Review for Les Violettes, nr Toulouse

Country:                                   France

Co-ordinates:                          N. 43.29.12; E 1.31.57

Address:                                17 RD 813,, 31450 Deyme, France

Good for visiting:                Toulouse; cycle along the Canal du Midi

Phone:                                    00 33 5 61 81 72 07

Website:                                http://www.campinglesviolettes.com/en/

Date Visited:                         14th November 2018

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr E769 tag axle – 8.56m.  And towing a Citroen C1)

What are the pitches like?                

Good – grass.  Good size.  The grass pitches are on fairly hard ground

HOWEVER – if you are using your ACSI card you will be pitched on a ‘common’ area at the end of the site – away from the facilities (but near to the laundry – every cloud and all that!)  But also away from a tap that can be used to fill up – there is a push button tap that dispenses water for about 5 seconds per push…  But there are plentiful taps and if your hose is a decent length you will have no issues.

Is there water on each pitch?            

See above

What is the electric like?           

Possibly 16A, we had no issues at all

Drainage?     

Yes – drive on area by the toilets

What’s the site access like?        

Directly off of the D813 – there are actually 2 possible entrances (i.e. if you miss the first then take the next 🙂 )  Big parking area in front of the restaurant and then a barrier into the actual site

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

Good – of course half the facilities are closed during the off-season (including the open-air urinals…).  Fairly good standard of cleanliness.  Wash basins – no soap.  Plug sockets.  Baby changing area.  Hair-dryer.

Toilets:                              3 or 4 cubicles open (each accessed directly from outside)

Showers:                          3 showers + large disabled cubicle.  Plenty of space, hooks to hang clothes etc.  Good.  Sensible water direction meaning water isn’t heading towards the door, and your clothes…

What other facilities are there?    

Bins and CWD

Dishwashing area (and laundry sinks)

Washing machine and drier (4 Euros and 3 Euros respectively)

Table tennis; children’s play area

Covered swimming pool (closed, of course, out of season)

Reception with selection of groceries for sale

Bungalows and lodges for hire

Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?    

Yes – charged.  Ours was fine.  Be careful where you park if looking for a TV signal – there are lots of trees (we were unable to find a signal so had to resort to DVDs!)

Good enough – more friendly as time went on.  (They don’t like being disturbed around lunchtime – we arrived about 1.15pm..!)

How much is it?     

We paid 15Euro per night including electric – using the ACSI card, + .60Euro per night local tax

What’s the area like?            

On a main road which is busy during rush hour (it goes into Toulouse so this wasn’t entirely unexpected).  There are several people living on the site (certainly during the week anyway) so the site comes alive in the early morning and late afternoon/early evening.

A short cycle along the main road and then a right turn takes you down to the Canal du Midi for a ride.

We drove a few miles along the D813 to Ramonville to use the park and ride and take the metro into Toulouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More detail:

We liked:-

The price and the facilities (even though it was a bit of a hike from the ACSI pitch-up area)

We didn’t like so much:-

The number of people ‘living’ there – although they were not a problem at all, and, although we were both initially disappointed (I started looking for a new site as soon as we had pitched..) we soon realised it was fine.

(See my comments ref. water etc.)

We hated:-

Nothing

Moving On:

We headed further south to Narbonne with a stop off in Carcassone en-route.

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