Campsite Le Clos du Rhône is a campsite in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Bouches-du-Rhône, located by the sea.The campsite has which are marked out, pitches with shade, pitches without shade and pitches with some shade. Le Clos du Rhône is located close to a sandy beach. It is possible to rent mobile homes. The campsite has a playground and a sports ground.
The following rules apply to pets at (Le Clos du Rhône):
- Dog(s) permitted in low season (if on a lead)
- Dog(s) permitted in high season (if on a lead)
For sportive holidaymakers the camp site offers various cycle routes. There is an entertainment programme and a fitness room. For those who want to relax after a busy day there is a whirlpool and steam bath. The camp site has an outdoor swimming pool, heated outdoor swimming pool and a toddlers' pool. There is also water slide. You can swim nearby in the sea. At Le Clos du Rhône you can go snorkelling and windsurfing.
You don't always have to cook, as the camp site has a snack bar, pizzeria and restaurant (with snack menu). The camp site also supplies fresh bread. You can also use the internet, as the camp site has one or more computers with an internet connection and you can access the internet with your own laptop in 80% of the camp site.
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Detail information about this campsite
This inspector visits Campsite Le Clos du Rhône 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: 7.2
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Our first trip to the Carmargue. The site is about a 20 minute walk outside of St Maries de la Mer, but if you are able to cycle it would only take about ten on a perfectly flat cycle path. We had plenty of options as far as pitches were concerned and they were all quite spacious. It was, however, quite windy when we were there and we had to turn our motor home round a couple of times. There is a small beach within walking distance and the water was warm. Fresh bread in the bar each day. Highlight for us was the boat trip on the Tika II which goes from just outside the camp site. 10Euros for a couple of hours down the Petit Rhone to see the birds, horses and bulls. The town is lovely, too many restaurants to chose from, but the food we had on one was excellent. Big Spanish influence in the area. The downside was the toilet facilities, they\'re modern but not particularly clean and for some strange reason the staff chose to clean them between 7.30 and 9 in the morning. Fortunately we have very good facilities in our motor home and tended to use them instead. There is a very good motor home point on site so that was an added bonus for us. Would we visit again - probably, but we\'ve ticked off the Carmargue so it\'ll be a while before we return.
We stayed here in our caravan for three nights in June. Despite many warnings picked up in other reviews, we decided to have a go at staying on this site right on the Camargue coast – it seemed too good to miss. Most warnings concerned the biting insects, but we were armed with lotions, coils, electric vapour devices and screens, so we thought we could survive. We arrived at 12.05 (grrr!). This meant we had a two hour wait until the reception re-opened at 2pm. Quite a queue formed and tempers were getting frayed by 2pm as the queue jumpers did their best! Good points: plenty of space on site in June; a very nice, if busy, pool; direct access to the beach from the site. Bad points…well, the insect life was intolerable. Even fully lotioned, you couldn’t comfortably walk from the door of the ‘van to the back of the car without feeling the biters moving in. We mustered about 50 bites between us in 3 days. An English couple we met lasted one night and left traumatised! Having said that there were plenty of people lounging around on site, apparently comfortable. We had to leave after 3 days because we were tense and uncomfortable…not good on a holiday. Incidentally, we had a great day out on the nearby bird reserve. Did we get bitten there at all – no!! Add to this problem a feeling that the site is unloved; the older toilet block was smelly; there is a bar/café, but they offer ONE outside table and no shade! Taking all of this together, we realised that a better holiday could be had elsewhere – and so it proved! Never again!
Worst ever campsite been on, pitches very small, very untidy site, would not recommend. Staff not helpful and very untidy.
This is a very busy site, the staff were extremely friendly but the site wasn\'t one of our favourites.
It needed more sun loungers around the pool. The town is very touristy. You will need mosquito repellent for the Camargue region
Visited this site intending to stay a couple of days but left after one. Reception staff, a middle aged man, very offhand and unwelcoming, electric pitches for ACSI members littered, muddy, rutted and like a truck stop. Sanitary block smelt of drains. Site shop assistant refused to serve my wife with bread (I think because she was obviously English) telling her to go to the gas station. They served me when I went in immediately afterwards. An unpleasant site staffed by unfriendly people. The location is good.
Very disappointed, probably our worst ACSI experience. No customer satisfaction, grubby facilities, poorly maintained pitches. Pool very pleasant. Surrounding area excellent.
Staff seemed offhand. Toilet facilities we're cramped and a bit smelly. Shower ceilings covered with black mould.
Drainage poor and very uneven pitches. Site generally not well maintained, gardens shabby. Laundry room dirty and untidy. Cafe hygiene non-existent. Toilets/showers grubby. Our first ACSI site and possibly our last as we were so disappointed. The only good thing I can say is that it was close to a lovely beach and the swimming pool was good.
What may be described as a spacious campsite certainly was disappointing in the low season. The area being used was too limited and resulted in pitches being small and crowded. While the swimming pool was delightful the amenities left a lot to be desired. We had intended to stay for a few days but left after one night. This meant we did not get to enjoy some of the areas delights.
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- Period of opening
- 07-04-2017 till 06-11-2017
- 7 ha
- Number of touring pitches
- 257 (60 - 100m2)
- Number of accommodation units for hire
- Campsite suitable for disabled persons
* Facilities printed in bold are not included in the overnight rate. Supplementary charges will apply. (This does not mean that facilities which are not printed in bold are free!)
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Campsite Le Clos du Rhône
route d'Aigues-Mortes, CD38
13460 / Stes Maries-de-la-Mer
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From Arles beyond Chateau d'Avignon right onto D38c. Left after a few km on D38. Turn right before Stes Maries-de-la-Mer. Campsite signposted.
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