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- 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.
Open from 14/05/2022 to 17/09/2022
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Arrive: Saturday 6 August 2022
Depart: Saturday 20 August 2022
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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
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
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
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.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
|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.
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. Cancellations due to COVID-19 for bookings made before 1 March 2022 can transfer deposits to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
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 parkBank transfer
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- 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.