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- 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 ‘hols’ can make a busy beeline to the village’s co-working space, which has discounted access for guests of La Bastide, but switching off on site might appeal more: 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.
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Great campsite with the most friendly owners who went out …
Excellent site, very clean facilities and very friendly staff
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Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Distance markers in shared facilities
Extra spacing in seated areas
Hand sanitizing stations
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Staggered showering times
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
Electric car charging point(s)
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Large (51-200 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Gray water hook-up for caravans
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for caravans
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.
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.
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Camping La Bastide cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 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 La Bastide will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Local city tax of €0,55 (R9,79) per person per night at least age 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- 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