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  • Family-run, family-friendly site with pool on the banks of the Rhône
  • Half an hour's drive from kayaking and walking in the Ardèche gorges
  • River fishing and walks from site; kids club, restaurant and bike hire

Fond of roaring rapids and grand rivers? Camping du Lion is your ideal territory, a family-friendly site on the banks of the Rhône and close to the Ardèche gorges justly called France’s Grand Canyon.

A few minutes' drive from the town of Bourg-Saint-Andéol, this well-maintained spot has been looked after by the same family for the past fifty years and they’ve got it down to a fine art. It’s a roomy site, full of trees and surrounded by woods providing shade and privacy away from the road.

The washrooms are spacious and clean with hot showers, and adapted access for disabled users. Families appreciate the parent-baby bathrooms and the on-site laundry, all handily located so no-one wastes holiday time trekking about doing chores...

More cunning planning ensures you can sit on the terrace of the bar and restaurant, sipping a coffee or sampling local cuisine whilst watching your offspring splashing in the pool. Alongside a well-equipped playground, daily activities are laid on for the kids in the summer months, plus shows and quizzes for the family in the evenings.

Hire bikes from the site to ride straight onto the paths down the Rhône, or into Bourg-Saint-Andéol (five minutes on two wheels or four) for shops, eats and treats. If you're feeling brave, bike it over to La Ferme Aux Crocodiles (10 minutes by car) to see around 400 of the toothy terrors sharing space with giant tortoises and tropical birds.

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Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby





Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade



TV room


Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Camping 2.0

Gypsy wagons

Pre-erected tents

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access



Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Large (51-200 sites)


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  • Quartier de l'Île du Chenevier, Bourg-Saint-Andéol, Ardèche, France, 07700
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 44.3831°N 4.6491°E


Local attractions

As you’ll see from the river banks, the Rhône is a prime spot for catching pike, black bass and trout, and fishing permits can be purchased in town. It’s also great for riverside strolls and cycles, linking up with the Via Rhôna pilgrim route linking the Swiss lakes to the Mediterranean.

If you’d rather be on the water, make for Saint-Martin d’Ardèche (20 minutes) to canoe your way down the famed gorges, take boat cruises at a slower pace or lounge around on the river beach.

It’s around half an hour’s drive to the Cave du Pont d’Arc, a network of massive limestone caverns where you can see replicas of the Palaeolithic paintings from nearby Chauvet Cave. Like the similar set-up at Aven d’Orgnac (40 minutes away), the theme-park feel doesn’t detract from the beauty of the paintings or the surrounding scenery: both make a good base for walks through the famed gorges.

For thrills of a more 21st-century kind, you can have a go on the flight simulators at ELLIP’6 in Pierrelatte (10 minutes), plump for laser tag and paintballing at Game Park Loisirs in Malataverne (20 minutes), and high ropes treetops adventure stuff at Vert-Tige, half an hour away.

  • Does Camping du Lion have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping du Lion dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping du Lion? As you’ll see from the river banks, the Rhône is a prime spot for catching pike, black bass and trout, and fishing permits can be purchased in town. It’s also great for ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping du Lion?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  1 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 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 terms and conditions.

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.

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

A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

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

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

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

Entertainment and activities are available between 12/07 and 18/08.

Firearms are not permitted.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via

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

Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

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

Quiet hours must be respected between midnight 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 is open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.

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

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

The bar and/or restaurant is open between 15/05 et 30/09.
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.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/06 et 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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

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.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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.

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

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of €50,00 (R778,29) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.