Camping Pitch - Riverside
- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
The Owner Says
- clean shower and toilet block, warm water in both the showers and the taps (free, no coins), sinks for personal hygiene use, sinks for washing clothes, and kitchen sinks for doing the dishes, and a spacious toilet/shower room for disabled people and families with small children.
- bread service in the morning during high season
- washing machine and freezer
- free WIFI around reception area
- caravan bar with terrace on the riverside
- an adventure island for young children in the middle of a shallow, slow moving branch of the Dordogne
- water and electricity on all 3 levels
- service zone for camping cars
- canoe rental
- fantastic (fly)fishing opportunities
- jeu de boule lane
- pingpong table
- badminton/volleyball pitch
All in all, this small campsite on the Dordogne offers you all the ingredients for a lovely relaxing holiday full of nature, beauty, and plenty of adventurous play opportunities for your children.
About Camping La Champagne
Everyone! Campers, glampers, tents, campervans, caravans, groups (12 people or more should contact in advance), families, couples, dogs...
The Dordogne Valley needs little introduction and at Camping La Champagne, on the banks of the river, you couldn't be much better placed. Fishing, canoeing, hiking and biking are all on hand for the active traveller, while historic riverside towns like Beaulieu Sur Dordogne, 9km away, are nearby for those wanting something more sedate. The latter has a good tourist information centre (+33 565 332 200) and is a handy place to get your bearings and make plans for the rest of your stay. The town is also home to Corrèze Sports Animations (+33 587 060 414), who hire kayaks and canoes for downriver journeys between Argentat and Puybrun (with or without a guide) and rent mountain bikes for local circuits. There are 5 of France's Les plus beaux villages (most beautiful villages of France) within 30km of Camping La Champagne – Curemonte (16km), Carennac (23km), Loubressac (24km), Collonges la Rouge (25km) and Autoire (27km) – while the dramatic medieval castle of Les Tours de Merle (+33 555 282 231) is 30km away, as are the 11th century towers of Tours de Carbonnières (+33 555 287 084; free access all year round) and the Renaissance Château de Montal. For classic Dordogne caves try Gouffre de Padirac (+33 565 336 456), complete with an underground boat ride through the interconnected caverns, while Grottes de Presque (+33 565 403 201) are around the same distance away (25km – a 30-minute drive) but lack the drama of the river running through.
Food & Drink
There's a riverside bar on the campsite, selling snacks, drinks and ice-cream, while fresh bread is delivered each morning during the school summer holiday season. Once a week Michel and Sara also cook a big dinner for those interested (you'll find out more at reception upon arrival). Elsewhere, there is a small bar in Brivezac – Le Destin (+33 664 458 316) – a 1km walk away but, for maximum choice, drive (or cycle) the 9km to Beaulieu sur Dordogne where there is a range of bars and restaurants. Sara and Michel recommend Chez Colette (+33 555 286 360), a small cosy restaurant with a real focus on local produce, Bar Des Voyageurs (+33 555 911 834) in the main square, Les Flots Bleus (+33 555 910 621) for a riverside setting or, for something quick, La Pizza (+33 555 912 578), which is self explanatory. For lunches, A L'Abri du Moulin (+33 555 911 141) is also a great choice and has English owners.
Camping La Champagne is located at Lieu dit La Champagne, 19120 Brivezac, Corrèze, France
Follow the A10 from the north in the direction of Orleans and Toulouse (A71). At Vierzon, continue following Toulouse (A20). For the next 300km you will stay on the A20. After Brive-la-Gaillarde, take exit 52 for Noailles and then follow directions to Beaulieu sur Dordogne. Just before you arrive in Beaulieu, take a left in the direction of Argentat (D12). After 5km you’ll arrive in the village of Brivezac. Here you take the bridge on the right over the Dordogne and, once you crossed it, right again. After 300m Camping La Champagne is the small campsite on the Dordogne on your right hand side.