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Campsite Castels Domaine de la Paille Basse *****

General information
Guide price €41.20

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.

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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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Detail information about this campsite

J. Vuegen

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.

- Inspector Mr J. Vuegen
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Average rating: 8.1

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Food and drink

derek Rogers, on this campsite in June 2018


Travelling party: Seniors

A little remote but very nice friendly site,
Excellent restaurant and shop facilities with very helpful staff

Sean, on this campsite in August 2017


Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

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.

Dep, on this campsite in May 2016


Travelling party: Seniors

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.

Sophie Spencer, on this campsite in August 2014


Travelling party: Family with children, various ages

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.

General information

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!)

Popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:300 m2
    • Heated:Yes
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Mobile homes
    • total:82
  • WiFi zone
At the reception
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Advance booking recommended for high season
  • Passport/identity card required
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Defibrillator
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:English | French
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
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog walking area
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Toilet-shower combination (215cmsx215cms minimum)
  • Showers: hot 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
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Baby room
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Marked pitches
  • Grass
  • Terraced site
  • Hard standing pitches
  • Hard ground
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Dryers
  • Ironing facilities
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: extensive selection
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Restaurant (with ample choice)
    • period:13-05/16-09
  • Restaurant (limited choice)
    • period:20-05/10-09
  • Snack bar
    • period:01-05/14-09
  • Takeaway meals
    • period:13-05/16-09
  • Bar
    • period:13-05/16-09
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total:82
  • Tents
    • total:2
  • Locked refrigerator
  • Water slide (> 10 m)
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:300 m2
    • Heated:Yes
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:30 m2
    • Heated:Yes
Water sports and recreation
  • White water kayaking/rafting
For children
  • Water slide (> 10 m)
  • Children's playground: large
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:30 m2
    • Heated:Yes
  • Games room
  • Mini club (at least 4x a week - high season)
    • languages:German | English | French
  • Baby room
  • Bouncy castle
  • Video games
  • No entertainment programme
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Multi-sports field
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
  • Beach volleyball
  • Golf course nearby (max. 10 km)
    • distance:5 km
    • total:18
Recreation (adults)
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:difficult | average
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:difficult | easy | average
  • Games room
  • Excursion programme (at least 2x a week - m.s.)
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Television
  • Video games
  • Guided walks
    • period:01-07/31-08
Situation of campsite
  • Panorama
  • Close to motorway junction (< 10 km)
    • distance:10 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:9 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
Pitch amenities
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:16 ampère
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • 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
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Separate area for young people
Address & Route

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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    44°56'43"N 1°26'28"E
  • 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.

  • Contact

  • www.lapaillebasse.com

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Max. 18.6° 21° 20.2° 20.1° 21.4° 22° 20.2°
Min. 15.4° 11.1° 10.9° 10.8° 10.4° 9.2°
Precipitation 90% 10% 15% 65% 15% 10% 10%
Wind direction ZO ZO ZO N N N N
Wind speed 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

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Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 84% 44 3
Feb 80% 35 5
Mar 70% 53 6
Apr 72% 110 6
May 72% 79 7
Jun 70% 66 8
Jul 72% 89 8
Aug 72% 62 8
Sep 76% 73 7
Oct 83% 65 5
Nov 88% 90 3
Dec 86% 64 3
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Campsite Castels Domaine de la Paille Basse *****