Eurocamp in the Dordogne: St Avit Loisirs REVIEW

Eurocamp in the Dordogne: St Avit Loisirs REVIEW

Disclosure: (Ad)  We were provided with accommodation with Eurocamp and a contribution towards our ferry. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Eurocamp Dordogne, France

I have so many fond memories of our childhood Eurocamp holidays, spent in the South of France with my family. I vividly remember the long journey, softened by the Eurocamp activity pack that kept us occupied for hours. I remember long days spent on the beach, BBQs on those beautiful warm, Summer evenings and walks to the shop for fresh croissants in the mornings. I really cherish those memories. We visited France last year on a road trip exploring Brittany and absolutely loved it. The roads are lovely to drive on and I found the ferry travel really quite relaxing and stress free. So this year we thought we would explore a little more of France and head to the Dordogne region. We were not disappointed – there are so many beautiful towns and villages to explore near to our Eurocamp Saint Avit Loisirs parc. Having said that, there was so much to do for families on the parc, you really don’t need to venture off site if you don’t want to. Read on for our St. Avit Loisirs Review with Eurocamp Dordogne

Limeuil Dordogne

St Avit Loisirs, Le Bugue, Dordogne

St Avit Loisirs, Le Bugue, Dordogne

After many a night pondering, we decided on Saint Avit Loisirs as there seemed so much to do for the children and as I always say, happy kids = happy parents. I think the water park was by far the kids favourites place to hang out, with a choice of an indoor pool, outdoor pools, a ‘crazy river’ ride, a 65m water slide and paddling pools and a splash pool for the little ones. I also loved that there seemed to be a huge supply of sunbeds around the pool so there didn’t seem to be a day when we couldn’t locate a bed near to our friends with good views of the pool and slides.

St Avit Loisirs, Le Bugue, Dordogne
St Avit Loisirs, Le Bugue, Dordogne
St Avit Loisirs, Le Bugue, Dordogne

Our mornings started off with a slow meander to the shop on the parc where we picked up fresh croissants and a baguette and then headed out to explore the local area before lunch. We fell in love with Limeuil where we bumped into Jenny from TraveLynn family who showed us a beautiful river beach with the most beautiful views. The afternoon often consisted of a visit to the pool or the play park followed by a BBQ and bottle of wine sitting on the balcony with our friends who were staying in a nearby Eurocamp safari tent.

St Avit Loisirs, Le Bugue, Dordogne
Aspect mobile home Eurocamp

St. Avit Loisirs facilities

St. Avit Loisirs is a lovely parc in a great location. The parc offers a total of four pool complexes and an on-site restaurant and bar terrace. There are loads of family friendly activities including tennis, mini golf and quad biking. There is also cycle hire available, a lovely kids play area, and Eurocamp kids clubs – although we didn’t try these out as the children just wanted to hit the pool every day!

Another nice feature is the onsite supermarket that is well stocked with everything you may need and there is a takeaway service with a good choice of pizzas, salads, burgers, nuggets and chips.

This parc has so much on offer with the variety of kids clubs, waterparks and entertainment – for us with children of varied ages, it was a good choice.

Aspect holiday home, Eurocamp Dordogne

Our  3 bed, 1 bathroom Aspect mobile home had everything we needed for our week holiday. There is a decent sized living area with facing sofas and a table. Air-conditioning is an added bonus when the temperature hit 34 degrees. The girls had bunk beds in the second bedroom, and the third bedroom had a single bed and the travel cot was up and waiting for us. Linen can be hired beforehand so that everything is ready for you on arrival.

The kitchen was well equipped with a coffee machine, kettle, dishwasher and toaster along with all the usual kitchen utensils and crockery.

Outside the covered decking area was a real feature that actually doubled the living space. This was my favourite feature with the outdoor dining set and two sun loungers  overlooking rolling hills, a lovely spot to watch the sunsets with a glass of vino in an evening, whilst the kids played out on the grass area with their besties.

Aspect mobile home Eurocamp
View from Aspect mobile home Eurocamp
Eurocamp holiday Aspect mobile home
Eurocamp holiday Aspect mobile home

How to get there from the UK

We opted for the Portsmouth to Caen crossing, particularly because we were heading to Sussex for the Elderflower Fields Festival the weekend before, so Portmsouth seemed like the perfect option.  We chose the overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Caen, meaning we managed to get a little bit of rest and a few hours sleep, plus the early start meant that we made it to our Eurocamp holiday parc by late afternoon even with the numerous stops. Despite the long journey it was still doable with young kids…it took us about 8 hours.

Another option is the Dover to Calais crossing which is a shorter crossing,  but just bear in mind this means a slightly longer drive down to the Dordogne.

Our friends chose to fly in to Bergerac and hire a car from there and found this option stress free and pleasant.

Sarlat Dordogne

Things to see and do near St Avit loisirs, Le Bugue

I would definitely recommend a car if you are staying at St Avit Loisirs as there are so many beautiful things to see and do in Dordogne. The nearest town is Le Bugue and this is around 8km away. Here you will find a large supermarket. We also made our way to Limeuil which is an absolutely beautiful village about 10-15 minutes away;  we found a lovely pebble river beach to sit and have a picnic and Les Jardins Panoramiques de Limeuil is well worth a visit.

Beynac and Sarlat are a little further drive away, but both equally beautiful.

 
 
 
 
 
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Beautiful SARLAT – about 40 minutes drive from our @eurocampholidays parc (Ad- press trip) in Le Bugue. One of the first places we visited and it’s so pretty – we loved walking around, stopping for a coffee and a bite to eat. The macaroons we purchased from the market were pretty special too! . . . . #sarlat #dordogne #dordognevalley #france #beautifuldestinations @francefr @igersdordogne_ #ladordogne #dordognetourisme #visitfrance #france_holidays #france_vacations #francemylove #loveyourtimetogether #neverstopexploring #beautifulplaces #lovelifeoutdoors #getoutdoors #snaphappybritmums #welltraveledkids #familytravels #fearlessfamtrav #travelmadfam #limeuil #lovelysquares #myhappycapture #holidayswithkids #travel_captures #familytrips #guardiantravel #lppathfinders

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Have you ever visited the Dordogne or had a Eurocamp holiday before? would love to hear your thoughts!

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Disclosure: (Ad)  We were provided with accommodation with Eurocamp and a contribution towards our ferry. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

22 Comments

  1. June 17, 2019 / 5:55 am

    This looks so beautiful. We are going to
    Have to try a Euro camp. It looks like you had a great time x

  2. June 17, 2019 / 7:53 am

    It looks like such a gorgeous region to visit and that water park would delight my nieces for days! #MondayEscapes

  3. June 17, 2019 / 8:18 am

    What a beautiful Eurocamp – a lovely part of France and a greta park with everything you need for the family. Hoping to head this way ourselves soon #mondayescapes

  4. June 17, 2019 / 9:58 am

    The Dordogne is one of my favourite regions in France. It looks like you found a great place to stay with little kids. #mondayescapes

  5. June 17, 2019 / 10:15 am

    I love the look of this. I’ve rarely visited France apart from skiing or boating and this looks amazing. I’ve also never done Eurocamp but it too looks fantastic and I think my kids would love it. #MondayEscapes

  6. June 17, 2019 / 10:48 am

    One of our most favourite family holidays was a Eurocamp holiday!! It was so brilliant for families and we would love to go back to one. I’ve been wanting to go to the Dordogne for ages too so it’s great to see what it’s like through your lovely photos! x

  7. June 17, 2019 / 5:51 pm

    Was so good meeting up with you at your parc! I love how different ours were and love how Eurocamp offers such a range of parcs. #MondayEscapes

  8. June 17, 2019 / 8:32 pm

    This looks like an amazing holiday. We’re thinking of a eurcamp holiday next summer. This one looks fantastic for kids and what a beautiful area.

  9. June 17, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    I’ve never tried a Eurocamp before but they seem like a great place – water slides would be a hit with our girls #MondayEscapes

  10. June 18, 2019 / 12:46 pm

    Oh Katy it looks like an absolutely beautiful area! I’ve never stayed in a Eurocamp before but it sounds like there are tons of fun things for the kids to do. I’d love to visit France with my girls (especially as my eldest is learning French at school and wants to put it into practice). I have to admit the long journey/drive puts me off a bit so I think we would probably choose to fly in and then hire a car which obviously adds to the expense. Gorgeous photos! #mondayescapes

  11. June 18, 2019 / 3:28 pm

    It looks like a beautiful spot, you’ve got some gorgeous photos. We’ve actually never been on a Eurocamp break before but will be in July. Hoping to visit somewhere as beautiful as you have #MondayEscapes

  12. June 18, 2019 / 3:40 pm

    Aww your little ones’ faces – looks like they had a great time! I never did anything like this as a kid, but you make it sound so lovely! #MondayEscapes

  13. June 18, 2019 / 5:02 pm

    Never been to either the Dordogne or on a Eurocamp holiday, both look fabulous #MondayEscapes

  14. June 18, 2019 / 6:30 pm

    Katy your photos are stunning! This is right up our street! French campsites always impress me and this looks right up there with the best of them . Stunning views too. Will add it to my ever growing list of places to see! Thank you. #MondayEscapes

  15. June 25, 2019 / 8:12 pm

    This looks like such a beautiful eurocamp site, the perfect balance.

  16. June 26, 2019 / 12:39 pm

    I love that you’ve been able to recreate your childhood holidays with your own family. This camp looks lovely – I must admit I’ve never considered the Dordogne, though it looks so pretty. Isn’t the Aspect amazing? We stayed in one recently and I was really impressed.

  17. June 26, 2019 / 2:36 pm

    Fresh croissants, water park, lovely things to see and do in the Dordogne? However did you struggle through? 😉

  18. June 26, 2019 / 3:48 pm

    Gorgeous! We always used to do Eurocamp holidays when I was young and I remember having a wonderful stay in the Dordogne. So many facilities here too!

  19. June 30, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    This looks like kiddie heaven! I can’t believe how much there is on offer for children. And the location just looks BEAUTIFUL. What a great family holiday destination!

  20. July 1, 2019 / 6:06 pm

    The pool complex looks incredible! That’s one of the big draws for us when choosing a holiday park. This one looks fabulous. What a gorgeous view you had.

  21. July 1, 2019 / 7:05 pm

    What a fantastic holiday park – it’s just the type we love to go to with our kids with lots to do and a fab pool complex. Your mobile home looks brilliant too – very modern!

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