Pre-pitched Tent - No '37'

Europe France Aquitaine Dordogne Camping La Chatonnière

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
A canvas home-from-home, this house-shaped tent is pitched on a site with its own river beach in a peaceful part of the Dordogne.

  • A pre-pitched tent with a living area and three separate bedrooms with beds
  • Electric hook-up powers the equipped kitchenette
  • On an eco-friendly campsite with river access in the Parc Naturel Regional Perigord-Limousin

The Owner Says

These handy pre-pitched tents, give you the freedom of getting back to nature and enjoying a camping trip, without the hassle of having to set everything up. So your holiday can start as soon as you arrive on site, and you can head straight to the river for a refreshing dip!
The tents include:- 3 separate sleeping areas: 1 double bedroom with a double bed and a single bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and 1 additional bedroom with 1 single bedPlease bring your own bed linen.- A fully equipped kitchenette, and dining area- Electricity - handy to charge all of your gadgets and electronics- Outdoor furniture allowing you to enjoy the joys of 'al fresco' dining!
La Chatonniere is situated in a peaceful spot in the Dordogne, not far from the Limousin border. The campsite is a quiet haven, with no noisy distractions such as bars or pools: the site enjoys a a 'back to nature' ethos where the great outdoors and river are entertainment enough. A child-friendly sandy beach gives access to the river which runs along the site, allowing children and adults to swim and splash around in the sun. You can mess about on the river in rowing boats or build campfires on the river banks from wood gathered from the nearby forest. An outdoor play area with a badminton field, volley ball field and 'jeu de boules' can also be enjoyed. Don't forget to try out one of the nature trails, which are all well sign-posted, or for those that prefer exploring on two wheels, mountain bikes can also be hired at the campsite.
Local shops, restaurants and bars can all be found within walking distance in the local village of Jumilhac-le-Grand. A horse riding centre and tennis court are also nearby.
Campfires, river swimming, tranquility and plenty of space - a stay at La Chatonniere will leave you feeling relaxed, recharged and wanting to come back!
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.

Features & Facilities

2 modern ablutions blocks, including disabled facilities, a family bathroom, washing machine and dryer and a covered washing up area. There's a WiFi zone, public telephone, fresh bread each morning, a small shop and tourist-information. There's a badminton field, table tennis, table football and a playground. Bikes, canoes and kayaks are all available to rent and you can fish in the river. Small children can play on the nearest river beach (depth 50 cm), while 'real' swimming for us big kids is accessible in the rest off the river. For those who dare, try jumping from the big rock in the middle! Communal campfires every 2 days.


The campsite is located on the road followed by Richard the Lionheart and is also on one of the many branches of the Camino de Santiago. Today it's well signposted as 'the castle route', so if you fancy visiting a few châteaux you're in the right place. The castle of Jumilhac-le-Grand (0033 6 0961 7840) is the closest, also known as 'the black pearl' of the Perigord-Vert because of it's distinctive black tiled roof – a multiple-towered, romantic, fairy-tale-like structure. The intricate gardens are also expansive and worth setting aside some time to explore. The campsite's location within Parc Naturel Regional Perigord-Limousin (0033 5 5355 3600) makes it a boon for outdoor activities (not just river swimming). Plenty of excellent walks are well signposted and you can also roam easily by bike. 300m from the campsite there's also a riding school; ponies are available for children and you can either take lessons or head out on a tour of the park (enquire at reception for info).

Food & Drink

You can grab ice-creams, drinks, home-made takeaway pizza, chips and snacks from the small shop onsite, plus there's fresh bread to order each morning. Offsite, though, on the main castle square in Jumilhac-le-Grandthere try the lovely little restaurant of Lou Boueiradour (0033 5 53 52 50 47) – traditional French cuisine. In nearby La Coquille, the hotel Les Voyageurs (0033 5 53 52 80 13) is another excellent choice.
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Getting There

From the roundabout in Jumilhac-le-Grand (there's only one) take the D79 north in the direction signposted La Coquille. 500 meters after the roundabout take the left hand turning. After 100 meters you will arrive at the campsite entrance. The nearest train station is in Saint Yrieix-la-Perche, but it's 12 km from the site so you'll need a lift (or a taxi) from there.