Camping site Le Clapas lies directly on the Ardèche river. You camp here with the famous, very touristy Pont d'Arc and the impressive Gorges de l’Ardėche ‘just around the corner’. A truly fantastic camping site in the south of France. The English speaking owner is very helpful and hospitable.
Former municipal camping site
Around 2005 Le Clapas was still a municipal camping site. Subsequently, the camping was taken over by private owners. They planted trees and used stones from the river to construct walls. The many trees on the slightly sloping terrain now provide shade and create a park-like feel. Everything looks well cared for.
The camping pitches measure between 75 and 100 m2. There are basic pitches for tent campers, who do not need electricity, as well as comfort pitches with electricity connections and even a well.
Snacks and barbecues
In high season a pizza delivery or snack van visits the camping site three times a week. Be sure to join the barbecue or meal (with regional products) prepared by the owner once a week.
Swimming and kayaking
With its setting on the bank of the Ardèche, Le Clapas attracts many canoeists and kayakers The camping site jetty is an added attraction for kayak and canoe owners. With the river a stone's throw away, you will not miss a swimming pool. This is certainly the case when you see that there is an idyllic pebble and rocky beach.
Furthermore, guests can enjoy themselves on the camping grounds with a game of volleyball or soccer. And if you like horse riding or paintballing, you can do both at about 5 km from the camping site. More information is available at the camping site reception.
Detail information about this campsite
This inspector visits Camping Le Clapas 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: 9.3
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- Price - quality comparison
- Food and drink
Liked - Helpful staff, beautiful location.
Liked - Service. Setting. Pitch. Welcome. Extraordinary helpfulness. Bar. Recommendations. River. View. Great service even in low season.
Disliked - No. This is a special place, even among all the places we have ever stayed,
Liked - Nice and small campground, very friendly people, private beach, nice playground for kids.
Liked - The location was perfect, set in an area with lots to see and do. We received a warm welcome with precise explanation of how the site worked and available services. The reception was even kind enough to wait an extra hour to receive us. They were also kind enough to offer us the loan of an electrical extension lead. Overall a very pleasant stay - it was just a night stop over for us but we wish we were able to stay longer.
Disliked - the electrical point was a bit far away but the reception was kind enough to provide us with an extension lead. The grass on the pitch could do with a bit of attention.
Liked - One of our favourite campsites...
Liked - Great site - friendly staff
Liked - Compared with other campsites along the river le Clapas had a lovely small beach. Better than what other sites appeared to have. Snack bar was a good price and good quality food. We went on kayak trip booked at the site, picked up and dropped off afterwards from Le Clapas, great trip good value for money. Overall clean facilities. Nice small site, would use this site if we returned to the region.
Disliked - Shame the site across the river had loud entertainment going on until about midnight which disturbed the lovely quiet of Le Clapas. This would not stop us from coming back
Liked - Really nice family campsite. Our second visit as we enjoyed the beach with our small children 2 years ago. Beautiful spot on the river close to some gorgeous villages and town. Canoeing was fantastic and brilliant area for cycling. Safe campsite for children to play on bikes. Reasonable choice of food in the evenings although it would be great to have the chicken guy twice in the week.
Disliked - The campsite itself is quiet but there is a lot of noise most nights from neighbouring campsites which goes on quite late. Our pitch was a bit soggy after heavy rain and due to the shade never dried out.
Liked - Helpful staff, nice atmosphere, hot water, drinking taps near pitch, safe environment, beach, clean facilities, recycling, close to town
Disliked - Very noisy campsite nearby or neighbours with loud music almost every night.
Liked - Campsite not too big. Staff helpful and approachable. Good facilities.
- Guide price 1
- Guide price 2
- Period of opening
- 06-04-2019 till 29-09-2019
- 3 ha
- Number of touring pitches
- 66 (80 - 130m2)
- 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 Camping Le Clapas or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.
Camping Le Clapas
280 chemin de la Vernède
07150 / Salavas/Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
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Coordinates: 44°23'36"N 4°23'41"E
A7, exit Montelimar-Nord, dir. Le Teil. There, N102 dir. Aubenas. Before Lavilledieu on roundabout to D103. Then left D579 to Vallon Pont d'Arc. There follow road dir. Barjac. After Salavas left (Route du Chassel). Follow signs.
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