Camping Moulin de David, 24540 Gaugeac-Monpazier, Tel 05 53 22 65 25

www.moulin-de-david.com

 

 

To find site: - From Monpazier take D2 towards Villereal. In about one and half miles watch for signs directing you to a left turn. The final half-mile to the site is along a narrow road so care is needed.

 

Camping Moulin de David has about 150 pitches all of which are mostly level. Water and electric points are within easy access of each pitch and some pitches have individual water and waste points. A few pitches have an area of hard standing. There are three excellent toilet blocks. The site is laid out along a fairly narrow valley with lots of mature trees, which provide shade. There are a fair number of staticís on this site some in their own areas and some dotted amongst the touring pitches. There are also a more limited number of permanent tents. The facilities for children are really excellent with a swimming pool and natural lake for swimming. Plus lots of other recreational features. Behind the reception is the bar/restaurant/shop complex. In high season the site puts a lot of emphasis on competitions and entertainment, which is great fun for the kids, but couples may find this a bit noisy, a little A Le Hi-Di-Hi. Bread has to be ordered at the shop the day before which can be a little inconvenient. The shop often has a good selection of English newspapers. There are two public telephones, which is just as well as mobile phone reception is almost non-existent. In reception you are able to use the Internet. Just one thing to guard against, I was told by another camper that they had phoned ahead to check on pitch availability only to find when they paid their bill they were charged a booking fee. Certainly up to the middle of July there was plenty of spare pitches.  Would I use this site again? I would on two conditions. Firstly I would if it was out of season as I found all the entertainment a bit excessive and at times noisy. However if you have young kids they will love it. Secondly I would want a free choice of pitch. We certainly did not get one of the best pitches, or were even offered and at the other end of the site, turning left as you pass reception, there were some really super looking pitches. 

 

Out and about the whole Dordogne is on your doorstep.  Sarlat and Rocamadour are both possible day visits. Nearer to home are Monpazier and Villereal. If you need a supermarket there is an Intermarche on the outskirts of Villereal. If you keep away from the more popular tourist areas you will find the roads generally quiet, which may appeal if you are an inexperienced French driver.

 

 

 

 

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