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General

  • 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.

Please note

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.


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9.3

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EL LUGAR, EL ACEO, LIMPIO, DIRECCION 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Spain Hugo V. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    EL LUGAR, EL ACEO, LIMPIO, DIRECCION

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    IMPRESIONANTE, MUY LIMPIO Y EXELENTESERVICIO. EL LUGAR ES MUY BELLO

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Excellent, need to be clearer on lake rules at time of booking 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steven C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location

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    Extra fees to access lake and no swimming signage

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Excellent site with clean facilities but pity about the wifi 20/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom andy_g328358 Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location next to the lake was brilliant. Flat pitches. Friendly staff who spoke English and they came around each pitch to ask whether you wanted bread the next day and they organised a welcome drink on the Sunday. They had walking maps for the area which you could borrow. Facilities were clean and worked fine.

    Disliked: 

    Free wifi was restricted to 10 metre from the reception when Pitchup said that it was overall coverage. It seems that they have used hotspots before as you could see them available but they weren't using them. The wifi was one of the reasons why we booked that site and we would have stayed longer if they had sorted this out.

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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

Pétanque

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • 799, Rue de la Morgerie Paladru, Isère, France, 38850
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 45.4708°N 5.5471°E

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Local attractions

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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

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

Payment

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.

Tax

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 park

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.
Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 01/04 and 30/09.
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.

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

Taxes
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.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
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.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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