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Campsite Des Grottes ****

General information
Guide price €29.10

Nestled between the mountains, with the caves of Niaux within walking distance, it's instantly obvious how Camping Des Grottes acquired its name. Located beside a small river, with amenities such as a large swimming pool and a wide choice of children’s animation, it's the ideal place for a relaxing camping holiday. As well as large pitches, the campsite has many rental options for comfort seekers.

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Optimal comfort Set up your tent or caravan under one of the large trees on the grounds, or add a little extra comfort by booking one of the campsite’s rental options. The campsite has many different chalets and mobile homes to choose from. Some of the chalets even accommodate eight to ten people. All of chalets and mobile homes have a nice covered veranda, where you can enjoy meals together or relax with a book.

Splash!

When you walk towards the campsite pool, you won't fail to notice the large water slides. With four slides to whizz down to the bottom, there's enough room for everyone. There is also a paddling pool and fun fountains for little ones to enjoy. And plenty of room to sunbathe by the water.

Caves of Niaux

You can probably guess how Camping Des Grottes gets its name. The caves of Niaux are a stone's throw from the campsite and visible from the campsite. They are well worth a visit, if only because of the fascinating pre-historic paintings.

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7.9
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Detail information about this campsite

L. Vanderlinden

This inspector visits Campsite Des Grottes 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 L. Vanderlinden
L. Vanderlinden

Inspector Mr L. Vanderlinden

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Average rating: 7.9

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Toilet facilities
8.0
Staff
7.8
Price - quality comparison
8.0
Child friendliness
7.4
Entertainment
7.2
Sports facilities
7.5
Swimming pool
7.9
Food and drink
7.6
Surroundings
8.2

Linda, on this campsite in August 2018

7.7

Travelling party: Young couple

This campsite is well situated as in the surroundings there are a lot of amazing caves to visit. The toilet facilities were clean and good-looking. The swimming pool seemed to be fine but unfortunately we couldn’t try as it was cold and rainy. There is also a small grocery where you can buy some croissants and baguettes. The staff speaks English which we appreciated as we cannot speak French.

Tim Lloyd, on this campsite in August 2017

9.0

Travelling party: Seniors

Attention! Acceptance period for ACSI starts last week of August but the site was full when we arrived. This is still high season in Ariege. See my review

Chris ,Kelly, on this campsite in March 2017

8.4

Travelling party: Seniors

Pitches good size, could be muddy if wet, access from D8 tight but managed with 7Mt van plus car, 10 amp electric good if cold, reception on call if not open.

Sue Hewitt, on this campsite in April 2016

7.6

Travelling party: Seniors

Very tight access road though small village, although way out easier. Site lanes tight, glad we have a small caravan. Pitches large and hedged. Surroundings beautiful. Stream flows through site. Good stopover on way to Spain early or late season.

Liz T, on this campsite in September 2012

6.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 12 - 18 years

Can't comment on facilities, pool etc as all shut. Pitches way too tight for longer caravans, scraped ours trying to get in, it does need the suitable for longer vans symbol off as it is NOT. Wash/ toilet facilities a bit desperate except for the disabled which were good - used them. Pitches got flooded in the rain - weather not their fault I know. Nice & quiet, but for us - one to miss in future.

General information

Guide price 1
€29.10
Guide price 2
€40.10
Period of opening
01-03-2018 till 15-10-2018
Area
7 ha
Altitude
600m
Number of touring pitches
120 (90 - 110m2)
Number of permanent pitches
30
Number of accommodation units for hire
50
Campsite suitable for disabled persons
Yes

* 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:150 m2
    • period:01-06/15-09
    • Heated:Yes
  • Tropical leisure pool
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
Internet
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
At the reception
  • Reservation with CampingCard ACSI also possible
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Advance booking recommended for high season
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:English | Spanish | French | Dutch
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:charcoal | electricity | gas
Dogs
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Heated toilet facilities
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Toilet for the elderly
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Toilet-shower combination (215cmsx215cms minimum)
  • Showers: hot water
  • Showers: cold water
  • Senior citizens' shower (with extra wall supports)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Baby room
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Marked pitches
  • Grass
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
  • Ironing facilities
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
    • period:01-05/30-09
  • Groceries: extensive selection
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Restaurant (limited choice)
    • period:01-06/31-08
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Snack bar
    • period:01-06/31-08
  • Pizzeria
    • period:01-06/31-08
  • Takeaway meals
    • period:01-06/31-08
  • Bar
  • Freezing for cooling elements
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • (Log)cabins
    • total:50
  • Refrigerators
Swimming
  • Tropical leisure pool
  • Water slide (> 10 m)
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:150 m2
    • period:01-06/15-09
    • Heated:Yes
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:20 m2
    • period:01-06/15-09
  • Sunbathing area
Wellness
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
For children
  • Water slide (> 10 m)
  • Children's playground: large
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:20 m2
    • period:01-06/15-09
  • Entertainment programme: Children (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:French
    • period:01-07/30-08
  • Games room
  • Dance nights
  • Mini club (at least 4x a week - high season)
    • languages:French
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Baby room
  • Video games
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Multi-sports field
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
  • Fitness
  • Riding
Recreation (adults)
  • Entertainment programme: Adults (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:French
    • period:01-07/30-08
  • Fishing
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:difficult | average
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:difficult | easy | average
  • Games room
  • Pool or billiards
  • Television
  • Video games
Situation of campsite
  • Situated on river/stream (max. 0.1 km)
  • Panorama
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:3 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
    • length:10
    • weight:6000 kg
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:16 ampère
  • Euro-plug required
Disabled
  • Toilet-shower combination (215cmsx215cms minimum)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
Miscellaneous
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Quiet during the day and at night
Address & Route

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

  • Campsite Des Grottes

    09400 / Alliat/Niaux
    France

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    Coordinates:

    42°48'47"N 1°35'20"E
  • From Foix N20 direction Andorra. Turn right just past Tarascon towards Niaux/Vicdessos. Campsite 2 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.campingdesgrottes.com

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The weather on this campsite

Weather forecast

Thu

18 / 10

 

Fri

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Sat

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Sun

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Mon

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Tue

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Wed

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Max. 18.3° 21.2° 22.6° 23.1° 21.2° 18.4° 17°
Min. 13° 12.8° 12.4° 10.6° 9.5° 9.7°
Precipitation 85% 35% 20% 5% 5% 15% 30%
Wind direction ZO ZO S E NW NW NW
Wind speed 2 2 2 2 2 3 3

Average temperature

Climate

Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 80% 92 4
Feb 76% 55 5
Mar 72% 70 6
Apr 74% 127 6
May 79% 102 6
Jun 76% 94 6
Jul 77% 75 6
Aug 78% 98 7
Sep 78% 56 7
Oct 80% 68 5
Nov 81% 85 3
Dec 80% 84 4
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Campsite Des Grottes ****