Camping La Grande Veyière

Europe France Aquitaine Dordogne

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
A Périgord paradise, particularly for families

Surely, few areas sum up the appeal of France better than the charming Périgord. The River Dordogne carves this fabled region in two, its banks lined with picturesque villages, high bridges and dozens of illustrious castles – the scene of centuries of combat and conquests. Today the clanking of sword and armour has given way to that of tent poles and fold-up chairs, in what is one of France's most popular camping destinations.

Chief amongst the region's most popular sites, La Grand Veyière is arguably the Dordogne’s best family-friendly campsite, a secluded, bucolic bolthole that makes for an ideal tranquil retreat. Overseen lovingly by the warm and hospitable Griet and Philippe, La Grand Veyière’s 11 acres cater to campers of all persuasions, with space for tents, caravans and even a scattering of mobile homes and glamping abodes.

Quiet and intimate on the one hand, the site can also be a hive of activity, with an array of games, creative workshops and even the odd spot of live music in the evenings. Kids will certainly not be bored. The lagoon-shaped swimming pool is the focal point of all manner of shenanigans, and an all-round air of bonhomie prevails; you'll likely leave with more than a few extra contacts in your address book.

Beyond the campsite grounds, this château-studded land can be visited all year round, but in truth the summer months are something special. Take a stroll in the countryside and marvel at the countless species of wild flowers. The diverse landscape is truly a camper’s dream, with shaded streams that are perfect for canoeing, five-star mountain-biking trails, prehistoric caves ripe for discovery, not to mention rock climbing and horseriding.  With this sort of heart-stirring countryside, and delectable regional food, it’s very easy to see why the region is a particular favourite of re-locating Brits.  So why not join them? Even if it is only for a day or two.

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Facilities

Communal facilities include 8 showers, 8 toilets, family bathroom and laundry facilities. Small shop, bar (with 2 spacious terraces), table football, pool table, board games and a 150m lagoon-shaped swimming pool.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, campervans and dogs – yes. Large groups – no.

Nearby

Sarlat is a charming labyrinth of passageways, sandstone buildings, and secluded squares. Showcasing some of Europe’s best-preserved medieval architecture, unsurprisingly Sarlat has become a tourist trap, so you may find it hard to enjoy the town’s beauty amongst the sharp elbows of sightseers during the busy summer months. Whichever alley you decide to amble down, sooner or later you'll reach the cathedral. Originally built in the 1100s, the abbey was redeveloped in the early 1500s and refurbished again in the 1700s, so it's a real mix of architectural styles. The western side and the belfry are the oldest parts of the building. Another delightful day-trip is to the sweet village of Monpazier; a proud member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (The most beautiful villages of France.) Steeped in history, Monpazier was founded in 1284 by King Edward I of England, but it was only during the reign of King Charles V of France (1366-1380) that the Monpazier became French. Don’t leave without checking out the Place des Cornière; a square surrounded by homes whose ground floor form the arches of an arcade. Also, the thirteenth century St Dominique’s Church (built on a little island separated from the market square) is well worth a look.

Food & Drink

There’s a small shop onsite offering fresh bread every morning. The bar also offers take-away snacks. Head to the Restaurant de l’Abbaye in Cadouin (0033 553 634 093) for an experience in pure French gastronomy. This gourmet eatery (with cosy terrace) offers fresh food that is always beautifully presented. Follow the river east to Beynac (40 mins) for the romantic restaurant La Petite Tournelle (0033 553 299 518). Once you’ve navigated the higgledy-piggledy street, try the grilled duck and sumptuous chocolate cake. Dishes start from €16. For some fresh local produce, head to Sarlat for its twice-weekly market. Since this is the Dordogne (aka "land of the duck"), you can be sure to find plenty of pâté and foie gras at the many market butchers. Other local specialties include goose, cheese (of course!), cherries, walnuts, and truffles.

Opening Times

April–October.

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The Owner Says

Our camping is secluded in the tranquil, sloping landscape of the Perigord (Dordogne) at the end of a country lane with no through traffic.  Our quiet, idyllic campsite, surrounded by fields and woods, enjoys a convivial atmosphere. This is trully a place where you can escape from the rush of everyday life.

The campsite connects directly with an extensive network of footpaths that weave across the local countryside. We are situated within easy reach of historic sites.

Camping La Grande Veyière is especially suited for people who want to enjoy the quiet intimacy of a small campsite and the delightful surrounding nature.

Accommodation

45 pitches arranged in well-shaded rows (most with electrical hook-ups), and 8 mobile-homes with private bathroom. 7 fully equipped tents for rent (2 models: Canada or Sahara).

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 7 Available
Our quiet, idyllic campsite, surrounded by fields and woods, enjoys a convivial atmosphere. This is truly a place where you can escape from the rush of everyday life. Our campsite is small and offers 60 sites, arranged in an area of about 11 acres, with each one enjoying a level and well-shaded setting. Our spacious pitches for tents, caravans and camping -cars are arranged in well shaded rows, each with an average surface area of 100m².

Canada Lodge Classic

Safari tent Sleeps 5 2 Available
Book our Canada Lodge Classic, ideal for a family of 4 or 5 people. It has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with bunk beds. You also have a kitchenette with a refrigerator, gas cooker, coffee maker, microwave and crockery for 6 people. Step outside onto your own covered terrace equipped with garden table and chairs.

Sahara Tent 'Duo'

Pre-pitched tent Sleeps 2
Our pre-pitched tents are 100% canvas cotton, they create a warm and romantic vibe. The Sahara Tent 'Duo' has a single bedroom with a double bed and pillows, quilts and summer blankets provided. You have a large indoor living area as well as a kitchenette on a partially covered terrace. Your kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, gas cooker, coffee maker, microwave and crockery for 2 people.

Sahara Tent - Family

Pre-pitched tent Sleeps 4
Our pre-pitched tents are 100% canvas cotton, they create a warm and romantic vibe. The Sahara tents has three separate bedrooms, equipped with screens. The first room has a double bed, then the second and third rooms have 1 bed in each, all with pillows, quilts and summer blankets provided.

Canada Lodge Comfort

Safari tent Sleeps 5
Book our Canada Lodge Comfort, ideal for a family of 4 or 5 people. It has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with bunk beds. You also have a kitchenette with a refrigerator, gas cooker, coffee maker, microwave and crockery for 6. In your bathroom you have a shower, washbasin and toilet. Step outside onto your own covered terrace.

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Mobile Home

Static Caravan Sleeps 5 2 Available
Mobile Home for 6 people with a kitchen area, 2 bedrooms, a Dinner room, bathroom with shower and toilet, and a wooden terrace

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Location

Contact Camping La Grande Veyière, Camping La Grande Veyière, 24480 Molières, Dordogne, France

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Getting There

Coming from Perigueux (via Le Bugue) or Brive (via Sarlat) cross the railway in Le Buisson and follow the D25 to Cadouin. Continue towards Beaumont and after 3kms turn right on to the D27 (to Molières) and follow the signs. Coming from Bergerac, take the D660 to Sarlat. In Port de Couze turn right, following the D660 towards Cahors (passing through Bayac) and after 3kms turn left onto the D27 towards Cadouin; pass the Molières crossroad and and follow the road for a further 500 meters. Access to the campsite is on the right. Please be aware there are several villages in France called Molières, so be sure to head for the Molières with the zip code 24480.

Flybe (0871 700 2000), Jet2.com (0113 238 7444), and Ryanair (0871 246 0000) all fly regularly to Bergerac Roumanière airport (30 km drive to La Grande Veyiere.) Lalinde and Le Buisson train stations are located 10 km away; both stations are located on the Bergerac - Sarlat line; Le Buisson is also on the Paris - Limoges - Agen line.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 10 reviews

★★★★★

Beautiful little campsite in stunning surroundings

The four of us stayed in a Comfort Lodge for a week in late August and loved it. The accommodation itself is clean, spacious and has everything you need to get back to nature but with the added luxury of hot and cold running water, electricity and an en-suite shower room. The campsite is very well run, with plenty for children to do, but still retains the rustic, family feel we love. The swimming pool was pristine, the kids enjoyed playing in the playground and sandpit, and made friends with other children in the camp. We also enjoyed the daily bread delivery, Sunday pizza truck and ice cream van. Nearby is wealth of things to do - chateaus, beautiful villages, evening food markets, kayaking, climbing etc. All in all, we only touched the surface of this region in the week we had and would happily return again.
Sep 3, 2019 by Reynolds family
★★★★★

Quiet beauty and a warm welcome

A truly beautiful site, with great grounds, and lots of space around the pitches. One of the best sites we’ve stayed at. Lovely pool and bbq area.
Aug 30, 2019 by Simon Kenwright
★★★★★

Beautiful site in an interesting area.

Beautiful setting. Quiet (late August); very well organised; mobile home comfortable and super-clean. Helpful owners. More local walking routes and maps would be useful but lots of other information is available. The villages nearby are really pretty and interesting and amazingly quiet. Thoroughly recommend this site.
Aug 30, 2019 by Jenny and Russell
★★★★★

Lovely friendly and relaxing campsite

This is a great site to get away from it all, the owners and staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful. The facilities are good with everything that you need in one place. The organised activities and entertainment were really good and not intrusive. Our pitch was large and quiet, the only slight issue was that it was in total shade and therefore a bit damp and muddy.
Aug 11, 2019 by Chris & Annabel
★★★★★

Beautiful, well thought out, shady campsite

We had a lovely week, 2 families, late August, children from 5-16yrs. Large, shady, flat pitches. Under lovely mature trees looking out onto wild flower meadows. Pool, great for cooling off, and relaxing. Nearby town with lovely square, church, ice cream, restaurant etc... Lovely pony trek for younger children from campsite, also archery for older children. We also had a great trip in canoes on Dordogne. Good communal spaces for BBQ or communal meals/drinks/card playing. Quiet from 10 every night, not all that noisy before then. Friendly owners.
Sep 15, 2018 by Jennings family
★★★★★

Nice green shaded campsite in the woods

Toilet block was clean with soap and toilet paper. I liked the effort to recycle and compost. Very quiet and family friendly. Owners were welcoming and offered tips about the area. Pitches were spacious and secluded.
Sep 3, 2018 by caroline Fuseau
★★★★★

Fantastic relaxed family friendly camping!

This is an excellent campsite, well organised with great facilities. Pitches are generous and well shaded, the pool is great, and the owners are friendly and helpful. Showers are clean with plentiful hot water. All in all I would highly recommend this campsite, in easy reach of many of the Dordogne river and attractions but a lovely quiet and relaxed spot. We were two families with kids (7,6,5 and 2) and all thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely go back. When we were there a pizza van visited on the Sunday evening, there was live music on the terrace one night, and opportunity for the kids to go pony riding one day, plus table football, pool, table tennis, and board games in the bar, so plenty to keep everyone happy!
Sep 2, 2018 by Jenkins family
★★★★★

A delightful family campsite

This campsite has everything a camper needs for a highly enjoyable family camping experience. Sites are spacious and carefully laid out in acres of woodland and stunning meadowland. Vegetation is mature, giving plenty of shade. The welcome is friendly and relaxed, and it is evident that the owners take great care with their campsite and how it is run. Facilities are very good and well maintained, including a welcoming pool. A number of well chosen activities are available for the children every few days, and there are many local trails to explore. Many of the small villages nearby have notable landmarks and the major tourist attractions are about half an hours drive away. Overall, this campsite is a delight to visit and a welcome respite from the noisy bustle in the overcrowded Dordogne sites closer to the river.
Aug 12, 2016 by Cool Camper
★★★★★

Amazing Campsite

Absolutely agree with Mr Skinner above, who coincidentally is an old work mate from 10 years ago, the internet is a small place…

This is the best campsite I've every stayed at, brilliant facilities, kids absolutely loved it. We saw several campsites down by the river with tents and campers pretty much packed in like sardines, this place is the complete idyllic opposite, brilliantly terraced plots arranged around a lovely wood with many pitches including ours having lovely views across a wildflower meadow, this is really did add to the experience of feeling like you were camping out in the wild yet having warm showers, BBQ, washing machines, pool etc all on easy access.

Glad I got in contact with my old mate who advised me you could hire a fridge which saved me lugging one all the way down there.

I’m sure we will be back, such lovely hosts with a fab, fab campsite.

Aug 12, 2015 by MonkeyMark
★★★★★

Fantastic campsite – exactly what we wanted :)

We booked our 2 week family summer break here well in advance in order to secure a peak-season (mid Aug) slot and a fridge… It’s always a bit of a risk booking somewhere that is going to be such an integral part of your happiness for such a long and important break based on just a website. Thankfully we needn’t have worried and looking back we are SO chuffed with every aspect of the site and our holiday in the area.

The pitches were fantastically situated around the beautifully wooded site. Ours had ample room for 2 tents, our family table, hammocks, badminton pitch and a parachute canopy – and looked out south over stunning woodland and a wildflower meadow, which was just gorgeous to watch the sun rise and set over.

Only slight niggle was the slightly sloping ground which made keeping beds and tables in one place slightly awkward - however I was able to raid the contents of their wood store which allowed me to prop things up a treat!

The facilities were great – focussed on a collection of lovely old farm building that have been thoughtfully re-purposed for campers. Showers were always hot, toilets always clean, washing up a breeze and there were even free hairdryers, a freezer and a microwave if needed.

Being a little way from the nearest town (Cadouin), we made daily use of the delicious bread/croissants ordering service (order by 11pm for
collection in the morning). We also loved the bar (top pression), pool & ping pong tables, and took advantage of the communal BBQ area and weekly Paella event (nom nom)! The pool was fab (cold obviously, but great on a hot day) as was the play area and woodland walks that let you explore the sprawling site and local footpaths.

Although the site is pretty much in the middle of nowhere (indescribably quiet at night), it’s well situated to use as a base for exploring the surrounding area. We had great days out at various local towns, chateaus and caves, and of course fell in love with the majestic Dordogne river. We highly recommend hiring a canoe (Aquafun were great), taking a packed lunch and pulling up on a beautiful beach only accessible from the river. Next best was the beach at Sors which was the most beautiful spot (complete with a very French
snack bar).

All in all we can’t recommend this place enough. Feel free to check out our pictures of the place here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/danskinner/sets/72157647234693637/

Sep 19, 2014 by theskinnerclan

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