be purchased there), and an internet point is there to help you delve deeper for more local knowledge (or to keep your inbox in check). Also at reception, you can hire bikes if you fancy a two-wheeled tour of your new (albeit temporary) neighbourhood.

Open all season, the park’s cosy central lodge is where you can sip on coffee while swotting up with a guidebook on the region’s highlights; play board games or watch TV with the fam; or coil yourself up beside the toasty log stove.

For food, the café/restaurant (and its splendidly roomy terrace) is the place to munch on snacks and homemade pizzas, salads and grills, and if you keep your wits about you and order the night before, you’ll have some warm baguettes and croissants allotted to you in the following day’s morning bread delivery. If you’re opting to go self-catered, then the site’s small grocery store has all the usual basics plus a few regional products too to keep you sorted and sated on site.

Please note

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 30/04 and 18/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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7.6

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Only stayed for one night on journey back to the ... 05/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom andy_g328358 Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
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    Only stayed for one night on journey back to the UK but could quite easily had stayed longer. Great showers and toilets and level pitches. Ideal for access to main road arteries.

    Disliked: 

    Beware of the Sat nav. There are two roads that can get you to the campsite. One is fine but the Sat nav takes you up the other which has narrow slalom pinch points and if you have a big unit you may have a problem.

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top camping voor natuur en rust 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Belgium Pieter-Jan V. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Adembenemende natuur. Ruime kampeerplaatsen tussen de bomen in het bos. Mooie en kraaknette sanitaire blokken.

    Disliked: 

    Geen Wi-Fi op de camping. Enkel Wi-Fi in de bar, enkel binnen. Geen watervoorziening op elke kampeerplaats.

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Agréable site avec des installations propres, un personne 26/07/2017

Reviewer's country: France Isabelle L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Sanitaires neufs

    Disliked: 

    Peu de passage de bus. Wifi difficile

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Toilets, staff, 24/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark D. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Toilets, staff,

    Disliked: 

    Walks from site

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Fantastic facilities and lots to do 23/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jayne D. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
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    Very attractive site. Good size pitches with plenty of shade. Pool area fantastic, as were the tennis courts and all the many leisure activities on site. Facilities very modern and spotlessly clean, the best we found in 8 sites visited on our holiday.Staff helpful and friendly.

    Disliked: 

    A bit out of town, so no nearby restaurants to walk to if required. Mixed showers, but that seems the norm in France.

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La propreté irréprochable des sanitaires, l'accueil, les emplacements ombragés, la ... 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: France fanny p. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
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    La propreté irréprochable des sanitaires, l'accueil, les emplacements ombragés, la restauration, la piscine, la mis à diposition des raquettes et balles de tennis et ping-pong. Camping très convivial.

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Won't stay again 14/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom christine c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Pool area

    Disliked: 

    No one in reception to welcome us and show available pitches.
    Bar not open.
    Extortionate prices of bottle of wine..€14.
    We also got stuck up a steep incline....not fault of campsite but users beware do not trust Satnav

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nice stop over 20/10/2016

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  • Liked: 

    Great place for a stop over on way to south of france

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Very nice site, we loved it 30/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lucilla S. Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Spotless new bathroom areas with lights on sensors, toilet paper, soap, hand dryers and hairdryers. Nice showers, some had extra basin area which was useful to fit the children in! Lovely heated pool so you could stay in for hours. Restaurant and bakery on site - fresh croissants every morning!
    The kids loved the ping pong tables and tennis courts - use of these was free and balls/bats/racquets provided. They also loved the kids play park which looked pretty new. There was even a beach volley ball area with sand (kids played more with the sand than the volley ball though!)
    Free wifi available in the restaurant - although you had to provide a lot of details to log on which was a bit onerous.
    There was entertainment one night which was pretty good actually - but not too loud to get the kids to bed before it finished, and it was over by 10.30pm which was considerate of them.

    Disliked: 

    Very little to dislike. Being picky - Some of the pitches were very stony. The pool area could do with a bit more shade (or a few more umbrellas). The site is up a steep hill too, so we thought some caravans might struggle!
    We loved it though and would definitely return.

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Great facilities. Good size pitches. 15/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lisa_k288037 Confirmed

  • Electric mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We only stayed 2 nights. Tiered large pitches. Helpful staff. The visit from the men with the old fashioned wooden games & a stall selling local produce was a really nice unusual touch. Great sanitary facilities. Quiet & peaceful. Close to Puy de Dome.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing apart from slides and better pool area.

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Bath available

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

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Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Walkers' paradise

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Groups welcome

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Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Route de Gravenoire, Quartier l'Oclède Royat, Puy-de-Dôme, France, 63130
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 45.7641°N 3.0547°E

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Local attractions

The Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park – home to Europe’s largest group of volcanoes – is filled with hills strewn with volcanic lakes, ridges, valleys and plateaus, and thus a rather excellent place for some outdoor adventure. From the top of Puy de Dôme you can take a tandem paraglider flight for scenic sails over the lands below, and there are countless hiking and biking trails around the vicinity too.

A right royal pampering, anyone? If one requires some much-needed R&R after all that hillside hiking, then the thermal spa town of Royat is the place to head while on hols here. And aside from indulging in all manner of spa treatments, you can wander around the town’s old thermal village, the Gallo-Roman baths, or Bargoin park too to soak up a bit of l’histoire.

The Volcano-themed thrills of Vulcania are also a quick and easy 20 minutes away by car – take the tiddlers here to have them learn about the planet (and, of course, volcanoes) through a set of interactive exhibitions, games, activities and workshops and keep them muchly entertained.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

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Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Camping Royat cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping Royat will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €0.30 per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/07 and 31/08.
The grocery shop is open between 27/03 and 02/11.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 30/04 and 18/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €0.30 per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Additional terms

We accept up to one modification of your booking at no extra cost. It must be requested in writing up to 7 days before arrival. Additional modifications may be subject to a fee.

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