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General

  • Lakeside site in the Bugey with its own beach
  • At the foothills of the Jura mountains
  • Snack bar, playground, bike hire and free wifi

Looking for a watery site in the Rhône-Alpes, with direct access to a beach and edged by vineyards, lakes and the southern side of the foothills of the Jura mountains? Have the lot at Camping Le Colombier in the Bugey, next to a small lake with its own small beach and close to the waters of deep and blue Lake Bourget.

Le Colombier's local village of Culoz is edged by the highest peak in the Jura foothills in Grand Colombier, the setting of the mountain range's highest road pass at the Col du Grand Colombier: this is a destination for determined bikers and hikers only, but you'll very likely think the puff up is worth it when you see the views from here over Lake Bourget, down the Rhône Valley and towards the Alps…

Back – tiredly – at base, Camping Le Colombier has a snack bar open in high season, a pétanque court and a playground. Regular entertainment and activities such as sports tournaments, live music and evening parties are run by the site team in July and August.

Amenities on site include showers and toilets, and a washing-up area. Free wifi and bike hire are both available for guests.


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7.5

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75% would recommend this site to a friend.

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Mountain view was amazing. separate gender toilet and showers. good ... 30/08/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Mountain view was amazing.
    separate gender toilet and showers. good clean.
    lake was lovely kids enjoyed it.

    Disliked: 

    on departure the manager made a comment to my husband that some one had complained to him that we was a Muslim / coloured family and shouldn't be allowed in the site. he said he didn't have no problem. So that was upsetting that we cant go on holiday with our children with out racist comments been made.

    - only one electric pitch available that would accept the blue uk hook up adapter. the rest are the french white ones. at first we was giving a good pitch but because of hookup would'nt fit we moved pitches to what probably was the worst on the site.
    very small pitch only just fitted our tent in. hard mud ground with lots of bumps / tree roots etc glad we only stayed two nights on that ground.

    wifi signal very weak couldn't get from our tent

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff. 12/08/2017

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Loved the quietness of the site on a night. Friendly couple that run the site shower block cleaned daily. The lake on site is beautiful the kids loved it.

    Disliked: 

    The pitch we had was a bit small for our large tent

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friendly staff, good wifi access, 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark H. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    friendly staff, good wifi access,

    Disliked: 

    on the edge of town, noise from local kids outside and traffic

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Good site for a stop over 13/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Derek S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We were here to watch Tour de France great location for us great for cycling.. first impression Maurice & isabell were a bit grumpy , cos we arrived bit late but they were a great couple -- good stopover for 1 night

    Disliked: 

    Pitches a little neglected could do with a little tlc hedges trimmed etc

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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

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Ile de Verbaou Culoz, L'Ain, France, 01 300
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 45.8526°N 5.7929°E

Directions


From the north:
On the A39 head to Grenoble and then take the A40. Come off at Exit 11 signposted Anneçy and continue towards Culoz.

From the south:
On the A7 head to Avignon/Lyon. Come off at Exit 15 signposted Valence Sud and continue towards Grenoble/Chambéry. Continue on the A49, the A48 and then the A43. Come off at Exit 11 signposted Belley and follow signs to Culoz.

Local attractions

Hiking, biking, lakeside strolls, rock climbing and canyoning are all easy to get to from Camping Le Colombier's Rhône-Alpes's setting among mountains, lakes and waterfalls – and a vineyard or two too, as it's Bugey setting is home to the whites of the Bugey AOC.

Two famed lakes are in the region: the arty waters of Lake Bourget closest to the site, a fave place of many a French writer; and Lake Annecy a bit further away, for swimming, watersports and pottering around Rhône-Alpes towns like Saint-Jorioz and Menthon-Saint-Bernard. Closer to home, the wetland reserve of the Lavours Marshes is at the base of the Grand Colombier mountain for birdwatching and nature rambles.

Also have an afternoon around Hautecombe Abbey, the Cistercian and later Benedictine monastery on Lake Bouget's northwestern shore: it's a famed sight in these parts and for centuries was the burial place of the illustrious members of the royal House of Savoy.

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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.
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.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Your dog must be tattooed and microchipped.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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: €360 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.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of €60 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €0.45 per person over the age of 13 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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