Camping Belle Vue

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  • 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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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.


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.


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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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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Rated ★★★★★ over 44 reviews


Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!

Another fabulous stay at Camping Belle Vue. Simon and Cal are the loveliest hosts you could wish for and the site itself is just so beautiful and peaceful. This is our second stay here and it didn't disappoint, we just wish we could have stayed for longer. The site has a beautiful view of the Chateau Hautefort which looks magical in the evening when it's all lit up, well worth a visit too! Simon and Cal are always on hand to help.. from providing a welcome drink on arrival, to delivering fresh bread and pastries for breakfast and you can book a delicious meal cooked and served by the hosts themselves in the traditional rustic barn. The site is small and peaceful with a lovely pool, great views and in a great location where you can reach lots of different activities and attractions. This is a fabulous site, with fabulous hosts and we will definitely be visiting Camping Belle Vue again!
Oct 5, 2019 by Louise

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks so much for the very kind review Louise...we're blushing at the kind words...but are delighted that, as always, you had a good time and it's lovely to see it confirmed that you would have liked to stay longer.  We look forward to seeing you next year !

A warm welcome in a beautiful spot

After a day of hitting the tourist hotspots in Dordogne and driving hopefully towards the campsite at the last minute, it was wonderful to arrive to a warm welcome from Simon and Cal who had no idea we were coming. They quickly fixed us up with a space to pitch our tent, showed us the lovely view, and made sure that we knew that we were welcome to come and ask them questions when and as we needed. Although we had missed our chance to order dinner that evening, we sat with a glass of wine and appreciated the view in the late afternoon and were able to order fresh croissants for the next morning, brought to our tent 'door' by Simon. The following day we visited the Chateau de Hautefort - seeing it close up rather than from the campsite. Thank you both for such a lovely stay.
Sep 13, 2019 by Sheena

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the lovely review Sheena; it was lovely to meet you both and we're delighted that you enjoyed your time here.  Indeed, often, the best experiences are "unplanned" and it was great that you headed our way !  We are pleased that you like the "room service" of breakfast and we very much hope to see you again in the future !!

A lovely quiet break in a fabulous petit site

Col and Simon were such lovely hosts . They were so welcoming and friendly and provided a lovely meal, even when we were late. Our pitch was great with the chateau view and everything just as described on cool Camping. We enjoyed cycling in September in the beautiful Hartefort area , but as ever with such things, would have loved to be able to stay for longer! Thank you so much for the relaxing stay. Claire and Mark
Sep 10, 2019 by Claire Jackman

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the very kind review Claire...crikey, that was quick, you only left this morning but we're delighted that you wanted to get the review done quickly !  It was our absolute pleasure to look after you and we're really pleased that you enjoyed Camping Belle Vue and the service that we provide.  We look forward to seeing you again.

Fantastic location and wonderful hosts!

We decided to stay at Camping Belle Vue after reading the very positive reviews of the campsite online and we were not disappointed. This was our first time in the Dordogne region of France and the campsite was in a perfect location to explore the region. The views of the chateaux and the wildlife around the site was really special. The campsite is small, but that is definitley part of the charm. We have never stayed on a more friendly campsite! Simon and Cal were fabulous hosts, from the welcome drink when we arrived to the fresh breakfasts brought to our tent each morning, nothing was too much trouble. Both went out of their way to help us in anyway they could, from lending us maps of the local area to making phone calls on our behalf. One of the best elements of the site was the opportunity to eat in the barn. Cal's food was delicious and eating with other campers was extremely sociable. We loved the International Nights, where on top of a delicious meal there was a quiz about a different country. These were great fun! All in all we had a wonderful two weeks and could not think of anything at all that could be improved.
Aug 21, 2019 by Karen Marshall

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the very kind review Karen; we are delighted that you weren't disappointed by your stay here and it was our absolute pleasure to look after you.  Indeed, this is a very special place and it's lovely that you appreciated that; we're blushing slightly from the kind comments but, at the end of the day, we only offer what we would like to receive and, the simple touches that we offer are nothing more than it should be.  We very much hope to see you again.

Peaceful, beautiful and wonderful hosts.

Camping Belle Vue is a very special - the best camping experience we have ever had. Simon and Cal are brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. They helped with enquiries about the local area and lent us a map or two with clear directions. They were bags of fun and it felt like we were guests in their own home by giving us such a warm welcome. Lovely meals and wine, all excellent value. Thank you, a highly recommended experience you don't want to miss. We'll be back...
Aug 20, 2019 by Ruth and Robin

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the lovely review Ruth & Robin...and you are special people as well !  It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time here and that it was the best you've ever had.  We try our hardest to make things right...and make life easier...and we're delighted that we got that right for you.  We are also really chuffed that it felt like home for you as that is what we strive to do.  We look forward to seeing you again !

a haven in France!

We arrived at Belle Vue after a long journey and a week of camping dinners - Simon and Cal are so warm and welcoming this spreads to the whole campsite which was very friendly. After a welcome drink we put up the tent and then they made us a home cooked meal - it was like being at home again but more relaxed - time to chat to Simon and have a long French meal and I loved it!. Thank you for a great stay!
Aug 18, 2019 by vanessa

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the super review Vanessa; it really was our pleasure to look after you all and we're delighted that you enjoyed our service and appreciated those little touches to make a holiday easier !  We very much hope to see you again.

Such friendly, welcoming hosts - the best start to our Dordogne holiday!

Even before arrival it was clear that this was going to be a wonderful stay. Simon and Cal are so organised and think of all the little extras that make a camping trip so easy, relaxing, fun and comfortable. They are keen to hear feedback and are always looking for ideas to improve the experience for holidaymakers (we couldn’t think of any!). Their offer to do some shopping for us was above and beyond any other campsite we’ve known! We really enjoyed two evenings dining in their barn with fellow campers. The site is delightful and the views of the château are superb. After visiting several other campsites in the Dordogne this summer we didn’t find anywhere to match the friendly welcome we received and would love to go back. Thank you!
Aug 17, 2019 by Gill

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the super review Gill, it was lovely to meet you all and we're really pleased that you understood (and appreciated) the service we are trying to offer here...and, so quickly after arrival !  The little extras, that you mention, can make all the difference and, in reality "cost" nothing and help to make a holiday a really good experience.  We very much hope to see you all again in the future.

Lovely stay in a beautiful setting

We stayed in the rental tent which was fantastic. The tent was all set up with everything that we needed for a comfortable stay. We also had a great view of Chateaux Hautefort, which was lite at night. The site is delightful. Small, lots of space between pitches. And many mature trees gave welcome shade. Very well maintained. There is a small pool which we used everyday. The facilities are basic, but very clean. The other guests were a mix from Holland, France and Britain which made the quiz night a lot of fun. There is the opportunity to have dinner cooked for you. 4 courses for €18 served in the barn. Very atmospheric & rustic, delicious food and a bar service that was also reasonably priced. To top it all off, Si will deliver fresh pastries to your tent at 9am every morning. Thanks Si, Cal and lovely Coco for looking after us so well. Highly recommended. I hope we get the opportunity to return.
Aug 17, 2019 by Ros

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the very kind review Ros; we're delighted that you found the rental tent to be fantastic and that you had a comfortable stay...that's our aim !  The view from the rental tent (and the rental caravans) is excellent and we're pleased that you liked all the space that was available.  We thank you as well for your kind words and for the laughs :) We hope to see you all again.

excellent site, wonderful hosts

From arrival the owners, Simon and Cal, couldn't have been more helpful and welcomed us with a complimentary drink. The facilities are clean and tidy and you couldn't fault them at all. We booked an evening meal, which was both delicious and great value. Fresh bread can be ordered and is delivered to you each morning. Speaking with other campers we found that they, and others, book each year in advance. We have no hesitation in recommending Camping Belle Vue, and will be returning.
Aug 8, 2019 by Trevor Streets

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks so much for the very kind review Trevor; it really was our pleasure to look after you and we very much hope to see you again !

A picturesque friendly 7 pitch site.

From the moment you arrive the whole atmosphere is one of friendly relaxation. After our tenth visit our only regret is always the day we leave.
Jul 26, 2019 by Peter&Judy.

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the kind review; it is as always a pleasure to look after you both, especially after 10 years of you coming here !  Until next year !

Beautiful, relaxing, peaceful site in lovely rolling countryside

From the welcome drink to the sad farewells nothing is too much trouble for Si and Cal. Breakfast bread and pastries delivered in the morning, gorgeous meals cooked by Cal and served by Si, beautiful flowers around the pool,spotless sanitaires, views of Hautefort chateau from the site. We just love coming here.
Jul 22, 2019 by Bridget

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the lovely review Bridget; as always it is an absolute pleasure to look after you both and, indeed, farewells are sad but it's only until the next time we meet again which...hopefully...won't be long !  You are so kind with your words about this little piece of paradise made all the better for guests like you and everyone else that we are so lucky to meet :)

Very Relaxing Trip

First, Simon and Cal are warm and welcoming hosts. The view from the site is wonderful. Cal was previously a chef and presents delicious simple french meals on request. Having dinner made for us the day we arrived was such a relaxing way to start our camping holiday. In the mornings, Simon delivered fresh french pastries from the local boulangerie to our tent. The toilet block was kept spotless, and I mean spotless. They have been running the campsite for over 10 years and it is well maintained. Lastly and most importantly Simon and Cal and always on hand to chat and guide you as to where to go if you need it. We've been 3 times and will be back again and again.
Jul 14, 2019 by Aidan

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks so much for the very kind review Aidan; as in previous years, it has been lovely to look after you and thanks so much for the kind words about the food and service we offer...we try our best !  It is also lovely that you appreciated how spotless the shower block was and we take that as a real compliment coming from a family, within which, there's a medical professional.  We very much hope to see you again in future years.

Fantastic campsite

Yet another fabulous stay at this small and very peaceful campsite. Simon and Cal are wonderful hosts. Great food on site.
Jul 11, 2019 by Carol and Robert

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the lovely review Carol & Rob; it is, as always, an absolute pleasure to look after you and we very much look forward to seeing you for the dates you have already booked in for next year ! 

Fantastic, as always!

We came across this campsite in a cool camping book given to us as a present 8 years ago. We have returned 3 times now because we simply love going back. Simon and Cal are friendly and welcoming. They are on hand to help out and give advice if needed. Or they let you get on with your own thing, if you'd rather. The campsite is small and quiet with fantastic views of the chateau at Hautefort. The wash block is spotless as Cal seems to be continually mopping it. Dinners served in the barn if you don't fancy cooking are simple and delicious and they'll make dinners for the little ones too, no problem. Simon heads down to the boulangerie each morning and delivers your croissant order to your tent door. The swimming pool is a bit cold, but perfect for a dip on a hot day. Nearby Hautefort has a supermarket, a bar, a boulangerie and a few restaurants. Come here if you are looking for a quiet spot, are happy to make your own entertainment and looking to get away from everything.
Jul 9, 2019 by Aidan and Josephine

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thank you so much for the very kind review; it is, as always, an absolute pleasure to look after you when you come back.  It is lovely to hear that, what we offer, gives so much joy and happiness to our guests and we really do work very hard at it.  We very much hope to see you again in the future.

A warm welcome to a beautiful campsite

We stayed at Camping Belle Vue right at the beginning of the season. We knew we would be arriving quite late so we pre booked an evening meal. This delicious four course dinner, cooked by Cal, was served in the barn by a friendly and efficient waiter (Simon). The welcome when we arrived at the site couldn’t have been more friendly (although Coco the dog initially seems a bit grumpy), and included a cold beer each to help through the stresses of putting up our tent! We’d come without tent pegs, so Simon lent us a spare set they had handy. (We later found our pegs when we went to bed – we’d pitched our tent on top of them!). We made a bread and croissant order in the evening, which is then delivered to your tent at 9am, by the ever chirpy Simon. I wonder if he’s still that chirpy in September – probably. We explored the local area on our bikes, which is beautiful, and spent an afternoon at the Chateau, which is stunning and well worth a visit. There are also a number of restaurants and bars in Hautefort, which is a ten minute bike ride up the hill. We also spent an afternoon kayaking on the river, which is a ten minute drive from the site. Camping Belle Vue is also a great base for exploring the wider area – the roads are brilliant, and empty. At least they were at the end of May! The site itself is small (8 pitches I think), peaceful and beautiful, with lovely views up to the Chateau. The facilities are clean and fully functional, and as you’d expect on a small site like this. This is a great campsite with loads going for it: lovely views; a peaceful setting; large grassy pitches under the trees and a great location for exploring further afield. Its greatest asset though is probably its owners.
Jul 9, 2019 by Neil and Delyth

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thank you so much Neil and Delyth for the very kind review...we're blushing slightly !  It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed what we offer here and also that you loved the meal so much...we hope the birthday cake that we arranged for you went down well also !  Indeed, Coco can be a bit grumpy but she really is very friendly, as you found out during your stay.  We very much hope to see you both again and to help with the adventure part 2 !

Peaceful, perfect, with picturesque view

We returned from Camping Belle Vue a few weeks ago after a fantastic time with Oscar our puppy who loved his first holiday abroad! Simon and Cal are brilliant hosts, the breakfast basket is a welcome tasty treat in the morning and really great value ... the pain au raisins are out of this world ! We had an amazing meal cooked by Cal on the first night and would really recommend doing this on at least one night during a stay it was so good. The toilet and shower facilities were spotlessly clean. The site itself is rustic but well maintained, and we enjoyed spending time on our pitch just relaxing with a drink and taking in the breathtaking view of Château de Hautefort - Camping Belle Vue must have the best view of the château out of anywhere. The local area is lovely, we walked to the castle one day which is a nice walk across the countryside, and for €10 each had a wander round the gardens and inside the château. We had the dog with us who can't go in the castle itself, only the gardens and park, but we took it in turns to walk the dog in the park whilst the other was in there which was no issue. We also did the circular walk around Boisseulh through the disused railway tunnel starting at the mayor's office in the village. The campsite is a great base for visiting the towns and villages of the dordogne. We went to Montignac, Sarlat, Thiviers, Excideuil which are all worthy of a visit, especially for the markets, beautiful architecture and views, and lovely local Périgord food. We would certainly love to return to Camping Belle Vue again sometime, and can see why they have their loyal returning guests! Nick, Kevin & Oscar
Jun 23, 2019 by Nick

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thank you so much for the very kind review Nick; it was our real pleasure to look after the three of you and we are delighted that you had such a good time and appreciated our service.  We very much hope to see you again in the future.

very relaxing and a warm welcome

After a few diversions and fighting with our sat nav we arrived to a warm welcome from Si & Cal who duly offerd a most welcoming chilled beer and gave us a tour round the facilities and our pitch.The pitch is normally used for the rental tent but due to the lenghth of our stay offered it us and we are so glad the view across to the chateau was stunninng and spent many nights under a star festooned night with a cold glass of wine.Its a place you can feel at home and is very peacefull and relaxing wether at yor pitch or at the pool.we met a lot of strangers but they left as friends and as many return year on in you can know why once you have been.As for your hosts they cant be any more accomadating nothings to much trouble for them and the weekly meal is a great way to meet your fellow campers.I hope we get chance to return as we left as though we were now part of an extended family keep up the good work
Jun 16, 2019 by Rob & heather

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the very kind review Rob & Heather; it really was our pleasure to look after you and we very much hope to see you again !

Beautiful campsite, great location and facilities

Beautiful campsite with amazing view of Chateau Hautefort. Good location, just a short drive or cycle ride to the local village and the Chateau which is well worth a visit. Lots of places to visit in the locality and beautiful countryside. A small campsite with great facilities, very clean with a lovely pool. Our host Simon and Cal were very friendly, super helpful but not intrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and we will definitely be staying at Camping Belle Vue again.
Feb 28, 2019 by Louise

The views, the tranqillity, the service ... all of it!

If you think heaven on earth doesn't exist, then take yourself to Camping Belle Vue and have your reality re-adjusted. Camping Belle Vue has everything you could desire with no catches. A handful of pitches beneath the trees with the best view in France. Superb suppers (should you want them) served in the rustic comfort of a barn, pastries and breads delivered to your tent door of a morning, and nothing to break the tranquillity apart from the birdsong. If this pastoral idyll all gets too much, then head to nearby Hautefort to sample local beers, visit the chateau or buy superb produce to make an alfresco supper outside your tent in the evening. Camping Belle Vue is something really special – peaceful yet close enough to amenities for convenience, small yet with enough space for individual privacy, offering a personal service that is never intrusive. Quite simply the best campsite we have ever visited!
Nov 28, 2018 by Kathryn and Jennifer

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the lovely words Kathryn and Jennifer; it was so lovely to read them and to know that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the view, food and our service.  Then again, we have to say it is so easy, with guests like yourselves, to help you have a good time.  We very much hope to see you again in the future.

Perfect camping

We stayed for a week as a family of four with two adult kids in tow. Camping Belle Vue lived up to its great reviews. Simon and Cal have managed to find the perfect mix as hosts. The result a relaxed stay with amazing views, great location and good sized pitch, nice and quiet. With a really amazing bunch of other campers where Simon and Cal generate a friendly atmosphere with a lot of regulars who made our whole stay real fun. Thank you Simon, Cal and of course coco
Sep 11, 2018 by Wells

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the lovely review Georgina; we're so pleased that we lived up to expectations and it was super to meet you all and to look after you.  We thank you also for your kind words about our service, that really means a lot :)  We wish you all well and hope to see you again in the future.

Wonderful hosts, wonderful setting

There are many great things about this campsite but undoubtedly the two best things are Cal and Simon who are so lovely and welcoming. They obviously love what they have created here in this beautiful area of France and that love comes across in everything about this small, cosy site. Other great things include: Beautiful view of the nearby Chateau Hautefort Really clean pool literally a stone throw from your tent Clean toilets and showers with no queue. Delicious home cooked 4 course meal (cooked by Cal) with kids menu, served in the barn. The chickens and rabbits which my daughter adored. Would love to rerun for longer next time.
Aug 25, 2018 by Alison Glynn

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the very kind words Alison, we're delighted that you had a great time and it was lovely to know that you came to us upon the recommendation of some other guests that stayed with us.  It was our pleasure to look after you and the family and we hope to see you, for that longer stay, in the future.

beautiful campiste near Hautefort

We loved the fact that this was a small-ish campsite, we enjoyed the peace and quiet - perfect for spending some lazy days in the sun and by the pool. The pool was fantastic after a hot day in the sun, and was kept incredibly clean by Cal. Simon and Cal were the perfect hosts - the information Simon provided before we arrived was really helpful, the dinners cooked and served onsite were great particularly after a long day of travelling when we arrived and breakfast delivered to the tent each morning was a joy! Toilet block and washing up facilities all kept clean and lovely to use. Hautefort is a beautiful town a short drive 3/4 minute drive away - the chateau is a must see, the shops were great and there is also a large Intermarche. Nothing negative to say - we had a great, relaxing break and would love to return.
Aug 20, 2018 by jolly

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the lovely review "Jolly"; it really was our pleasure to look after you and also thanks so much for the very kind comments about how clean the campsite and facilities are.  We do try very hard to make life easy for guests and it's really nice to know that we succeeded on that with you and that you had a relaxing time.  We do hope you'll return as it would be lovely to see you again.

A lovely rural campsite with a great view!

We spent a lovely week at Camping Belle Vue, and it certainly qualifies as a 'Cool Camping'! Simon and Cal get top marks for being such superb hosts, laying on wonderful meals in their charming barn and making us all feel like an extended family. They both really care about their camping guests, and were always ready to answer queries and make bookings for us, as well as deliver the baguettes first thing in the morning! This is a lovely small campsite with superb views towards Hautefort and its Chateau, and in a peaceful rural setting. Hautefort is just up the road with all the facilities you could ever need, and within easy walking distance if you prefer not to use the car. Perfect for families and couples, and there is plenty to do locally including canoe trips which our boys loved. Slightly further afield there is loads to do and see, and weekly markets in all the towns. Camping Belle Vue is a gem - we'll be back! Huge thanks to Simon and Cal for giving us a lovely time.
Aug 14, 2018 by Ben Wilson

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the lovely review Ben, it really was our pleasure to look after you all.  We're delighted that you liked our service and the area and we very much hope to see you all again in the future. 

Fabulous, friendly campsite!

10 Simon & Cal were fabulous hosts. They were helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Shower block and toilets were always immaculate. Pool area was great and safe for children as fully fenced. Site was perfect. Weekly quiz nights were a great way to meet fellow campers and created a fabulous community feel. If you wanted a ‘night in’ then the meals on site were exceptional!! Would definitely recommend and plan to visit again soon.
Aug 4, 2018 by Sarah

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks very much Sarah for the very kind review; we do try and create an atmosphere where everything is made easy for guests and it's lovely that you experienced that and appreciated it.  It was great to know that you found the campsite safe for the children and it was a pleasure to look after such polite and well mannered children such as in your family.  We hope to see you al again in the future.

A magical setting

This small campsite was a haven of peace in the Perigord countryside. There was plenty of dappled shade provided by trees which the sunlight filters through, we were outside from morning until late into the evening drinking in the view of Hautefort Chateau in the distance. We explored the local area by bike- be warned there are lots of hills, luckily it’s the same for us at home so we’re used to it. There’s plenty to see by car as well and the countryside around is stunning. If you’re good at French the tourist office runs some interesting trips to local farms and food producers and also a guided walk around Hautefort. We loved our stay at Belle Vue- a simple and quiet campsite in the heart of the countryside.
Jul 30, 2018 by Fiona

Response from Camping Belle Vue

We're delighted that you found that "haven of peace" you were looking for and also that the shade came in useful !!  It's also good to know that you found plenty to do during your stay...indeed, we have many guests that return each year and always find something new to do.  We hope to see you again soon.


Returned to this wonderful quiet small site and it felt like coming home. Everything was as it was the previous year. Love the pool, the views, the quietness and the hospitality of Cal and Simon. Lovely meal with them on first night in the barn bread etc to order for breakfast. Nothing a trouble to them and Coco the dog is lovely. Gorgeous villages and towns in the area. We will be back.
Jul 24, 2018 by Miklyn

Response from Camping Belle Vue

It was, as always, a real pleasure to look after you both (and "Poppy the Caravan" of course !)  It's lovely that you felt like it was coming home as that's just what we hope to achieve here and, indeed, many returning customers, like yourselves, feel that way.  We're glad you enjoyed our service and we hope to see you both next year.

Warm welcome with a drink offered, nothing too much trouble, lovely meals cooked by Cal, beautiful views

This was about our 5/6th visit and we love it! Si and Cal are wonderful hosts, friendly and welcoming. The sanitaires are clean and even have a book swap! The villages around are beautiful, EXideuil Market is great on Thursdays, Objat on Sunday's. st Robertis a favourite village, just beautiful and quiet. The pool is just what we needed on a hot day and Cals cooking is great! We will return !
Jul 13, 2018 by Bridget

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Always a pleasure to see you both and even nicer to look after you and spoil you a little !  Being a good host is easy especially when we have guests like you and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Wonderfully peaceful site with beautiful views

We enjoyed a week of wonderful peace and quiet at Camping Belle Vue! Simon and Cal were discreet but welcoming hosts. We loved this simple site close to the beautiful village and Chateaux of Hautefort. Toilets and showers were kept very clean. The pitches are gently divided by beautiful trees and the site is situated in beautiful, quiet countryside. We had optimistically thought the pool would be available but aparently the weather had not been hot be aware that it may not be open at end of May....otherwise we had a wonderful stay!
Jun 26, 2018 by Vanessa

Response from Camping Belle Vue

Thanks for the review Vanessa; we're delighted that we hit the right mark for you as far as being hosts was concerned.  We do work very hard to keep everything "tip top" and thanks for appreciating that with your kind words about the shower block.  Indeed, the pool opening does all depend on the weather which is, obviously, beyond our control, but we're glad you had a super time anyway.

A truly relaxing site.

Cal and Simon work hard to provide their guests with a relaxing visit and take a real personal interest in any problems that may arise. Delivery of bread and croissant to the tent works very well and we had a fabulous meal cooked by Cal ( starter by Simon ) and a bottle of good local wine. As has been commented by others, they manage to keep the balance between ensuring that you get the most from your stay, without being ever present. This site has wonderful views across to the chateau and we found it a great week to sit and read and let the world go by. Facilities seem to be cleaned several times per day and were immaculate whenever we used them. It is small enough to be intimate and we chatted to all the other campers, but the pitches are positioned for real privacy.
Jun 19, 2018 by Barrie

Response from Camping Belle Vue

It was really easy to look after you both as you were such lovely guests and we thank you for your kind words about our service and hospitality...we try our very best to make things easy for guests !  It was lovely to know that you had a good time exploring the area.  Thanks also for the kind words about the cleanliness of the campsite, that was lovely to read. We hope to see you both again in the future.

One of the best sites we stayed in on our tour of south west France

We stayed at Belle Vue in July. The camp site is lovely , its quite small but each pitch is large and the views of the Chateaux at Hautefort amazing. Simon and Cal are great hosts. Cal cooked us a lovely dinner which we ate in the old barn . Everything is very clean and I had the pool to myself most evenings! The area is ridiculously beautiful and we hired Kayaks one day and leisurely drifted past Chateaux and then got picked up and driven back upstream. Very civilised. Most people go back year after year and I can see why.
Aug 22, 2017 by Malindinos

Beautiful peaceful campsite

Lovely personal welcome from the Simon and Cal, great grassy pitch, lovely evening meals and super area. We stayed in 5 campsites on this trip and this was by far our favourite. We will definitely go again and recommend it to everyone. The surrounding area is beautiful, with plenty to do with children and lovely markets to visit.
Aug 9, 2017 by Helen S

Amazing hosts and an amazing site.

Firstly, never have we been welcomed to a campsite by two more amazing hosts, Simon and Cal make you feel welcome and at home from the moment you arrive, come to think of it they make you feel that way before you arrive with there excellent communication and helpful Pre arrival advice. The site itself is small but beautiful with excellent facilities. We took the option of dinner and I have to say if you're staying here it's an option well worth taking. We awoke to the sound of cows on the field next door and bird song, it's an idillic place, especially when Simon arrives back from the local bakers with breakfast and delivers it to your door. We only stayed the one night on our way through France but I'd definitely return to this beautiful region and this lovely site in the future.
Aug 1, 2017 by N Ball

Joanne and Dan

We can't recommend this campsite highly enough. Simon & Cal were fantastic hosts and the location is just beautiful. We will definitely be back again. Thank you so much for an amazing time here !

May 10, 2017 by Joanne

Fantastic site

Really loved the personal touch, breakfast delivered to the tent etc. Very welcoming, well maintained. We have had a fantastic and relaxing time. Thank you.
Apr 23, 2017 by mridd

Peaceful Retreat

Loved the meal served in the barn, delicious and a lovely setting. A lovely warm welcome, fabulous views, a nice laissez-faire vibe, great to have the pool. Perfect location for peaceful country bike-rides.
Feb 10, 2017 by Sophie

We wanted peace and tranquility and we found it at Belle Vue

If you would like to wake up to the sounds of birds singing and cows munching on their lush grass in the neighbouring field, then this is the place to stay.A lovely peaceful setting with very clean showers and loos were our criteria when first searching for a camping base in the Dordogne.Camping Belle Vue met our expectations and then exceeded them so much that we have had two wonderful stays in our trusty(?) VW campervan.The naturalness and beauty of the area coupled with Simon and Cal's hosting skills are a winning combination.The starry night skies are stunning as are the fresh pastries,croissants, and baguettes delivered each morning (If required ).We drove out each day and explored beautiful medieval villages, stunning chateaux and found gorgeous stretches of rivers to picnic by.A perfect place for a relaxing holiday.
Feb 9, 2017 by Judith

Great campsite with the right balance between helpful and unintrusive

Simon & Cal have got the balance just right between friendly and intrusive. You work very hard to welcome us and your enthusiasm and passion shines through. Thank you for providing a space for us to "stop" - a rare moment in a busy world.
Feb 5, 2017 by comerfords

Lovely, small campsite with fantastic views

Four of us (2 adults & 2 children aged 8&9) spent 8 nights here in Aug 2016 using the well equipped 6 berth tent they provide. We were a little anxious that the site would be more suitable for couples rather than families, however our fears were unfounded and we had a great time. The pool was available from 10:00 to 19:00 for children, a couple of hours longer in the evening for adults and was the main entertainment on site for the children. There is an open area that could be used for football; plenty of opportunity to enjoy the local wildlife (eg the neighbour's chickens, cockerel and rabbits; listen out for the owls; watch the bats) and view of the stars. There are plenty of activities and attractions in the area. On most days, we chose to travel about an hour (each way) to tourist attractions. Sometimes there was a similar activity closer (eg canoeing), however we thought the more distant version would be more suitable for our family's needs. Simon and Cal were great hosts, helpful in every way and really wanted us to have a good stay. We had a super holiday and would certainly recommend the site to others.
Aug 31, 2016 by m_d_owen

Friendly campsite with wonderful view

We camped here for 18 nights in August 2015 with our two boys aged 9 and 11, and were looked after superbly by Simon and Cal. We loved the view of the chateau, and found so much to do that we didn't manage to fit in all the local sights and activities. The campsite is clean and well maintained, and Simon and Cal provided plenty of help, advice, maps and books. We had dinner three times in the on-site 'barn' restaurant and each time the food was absolutely delicious and the weekly themed evenings were good fun. What struck me most about this campsite was that almost every resident was a return visitor, some returning year after year. By the time we left, we could see why, and we shall be back too one day! We were looking for a remote, low key campsite with lovely views and clean facilities, and we found exactly that.

Oct 3, 2015 by Anon


Simon and Cal make a wonderful team, ensuring all guests are looked after, fed, watered and wined! The site is in a beautiful location and has all the facilities needed to create a relaxing and comfortable stay. This was our first visit (Aug 2015) but we'll definitely be back. If you are looking for a friendly, secure and relaxing holiday, with great access to the many local points of interest, we would suggest you seriously consider this site

Aug 22, 2015 by pabxxv

Wonderful campsite

We stayed here for 8 nights in June. Lovely pitch with a wonderful view. Excellent facilities. Super food provided by Cal and great fun and humour provided by ' front of house' Simon. We will definitely return.

Aug 8, 2015 by Chris & Chris

Lovely and relaxing

Had a lovely stay here back in September.  Simon and Cal made us feel very welcome without being overpowering like some campsite owners can be.  Enjoyed a delicious 4 course meal cooked by Cal on our first night (highly recommend to save you cooking when you first arrive!) and fresh bread, croissants etc delivered to your tent, or in our case van, was a lovely touch.  Pretty views across to the local chateau from your pitch and plenty to do nearby.  Lovely small site, was perfect for us as a couple wanting a quiet, relaxing break.  We hope to be back again someday!

Oct 27, 2014 by xrayJenny

Our favourite Cool Camping site so far

This really is a gem of a camp site. Close to Hautefort with its own spotlessly kept pool this site is one we'll certainly be returning to. Cal's cooking means you can enjoy quality restaurant food just metres away from your tent, while Simon delivers fresh bread and croissants to your tent in the morning in a gingham lined basket. If you like small sites this is certainly one to try.

Aug 29, 2013 by Alex Stitch

peace and quiet

This is a very quiet and grown up camp site favoured, when we were there, by older couples in caravans from the Netherlands and the UK. The peaceful atmosphere is maintained by strict rules about pool use (no splashing/jumping etc), no fires and the fact that there is very little to do but enjoy the shade of the trees and glimpses of the stunning chateau. Simon and Cal keep the facilities spotless if a little too covered in rules and notices! Meals in the barn are intimate and sociable although 'restaurant' is overstating it. Nearby Hautefort has some lovely restaurants with very reasonable set menus. The location is great with loads to do nearby if you have a car. The perfect site for those looking to enjoy a good book. Not ideal if you are looking for playmates for the kids or communal fun and games. The hired tent was fine but a little shabby and could have done with a waterproof groundsheet and fresher bedding.

Aug 20, 2013 by Hester Kidson

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