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Campsite Château de Grange Fort ***

General information

The castle campgound of Château La Grange Fort is in a lovely location on a river in a forest in a green, rolling area where you can also find many old volcanoes. The castle grounds are called "the little Versailles of the Auvergne".

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The campground is located at an elevation of 400 m. The spacious campsites stretch out over a rolling landscape. You have different views everywhere. You can get a spot next to the castle or along the forest, but also on the side of a hill. There are spaces with, without and with some shade.

Castle room

There are mobile homes and tents for hire on site. There are various luxury chalets in the forest. You can also spend the night in a real castle room! On Wednesday and Sunday, for a small fee, you can visit the 15th century castle with a tour. The restaurant with a small menu is located in the courtyard of the castle.

Natural stone swimming pool

The swimming pool next to the castle is completely made of natural stone. There is an outdoor pool and a small heated indoor pool. You can enjoy the jacuzzis and the slide. There is also a sauna. From the campground there is a walking path to the river de Allier where you can swim. You can hire canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes at the reception.

Climbing adventures

There is a playground and a sports field on site. You can play table tennis and use the jeu-de-boules pitch. You can play tennis, go horseback riding, ride ponies and practice archery for a fee. There is an activities programme in Dutch for the kids. For children from about ten and for adults, the via ferrata is a climbing adventure.

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www.lagrangefort.eu

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Guide price €34.00
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Detail information about this campsite

C. Vandenbroucke

This inspector visits Campsite Château de Grange Fort 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 C. Vandenbroucke
C. Vandenbroucke

Inspector Mr C. Vandenbroucke

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Average rating: 7.5

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Toilet facilities
7.4
Staff
7.8
Price - quality comparison
7.6
Child friendliness
7.2
Entertainment
6.8
Sports facilities
7.0
Swimming pool
7.4
Food and drink
7.4
Surroundings
8.2

TM, on this campsite in June 2016

4.7

Travelling party: Seniors

Visited this campsite in June
Cannot understand why it was open to public
Workmen everywhere, cars blocking exit
Entrance
Reception told us there was a bistro
Outside bottles everywhere rub bluish
No shower available in morning.
Total disrespect for clients
under health and safety I cannot understand
how this is open
No cleaners
Broken window in pool area
Total insult

Ken, on this campsite in May 2016

6.7

Travelling party: Seniors

A convenient stop we use here quite often in June and Sept. It is true to say that facilities are limited in these times but the access to the A75, the views and the peacefull surroundings are good. Sadly the remoteness and convenient access to the A75 were probably factors in the multiple van burglaries which occurred in May 2016 when much property was stolen

Ange Topham, on this campsite in April 2016

5.7

Travelling party: Couple

I can only think this campsite is still in business because of the misleading photos and its location as a stopover site. It was one of the worst campsites we stayed on and one of the most expensive. We were there two days before the indoor swimming pool and restaurant opened so can\'t comment on them but I hope the Alsatian is put away. The toilets in the old building were being dug up and the toilet block further down the site was appalling. Very quiet so long single track access road was fine but I wouldn\'t like to meet another vehicle on it if I had a large unit. Reception didn\'t open, notice said to ask at the chateau but this wasn\'t obvious. Didn\'t find drain for Motorhome nor anyone to ask in the morning. View was the only good thing!

bornin51, on this campsite in September 2015

7.6

Travelling party: Seniors

2 overnachtingen op de heenweg en 1 op de terugweg naar/van zuidkust. Bijzonder omgeving, kasteel, bos, en prachtig uitzichten vanaf je plekje, zeker op een zachte nazomersavond met glaasje wijn in je hand. Toegang tot kampeerplekken kán moelijk zijn, maar het is kiezen voor het uitzicht of het gemak. Fijn dat je een drankje en hapje kunt eten in de brasserie. Sanitair is wat verouderd, maar wel schoon en prettig gesitueerd in het centrale binnenhofje van een oude boerderij. Prachtig buitenzwembad voor het kasteel gebruikt op de heenreis, water was fris maar goed te doen, zonnetje was heerlijk, had het urenlang helemaal voor onszelf. Op terugweg was het gesloten, maar heb wel even getoefd in het verwarmde binnenbad in de serre. Zeer de moeite waard om het een keer te bezoeken!

Duncan McDonald, on this campsite in September 2014

7.5

Travelling party: Couple

A nice spot to stop for a couple of days to or from the south nice veiws. Some of the pitches are very difficult to get onto as the access roads are quite narrow. Our caravan mover broke and we had to get help from the owner as are large twinn made it very tight. toilet facilities not that good most closed and the water was only warm. however the bar / restaurant was good food and value. We did stop on the way back also and stayed on the pitches in front of the castle which was better.

Roy M, on this campsite in September 2014

4.7

Travelling party: Couple

A disgusting site - uncared for and very tatty. We were there in September. Every toilet block but one was closed and the one unisex open had 5 out of the 6 toilets locked leaving only one for a site with 20 - 30 vans on site. The owners simply don\'t care and the bad tempered old woman who mismanaged the bread orders in the morning had to be experienced to be believed.

David Bugden, on this campsite in July 2014

7.7

Travelling party: Couple

We stayed here overnight at the beginning of July, we had a lovely welcome and a lovely quiet pitch with beautiful views over the valley, the washroom facility\'s & showers were pretty small but clean, a lovely outdoor swimming pool right by the fort, the only reason we would not stay again ( and this is not the owners fault at all) is that there were so many flies & insects that we couldn\'t sit outside or have our motorhome door open.

Caryl Bird, on this campsite in June 2014

9.0

Travelling party: Couple

We spent 9 days here, beautiful views, friendly, helpful staff and great facilities. We will definitely visit again

Phillip Dougan, on this campsite in May 2014

9.0

Travelling party: Couple

We were on our way to the South of France/Italy and originally we were just going to stay the night but it’s an interesting place with nice walks along the river and the staff are very friendly and helpful, we ate in the restaurant/bar which is a must see (converted stable block) on our last night and the food was very nice and not expensive, nice beers and wine at very reasonable prices, we would recommend this site it has a lot of interesting architecture and is very peaceful although minutes from the main auto route and with easy access for our 6mtr motor home.
Phil &Denise Dougan UK

E. Rose, on this campsite in June 2013

8.1

This evaluation has been obtained by our inspector from a questionnaire at the camp site.

General information

Guide price 1
€34.00
Guide price 2
€43.80
Period of opening
05-04-2018 till 31-10-2018
Area
7 ha
Altitude
430m
Number of touring pitches
120 (80 - 120m2)
Number of camper pitches
10
Number of accommodation units for hire
49
Campsite suitable for disabled persons
Yes

* Facilities printed in bold are not included in the overnight rate. Supplementary charges will apply. (This does not mean that facilities which are not printed in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:250 m2
    • period:15-06/15-09
  • Indoor swimming pool (heated)
    • surface area:66 m2
    • period:15-04/01-07 | 31-08/15-10
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Mobile homes
    • total:18
Internet
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:4G
  • Internet access
  • WiFi zone
At the reception
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Advance booking recommended for high season
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:German | English | French | Dutch
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:charcoal | electricity | gas
  • Own boats permitted
Dogs
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Standard toilets
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Showers: hot water
  • Showers: cold water
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Baby room
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Marked 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
  • Dryers
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
    • period:01-05/15-09
  • Groceries: limited selection
    • period:01-05/15-09
  • Restaurant (limited choice)
    • period:01-05/30-09
  • Snack bar
    • period:01-05/30-09
  • Pizzeria
    • period:01-05/30-09
  • Takeaway meals
    • period:01-05/30-09
  • Bar
    • period:01-05/30-09
  • Freezing for cooling elements
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total:18
  • Bungalows/chalets
    • total:12
  • Apartments
    • total:2
  • Tents
    • total:10
  • Rooms
    • total:5
  • Refrigerators
  • Mountainbikes
  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Freezing blocs
  • Lodge tent without toilet facilities
    • total:2
Swimming
  • Indoor swimming pool (heated)
    • surface area:66 m2
    • period:15-04/01-07 | 31-08/15-10
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:250 m2
    • period:15-06/15-09
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:25 m2
    • period:15-06/15-09
  • River/stream swimming (max. 0.1 km)
  • Sunbathing area
Wellness
  • Sauna
Beach
  • Stony beach
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
  • White water kayaking/rafting
  • Own boats permitted
For children
  • Children's playground: large
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:25 m2
    • period:15-06/15-09
  • Entertainment programme: Children (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:English | Dutch
    • period:04-07/25-08
  • Games room
  • Mini club (at least 4x a week - high season)
    • languages:English | French | Dutch
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Baby room
  • Video games
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Multi-sports field
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
  • Riding
  • Pony trekking
  • Archery
  • Geocaching
Recreation (adults)
  • Entertainment programme: Adults (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:Dutch
    • period:04-07/25-08
  • Fishing
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:average
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:average
  • Games room
  • Pool or billiards
  • Television
  • Video games
  • Guided walks
    • period:01-05/31-10
Situation of campsite
  • Situated on river/stream (max. 0.1 km)
  • Located in a wood
  • Panorama
  • Close to motorway junction (< 10 km)
    • distance:4 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:1 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Special pitches for motorhomes
    • hardened base for motorhomes
    • Surface area:100 m2
    • Amount:10
Pitch amenities
  • 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:6 ampère
  • Euro-plug required
Miscellaneous
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Special parking spaces for disabled people
  • Door-springs light enough (3-4 kgs pressure)
Address & Route

Would you like to book Campsite Château de Grange Fort or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.

  • Campsite Château de Grange Fort
    La Grange Fort
    63500 / Les Pradeaux/Issoire
    France

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    45°30'30"N 3°17'5"E
  • On A75 exit 13 direction Parentignat. 1st turn to right at roundabout after 1.5 km, direction St. Rémy-de-Chargnat via D999. Then right again at 2nd roundabout after 1.5 km, direction Les Pradeaux (D34). Campsite 1 km on the right.

  • Warning! Since July 13 2015, many French campsites are prohibited from installing their own signpost. We advise to use GPS-coordinates to locate the campsite.

  • Contact

  • www.lagrangefort.eu

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Weather forecast

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Tue

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Wed

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Thu

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Fri

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Sat

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Sun

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Max. 4.3° 4.6° 1.1° -0.7° 0.9° 2.8° 3.4°
Min. -6° -1.4° -3.4° -6.6° -7.9° -7.6° -7.1°
Precipitation 5% 90% 20% 25% 15% 10% 30%
Wind direction W NW NO NO NO E E
Wind speed 2 4 4 3 3 3 3

Average temperature

Climate

Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 80% 26 3
Feb 71% 26 4
Mar 67% 38 5
Apr 66% 53 6
May 69% 73 7
Jun 66% 75 7
Jul 66% 60 8
Aug 67% 68 8
Sep 71% 62 7
Oct 77% 56 5
Nov 79% 46 3
Dec 77% 34 2
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