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Camping Les Clarines

8.6

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General

  • In the Massif du Sancy and the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park
  • 900 metres above sea level, 2.5km from the spa town of La Bourboule
  • Play areas, fitness area and cosy common room; shop 100 metres away

Clearly, one can expect a highly excellent time at Camping Les Clarines. For this lovely place (pic time, please) is 900 metres above sea level in the stunning Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park, the biggest nature park in France at almost 400,000 hectares of peaks, volcanoes and spectacular green space.

Such views are yours for the taking with a stay at Les Clarines, as are days of mountain hiking, mountain biking, climbing and skiing of both the downhill and the Nordic variety… the setting is the Massif du Sancy in the Puy-de-Dôme, and hiking trails start within 50 metres, so get prepped for lengthy outdoor days. And if that makes you a tad tired? Firstly, fair enough, and secondly, not a problem, as the spa town soaks of La Bourboule are a simple two and a half kilometres away – you could walk there if you’re feeling fully virtuous...

Covering almost four hectares of handsome south-facing land, Camping Les Clarines is a prime place for quiet days in between all this mountainous action/indulgent afternoons, with plenty of green space for lazy snoozes. There’s pétanque and two play areas to amuse the infants (the play areas have tunnels and castles so you may not see junior guests for quite some time), and a fitness area, volleyball/badminton net and ping pong tables for energetic adults.

A mountain bike trail completes the on-site adventuring – and then it’s time to toddle over to the communal room, with TV, free wifi, books, board games, vending machines (with cake)… and lush mountain views.

And then? A mountain-based barbecue: source supplies at the supermarket 100 metres away.


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8.6

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80% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 

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Great place for families (kids would love the pool), but noisy08/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid P.Confirmed

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

    The campsite is in a pretty area, with some stunning scenery within an hour's drive or less (Cascade du Queureuilh was wonderful, and provided a great shaded walk; Le puy de Dôme was amazing).
    The supermarket is just across the road.

    Disliked: 

    The pitch felt like a thoroughfare, as there were steps behind it which led to the toilet block (in all fairness, we did not complain as the site seemed full). In addition, the pitch was fairly small with particularly hard, pebbly ground.
    The toilet and washing facilities, though cleaned twice-daily, felt rather shabby and humid.
    Upon arrival, the barrier was closed. It turned out that this only worked through number-plate recognition, which was unhelpful if you hadn't yet checked in, and was slightly temperamental at the best of times.

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Excellent site with good facilities and wifi09/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane R.Confirmed

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

    Easy to walk (30 mins) in to Bourboule town.
    Attractive site and well laid out.
    Great indoor table and seating area for sitting and reading/using wifi etc
    Very good toilet and shower facilities.
    Supermarket just over the road is enormous and open until 7pm and on Sunday mornings, so really easy to go and get food and wine when you need it.
    Good choice of walks - we climbed up to the top of the Gros Puys which you can see from the campsite - the reception staff will help with details of walks to do.

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Stop over place with the facilities you need but not near that much08/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicole W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Supermarket nearby

    Disliked: 

    I read the website info and it read that it you could do hikes from campsite. I think it's also quite misleading as to its location but that might be my error and not knowing my way around this place well. However when I asked I wasn't given much information other than one walk which would have been quite a trek with young children. Bit disappointed as only reason we stayed here. A wasted journey for us sadly. Possibly a better resort to stay on in winter for skiing.

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Nice campsite, good for staying with kids08/19/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDmitrijs B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass and earth pitch
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    Nice location, close to town and Sandy Massif, supermarket just across the road, helpful staff

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Great campsite, really clean shower and toilet blocks, friendly family …08/18/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomelouise a.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass and earth pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great campsite, really clean shower and toilet blocks, friendly family atmosphere.
    Close to great walking and climbing routes

    Disliked: 

    The sink block is a walk away from the toilet block.

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Très bon accueil, camping très agréable et bien situé pour …08/18/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass and earth pitch
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    Très bon accueil, camping très agréable et bien situé pour course et promenade.

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Excellent08/17/2020

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    Aime

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Sanitaires modernes et propres. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié la cabine …08/17/2020

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass and earth pitch
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    Sanitaires modernes et propres. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié la cabine de douche réservée aux enfants.
    Chouette aire de jeux.
    Emplacement délimité par une haie.
    Calme malgré le monde.
    Supermarché tout proche.

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Beaucoup d'aménagement pour les adultes et très soigné, très agréable08/17/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceChristophe P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass and earth pitch
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    Bien aimé, bonne accueil

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Accueil chaleureux dans un cadre de verdure08/30/2019

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    Accueil chaleureux dans un cadre de verdure

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

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Portaloo

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Shower available

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Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

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Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • 1424 Avenue du Maréchal Leclerc, La Bourboule, Puy-de-Dôme, France, 63150
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 45.5945°N 2.7636°E

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Local attractions

It’s fairly fortunate that spa submerges at La Bourboule are so close to the site, for there are many ways around here to tire oneself out...

Hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails crisscross these mountainous parts, including the GR 30 accessible just 50 metres away. This fine long-distance path runs for almost 200 kilometres around the volcanoes and lakes of Auvergne and the Puy-de-Dôme, winding upwards to 1,845 metres for the sturdy of leg (and down to 700 metres for the less so). To aim downwards at headier speed, the Mont-Dore ski station is 10 minutes’ drive from the site.

Local waterfalls, 10 lakes within 20 kilometres, and the splendid Vulcania theme park 40 minutes’ drive away should also be on any sensible to-do list in the region; to tick famed mountains off the itinerary too, drive 45 minutes to the 40 or so domes and cones making up the Chaîne des Puys, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping Les Clarines cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local tax of €0,60 (R11,53) at least age 18 doesn't apply.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Camping Les Clarines have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping Les Clarines dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Les Clarines? It’s fairly fortunate that spa submerges at La Bourboule are so close to the site, for there are many ways around here to tire oneself out... Hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Les Clarines?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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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.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 6 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
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.

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.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to midnight and from midnight to 8 p.m. between 06/07 et 25/08.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 01/01 and 06/07.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pool
Swimsuits are required and cut-offs or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 20/06 et 10/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Dogs
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.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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