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Campsite Champ de la Chapelle ***

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Campsite Champ de la Chapelle is a campsite in Braize, Allier, located in a wood.This camp site with sloping grounds has pitches with shade, pitches without shade and pitches with some shade. It is possible to rent tents and mobile homes. The campsite has a playground and a sports ground.

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The following rules apply to pets at (Camping Champ de la Chapelle):
- Dog(s) permitted in low season (if on a lead)
- Dog(s) permitted in high season (if on a lead)

For sportive holidaymakers the camp site offers guided walks and various cycle routes. The camp site has an outdoor swimming pool.

You don't always have to cook, as the camp site has a snack bar. The camp site also supplies fresh bread. You can also use the internet, as there is a WiFi point.

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Reviews (7)

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Average rating: 8.3

Toilet facilities
Price - quality comparison
Child friendliness
Sports facilities
Swimming pool
Food and drink

Claydoncamper, on this campsite in August 2018


Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

This is a wonderful camp site situated slap bang in the centre of France. It’s several miles away from junction 9 of the A71 and a bit further, maybe 12 miles, from junction 8. We had intended to stay one night on our way further south, and again a few weeks later, one night heading north on our way home. As will become apparent below, we stayed longer. It seems that there is a mix of people who also use it as a stopover as well as people who stay for a few weeks. There was even one Dutch family that had been there most of the summer and had done this year on year. The campsite is situated in an ancient forest and should be accessed from the D28 just outside of Braize. Don’t try the forest road entry off the D978A because it’s rather rough. Don’t let stories of complicated access to the site put you off, it’s easy if you follow the correct directions. The site is impressive as you arrive. There is just so much space, both in terms of recreation areas and importantly, for pitches. You get a warm welcome from the formidable Elizabeth, a Dutch national with an excellent command of English, or Simon, the English owner. What struck me most of all about our reception to the site was that we weren’t handed a sheet with numerous rules and regulations and it became apparent during our stay that they were not necessary anyway. You can pick your own pitch. Most are of an excellent size and are partially shaded by trees. There is water available and in places, have a screw type taps for a direct connection. Electric hook ups are also available and there are pitches that have a choice of continental or UK connections. There is NO reverse polarity. The camp site has excellent sanitary facilities. The toilets are clean and are kept this way all day. So too are the washrooms and the showers. There is an excellent outdoor swimming pool and a covered bar area that sells beer, wine, soft drinks and food. The food is a basic offering of burger and chips and the like and we tried it one night and it was fine. What I did like is that the drinks are reasonably priced so all the family can go over, socialise and not leave feeling ripped off. You can also order bread and croissants for the next day here. The reception hut has plenty of leaflets for tourist attractions as well as small library of books that you can borrow. There are other on site activities such as a small mini golf course, a large 9 hole footgolf (this is a must) course, Simon’s very popular tractor rides for the kids and one evening, a 2 hour nature walk with Elizabeth through the forest. There is also an old caravan that has a couple of games consoles for the older kids. There are plenty of things to do away from the site and Simon or Elizabeth will help you choose something to do in the locality. As stated above, our plan was to stay one night on the way south and one night on the way north. After our first extremely peaceful night, I was reversing my car to hitch up the trailer to leave when I reversed into one of the site’s lamp posts. This had worse consequences than you might at first envisage as I had bikes on the back and the rack (a MaxxRax) went through the rear window. There was glass everywhere and our plans were halted. We had to stay a further three nights before Car Glass (the French version of Auto Glass) could fix my rear window and of course, with the car as it was, we couldn’t really go anywhere. Elizabeth and some lovely Dutch campers helped us clear up the mess and then found a French resident to talk to the glass company. Simon took my wife to the supermarket to replenish our provisions and we just felt really comforted by a whole bunch of people that we had never met, yet they all rallied around to help out. When we eventually returned on our way north after our delayed visit to the south, we were welcomed as though we were old friends who had been coming to this site for years. When we left we felt like part of the extended family not just paying punters. If anyone from the site or those involved helping us ever read this, please accept our most grateful eternal thanks. I would return to this site in a heartbeat, but I would not just stay for a night and leave but rather would spend some time in the area which is very beautiful and serene. Don’t think about visiting this site, just do it!

Gaz Leach ST1100UK, on this campsite in July 2018


Travelling party: Group of friends

Overnight stop on our Spain through France back to the UK motorcycle tour found using the ACSI camping app and what a fantastic tranquil site situated in the national forest. The owner Simon from Blackburn cannot do enough for you, he has just this minute hand delivered the bread I ordered last night what a top bloke. Pitch where you like in the woods unless you want electric and then it\'s a marked pitch , showers are great, little bar and snack area serving anything you could expect in the middle of the woods. His burgers are really tasty and the beer and wine went down well after a day\'s riding, I would not hesitate in stopping here again, what a gem. Word of warning though the logging track that your sat nav brings you down is lethal on a bike so go back to the the roundabout turn right then follow the signs to the main entrance

Brian Powell, on this campsite in May 2018


Travelling party: Couple

big site in a forest. long track through
forest to get to it. not a problem in a camping car but nightmare in 8 mtr motorhome. pitches in shade of trees. very rural ideal for nature lovers. showers are small. limited water as miles from anywhere. no shop on site ir nearby. if you are self sufficient then its ok. if you like nature you will love it. if you want home comforts then you wont.

P Barrett, on this campsite in May 2018


Travelling party: Couple

This is a forest site. No frills, adequate shower and toilet facilities and a véry friendly owner Simon who can\'t do enough for you to make your stay enjoyable. Surrounded by trees so lots of wildlife. The entry road is poor but once on the site pitches are good.

Inspected annually

F. Dewulf

This inspector visits Campsite Champ de la Chapelle every year and inspects the campsite on the basis of more than 200 amenities and other points of interest. The inspector is an ACSI staff member and does not work for the campsite.

- Inspector Mr F. Dewulf

Inspector Mr F. Dewulf

F. Dewulf

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General information

Guide price 1
Guide price 2
Period of opening *
22-04-2022 till 04-10-2022
5.8 ha
Number of touring pitches
80 (100 - 250m2)
Number of permanent pitches
Number of accommodation units for hire
Campsite suitable for disabled persons

* The opening period may vary due to the measures surrounding the coronavirus.

** Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:60 m2
    • period:30-05/15-09
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Mobile homes
    • total:1
  • WiFi zone
At the reception
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:Visa Card | MasterCard
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:Dutch | French | English | German
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:gas | electricity | charcoal
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Individual washcabins: cold water
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Standard toilets
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Showers: hot water
  • Family shower
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • Baby room
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Grass
  • Hard ground
  • Sloping site
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Ironing facilities
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Snack bar
  • Simple menu
  • Bar
  • Freezing for cooling elements
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total:1
  • Tents
    • total:4
  • Refrigerators
  • Lodge tent without toilet facilities
    • total:2
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:60 m2
    • period:30-05/15-09
For children
  • Children's playground: large
  • Children's playground: small
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Baby room
  • Trampoline
  • No entertainment programme
  • Camping field with play equipment
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Multi-sports field
Recreation (adults)
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:average
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:average
  • Guided walks
    • period:01-07/31-08
Situation of campsite
  • Located in the woods
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:5 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
Pitch amenities
  • Water connection at/near the pitch (max. 15 m)
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:10 ampère
  • Euro-plug required
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night


The weather on this campsite

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Max. 26° 25.7° 25.5° 25.2° 24.9° 26.7° 29.6°
Min. 18.4° 15° 15.7° 16.1° 14.3° 14.4° 15.8°
Precipitation 10% 5% 10% 5% 5% 5% 5%
Wind direction W NW W W NW W W
Wind speed 3 3 3 3 3 3 3


Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 87% 61 2
Feb 85% 59 3
Mar 77% 60 4
Apr 76% 52 6
May 73% 81 6
Jun 69% 57 8
Jul 70% 52 8
Aug 69% 59 7
Sep 77% 61 6
Oct 84% 59 4
Nov 88% 59 3
Dec 88% 63 2

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  • Campsite Champ de la Chapelle
    10 Champ de la Chapelle
    03360 / Braize
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    46°38'35"N 2°39'15"E



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