Grass Pitch Grand Terrain

Europe France Languedoc-Roussillon Gard Domaine de Pradines

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
Description: The Domaine de Pradines is a traditional campsite for TRUE campers! It is family orientated with the particularity that it is very spread out with large emplacements (20 hectares for 50 camping pitches). The pitches are situated in 4 main locations (see below). We have 2 shower and toilet blocks situated at the entrance of the campsite field (opposite ‘Le Petit Pré’ area). There are some water points in the middle of the campsite as well as a barbecue area with shades and tables. Fires are not allowed (regional rules). We have a n° of electric points but because the emplacements are large and spaced out, please bring a long cable and an adaptor (50 m. if possible). For young and old it’s a large natural playground. Why not bring a hamac, cycles … Petit Pré Advantages: sunny and semi-shade, flat, elec. Close to sanitary blocks and services. Disadvantages: there is passage, no view. Note: ideal for young families Grand Terrain Advantages: emplacements very spacious, flat, some with elec, some fairly close to entrance so close to sanitary blocks and services, some further away, some close to water point, open views. Disadvantages: sunny (some with shade late afternoon). Note: if you have a sun shade or you like the sun this is a good site. Pinède du Fond & Pinède du Bas on average about 300m from sanitary blocks and services. Pinède du Fond Advantages: shadow, space, some with elec at edge of wood, possibility to be out of the way. Disadvantages: some with slight slope, distance to water points Pinède du Bas Advantages: shade, flat, some with electricity. There is a toilet in this sector. Disadvantages: for the moment there is only one toilet (but walk to sanitary block possible). Note: ideal for young families and a popular choice Nearly Wild Camping in the Bois Lointain If you don't need electricity and if the distance to the sanitary blocks doesn’t bother you (average 400m) then this is for you. Shaddy, flat, spacious.

The Owner Says

We have spacious pitches set amongst a wide open meadow, edged by pine forests on either side,  set within the Cevennes National Park.  BEFORE BOOKING please contact us to discuss your needs and requirements as there have been some changes for THIS YEAR ONLY (2018).  Electricity available and we recommend you bring an awning.  Some large awnings available on site (have to be booked in advance)
               Domaine de Pradines is a stunning campsite, a truly tranquil escape from the busy lives of today, with nothing but the stars to light your way at night. The campsite has no roads next to it, making it a very quiet and child-friendly escape.
             The campsite has so much to offer, including an outdoor swimming pool with paddling pool, tennis courts available to rent, ping pong, badminton, volleyball, and an outdoor play park for the children. It's a large, wild and natural playground for young and old!  This is an idyllic, tranquil and beautiful setting within the Cevennes National Park, with a wealth of activities to do in the area from canoeing to river bathing and exploring, hiking, horse riding to paragliding, plus some lovely food markets in various nearby villages and wonderful, dramatic scenery.  A feast for the eyes!
              In July & August, a vaulted dining room in an ancient Templar building is the on-site restaurant, serving locally sourced food - a beautiful space to wine and dine.  There is also a small shop selling essentials and fresh bread on order. The campsite setting is beautiful, surrounded by woodland with wild orchids and rare bird species, plus stunning views of the incredible Cevennes National Park. It's an ideal base for any outdoors enthusiasts - with a few luxuries along the way!
               The price quoted for camping includes one pitch for the specified number of people, car parking and access to hot shower and toilet block, pool etc. Head torches are a must, as shower blocks can be a little walk (10-300m) from some of the furthest pitches, but the peace and tranquility certainly makes up for these extra steps, as does the starry night sky up above.
Please be aware that there will be a taxe de séjour to be paid in French campsites. This Holiday Accommodation Tourist Tax for your holiday must to be paid in the campsite with a minimum and maximum range set between from €0.20 to €1.50 person/night.

About Domaine de Pradines

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, campervans, cars – yes. Groups by arrangement. We also have other types of accommodation like wooden lodges, gîtes.

Nearby

An embarrassment of riches awaits. There’s the Grotte de Dargilan caves (00 33 4 66 45 60 20) or the famous Roquefort cheese caves (00 33 5 65 58 56 00); the Mont Aigoual which rises to 1500m alt. and all its outdoor activiies in the Pôle 4-Saisons; the Templar villages across the Larzac plateau; the Micropolis Insectarium will appeal to creepy-crawly lovers of all ages (00 33 5 65 58 50 50). Fremyc (00 33 6 58 13 48 48), in Meyrueis, organises rafting, canoeing, walks, bike rides, speleology tours, via ferrata, and more. Airzone Parapente (00 33 6 60 84 76 23) can organise tandem rides over Millau and the Grands Causses. Randals Bison (00 33 4 67 82 73 74) offer cowboy-style riding on their bison farm. Great walks and wild river swimming are easy to find and there are a variety of activities such as canoeing down the Tarn river, hiking, horse riding and visiting Templar strongholds all locally accessible.

Food & Drink

Pradine’s auberge serves food in July and August (check opening-closing dates) in an ancient building with an impressive stone vault. It has a pleasant grassed terrace and there is also a small shop on site which serves fresh bread daily, basics and local produce. The village of Lanuéjols has 2 restaurant-bars called Hôtel Bel Air (00 33 4 67 82 72 78) & La Bonne Adresse, which is informal and family-run. Meyrueis is a bustling village in the summer with a weekly market, shops and wide range of cafés, restaurants and bars such as Hôtel Family (00 33 4 66 45 60 02), Hôtel du Mont Aigoual (00 33 4 66 45 65 61), which has good food and a down-to-earth atmosphere, and Le Jardin des Glaces (00 33 4 66 45 43 75), which serves up local specialities. For local restaurants, try Ferme Auberge de la Tindelle (00 33 5 65 59 18 39) and Auberge de Cadenas in the neighbouring village of Veyreau. Farms in the region rear unique brebis sheep that produce rich milk used to make Roquefort in you've guessed it Roquefort not far from Millau. Try Au Marché Paysan – Magasin de Producteurs Fermiers in Millau (00 33 5 65 61 39 35) as well as Terres d'Aigoual in the Parc des Cévennes also a cooperative of small local producers.

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Location

Domaine de Pradines is located at Domaine de Pradines, Route de Millau, D28, 30750 Lanuéjols, Gard, France

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Getting There

Pradines is 35 kms east of Millau, and 11⁄2 hours north of Montpellier, 2 hours west of Nîmes, 3 hours’ drive south of Clermont-Ferrand.