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Camping Le Gibanel

5.2

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General

  • In the grounds of a 13th-century château on the banks of the Dordogne
  • Shop, bar, heated pool and boat hire
  • 10 minutes' drive from the medieval town of Argentat

You could imagine you'd slipped back in time at Camping Le Gibanel. Stroll past the golden stones of the château to your boat and spend a day fishing, deep in the wooded seclusion of the Dordogne.

For all its ancient qualities the facilities here are tiptop: you can dine at the château looking your best, as the 24-hour laundry has irons alongside washers and dryers. (No more tent-head either: hairdryers are in the washrooms.)

The heated pool provides an alternative to a dip in the river. If you do suffer from watery wanderlust though, you can hire boats and buy fishing permits right on site. If you don't catch anything, fill up instead on groceries and bread from the shop, as well as on snacks at the bar.

A playground will keep the littlest ones amused, while older ones might be drawn to the wifi. Families can get together for sporting antics on the boules court or at the ping pong table and there's a gym for more serious keep-fit.

Argentat (10 minutes away by car) has supermarkets, shops and riverside restaurants.


Arrive: Saturday 6 August 2022
Depart: Saturday 20 August 2022 (14 nights)
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5.2

Overall rating based on 8 reviews

 

50% would recommend this site to a friend.

25% would stay here again.

 

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Fantastic setting. Good pool and right by lake.27/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fantastic setting. Good pool and right by lake.

    Disliked: 

    Check in a little confused , tree canopy not suitable for motorhome needs trimming. Toilet block ok but needs a deep clean and better housekeeping.
    Restaurant a real disappointment, such a lovely setting and such awful cold food with hapless staff , no idea of food service.

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The views are lovely pool good!10/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch (water view)
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  • Liked: 

    The view and position of pitch

    Disliked: 

    The long uncut grass everywhere! The blocked toilets! Which were ongoing! Sadly a run down site! Which sadly is such a shame . It could be wonderful , with some tender loving care. Staff in hiding I think!

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Beautiful views but not up to standard02/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomnigel B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch (water view)
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  • Liked: 

    The view of the lake

    Disliked: 

    No electric on arrival, reception shut at 5pm when should of been open till 6pm emergeny phone no to answer machine on several occasions, toilets and showers dirty, both blocks. Both shop and restaurant and bar shut although should have been open. Paid extra to move on early, tiles loose and dangerous around pool, would not recommend to friend.

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Location29/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjason r.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch (water view)
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    Location

    Disliked: 

    Toilets.,showers were both dirty
    We had no electric until next day so no means of cooking etc
    Went to reception next morning to be told the shop, bar and restaraunt were all closed!! After being advertised on pitch up as all being open?
    We left the next morning! After just one night of our two night stay

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Amazing location on the edge of a lake - a …12/07/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceLisa A.Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
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    Amazing location on the edge of a lake - a bit like staying on an island as there is water surrounding two sides of the campsite.

    A good welcome but some of the staff were not that friendly. We were given an amazing pitch next to the lake where we could watch the ducks and the children messing around on boats. It was quiet when we were there, shortly after they reopened on 1 July 2020 and its difficult to assess just how busy it could potentially be in the height of summer. The pitches close to the water are a bit on the snug side, but further back means more space and lots of shade. The shop was very well stocked and the bar and restaurant were open but we did not use them during this trip.

    If you want a really quiet time - then I would also recommend a pitch away from the bar as the disco music could be heard albeit only faintly. However nothing can detract from the waterside pitches and their ambience.

    Disliked: 

    Rather disappointed with the standard of the toilets and showers where we were - toilet paper was never restocked in the two days we were there and the facilities are tired - it would not take much to improve - maybe just some new toilet seats and a good clean.

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Déçue par ce manque de considération, dommage06/08/2022

Reviewer's country: FranceAnne D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch (water view)
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  • Liked: 

    Cadre agréable, calme, mais une fois le paiement effectué, aucun suivis pour les problèmes.

    Disliked: 

    Fuyez ce site intermédiaire Pitchup pour réserver, prix plus élevé que le site internet du camping Gibanel, absence totale de réponse à mes mails, injoignable au tel. Information sur les conditions d acceptation animaux pas du tout clair, sauf pour la confirmation de réservation quand on a payé. J attends toujours un remboursement pour le paiement de mon chien effectué pour qui j ai dû trouver une solution d urgence de garde car >20 kg et ai demandé le remboursement de la différence de prix
    entre Pitchup et Gibanel , camping prévenue, devait contacter pitchup, aucun retour.

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Bord de la Dordogne15/08/2021

Reviewer's country: FranceCyrille C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
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    Bord de la Dordogne

    Disliked: 

    Restaurant fermé à 14h30 dommage quand on arrive à 14h00

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Locatie was top29/08/2020

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  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass pitch
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    Locatie was top

    Disliked: 

    Restaurant viel tegen,

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

Masks/gloves available

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Single sports (e.g. singles tennis) only

Swimming pool entry quota

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Location

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  • Argentat, Correze, France, 19400
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 45.1106°N 1.9596°E

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Local attractions

Medieval Argentat is home to the Splash Center Aquarecréatif, with flumes, chutes and slides around a lifeguarded pool and a paddling pool.

Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (30 minutes) is a popular spot to hire mountain bikes and various river craft; you can tour the area with guides or on your own.

An hour away, Martel is the starting point for a heritage ride on a lovingly restored steam train, a popular way to take in the local countryside. It's also home to a reptile zoo, where you can meet alligators and mambas (if that's your poison…).

The world-famed clifftop village of Rocamadour is an hour and 20 minutes away. After visiting this ancient pilgrim site, wander through the Forêt des Singes, where over a hundred monkeys swing freely through the boughs. Around both, the Parc Régional des Causses de Quercy occupies much of the surrounding countryside: rich in wildlife, it's also home to ancient mines and painted caves.

For the ultimate Palaeolithic art experience, the caves of Lascaux are an hour and a half away. The exhibition there is a must-see, but other caves in the region (at Cougnac, an hour and 45 minutes away) let you get much closer to the paintings and our prehistoric past.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping Le Gibanel cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Camping Le Gibanel 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.

Hired accommodation: €250.00 (£209.75) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.55 (£0.47) per person per night at least age 18 up to 1 nights is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Camping Le Gibanel have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping Le Gibanel dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Le Gibanel? Medieval Argentat is home to the Splash Center Aquarecréatif, with flumes, chutes and slides around a lifeguarded pool and a paddling pool. Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (30 minutes) is a popular spot to hire mountain … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Le Gibanel?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more

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