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Camping Marco de Bignac

9.2
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Excellent swimming pool.

General

  • Scenic site on edge of a large lake in the Charente countryside
  • A 300-metre stroll from Bignac and easy driving access to the A10
  • Large pool, sports courts, wifi, play area, restaurant and fishing

Aimed at families and couples looking for a quiet and laidback holiday but with plenty of services and entertainment in high season, Camping Marco de Bignac really does have the best of both worlds... Set over nine hectares and with a spectacular four-hectare lake, this site’s most definitely a sizeable and scenic place for Charente countryside stays.

As well as longer breaks in the second-sunniest part of France, this park in the Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) region to the country’s west is also well placed for stopovers to Spain or Portugal. It has easy access to the A10 and the toll-free N10 to get to and from ports as well as regional highlights like Angoulême, half an hour’s drive to the south, and Cognac, 45 minutes west.

When you’re not perusing the paper museum and Saint-Pierre cathedral in the former town or sipping on the famed alcohol in the latter, plenty of entertainment’s on hand at the site. Sporty sorts might like to get active in the big pool or on the tennis, badminton and pétanque courts, while angling aficionados can get busy fishing on the lake.

If you didn’t catch a creature for supper, the popular restaurant at the park might lure you in… Breakfast’s just as easily organised as dinner thanks to the daily bread and pastries delivery, plus a supermarket is just outside the local commune of Bignac about 300 metres away.

Please note

The grocery shop is open between 01/02 et 30/11.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 20/06 et 05/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

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.

The bar and/or restaurant is open between 04/04 et 14/10.

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

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


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9.2

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The quite surroundings02/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomROBERT D.Confirmed

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

    The quite surroundings

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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site very quiet . I wonder if washrooms etc would cope if busy?10/24/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWendy N.Confirmed

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

    Peaceful ( in daytime) beautiful site. Welcoming staff

    Disliked: 

    All facilities like bar, bikehire etc closed . Not that surprising but therefore seemed a bit expensive. Rather unfortunately there was some sort of motorbike rally going through village that night which was noisy up to 11pm

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.
The washrooms cope perfectly well during peak season. There are 2 blocks which in total have 10 showers, 7 private washrooms, 10 toilets, a family bathroom, an accessible bathroom and clothes and dish washing areas. In October the campsite is generally quiet, it is always worth contacting campsites direct as we do discounts for single travelers, therefore it would have been better value for you.
We were very lucky to have the bike rally for the first time this year, we weren't warned at all about the event or the noise but how exciting for a small village. We're glad that when you left you said that it hadn't actually disturbed you. I'm very glad that you would recommend our campsite and return, we look forward to seeing you again maybe.
Many Thanks

Sara (Owner)

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A perfect site with good family values making your stay per07/24/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything about Marco de bignac from the lake side view from the pitch to the friendly bar and restaurant run by an amazing family how go above and beyond to make your stay perfect.

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, especially such a nice one! We are glad you loved the campsite as much as we do. We look forward to seeing you again another time.

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Welcoming owners, beautiful surroundings with lake, pool excellent07/13/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandLigita C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Beautiful surroundings, very pleasant owners, nice pub

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

Thank you for you brilliant review, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again one day :)

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Excellent English run campsite. A real find.07/10/2019

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

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

    English run. Very friendly. Bread for morning collection. Good size pitch. Excellent swimming pool. Good walk around lake. Bar for drink and food. Good shower and toilet facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Tiny village access road.

From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you.
Yes, it is a small village, but we always reassure our customers that both of our 36 foot mobile homes came here by road and we regularly get Winnebagos and 5th wheelers staying on site who all get here safely so there are no worries.
We hope to see you again in the future.

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Features

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Pétanque

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Location

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  • 2 Chemin de la Resistance, Le Bourg, Bignac, Charente, France, 16170
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 45.7978°N 0.0639°E

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Local attractions

Just like the rest of France, Charente’s no stranger to a château – and the handsome one at Gourville is just 10 minutes’ drive from this park. An even grander castle’s at La Rochefoucauld (35 minutes away), with a staircase said to be designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

See more stately buildings at Jarnac (30 minutes), including a museum housed in a former wine storehouse and the Courvoisier centre dedicated to the history and production of Cognac, or head 45 minutes away from the park to the city of Cognac itself for yet another château and pretty public gardens. Into historical distilleries? Tours can be taken here at the grand riverside complexes of Hennessy and Remy Martin.

If you’re thinking of scheduling in swimming and boating off the lakeside beaches of Saint-Yrieix lake (15 minutes’ drive), it might be best to do these before a tasting – especially if you’re planning on cycling here on a bike hired and delivered to the park…

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Camping Marco de Bignac 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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Camping Marco de Bignac 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.

Hired accommodation: €150,00 (R3 074,56) 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

Local city tax of €0,20 (R4,16) per person per night at least age 13 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 Marco de Bignac have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping Marco de Bignac dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Marco de Bignac? Just like the rest of France, Charente’s no stranger to a château – and the handsome one at Gourville is just 10 minutes’ drive from this park. An even grander castle’s at … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Marco de Bignac?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping Marco de Bignac? From R270,31 (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.

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

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €150,00 (R3 074,56) 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 11 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.

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 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 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/06 and 30/09 and between 01/02 and 30/11.
Reception is unmanned after 6 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.

General
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 04/04 et 14/10.
The grocery shop is open between 01/02 et 30/11.
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 05/09 (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.

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

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of €50,00 (R1 031,50) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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