Camping Du Bas Meygnaud

Europe France Aquitaine Dordogne

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Quiet and shady camping in the heart of the Dronne Valley

There’s something special about Camping du Bas Meygnaud. Normally if you mention a campsite in France with a pool, on-site restaurant, bike rental, badminton court and a pair of mobile homes to rent your head begins to swim with the sound of screaming children and the clapping bingo-wings of morning aqua-aerobics sessions. However Camping du Bas Meygnaud could not be further away from this commercial camping fanfare.

Run by potentially the friendliest hosts on the continent and poised in countryside so sun-floweringly typical of rural France, this is the traditional family camping that everyone this side of the channel is searching for. A blanket of tall pine trees casts a cooling cover of shade over half of the campsite, the skinny trunks reaching high above, spilling their shadows across the grass pitches underneath. This brown and green scene is given colour by the glorious summer sun splintering through the canopy, as well as, of course, the peppering of colourful family tents. Out in the open there is ample camping space away from the trees, ideal for suntan searches and those wanting to camp closest to the amenities – modern, clean and well equipped for families with the littlest of campers.

The real pleasures here, though, come in the homely little touches that give Camping Du Bas Meygnaud that friendly local feel. An organic herb garden looks, at first glance, a little over grown but venture closer and you'll find a treasure trove of produce waiting to be plucked and thrown into your evening meal. The busy worker bees that to and fro from the vegetables in flower are also on your side, stockpiling their goods in the beehive that provides honey to campers with a sweet tooth. Some of this produce can be brought in the small grocery shop by reception. Or, if you fancy the night off, enjoy some tasty slap-up regional food and wood-fired pizzas in the campsite’s restaurant.

Though the facilities are uncommercial, there's still plenty to make active campers feel thoroughly at home. The outdoor pool is a pleasure in the heat of midday, but hiring a bike and cycling the four kilometers to Brantôme – a wonderfully beautiful little town with excellent eateries and ice-cream to cool you down – is far more rewarding. When you return to the campsite the pool will still be waiting and all the more satisfying as a result.

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Facilities

50 tent pitches, 2 furnished chalets, 2 mobile homes and tents available to rent. Modern and clean bathroom facilities (showers, sinks, flushing loos) and a baby changing room. Reception where you can find information on the local area, including sporting activities and cultural events. Swimming pool, bike rental, playground, volleyball court, badminton, table tennis and jeu de boules. Grocery shop, bar, restaurant, barbeque and Wi-Fi. Organic garden, herb garden and beehive for campers to visit.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, campervans, children and pets – yes.

Nearby

Sometimes known as the ‘Venice of the Dordogne’, Brantôme is a lovely little town near the northern edge of the region. Perhaps this billing is exaggerated, however the town has an undeniably charming mix of medieval and Renaissance architecture to admire. On the banks of the Dromme river (just outside Brantóme) lies Les Jardins Tranquille, a lovely garden, which offers exactly what it says – tranquility. The garden's nine acres have large, English-style borders, shady wooded areas and a lovely stretch along the edge of the river. Sorges is a small village not far from Perigueux with a particularly attractive church, which sits on a pleasant square. Sorges is known as the 'truffle capital' and boasts a recently renovated museum (0033 553 059 011), offering an interesting and playful look at the world of truffles.

Food & Drink

There’s an onsite restaurant, serving regional food and a variety of snacks. Fresh bread from the local baker is delivered each morning in July and August, and campers can also make their own pizza. Nearby Brantôme boasts plenty of excellent eateries, including Hostellerie Du Perigord Vert (0033 553 057 058); Cote Riviere (0033 553 466 030) – with tables over looking the pretty River Dronne; and La Recre Gourmande (0033 553 457 704) where Colette and Yann welcome you to their beautiful 17th-century home.

Opening Times

April - September.

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The Owner Says

Our campsite is situated in the heart of the Dronne Valley. Brantôme "The venise of the Périgord" is just 4km away. Camping du Bas Meygnaud is quiet and shady with 50 pitches. We promote respect for both the environment and fellow campers.

From the campsite there are several routes and pathways for cycling and walking. Forests, hills, lakes, rivers and rocks provide a lot of natural activities. Locally there is plenty to do: You can visit the botanic garden of Brantôme, Alaije; there is a truffel museum in Sorges, and several water mills in the area where you can learn how to make flour and walnut oil; Brantôme "la Venise de Périgord" has a Benedictine abbey; and, of course, there are the famous caves of Lascaux.

At the campsite you will also find bike rental, a swimmingpool, a playground, a volleyball court, badminton and table tennis, plus a boules pitch.

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Accommodation

50 x 110 m² pitches on a grassy, sloping ground. Some spaces with shade and some without.

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Wooden Chalet

Camping bungalow Sleeps 4 2 Available
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Nature Cabin

Static Caravan Sleeps 6 4 Available
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Lodge Tent

Pre-pitched tent Sleeps 5
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Pre-Pitched Tent

Pre-pitched tent Sleeps 6
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Large Grass Pitch - 110m2

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 20 Available
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Woodland Cabane

Gypsy caravan Sleeps 2
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Location

Contact Camping Du Bas Meygnaud, Camping du Bas Meygnaud, 24310 Valeuil Brantome, Dordogne, France

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Getting There

From Paris there are 2 routes: take the A20 to Limoges then the N21 to Thiviers. In Thiviers follow the signs to Brantôme (D707, D78). From Brantôme follow the signs to Périgueux (D939) and 4 kms after Brantôme turn right at Laserre. Or, take the A10 Bordeaux, until Poitiers, then the N10 to Angoulème. After Angoulème follow the D939 towards  Périgueux. The road will take you on the Brantôme by-pass. 4 kms after Brantôme turn right at Laserre. From Bordeaux: take the A89 Brive-La Gaillarde to exit 14 then follow the signs to Périgueuxand then Brantôme (D939). 4 kms before Brantôme turn left at Laserre. From Clermont Ferrand: take the A89 to Périgueux, to exit 15 then follow the signs to Périgueux, Brantôme and then Brantôme (D939). 4 kms befor Brantôme turn left at Laserre.

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