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Camping du Garlaban

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From £18.04/€20/A$33.23/US$23.36/CA$31.11/CHF21.44/SEK206.62/DKK149.28/NOK222.22/ISK3,294/ARS1,829.40/CLP18,060/PEN84.44/NZ$35.31/ZAR379.50/PLN92.40/R$134.13/CZK546.06/RSD2,358/HUF7,347.72/RUB1,853.73/CN¥156.27 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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General

  • Peaceful Provence site in a pine forest near sandy beaches
  • The closest site to the Old Port of Marseille
  • Night walks, nature trips and donkey walks all available for guests

Base camp in Provence calling… And base camp for utterly magnif Marseille, less than half an hour away from this pine forest site: France's second biggest city and the largest on the Mediterranean coast is a place to roam for weeks for its famed and spectacular Old Port, splendid beaches and attractions for all tastes including art galleries, theatres and a couple of dozen museums.

There's no probs getting to all this cultured and sandy lot from Camping du Garlaban, as it's the closest Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur site to Marseille's port. Hail a ride from the bus stop to take you into the city, via a scenic route passing through Aubagne (stop off here at some point; it's also truly fab), and then on from Marseille to the seaside town of Cassis and the coastal and marine landscapes of the Calanques National Park.

The Camping du Garlaban mission is to cater for peaceful stays in a preserved countryside environment, for guests to come back relaxedly back to after an energetic day around Marseille, Aubagne, the national park or the nearby beaches: both La Ciotat and Saint-Cyr-Sur-Mer are within 25 to 30 minutes' drive.

There's no noisy bar or hectic entertainment schedule here, just a quiet vibe, a few recreational sessions a week in July and August, and placid excursions such as night walks under the stars, nature-spotting trips, or walks with donkeys into the Provence countryside. (And so you can mingle with your like-minded fellow guests, a welcome drink session is held every Saturday evening.)

An outdoor pool, games area and table tennis are around if you're up for getting (gently) active, and a riding centre for hacks and lessons is 800 metres from the site.

Food markets are on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings a couple of kilometres away in Aubagne.

Please note

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.


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8.2

Overall rating based on 8 reviews

 

75% would recommend this site to a friend.

75% would stay here again.

 

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This stag was ruined by the handyman wrecking my caravan. Vile man.30/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAllan R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lovely and helpful ladies on reception plus the setting

    Disliked: 

    An arrogant, unhelpful and bullying site owner and his incompetent and unprofessional handyman

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Excellent facilities. Very friendly site24/09/2019

Reviewer's country: JerseyAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Excellent facilities. Very friendly site

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Lovely site clean facilities14/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristine S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely woodland setting great disabled facilities

    Disliked: 

    No electric on our pitch to be found although we had booked electric some of the pitches quiet small

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Very good site with lovely pool and individual pitches03/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The pool, the way in which the pitches are arranged so you have your own area hedged off from everyone else, the setting in woodland, croissants first thing in the morning, free herbs.

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campeggio adatto a chi viaggia con bambini , piscina presente …17/08/2019

Reviewer's country: ItalyMassimo R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    campeggio adatto a chi viaggia con bambini , piscina presente e spazio per i giochi! Interessante che ogni sera ci fosse una diversa proposta alimentare con furgoncini che cucinavano chi la pizza una sera chi il pollo in altra .... mercatini inclusi

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    Dovrebbero essere più attenti alle pulizie dei bagni

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Escapade parfaite en famille à une demie-heure de Marseille30/07/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceArtemis K.Confirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Séjour parfait en famille dans la nature. Nous habitons Marseille et en seulement une demie-heure, nous sommes dans la pinède à monter la tente avant de se préparer à plonger dans la piscine.

    Calme absolu (à part les cigales et les oiseaux bien sûr), pétanque, apéro et super accueil. Et à la fin, on ressort fiers d’avoir soutenu une initiative indépendante, intégrée dans l’environnement du Garlaban et responsable.

    Disliked: 

    RAS. Point mineur: les voitures vont toujours trop vite à l’intérieur de tous les campings - c’est aussi le cas ici. Peut-on envisager une partie du camping « sans voiture »?

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Bonjour,
Nous vous remercions pour votre retour positif et nous transmettons vos commentaires à notre équipe.
Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécie votre séjour et notre aspect durable.
Au plaisir de vous revoir de nouveau chez nous !
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Oui ils sont très gentiles et disponibles24/07/2019

Reviewer's country: ItalyMartina S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
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    Oui ils sont très gentiles et disponibles

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From the manager...

Bonjour,
Merci pour votre retour positif ! Nou sommes ravis que vous ayez passé un bon séjour.
Au plaisir de vous revoir de nouveau.
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Personnel très accueillant, camping calme11/07/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceDamien D.Confirmed

  • Non-electric forest floor pitch
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    Emplacement, accueil

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    N/C

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Bonjour,
Nous vous remercions pour votre retour et nous sommes ravis que vous ayez aimé votre séjour.
Au plaisir de vous revoir de nouveau.
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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: one group at a time

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

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

Tents for hire

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

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • 1915 Chemin de la Thuilière, Aubagne, Bouches-du-Rhône, France, 13400
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 43.2972°N 5.5360°E

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Local attractions

Between city and beach days, venture out to see the Garlaban, a limestone massif overlooking the town of Aubagne, used as a navigating point by sailors throughout the centuries. Map and guides are available at the Camping du Garlaban reception for a small charge.

Explore the old buildings and paths of the of Domaine de la Font de Mai 20 minutes' walk or a few minutes by car from the site, a 100-hectare estate at the foot of the massif. Activities run throughout the year, or you could use the estate as a starting point for local hikes or head off from here to Aubagne.

Paddleboarding, kayaking and scuba diving around coral can be arranged at Cassis, alongside more hikes along the GR 51, crossing the Calanque massif. Around the national park, over 3,000 climbing routes are around to tackle; maps and guides are available at reception.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping du Garlaban cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local tax of €0.22 (£0.20) at least age 18 doesn't apply.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Camping du Garlaban have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping du Garlaban dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping du Garlaban? Between city and beach days, venture out to see the Garlaban, a limestone massif overlooking the town of Aubagne, used as a navigating point by sailors throughout the centuries. Map and guides … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping du Garlaban?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping du Garlaban? From £18.04 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. between 15/06 and 31/08.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/04 - 14/06 and 01/09 - 23/10.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 9 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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