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

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9.1
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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.

www.lapaillebasse.com 
  • Campsite accepts ACSI Club ID

Popular amenities

Outdoor swimming pool
Wifi 80-100% coverage
Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
Mobile homes
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Reviews (35)

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Average rating: 9.1

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Toilet facilities
8.5
Staff
9.1
Price - quality comparison
8.7
Child friendliness
7.6
Sports facilities
7.5
Swimming pool
8.4
Food and drink
8.1
Surroundings
9.3

G - Reading, on this campsite in August 2018

10.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Secluded pitch, stunning views, wonderful setting
Disliked - Lifeguards not paying attention to swimmers but on mobile phones all the time - very disappointing
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Sarah - Surrey, on this campsite in August 2018

8.3

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - The pool was a great size
All the staff were very friendly and accommodating
Food and drink was very reasonably priced

Disliked - The sunloungers by the pool were so uncomfortable!
Source: Ctoutvert

Shelagh - Edinburgh, on this campsite in July 2018

9.3

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - As usual we loved the atmosphere. The pool area is great, the new café beside the pool was perfect for morning coffee, the entertainment was very good and also the aqua gym and muscle classes by Gora were fun.
Disliked - This was our 4th visit to Paille Basse and the 3rd time in the glamping tents. 2013 and 2014 the glamping was wonderful. The tents were new (only two big tents and 2 small tents), lots of luxurious extras eg cushions, mirror, carpet, beds already made up, wooden table and chairs, wooden deck chairs, a large canopy. This summer we were sadly very disappointed with the glamping facilities. There were 4 big tents. and 4 small (too many and too close), tents were old and dirty, beds not made up, no extras. There is a basic picnic table and bench and a cheap parasol so we could not sit outside.
Source: Ctoutvert

MALIPATIL - Crawley, on this campsite in July 2018

10.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Very nice location, clean, friendly staff!
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Dougal - Bath, on this campsite in July 2018

9.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Really enjoyed our stay. Excellent location, facilities and staff.
Disliked - Toilet blocks at the woodland camping area in need of upgrade - toilet seats old and broken. Need more showers and toilets.
Source: Ctoutvert

Ian - Frampton Cotterell, on this campsite in July 2018

9.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Nice smaller site; quiet and very very good facilities. Great people.
Disliked - Our pitch was small after stating we had a large caravan so we didn’t have enough space. The not aggressive or stinging wasps were an inconvenience to the point where we couldn’t eat outside the caravan or the restaurant.
Source: Ctoutvert

Michal - Saint Germain en Laye, on this campsite in August 2019

8.7

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

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.
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Family, on this campsite in July 2019

5.7

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - clean sanitory units
Disliked - noise after 23pm and all night through of kids running around the camp site. Too expensive campsite for this performance.
Source: Ctoutvert

Shelina - Leicester, on this campsite in August 2019

9.3

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

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
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STEVEN - ST NEOTS, on this campsite in August 2019

9.3

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Location, pool and veiws
Disliked - Map was poor couldn't find the washing up area. Sunloungers were very uncomfortable.
Source: Ctoutvert

Inspected annually

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

Inspector Mr J. Vuegen

J. Vuegen

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Call +32(0)477264380

Facilities

General information

Guide price 1
€48.30
Guide price 2
€68.30
Period of opening *
04-04-2020 till 12-09-2020
Area
12 ha
Number of touring pitches
120 (100 - 110m2)
Number of accommodation units for hire
84
Campsite suitable for disabled persons
Yes

* The opening period may vary due to the measures surrounding the coronavirus.

** 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
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Mobile homes
    • total:82
Internet
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
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
Dogs
  • 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
  • Tap without push control
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
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Restaurant (with ample choice)
  • Restaurant (limited choice)
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Snack bar
  • Takeaway meals
  • Bar
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total:82
  • Tents
    • total:2
  • Locked refrigerator
Swimming
  • 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:9,9 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
Disabled
  • 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
  • Special parking spaces for disabled people
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Tap without push control
Miscellaneous
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Separate area for young people
  • Special parking spaces for disabled people

Weather

The weather on this campsite

Weather forecast

Sat

26 / 09

 

Sun

27 / 09

 

Mon

28 / 09

 

Tue

29 / 09

 

Wed

30 / 09

 

Thu

01 / 10

 

Fri

02 / 10

 
Max. 13.3° 10.7° 14.4° 18.4° 20.5° 19.4° 17.7°
Min. 5.1° 3.2° 6.9° 9.1° 11.1° 10.8°
Precipitation 65% 85% 75% 10% 15% 45% 60%
Wind direction W NW W W SW SW SW
Wind speed 3 3 2 2 2 3 3

Climate

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

Average temperature

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  • Campsite Castels Domaine de la Paille Basse

    46200 / Souillac
    France
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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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