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- Peaceful and relaxing site on the shore of spectacular Paladru lake
- Watersports, cycling, fishing and hikes all easily accessible
- Playground, games room, barbecues, free wifi and activities
Watery peace on the shores of a splendidly pretty blue lake (do see pics), spectacular views of said lake from each and every pitch, and kayaking, fishing, sailing and ambling all around… what a relaxing time will be had at Camping le Calatrin.
The lush surrounding lake is Paladru in the Isère department of the Rhône-Alps, the fifth biggest natural lake in la France and a prime spot for watersports, cycling and summer swimming. More of the same can be had all around the Chartreuse Regional Nature Park, about 21 kilometres from the lake's eponymous town of Paladru.
Camping le Calatrin is a big, laidback and family-friendly site with the aim of making guests' stays as easy and relaxing as possible: fresh bread can be delivered to your pitch every morning on request, barbecues are all set up for guests' use, and kids have plenty to keep them busy at the playground, ping pong table and games room. Sports and cultural activities are run for all ages by the friendly site team and welcome drinks are offered on arrival.
The site also has a laundry, toilets and showers and a parent and baby washroom. There's free wifi throughout.
Open from 01/04/2018 to 30/09/2018
Tourist board rating
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Check availability at Camping Le Calatrin…
Party: 2 adults
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
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.
Electric optional grass pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
Dimensions: Avg 10.0m width x 10.0m depth (32.8ft width x 32.8ft depth) Calculated area: 100.0m² (1076.4ft²)
Ground type: Grass
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the relevant extra.
|Max. persons||6 x|
Avg 10.0m width x 10.0m depth
(32.8ft width x 32.8ft depth)
Calculated area: 100.0m² (1076.4ft²)
|Twin axles not accepted|
|Multiple units allowed per pitch|
|Car||1 included, 2 max.|
|Electric: 10 amp||extra cost|
|Car parking by pitch/unit||yes|
|Chemical disposal point||yes|
|Use of a motorhome service point||yes|
|Dog (2 max) A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog. Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.||price varies|
|Electric hook-up (1 max)||price varies|
|Extra car (2 max) Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included. The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.||price varies|
|Fridge hire (2 max) Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.||price varies|
|Tent, Touring caravan, Campervan, Motorhome, Trailer tent|
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Excellent site with clean facilities but pity about the wifi
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
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
To the lake first: Camping le Calatrin is right on the shores of the glacial blue lake of Paladru, a place of many outdoor activities including watersports and fishing. Kayaks, paddle boats and paddleboards can be hired 200 metres from the site; if you're more avid about angling, you can pick up a permit from the reception team.
For wanders, plentiful hiking paths around the lake will take you to different viewpoints over the water and the Isère department; a bike path is also around if you prefer to cruise about on two wheels, and horse riding is available too for those who want to canter. A treetop adventure park is a few kilometres from the site if you'd rather swing between branches.
Cultured types can get along to the big exhibition space and tastings of the Cellar and Distillery of the Grande Chartreuse in Voiron; the archaeological museum in Charavines and the Château de Virieu, built in the fifteenth century and now an official French monument.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||10 p.m.|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||10 p.m.|
Camping Le Calatrin cancellation policy
No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping Le Calatrin will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Local city tax of €0.35 (£0.31) per person over the age of 18, per night (up to 200 nights) is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer