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Camping Le Clapas ***

General information

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.

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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.

9.3
Average score View 21 reviews
Wifi 80-100% coverage
Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
Mobile homes
all amenities
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Detail information about this campsite

A.J. Mooi 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.

- Inspector Ms A.J. Mooi

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Average rating: 9.3

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Toilet facilities
8.0
Staff
9.6
Price - quality comparison
9.0
Entertainment
8.9
Food and drink
5.5
Surroundings
9.9

Heidi, on this campsite in August 2018

9.3

Travelling party: Family with children <4 years

Liked - Nice and small campground, very friendly people, private beach, nice playground for kids.
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michael - Westgate on sea, on this campsite in August 2019

10.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Everything.
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Sarah - Wolverhampton, on this campsite in August 2019

9.2

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - The staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. The location is good with access to the river. This is a lovely family friendly campsite. Toilet and shower facilities are a little dated but very clean. The kayaking trips with pick up at site are great fun
Disliked - No,
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Janine - Faversham, on this campsite in August 2019

10.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Beautiful beach and swimming that kept the kids busy. Great area for cycling. Kayak trip is unmissable, the 24km down the gorge section is stunning. Some good food options in the evenings, especially the rotisserie chicken. Alain is always there to help and keeps the campsite in good order.
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Sol - Recklinghausen, on this campsite in July 2019

8.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - The site has a direct access to the river and a little beach - that is wonderful,
the campsite is familiar and quiet
The keeper is very helpful and if people make noise after 22:30 he intervenes,
also he helps when people quarrel -that was really nice

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Penny - London, on this campsite in August 2018

9.8

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Great site - friendly staff
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Sarah - Wolverhampton, on this campsite in August 2018

9.5

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

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
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Janine - Faversham, on this campsite in August 2018

9.2

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

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.
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JK, on this campsite in August 2018

9.7

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

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.

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Rebecca - Stoke Holy Cross, on this campsite in August 2018

8.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Campsite not too big. Staff helpful and approachable. Good facilities.
Source: ctoutvert

General information

Guide price 1
€31.30
Guide price 2
€42.90
Period of opening
06-04-2019 till 29-09-2019
Area
3 ha
Altitude
90m
Number of touring pitches
66 (80 - 130m2)
Number of accommodation units for hire
19
Campsite suitable for disabled persons
Yes

* 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
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Mobile homes
    • total:17
Internet
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:4G
  • WiFi zone
    • wifi zone free
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
At the reception
  • Reservation with CampingCard ACSI also possible
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Advance booking recommended for high season
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:English | French
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:electricity | gas
Dogs
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Individual washcabins: cold water
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Squatting-toilets
  • Toilet for the elderly
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Toilet-shower combination (215cmsx215cms minimum)
  • Showers: hot water
  • Family shower
  • Senior citizens' shower (with extra wall supports)
  • 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
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Marked pitches
  • Grass
  • Terraced site
  • Hard ground
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Ironing facilities
Food, drink and groceries
  • Breakfast available
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Snack bar
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Pizzeria
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Takeaway meals
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Freezing for cooling elements
  • Ice available
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total:17
  • Locked refrigerator
  • Lodge tent without toilet facilities
    • total:2
Swimming
  • River/stream swimming (max. 0.1 km)
  • Sunbathing area
Beach
  • Sandy beach
  • Pebble/shingle beach
Water sports and recreation
  • White water kayaking/rafting
For children
  • Entertainment programme: Children (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:English | French
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Children's playground: small
  • Games room
  • Dance nights
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Baby room
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Multi-sports field
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
Recreation (adults)
  • Entertainment programme: Adults (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:English | French
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:difficult | easy | average
  • Games room
  • Television
Situation of campsite
  • Situated on river/stream (max. 0.1 km)
  • Located in a wood
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:1,5 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
Pitch amenities
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:10 ampère
Disabled
  • 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 pitches for disabled people
  • Special parking spaces for disabled people
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
Miscellaneous
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Special parking spaces for disabled people
  • Special pitches for disabled people
  • Campsite info app
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
    France

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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.

  • 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.

  • +33475371476

  • Send this campsite an e-mail

  • www.camping-le-clapas.com

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Camping Le Clapas ***