Camping site Domaine de la Paille Basse, a country estate camping site in the Castels chain is situated on a forested ridge near Souillac (Lot). The first thing you notice is the beautiful view and the harmony with which the camping site has been integrated into the surrounding nature. The property is very green and well maintained with a number of colourful flower pots. The restored medieval farms now house the reception and a charming restaurant.
Camping or glamping?
Here camping varies from basic to luxurious. The spacious campsites are pretty, primarily flat and well organized. The sanitation is modern. There is a choice of a standard site with or without electricity, a comfort site with a water connection and a premium site with its own refrigerator, picnic table, gas barbecue and two loungers. If you don't have your own equipment, you can rent a Coco Sweet tent or choose the spacious and charming glamping tent.
Water fun and amusement
The camping site has three swimming pools, a large and deep outdoor pool, a heated shallow pool and a heated kiddie pool. There are also four water slides next to each other and a water play area for the little ones. There are play areas, tennis courts, a grass football pitch and jeu-de-boules pitch. The older youth can strut the latest dance moves in the teenager disco (July and August).
To do and see
La Paille Basse is very child-friendly, so in the summer months many families have fun with the children. Other guests are active campers who like to hike in the surrounding area and culture lovers who really love the picturesque villages, castles and churches in the area.
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This inspector visits Campsite Castels Domaine de la Paille Basse 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.
Average rating: 8.1
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A little remote but very nice friendly site,
Excellent restaurant and shop facilities with very helpful staff
Another quality Les Castels site. Relaxing, reasonably spacious, nice bar and restaurant area in the evening. Great staff. Local town has a huge supermarket. Would go again.
The route to get here is a bit of an endurance and quite narrow in places. The site is easily found and is at the top of a long steep hill and some considerable distance from anywhere. We decided it wasn't a place for our motorhome to make daily outings from so stayed a night. Be warned that the entrance to the site past reception is Very narrow. The site itself is well laid out with excellent pitches, very clean unisex facilities with separate showers, loos, vanity cubicles. Excellent pools and some first class views.
We stayed here 2 weeks a couple of years ago. Firstly sat nav took us around the back of the site (other side of the hill) down a narrow lane. Not ideal with large twin axle caravan in tow. Finally having made it to site, we were faced with getting the van past reception. Another reviewer has mentioned narrow through road. It is a bit nerve wracking when there are pedestrians pushing past regardless of anything. The pitch was not well maintained. Paid for bigger pitch, and whilst this was the case, there was a tree in the middle of it, so positioning van difficult. The location of our pitch was great for all the services, but that also meant that it was the main thoroughfare for anyone going to their pitch on this side of the site. Pool is great and kept kids entertained for hours. The kids club was not really aimed at English kids so ours only went a couple of times. Restaurant and takeaway were v good and we felt excellent value for money. Niggle was the onsite disco which runs until the early hours. Whilst you cannot here anything going on, you are woken by people heading back to their vans at 2-3 in the morning with little regard for those around them. We won't come back, even though a nice site it is a bit in the middle of nowhere and a good drive to see all the big tourist sites in the Dordogne.
- Guide price 1
- Guide price 2
- Period of opening
- 07-04-2018 till 15-09-2018
- 12 ha
- Number of touring pitches
- 120 (100 - 110m2)
- Number of accommodation units for hire
- Campsite suitable for disabled persons
* 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!)
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Would you like to book Campsite Castels Domaine de la Paille Basse or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.
Campsite Castels Domaine de la Paille Basse
46200 / Souillac
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Don't use SatNav. Take exit 55 on A20. At 2nd roundabout dir. Salignac. Follow signs 'La Paille Basse'. Site is 8 km from Souillac.
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.
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