Month: September 2017

Eurocamp – St. Avis Loisirs Campsite, le Bugue, Dordogne, France

We booked a Eurocamp mobile home for two weeks during the Summer holidays. We stayed at Saint Avit Loisirs Campsite in Le Bugue in the Dordogne.

We decided to fly into Bergerac and hire a car, which saved us a load of travel time as we didn’t fancy the car journey with two little ones in the back. It took about 45 minutes to drive to the campsite so we arrived at about lunchtime feeling fresh and ready to explore. We couldn’t get into our mobile home at first so we went to the pool and had a bite to eat at the restaurant.

My parents booked into the same site and we requested to be close to each other and were pleased that we were next door to each other. They travelled by car and crossed the channel on the ferry then had two overnight stops on the way down to break up the journey. My brother and his girlfriend and his son joined us for a week and they also drove and stopped at Futuroscope in Poitiers on the way down. They booked directly with the campsite and stayed in one of their chalets, which was nice and spacious.

We booked a two bedroom Esprit mobile home which has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a kitchen and living area with dining table and a bathroom. We were happy with our pitch as we were close enough to the pool and main facilities and far enough away that we didn’t feel too close. We had a lovely large space in front of the mobile home and the kids loved to play here and we were happy to sit on the decking whilst they played.

We thought that the pool facilities were great with three outdoor pools, one indoor pool and a large splash area, which our kids loved. There were also four slides, including one for rubber ring users.

​There was a little bit of sun-bed hogging with towels, but there were always lots of spare sun-beds on the hillside area just beyond the pool.

Our eldest loved the kids club for 4-6 year olds, which was run most days from 10-12 and 2-4. The Eurocamp couriers were friendly and encouraging. We had to get there early as places were limited as we discovered on our first attempt. Our daughter went along a few times and played games, made crafts and made some friends. There was an animal themed day where all the children had their face painted as their favourite animals and they made papier mache fish, which we managed to safely return home and is still proudly on display in our daughter’s bedroom.

She also went to the Pizza Party, which was held once each week. This involved party games and eating pizza and again, she had a great time.  Our youngest was allowed to play at the junior tent with us and she did some painting one day and played with the toys another.

We went to the onsite restaurant one night and the food was really good. It was a lovely outdoor setting and we managed to get a table without booking but it soon filled up. The staff were really friendly and they were clearly proud to work there. I tried the menu of the day including three courses of local specialities. I was a bit unsure about the Duck Gizzards, but it was absolutely delicious and the kids were really pleased with their pasta and ice cream desserts. ​​