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Camping La Porte d'Autan

8.8
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General

  • Leafy family site surrounded by castles, abbeys, gorges and caves
  • A 10-minute walk to the spectacular old town of Saissac
  • Outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, play area and games room

It’s not just about the pizza at this fab family site, skilfully crafted before your very eyes by one of the Camping La Porte d'Autan owners. Nor is it about the cassoulet… or, indeed, the Fitou, Corbiere, Minervois, Blanquette de Limoux fine wines… all of which are within sampling distance at the handsome restaurant.

Non, the first checklist item to rave about on bragging texts, calls and social media posts to those still stuck at home (ha) is the fab vista unfolded around you, both on site and in the immediate surrounds.

For they are mighty fab indeed: Camping La Porte d'Autan is a leafy site in the foothills of the spectacular Black Mountain or Montagne Noire, between the Aude and Tarn departments of Languedoc-Roussillon. It’s 10 minutes’ walk from the splendid old town of Saissac, which overlooks the gorge of Vernassonne almost 500 metres below as well as the valley plain between Carcassonne and Castelnaudary: do, really, bring your camera…

It’s a fine, green and remote setting here, with spacious grassy areas under the trees and plenty of room for family games all around. There's a heated outdoor pool and paddling pool, as well as other leisure facilities including a playground with trampoline, table tennis, games room and evening entertainment such as live music.

A shop selling groceries and wine is also on site; more shops including a butcher’s, bakery, grocery store and pharmacy are just down the road in Saissac.

Please note

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 15/06 et 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/07 et 31/08.


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8.8

Overall rating based on 12 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely quiet site for relaxed overnight while travelling through09/29/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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Basic French site 30 minute drive off motorway to Toulouse.08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location on edge of village on top of hill, eco friendly conscious camp site, large main shower block nice little pool, shaded pitches

    Disliked: 

    Once main clock closes in evening toilet shower facility at bottom of camp - very basic and poorly lit

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Really nice campsite, good size pitches in a great location. ...08/25/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTerry B.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really nice campsite, good size pitches in a great location. Very clean services within easy reach from the pitches. About 5 to 10 minute walk to a wonderful little village and the castle is well worth a visit.

    Disliked: 

    None

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Good clean and well looked after site08/23/2019

Reviewer's country: GuernseyAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The whole site was nice and it was good to get back to small hedges separating the pitches, it was something we have missed during the last 4 weeks of travelling. We only stayed for one night and did not get chance to use the pool which looked good, or see the the village. The owners were pleasant and very enthusiastic about their site.

    Disliked: 

    Although very usable the toilets and showers need updating.

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Pleasant 8 night stay. Plenty of available toilets and showers.08/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSam M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Pool. Showers. Views.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really.

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Anonymous user

A good site in an attractive area.08/19/2019

Reviewer's country: SpainAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, plenty of space between pitches. All facilities nice and clean. Good snack bar and friendly hosts. A five minute walk down the hill to the beautiful town of Saissac which is definitely worth a visit.

    Disliked: 

    Unattended children in the playground making excessive noise.

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Quiet site, very welcoming08/16/2019

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quietness, eco friendly, local village

    Disliked: 

    No soap or toilet paper

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Lovely big grassy pitches with shade and sun. Super pool ...08/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHeather G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely big grassy pitches with shade and sun. Super pool with plenty of loungers. Friendly helpful staff. Walking distance to nearby shops and stunning town

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great site, fair price and easy walk to town07/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Site was very clean and tidy good location for touring.
    Owners very helpful and smiling.
    They work very hard on keeping the site clean and tidy.

    Disliked: 

    From Monday to Thursday only the basic showers and toilet were open.
    Also pool closed until 1400 hrs even though high temperatures

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Buen camping familiar. Tiene todos los servicios necesarios, en buen ...09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: SpainDavid R.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Buen camping familiar. Tiene todos los servicios necesarios, en buen estado de limpieza y conservación, zona para niños, piscina,... Parcelas amplias, llanas, con cesped y con mucha sombra, sin problemas para ir con caravana. Delimitadas con setos, tienes mucha intimidad en tu parcela.

    Está a 30 minutos en coche de Carcasonne.

    Justo al salirm fuera del camping, hay un pequeño supermercado con todo lo necesario

    Disliked: 

    La hora de entrada era de 12h a 19h... Pues resulta que llegamos sobre las 13'30h y no había nadie en recepción desde las 12'30h hasta las 15h. Tampoco había nadie a quien preguntar. Lo cierto es que entré con mi caravana, busqué una parcela libre que me gustó, y me instalé por mi cuenta... No pusieron ningún problema, pero no me parece serio.

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Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

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Bath available

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Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for tourers

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Location

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  • Rue Boris Vian, Saissac, Aude, France, 11310
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 43.3614°N 2.1608°E

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Local attractions

Local town Saissac has been settled for centuries around the 10th-century château that's one of the biggest castles in the region and the oldest one of the Cathars. Reach its strategic position at the entrance of the Black Mountain from the side of the village; the castle is open daily.

For day trips, it’s well worth the 55 minutes’ drive to the Gouffre de Cabrespine, one of the biggest caves in the world open to the curious public, and one of 24 caves in the south of France making up a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also UNESCO-listed are the Limousis caves (50 minutes), and a historic destination of a different flavour at the spectacular Canal du Midi, just over an hour’s drive away.

Must-see urban sites from here include the 14th-century bastide town of Revel, 20 minutes away; Castelnaudary, within half an hour, and another UNESCO World Heritage Site in the medieval city of Carcassonne, 35 minutes’ drive away.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  noon –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping La Porte d'Autan 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Hired accommodation: €350,00 (R5 742,04) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Tax

Local city tax of €0,36 (R5,80) per person per night at least age 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Camping La Porte d'Autan have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping La Porte d'Autan dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping La Porte d'Autan? Local town Saissac has been settled for centuries around the 10th-century château that's one of the biggest castles in the region and the oldest one of the Cathars. Reach its strategic position ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping La Porte d'Autan?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping La Porte d'Autan? From R257,75 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 05/07 and 25/08.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €350,00 (R5 742,04) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 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 10 a.m. to noon and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 06/04 - 30/06 and 01/09 - 11/10.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from to between 01/07 et 31/08.
Reception is unmanned after 7 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/pitch.

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

General
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/07 et 31/08.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

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 15/06 et 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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