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Camping L'Orée des Cévennes is a small, charming, campsite ideally placed for discovering the Cévennes region, a mountain range in south central France. It is a particularly wonderful area for those who love nature, history, culture and outdoor activities.
It offers everything bigger campsites do, but without the associated disadvantages! Hedges and vegetation between pitches provide you with privacy and shade so that you can fully enjoy your stay here.
The campsite offers pool access (open in July and August), a tennis court, and a snack bar. There is also table tennis and gas barbecue grill available for general use. An information meeting is held at the restaurant every Sunday at 11am to discuss information about the surrounding region and to provide details about the sites of interest.
Whether you are looking for a pitch or a holiday home, we strive to meet your every need: our goal is to make your holiday enjoyable and a success. Enjoy your stay!
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
From the south:
From the ring road at Alès, take the D904 heading towards Aubenas then at the roundabout just outside the village called Les Mages, make a left onto the D59 heading towards Saint-Jean-de-Valériscle. Do not enter the village (Saint-Jean-de-Valériscle) but keep going on the main road and after the descent make a left over the bridge (also signposted) and you have arrived at the campsite.
From the north:
From Aubenas, take the D904 towards Alès and at the roundabout just outside the village called Les Mages, make a right onto the D59 heading towards Saint-Jean-de-Valériscle. Do not enter the village (Saint-Jean-de-Valériscle) but keep going on the main road and after the descent make a left over the bridge (also signposted) and you have arrived at the campsite.
Located at the gateway to the Cévennes, at the crossroads of the Gard, Ardèche, Lozère and Camargue regions, our campsite welcomes you to an exceptionally quiet natural setting with plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and outdoor activities in the area:
- Provençal-style village markets at Saint-Ambroix, Grand Combe Barjac, Anduze and Uzès
- Visits to caves such as la Cocalière, l'Aven d'Orgnac and la Salamandre
- Medieval villages such as Saint-Jean-de-Valériscle, Saint-Ambroix, Rochegude, Tharaux, Barjac, Montclus, Goudargues, Les Vans, Uzès and Balazuc
- Castles of Montalet, Allegre, Doors and Aujac
- Archaeological sites such as the Pont du Gard, and the Roman amphitheatre and Maison Carrée (a Roman temple) in Nîmes
- A botanical garden specializing in bamboos near Anduze
- A naturally-formed arch near Valon-Pont-d'Arc
- The Cirque de Navacelles
- The Pôle Mécanique Alès, a multi-circuit motorsport race track
There are also many marked hiking trails, which are easily accessible in preserved natural setting, not to mention the many local rivers in which you can swim (swimming is permitted in the Cèze, Luech, Chassezac and Ardèche rivers but is forbidden in the Auzonnet river).
For those who prefer the seaside and its bustle, the Mediterranean coast is 90 minutes away from the campsite and has several beaches including Le Grau-du-Roi, La Grande-Motte and Les Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer.
Numerous activities take place closer to the campsite during the high season, such as village festivals, medieval festivals, cultural performances and concerts.