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Camping des Ribières

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Fish directly from your pitch

General

  • Riverside site on the outskirts of Confolens
  • Hire canoes and fishing kit to take out onto the river
  • Pool, playground, shop and summer snack bar

Hire a canoe and get onto the river right from the Charente region's Camping des Ribières – and if you fancy fishing, that's on offer straight from this peaceful site too.

Canoe trips can be started as well from des Ribières's local town of Confolens, where there's also a public pool, horse riding centre and tennis courts. The town's in the triangle between Poitiers, Angoulême and Limoges for further exploring; for family days, an animal park and an adventure park are both within 15 kilometres.

Camping des Ribières is a spacious and quiet site, in a wildlife haven and walkers' paradise on the banks of the Vienne. It has free wifi throughout, a playground and a pétanque court for leisure, and a drying room, launderette and washrooms with toilets, showers and accessible facilities covering the amenities.

The small shop on site sells drinks, souvenirs and camping gas. In summer there's also a snack bar and a small market a couple of times a week.

Please note

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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.

Group bookings of 20 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 20 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Single-sex bookings of 20 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.5

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A lovely location right next to the Vienne River. Quiet …08/07/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A lovely location right next to the Vienne River. Quiet site with decent shower, washing and toilet facilities. Located very close to Confolens with its restaurants etc and a short drive to a supermarket. A really nice atmosphere and very relaxing.

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very good site, with good facilities. good swimming and canoeing08/15/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    adjacent river and town. free use of canoes and fishing rods inc bait. helpfulness of staff

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Ex07/22/2019

Reviewer's country: Francechristine b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Large touring pitches. Choice of where you pitched.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches07/16/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Owners, river, easy walk to town.

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Kept very clean, beautiful views and very peaceful and friendly.07/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcolin w.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Perfect riverside pitch. Very clean grounds, toilet block and showers. Overall very impresses. Beautiful site with lots of trees and small hedges. The couple running it were extremely cheerful, hardworking and helpful. Hope to return.

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Nice site by the river, great value site aqnd would stay there again.06/15/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLynnette W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice site by the river. Facilities very good considering this is one of the cheapest sites we've stayed on. Bread van comes around each morning for crossants etc. Easy walk into the town which has a couple of bars and restaurants, however they don't open every night of the week.
    The owners are on site and are very friendly and helpful. Would stay there again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing about the site, but the town is a little quiet, need to be able to self cater for about three to four nights a week as the restaurants don't open every night in the town.

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Fantastic site in a beautiful location.06/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan C.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fabulous site, really well situated near town on the banks of a river. Owners really friendly and very helpful, could not do enough and catered for everyone. The place was spotlessly clean, showers great.
    We have this place at the top of our list now for whenever we go to France :)
    Canoeing was a bonus too!

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    Nothing

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Well organised and clean site05/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKathryn T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Well organised and clean site

    Disliked: 

    Hard to find someone at reception on arrival, but they soon popped out

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Everything! Beautiful campsite right next to the river. Gorgeous scenery. …04/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEdward B.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything!
    Beautiful campsite right next to the river. Gorgeous scenery.
    Facilities spotless.
    Friendly staff that speak great English.
    Will definitely visit again.

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    Nothing to dislike

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Calme et sympathie07/23/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Calme et sympathie

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Features

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

Playground

Pétanque

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

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

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

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

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • 21 Avenue de Saint-Germain, Confolens, Charente, France, 16500
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 46.0190°N 0.6754°E

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Local attractions

As well as the fishing and canoeing straight from the site, you can find swimming, horse riding, tennis and more canoeing within a kilometre at Confolens.

After all that, stick around in town to access a trip along the former railway line between Confolens and Roumazières, or – much recommended – taking your own velorail along the old railway track via rivers, forest, grassland and viaducts. If you're around in August, Confolens is the annual host of the International Folklore Festival, which sees hundreds of performers turn up to tell their tales.

By car, La Colline Enchantée animal park 10 kilometres away and the Lacs de Haute Charente adventure park (15 kilometres) should see approval from the kids; within about an hour are the cartoonish attractions of painted walls, comics festival and Museum of Cartoons at Charente capital Angoulême.

Châteaux are simple to get to from here too: try Château de St Germain (five kilometres), Château de Rochebrune (15 kilometres) and Château de Peyras (also 15 kilometres).

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Camping des Ribières 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.

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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 des Ribières have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camping des Ribières dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping des Ribières? As well as the fishing and canoeing straight from the site, you can find swimming, horse riding, tennis and more canoeing within a kilometre at Confolens. After all that, stick around in … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping des Ribières?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping des Ribières? From R270,53 (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.

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

Occupancy
Group bookings of 20 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 20 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.

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

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.

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 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/04 - 30/06 and 01/09 - 30/09.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 01/07 et 31/08.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 20 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

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.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
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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