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- Family-friendly Auvergne site just outside Saint-Germain-l’Herm
- In the Livradois-Forez Regional Natural Park; an hour from Puy-de-Dôme
- Swimming pool, trampoline, zipline, hot tub and restaurant
Anyone pining for a foray into the forest will be pleased with the pine-filled surrounds of Camping Le Saint-Eloy. This little gem of an Auvergne site, a few minutes’ amble from Saint-Germain-l’Herm, looks out onto the Livradois-Forez Regional Natural Park, with plenty of local options for woodland walks and other countryside antics.
Beyond that there’s plenty more to keep the family busy: an animal park, château, adventure park, botanic gardens, volcano ventures and scenic train rides are all within a 45-minute drive.
Nevertheless, it’s possible that there may be days when you don’t even make it beyond the site’s gates, given the range of tempting activities set up right there. Settle on a sun lounger for a leisurely day by the pool; it’s likely the kids will manage to find something to amuse them between the paddling pool, the playground, the trampoline and the summer activities.
Pangs of jealousy? Fret not – adults aren’t left out of the active times. Games of pétanque, table tennis and volleyball await by day, as does the rather addictive ride on the 50-metre zipline. Bubbling away in the hot tub is another (recommended) option ahead of summer nights filled with theme meals, karaoke and suchlike.
No need even to head out in search of food, for there’s a restaurant and bar on site (although it’s worth noting that if you do want to venture forth, you’re just a few minutes’ walk from a supermarket, bakery and couple of restaurants).
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The camp location was brilliant and quite.
Excellent site. Friendly staff. Beautiful views. Great food.
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
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Jumbo tent sites
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Large (51-200 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
Got a taste for that zipline? Take it to the next level at the Forêt Aventure Cunlhat adventure park (20 minutes’ drive), where you can leap from tree to tree on a series of ziplines, rope walkways and nets. Back down at ground level, it’s worth hiring mountain bikes on site to take out for local rides; it’s a little hilly around here so they’ve invested in some e-bikes to give you that little extra push up the slopes.
Hilly is in fact a bit of an understatement, as you’ll note when you see the sizeable Puy-de-Dôme volcano, an hour away. Learn about its origins at the excellent Vulcania park or just sit back and let the train propel you up towards the summit. More leisurely train action can be had with a scenic ride on the Agrivap tourist train from Ambert (half an hour).
Other options for days out might include the Parc Animalier d’Auvergne (45 minutes away), Château de Mons (half an hour) and Un Jardin pour la Terre (half an hour), a botanic garden that’s gathered plants from all corners of the world into its themed areas.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||8:30 a.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Camping Le Saint-Eloy 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Camping Le Saint-Eloy 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.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 eco tax of €0,40 (R6,71) per person per night at least age 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Local city tax of €0,30 (R5,03) 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 Le Saint-Eloy have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Camping Le Saint-Eloy dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Camping Le Saint-Eloy? Got a taste for that zipline? Take it to the next level at the Forêt Aventure Cunlhat adventure park (20 minutes’ drive), where you can leap from tree to tree on a … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Camping Le Saint-Eloy?
Camping and touring Arrive: 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.