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Camping Les Dondaines

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General

  • 10 miles from the DFDS car ferries from Dover to Dunkirk
  • A snack bar onsite with a sunny terrace overlooking the canal
  • Only a 15-minute drive from the small historic town of Saint-Omer

Camping les Dondaines is situated in the Northern part of France, 10 miles from the DFDS car ferries from Dover to Dunkirk A small, family campsite with tent and touring pitches, the site is surrounded by nature and offers a calm, authentic atmosphere to all its visitors.

There is a snack bar onsite which serves take-away, as well as food and drinks on a sunny terrace overlooking the canal where visitors can relax and enjoy the beautiful view and the boats going past. Facilities include a shower and toilet block as well as a washing-up area.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.


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8.5

Overall rating based on 52 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

 

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Half-wild camping experience with friendly owner and quiet location. 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom elizabeth_j202584 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Best described as "half-wild" camping. Quiet area, out of the way but close enough to villages and towns. Friendly welcome and given choice of pitches. Owner would have been happy to cook if he knew when we were arriving in advance. Bring your own toilet roll.

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From the manager...

I always have rolls, milk, coffee beer and wine and soft if you need whatever ,just ask .Encore merci à vous tous .

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Simple but pleasant campsite. Very helpful owner. 13/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Simple but pleasant campsite. Very helpful owner.

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From the manager...

Thank you everybody for the good reviews ! This year the green is not looking so nice after a very dry spring .Only clovers and weeds has grown . We had last night a lady extremely disapointed because of a cat regurgitated under the beds in her caravan . I am so sorry for that. Nothing is perfect .This is a half wild camping very close to mother nature, not a joke ! Order your food the day before in case you need food once arriving on site . Keep coming ,almost everybody is welcome ...

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Fishing at Canal 30 steps from our caravan. 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hyun J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
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    Fishing at Canal 30 steps from our caravan.

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Good peaceful basic site 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Debbie D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Peace and quiet. Friendly owner. Basic but tranquil. Good value and eady access to ferry

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    Nothing.

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Quiet, friendly campsight with nice compartments to pitch your tent.. 05/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Annika A. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    A campsight near Dunkirque , it is basic, quiet and very friendly.
    We loved the stay there. We had our own compartment to pitch our tent.
    We would be happy to come back.

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Clean comfortable quiet great atmosphere. 30/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom greg b. Confirmed

  • Grand-standing 2 bedroom static caravan
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    Excellent host. Excellent location. Perfect in every way.

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    Nothing

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Caravan was ideal for us, lovely shower. Owner very friendly. 28/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
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A warm welcome on arrival from a very friendly owner. ... 26/07/2017

Reviewer's country: Czech Republic Laurence S. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    A warm welcome on arrival from a very friendly owner. A choice of pitches was offered to us to choose from and a very convenient location for us to catch the nearby ferry from.

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Very friendly owner but pretty basic with level pitches. 20/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alan M. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    John couldn't have been more helpful ! We had a choice of pitches which were all large and reasonably private. A very handy stopping off point close to channel ports either for a first night or on return. The site is pretty basic but reasonable value for money.

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    There is no doubt the site is a bit neglected and looking a little sad, having said that we would use it again for an overnight stop. My biggest disappointment was the fact that the snack bar advertised by pitchup had been closed for some time. After a long hot days driving, this was a disappointment particularly as there are no alternatives without driving.

From the manager...

True in some ways .The green is not at its best .Dry hot the weather does not improve it . Only b

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Sehr ruhige Lage, freundlicher Kontakt, spricht mehrere Sprachen. 19/07/2017

Reviewer's country: Germany Anja F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
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    Das Mobilheim war im guten Zustand. Auf dem Kanal konnte man Schiffe beobachten. Sehr ruhige Lage. Sehr gastfreundlich! Der Besitzer sprach Englisch, Spanisch, Schwedisch und Holländisch (Deutsch minimal)! Autofähre gut erreichbar.

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    Wir mussten warten, dass das Mobilheim gereinigt wurde.

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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • 1935 Rue de la Colme Cappelle-Brouck, Nord, France, 59630
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 50.8723°N 2.2287°E

Directions


From Dunkirk, take the D300, following signs for Saint-Omer. At the third round about, turn left onto the D46 and follow signs for the campsite.

From Calais, take the A16 and exit at Junction 53 for Saint-Omer. Once on the D300 take the third roundabout and turn left onto the D46, following signs for the campsite.

Local attractions

Situated only 30km from the Belgian border, visitors can enjoy walking, cycling and car excursions which will take them between France and Belgium beautiful Flandres region. The Flemish hills and nearby Belgium aren't the only things around here. You can also go and explore the Audomarois marshland and discover nature from a different perspective during a rowboat trip. There are many possibilities for fishing in the canal or the North Sea from the piers at the fishing towns of Grand-Fort-Philippe and Petit-Fort-Philippe.

There are also many spectacular beaches within 20km of the campsite. The Ruminghem golf course is 10km from the campsite. We are also only a 15 minutes' drive from the small historic town of Saint-Omer, where there are many historic sites as well as a large selection of bars and restaurants to visit. Traditional markets where local produce is sold, are held in various local towns every day of the week, all within a short driving distance.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

Camping Les Dondaines cancellation policy

No penalties

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Hired accommodation: €100 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.

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €0.22 per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
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.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 15/05 and 15/09.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €100 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.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €0.22 per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Please be aware that the snack-bar is open on demand between the 15/05 and the 15/09. Please be sure you have informed campsite owner of your demand and needs (meals, breakfasts, suppers, etc etc) at least a few hours in advance so that he has the time to prepare/cook.

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