The cosy terrace camping site Les Gorges de l'Oignon is located directly on the banks of the reservoir of the same name in the green foothills of the Jura mountains (Ain Departement). The spacious pitches on grass are separated from each other by hedges and accessible via sloping paths. The exquisite vista over the reservoir and the hills is striking, and you have a view higher up of the swimming pool with toddler's pool and Jacuzzi.
View of the lake
The pitches at the Les Gorges de l'Oignon camping site are laid out on terraces so that in most cases, you will have a beautiful of the reservoir and the surrounding green hills. To provide you with the privacy you need, the pitches, which always offer some shade, are demarcated with hedges. Some pitches are located along the lake and are completely free to choose from.
Two well-maintained sanitary blocks offer showers, toilets, lavatories, a bathroom for babies and a lavatory for handicapped persons. For campers without their own tent or caravan, there are wooden chalets and mobile homes for rent, both with their own sanitary facilities and covered veranda.
Young and old alike will enjoy themselves at the water park, featuring a large heated swimming pool, a heated play pool with water spouts, a rapids run and a paddling pool (for toddlers only). Thanks to the location, you will have a magnificent view of the upper part of the grounds, right from your lounger.
Sports lovers can play to their heart's content at the football and volleyball pitch or work on their table tennis or jeu de boules skills. You can also play or learn golf here. Fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines on the banks of the lake. In the evening during high season, the whole family can get together at theme nights (including dance and karaoke).
Detail information about this campsite
This inspector visits Campsite Les Gorges de l'Oignin 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: 9.0
- Toilet facilities
- Price - quality comparison
- Child friendliness
- Sports facilities
- Swimming pool
- Food and drink
Liked - We had a great pitch overlooking the lake. It felt very secure as there is a card entry system so you didn't worry about leaving your stuff outside and could leave the caravan unlocked and windows open. The piste de boules was lovely. The pool area was clean and very nice. The owner was very accommodating - gave us a great pitch and put our son and his wife, and our friend in adjacent pitches. It was very quiet in the night so we slept well. The showers and washing up facilities were good. They were clean and had plenty of hot water. The pizzas were good. The rose wine was good.
Disliked - NO
Liked - The area around the site, ideal for touring. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. They make you feel special.
Disliked - No
Liked - Simple check in, excellent pitch. Pool to cool off in at the end of a days cycling. Free showers, good beer.
Disliked - No
Liked - Very well maintained, nice location, friendly and welcoming.
Liked - This is the 4th consecutive year we have been to the campsite and once again we had a fantastic time. It is an excellent, well-managed campsite in a lovely part of France.
Disliked - You could just do with a couple more toilets for females and they could do with being cleaned a little more frequently - they get far more use that the male toilets as most young children with go to the toilets with their mothers.
Liked - Friendly and beautiful
Liked - Peaceful, clean camping
Children loved it
Liked - Our pitch was right beside the lake, with a different view each day. Within easy reach of major places of interests.
Disliked - Thought could be given to the placing of families with children under the age of five. On pitches nearer the play areas, and not next to OAP 's
Liked - Beautiful setting, extremely tranquil atmosphere. Small pool area was clean with beautiful views. Ideal for young children.
Disliked - The washblocks were very clean but a little tired.
Liked - Location and countryside was great for cycling
- Guide price 1
- Guide price 2
- Period of opening
- 15-04-2019 till 30-09-2019
- 2.6 ha
- Number of touring pitches
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- Number of accommodation units for hire
* 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 Les Gorges de l'Oignin or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.
Campsite Les Gorges de l'Oignin
734 rue du Lac
01580 / Matafelon-Granges
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Coordinates: 46°15'18"N 5°33'25"E
From Bourg-en-Bresse in the direction of Nantua, turn left at roundabout and take D18 as far as Matafelon, follow the signs. Matafelon is not signposted coming from Oyonax.
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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