Camping La Bastide

View prices & book 8.8 10 reviews
Paddling pool and swimming pool (added by manager 31 Aug 2022)
Deck chairs by the pool (added by manager 31 aug 2022)
Hedges around pitches for privacy (added by manager 21 sep 2015)
Sunny pitch (added by manager 21 sep 2015)

  • Family-friendly site in Périgord Noir’s scenic Pays du Châtaignier
  • A five-minute walk from medieval village Villefranche-du-Périgord
  • Restaurant, snack bar, heated swimming pool and paddling pool on site
If, for you, French hols require châteaux, pastries and days spent wandering pretty little villages, then make immediate tracks for Camping La Bastide, a family-friendly site less than 500 metres from the centre of the Dordogne village of Villefranche-du-Périgord in Aquitaine. It’s just five minutes’ walk into the medieval village centre, where wandering along the narrow, occasionally cobbled streets comes highly recommended. There’s plenty to do here too – from restaurants to fishing in the lake around 600 metres from the site to tours at the Maison de la Châtaigne ecomuseum (where you can learn tasty titbits about the history of chestnut wood, classifications of mushrooms and the use of chestnuts in cooking). Those who can’t resist working during their 'break' can make a busy beeline to the village’s co-working space, which has discounted access for guests of La Bastide. Switching off on site might appeal more, though: go for a dip in the heated swimming pool (a paddling pool is on hand for younger guests), laze about on the deckchairs, and distract kids at the playground while grownups cool off with a drink and a bite to eat on the shaded seats near the restaurant. That restaurant (and its snack bar) is open for business whenever the site is, so claim a spot out on the terrace and try out some local eats. A takeaway service makes private dining in temporary homes a real possibility, and fresh bread and pastry delivery every morning (order the day before) means there are easy breakfasts to be had.

Site type

Tent pitches 41
Caravans for hire 21
Rent a tent 4
Touring caravan pitches 41
Motorhome pitches 41
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • 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.
  • No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/05 et 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).
  • The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/04 et 31/10.
  • Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 31/08.
  • We only allow dogs up to 35kg.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Reception is unmanned after 6:30 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

Languages spoken

English

French

German

Italian

Open from Sat, 06 Apr to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Lovely place to stop over

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Susan D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass pitch

Liked: Quiet, close to the lovely pretty town

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Quiet site, starry skies.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass pitch

Liked: The quiet, the view from our pitch, the big skies at night, the proximity to a beautiful village and the clean facilities.

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Good site with friendly owners

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass pitch

Liked: Swimming pool, bar on site and proximity to town.

Disliked: Mosquitoes

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Most everything - very clean, quiet - good friendly staff.…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass pitch

Liked: Most everything - very clean, quiet - good friendly staff.

Disliked: A bit steep for the older ones I would suggest. No wifi except at reception/pool area.

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Brilliant camp with a lovely little town to visit.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Claire D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass pitch

Liked: Really liked this camp. Very homely and wasn’t too big. Had the pool to ourself one morning. Nice laid out pitches and great little town literally 5-10 minutes walk away.

Disliked: They seemed to have various activities on but it wasn’t made very clear to us what was on and how we could book. Would have liked to have been told about all of this when we arrived.

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Très bien

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Dominique D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass pitch

Liked: Les emplacements plats et ombragés, l'accueil, la propreté des sanitaires.

Disliked: Rien

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Superb! Loved everything, great village in walking distance too

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Sarah W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass pitch

Liked: Everything!

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Great campsite with the most friendly owners who went out of their…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Robert S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass pitch

Liked: Great campsite with the most friendly owners who went out of their way to help. We broke down and were welcome to stay until the car was fixed, despite the site closing. Beatrice also helped with translation to get the car fixed and gave us a lift to the vets to help our poorly dog. Thank you camping la bastide.

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Excellent site, very clean facilities and very friendly staff

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Valerie H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass pitch

Liked: Very large pitch, excellent welcome from owners very friendly and helpful, gave great advice about the surrounding areas, all facilities exceptionally clean and very well maintained. Bit of a hill to the facilities but with some effort pushing our wheelchair user daughter the facilities were excellent! Would definitely stay again and highly recommend

Disliked: Hills and gravel path, only because we had a wheelchair user with us.

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Ovoid unless your elderly or French

Overall 4/10
Location 6
Value for money No rating
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional grass pitch

Liked: Warm swimming pool

Disliked: Cold showers plus a 7second timer. Lights on a timer so they went off halfway through having a shower and ending up washing in darkness. Owners constantly keeping an eye on us, especially in the swimming pool. Didn't seem to bother anyone else, even though there were lots of other people there. Very unfriendly atmosphere from our neighbors. Next door complained about our children riding their bikes past him as soon as we got there after setting up. We felt like we weren't very welcomed by the other guests or the owner. She came to check we were leaving even though she didn't with anyone else.

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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 Pétanque TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Baby-changing facilities Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Local produce Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Tents for hire Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Outdoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers Motorhome service point Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Camping La Bastide

Route de Cahors

Villefranche-du-Périgord

Dordogne

France

24550

Directions

Timezone

Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)

GPS

44.62788°N
1.08237°W

Route directions

Some of the roads used by satnavs to direct guests to the site are quite narrow, so if avoiding them is necessary, the following should help. When travelling from the Gourdon direction, travel through Fumel, then Cazals, then Frayssinet-le-Gélat. In Frayssinet, turn right towards Villefranche-du-Périgord. Coming from Cahors, travel along the Bergerac to Rostassac route, continuing straight until Prayssac. In the centre of Prayssac, turn right in the direction of Villefranche-du-Périgord.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Unsurprisingly, given how scenic this part of the Dordogne is, explores hereabouts are well worth the effort. Heading off on two feet is a cinch, with plenty of hiking paths nearby, but clambering into the saddle at Centre Équeste d’Irina (10 minutes’ drive away) or launching a canoe for paddles along the Dordogne itself (25 minutes) are also options for a different angle. However travels are done, point feet, hooves or oars towards some of the stunningly pretty villages within easy reach. Start with the pleasing ochre stone houses of Goujounac, 10 minutes away, before expanding wanders to include Puy-l’Évêque (25 minutes), La Roque-Gageac (40 minutes) and, further afield, the UNESCO-protected Rocamadour (an hour and 15 minutes from base). If it’s châteaux drawing the family to this part of France, no one will leave disappointed. It’s 20 minutes' drive to the vaults, towers and keep of Château de Bonaguil, and between 35 and 45 minutes to the famed (and spectacular) Château des Milandes and Château de Beynac. More of an outdoorsy type? Try the Marqueyssac Gardens, 40 minutes from the site.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

  • Does Camping La Bastide have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping La Bastide dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping La Bastide? Unsurprisingly, given how scenic this part of the Dordogne is, explores hereabouts are well worth the effort. Heading off on two feet is a cinch, with plenty of hiking paths nearby, but … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping La Bastide?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
    Depart by:  noon
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping La Bastide? From R287.56 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.