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torn between two dordogne campsites can anyone help???

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hettie Fri 08-May-15 12:26:17

Hi there,
Looking at le port de limeuil and also camping maisonnneuve.
Has anyone been to either of these? We have 2 dc (8 and 5) so the pool and play park look good. No too bothered about having evening entertainment, like the idea of a river beach (or river swimming). For the adults a town/village wihtin walkingish distance is good.
Have also considered
soliel plage but wonder if it might be too big, more suitable for teenagers?

Guyropes Fri 08-May-15 17:22:53

Don't know any of the campsite you mention, but limeuil is a very pretty town, at the confluence of 2 rivers. It's a popular place for river bathing.

hettie Fri 08-May-15 20:29:11

Sounds lovely, suspect they are both nice and therefore it won't matter

cheerup Sat 09-May-15 17:15:47

I loved Port de Limeuil. We were there at the very end of August last year - had fab weather and the campsite was quiet. The river beach is great and it's lovely to be a short walk from a very picturesque village with a couple of very nice restaurants.

hettie Sun 10-May-15 09:57:58

Thank you very much.. am going to book port de limeuil

millimat Sun 10-May-15 18:41:45

I'm guessing soleil plate will be booked anyway? It was when I tried a few weeks ago.

OnlyHereForTheCamping Wed 17-Jun-15 14:48:08

I have booked maison neuve because of this thread!

hettie Tue 23-Jun-15 09:26:21

Argh! Due to job/work buggering about wasn't able to book and now (when we can book) it's hard to find a place that's free. All the above appear to be booked out..
Any recomendations? Idealy would like access to river (or lake with beach) pool and walk to village/town (although the last request could be ditched)..... would look at Lot and further away too

FrozenAteMyDaughter Tue 23-Jun-15 10:46:28

Hi hettie would you consider Biscarosse, near Bordeaux? I ask because we are going to a new Yelloh site there this summer - Au Lac du Biscarosse, and it is on the lake (as the name suggests and has a pool etc. If a Yelloh site isn't for you (I know they can be a bit big and commercial for what many people want), I know there are plenty of other sites dotted round the lake and right on it.

hettie Tue 23-Jun-15 14:52:19

Thanks frozen, looked a possibility, but it's already booked out... argh

FrozenAteMyDaughter Tue 23-Jun-15 15:00:01

Crikey. What a shame. What about this one? It looks nice and is in a similar place and on the lake: Apologies if it is booked on the dates you want too.

FrozenAteMyDaughter Tue 23-Jun-15 15:01:39

Or this:

FrozenAteMyDaughter Tue 23-Jun-15 15:05:23

Or here (back in the Dordogne):

Sorry, I really will stop now.

hettie Tue 23-Jun-15 16:07:05

I think we have the same camp site criteria grin. We've stayed at Capeyrou and would happile go back (they are booked sad). Will check out the other two thanks

FrozenAteMyDaughter Tue 23-Jun-15 16:16:50

grin I think we do, hettie. As I looked at those websites, I wondered why we hadn't booked one of them rather than the new and untested one we have gone for. They all look lovely.

I do hope you find somewhere. Have you looked on They cover France to some extent too.

hettie Wed 24-Jun-15 07:09:03

Phew... found somewhere It's not walking distance to a village, but at this stage wwe just had to suk it up!
Thanks for the suggestions!

FrozenAteMyDaughter Wed 24-Jun-15 07:23:40

Looks lovely though. Glad you found somewhere smile

hettie Wed 24-Jun-15 19:29:24

Oh bloody HELL! They can't rent us a fridge (they are all rented out) which would make the holiday really quite expensive/painful. Am very bored of looking at sites now... wish there was some way of checking real time availability across load of sites...Bloody work dicking around until the last minute.

Schooltripping Wed 24-Jun-15 19:52:21

Try camping des iles near Beaulieu, a new Indigo site, 5 min walk to a town and they do fridge hire

FrozenAteMyDaughter Thu 25-Jun-15 09:44:46

I know it is an expensive initial outlay, but would you consider buying a 3-way fridge hettie? Go Outdoors have one for £170 at the moment.

Last year, we ended up buying one because the site we were going to didn't hire them out. We got a Waeco one for just over £200/£225 I think (DH bought it). We really haven't looked back since and, because they run on gas, we can have properly cold food everywhere we camp, even at festivals and sites with EHU.

It also means we don't have to worry about whether the site we are going to in France this year hires fridges or not.

hettie Thu 25-Jun-15 22:56:05

Have contemplated the fridge option... But are golf sized car is full to the brim as it is. Am awaiting an email response for two more sites. Wish me luckgrin

thatsshallot Thu 25-Jun-15 23:01:24

We stayed last year, could walk to small but beautiful village, pools good and not a walk to river but couple nearby plus lovely lake with bathing, sandy beach , bar/cafe and play bits and bobs. Highly recommend. Failing that Google camping at St cirq lapopie, our river bathing of choice in the Lot and just stunning

hettie Fri 26-Jun-15 19:00:09

thank you lovely mumsneters for all the suggestions.. Finaly managed to book (with fridge!) camping de iles
Have also really vowed never to be in this last minute position again!

Milliways Fri 10-Jul-15 20:47:36

Thanks to this thread we are currently roasting at Limeuil- it is 34 degrees in the shade! At least the pitches are shady. Fab site though, thoroughly recommended.

OnlyHereForTheCamping Wed 22-Jul-15 09:49:32

Also thanks to this thread we had a glorious week at maisonneuve complete with frigo! I didn't even know you could hire white goods so thanks for the tip.

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