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- Friendly site on the banks of the Vienne river in Exideuil
- Within 45 minutes' drive of Limoges and Angoulême
- Swimming pool, restaurant and canoe/kayak rental on site
A la rivière… It’ll no doubt not surprise you one teeny tiny bit to find that Camping de la Rivière has a rather fine riverside setting.
More specifically, this friendly Charente site is on the banks of the viewsome Vienne river in the village of Exideuil. The village is a fairly small place but big enough to sustain a few shops and restaurants; a supermarket is five kilometres away if you’re planning on picking up bits for a barbecue (the site owners have installed a barbecue area if you’ve not been able to lug your own).
Want to put a bit less effort into sourcing your eats? Saunter over to the site’s restaurant for local Limousin dishes (the steaks and mussels are both tiptop picks) or snacks to take away. Live bands often put in an appearance at the weekends in summer; tap your toes all you like but don’t forget to put in an order for next morning’s bread and croissants (petit dejeuner envy is a terrible thing…).
Take advantage of your riverside setting by borrowing some of the site’s canoes or kayaks to venture out on the Vienne. It’s not really a swimming river, but handily there’s an outdoor pool for any dips you may like to take. A beach volleyball court, trampoline, pétanque court, table tennis and a pool table are among the other facilities that should keep the family entertained.
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Nice site with friendly staff but toilets need improvement.
Fantastic staff, everywhere was spotless, family friendly
Friendly yet unintrusive owners Christophe and Rianne Peace and quiet …
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Le cadre et la sympathie des propriétaires et employés
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Medium (26-50 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for tourers
Slip away from the river for a while and make a break for the lakes. A few minutes’ drive will get you to a little lake for swims and sunbathing on a sandy beach; stay on the road a little longer (15 minutes or so) to hit the Lacs de Haute Charente for more swims, watersports, horse rides and scenic walks and bike rides.
Not brought bikes? Venture over to the vélorail in Roumazières (10 minutes away) to pedal special contraptions along a disused rail track through the woods; traditional train rides can be had here instead if you’d rather take in the views while giving your legs a rest. Stretch them out again on walks in the Périgord Limousin Regional Natural Park (20 minutes), or take them high in the air on the treetop trails at Tarz en Arbre adventure park, 40 minutes away.
Safely back at ground level, there are several towns nearby that are worth a bit of your time: amble around Angoulême (45 minutes), keeping eyes open for decorative buildings and cartoons daubed on the city’s walls, or take off to Limoges (40 minutes) to peruse the porcelain collections in museums and shops.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||9 a.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10:30 a.m.|
Camping de la Rivière cancellation policy
No refunds within 3 weeks 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Camping de la Rivière will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Local tax of €0.50 ($0.85) doesn't apply.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Camping de la Rivière have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Camping de la Rivière dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Camping de la Rivière? Slip away from the river for a while and make a break for the lakes. A few minutes’ drive will get you to a little lake for swims and sunbathing on a … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Camping de la Rivière?
Camping and touring Arrive: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: noon On-site accommodation Arrive: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 10:30 a.m.