Camping in the Dordogne, France
We first camped at Le Capeyrou, Dordogne, France in 2013, and we enjoyed it so much that we revisited this year – 2015! We have visited each time in our own tent, but they also offer Safari Tents, pitches for Caravans & campervans, oh and they’ve linked up with Eurocamp too!
The campsite sits under the impressive Beynac Castle, imagine waking up to this view each day!
Le Capeyrou is a small friendly campsite. It has two shower/toilet blocks (these are mixed sex) a disabled bathroom, and a family bathroom, they are all kept very clean. There are two washing machines and a tumble dryer on site, to use these purchase a token from reception. Swimming Pool, children’s pool, children’s play areas, and table tennis tables. There is an on site bar which also sells ice creams, there is free Wi-fi at the bar, but note the Wi-Fi does not cover the entire campsite – frustrating initially but ideal if you’re looking to “get away from it all!”.
There are 120 pitches, with a choice of pitch size available – standard pitches (100 – 110sqm) or Maximum comfort pitches (130-140sqm). If you want a view of Chateau de Beynac, book early and ask for a pitch with a view!
As you can see the pitches are a good size, the photo above is a standard sized pitch, and most pitches have hedges between them, though not all offer as much privacy as this pitch! Each pitch has easy access to a water supply, and the site itself is very well lit at night.
There is a butchers, bakery and small shop across the road from the campsite. In nearby Sarlat there is a wide choice of supermarkets – our favourite was E. Leclerc which is huge and had a great choice of everything! There are markets on most days, Domme market was our favourite (held on a Thursday) but get there early or you will struggle to park!
The campsite has a private beach so you can easily access the Dordogne river to canoe or swim! The swimming pool at the campsite is busy, we discovered the best time to swim was usually around 5pm when it was still warm but those who’d spent the day lounger in the sun were leaving.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can enjoy a hot air balloon ride, the balloons fly close to the campsite twice a day.
I’d recommend Le Capeyrou to families and those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle.