Camping Belle Vue

Europe France Aquitaine Dordogne

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Classic Dordogne camping with terrific valley views, a peaceful vibe, and friendly hosts

Camping Belle Vue is well named. What at first might seem like a modest-sized campsite – a mere eight pitches – soon wins you over with its intimate ambience and views over the fields to the local chateau: a grand old building crowning the village of Hautefort that was once lived in by a countess who survived a number of husbands. By night it lights up like a chandelier, and should you visit on a Wednesday evening you’ll find people in period dress strutting around its ornamental lawns to the accompaniment of classical music. Sitting in the northern tip of the Dordogne, just below Limousin, Hautefort is a charmingly low-key village, with a clutch of antique shops, galleries and rustic bars.

The campsite is a rustic and comfortable oasis of calm, with just eight pitches, a couple of pre-erected tents and two rental caravans. It’s well catered for with its cosy Stable Dining Room, decked out in blue-checked tablecloths and exposed brick walls, and a little shop selling basics where in the evening you can place an order for mouth-watering fresh pastries and bread to be delivered piping hot next morning. Owners Cal and Simon, originally from the UK, wanted to escape the rat race and find a slower pace of life, and they certainly did that. As well as welcoming hosts they’re also great cooks and serve up delicious local dishes made with their homegrown veg. Admittedly there’s not much to do, but the surrounding area has a smorgasbord of potential activities. Settle back and savour the honeysuckle perfume in the air and feel your pulse lowering by the minute.

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Facilities

Just 8 pitches, most with a super view of the Chateau d’Hautefort (lit at night). Two 4-berth, fully-equipped tents and a pair of 3-berth rental caravans. Wash block with toilets, showers, sinks and a washing up area. Communal freezer. Swimming pool. Campfires not permitted on site, though there is a barn for larger parties and BBQs.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, motorhomes, dogs (on leads) – yes.

Nearby

Oodles of things to do, from riding the Velo Rail (pedal karts) on disused railway tracks, to horse-riding, and hot air ballooning (00 33 6 83 43 36 01), which will set you back around €200, but is unforgettable. You might want to head for the river and hire a kayak. In July and August the tourist office organises tours to foie gras and walnut farms. Finally the prehistoric paintings of Lascaux are nearby (a short trip down D704).

Food & Drink

The cuisine onsite is typically French; Cal whips up dishes like Provençal beef casserole and mains are just €10. The onsite shop sells drinks and ice creams. The Auberge du Parc in Hautefort (00 33 5 53 50 88 98) has affordable French fare (mains €13), while Le Troubador is more upmarket, with specialities such as wild boar. A 2-course meal starts at €22.

Opening Times

May–end of September.

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The Owner Says

Whether you're walking, cycling, horse-riding or just going for a drive, Camping Belle Vue makes an ideal base from which to explore the Périgord region. Just 3km from Hautefort, our small campsite offers a stunning and tranquil setting in which to pitch your tent or park your campervan.

Enjoy terrific valley views of Chateau Hautefort from the peaceful and tranquil campsite, complete with super friendly hosts that will welcome you on arrival and help answer any questions you may have about the local area and attractions.

Like many who return year after year, we invite you to enjoy our friendly, personal service and our exceptional campsite. Where possible we can always be flexible on arrival and departure days in July and August; so please ask for further details.

Accommodation

8 pitches, all with shade if needed; most of the pitches have a super view of the Chateau d'Hautefort which is lit at night.

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Location

Contact Camping Belle Vue, La Contie, nr Hautefort, 24390 Boisseuilh, Dordogne, France

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Getting There

East of Périgueux, pick up D5 through Cubjac and Tourtoirac to St-Agnan; head south on D71, keeping an eye out for signs to Hautefort. In the village square (opposite the Tourist Office) take the D72 for Boisseuilh, continue straight on crossing 3 bridges and, after that, take the left fork in the road; Belle Vue is 500 metres along on the right.


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