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.
Detail information about this campsite
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: 9.1
- Toilet facilities
- Price - quality comparison
- Child friendliness
- Sports facilities
- Swimming pool
- Food and drink
Liked - Shaded pitched and generous plots
Disliked - Uneven road to pitch
Liked - Excellent site with friendly staff
Disliked - Nothing
Liked - Superb location
Disliked - Nil
Liked - Location, pool and veiws
Disliked - Map was poor couldn't find the washing up area. Sunloungers were very uncomfortable.
Liked - Staff are very welcoming, the children loved there stay as much as we did, the food is great, entertainment was very good, the pool and wash areas and campsite in general was very well kept and cleaned daily. Beautiful location, and surrounding areas. We cannot pick no faults with the campsite as a whole, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back again in the near future, thank you for having us!
Liked - A choice of pools and water slides for the kids, entertainment every evening, very helpful staff and a wide range of other activities, both on site and off.
Liked - Staff were fantastic very helpful, facilities great and love that they green clean with no nasty chemicals where ever possible
Disliked - Could not eat in the restaurant as a family as no vegan dishes on the menu
Liked - Swimming pool, style of buildings and interiors, cleaneless, spirit - keep it so!
Disliked - In reception we have been asked for additional money to change the pitch fro 30 to 29 - explanation "the other one is with water" - it was not truth and not profesional for such high class camping.
Liked - Enjoyed the location and facilities.
Disliked - Can't think of anything!
Liked - Campsite is in a quiet wooded area north of Souillac. It has a number of very good facilities including eating areas, swimming pool, and night time entertainment. Everything about this campsite was good.
Disliked - Only thing I will criticise is the restaurant was closed on Monday evening, which was when we hoped to use it! I didn’t expect it to be closed during high season! The cafe was open and their excellent pizza sort of made up for my disappointment.
- Guide price 1
- Guide price 2
- Period of opening
- 06-04-2019 till 14-09-2019
- 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!)
At the reception
Ground and vegetation
Washing, washing-up, cooking
Food, drink and groceries
Available to hire at the campsite
Water sports and recreation
Sport and games
Situation of campsite
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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Coordinates: 44°56'43"N 1°26'28"E
Don't use SatNav. Take exit 55 on A20. At 2nd roundabout direction 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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