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Le Belledonne Reviews

Le Belledonne Reviews

Le Belledonne Holiday Park

Nestling in the French Alps on the edge of Les Ecrins National Park is Bourg d’Oisans and the La Belledone campsite. La Belledonne is a small campsite with only 180 pitches that really punches above its weight. The stunning mountain scenery, clean air and bright blue summer skies make for a holiday destination that’s got to be up there with the best. There is great little reception where joy of joys, they speak English and where they will also welcome the family dog (leads please folks). Disabled facilties are available at the park and you’ll probably want to find out more when you make a booking.

Accommodation consists of 180 pitches that are available between May 1st and September 22nd. You have a great choice of tents or chalets at Le Belledone.

Tenting in the Alps is nothing like boy scouts and girl guides. New canvass exteriors and interiors on all tents at Le Belledonne this year mean that your tent will come with two or three bedrooms and a separate living and kitchen area. The external canvasses of your tent can be let down to completely open up your living space. The kitchen area has a grill, gas rings, fridge and a charcoal barbecue is supplied outside your tent. It’s just perfect for family meals in the warm summer air.

If you’re looking for a few more creature comforts then the camp has two bedroomed chalets available. The two bedrooms, one twin and one double, are fully equipped as is the shower/loo in each chalet. There is a separate kitchen and living area with a double sofa bed if there are more than four of you. The kitchen area is perfect for catering away from home. You’ll find all the mod cons to enable you to pull together your usual culinary triumphs and you can also choose to have decking which enables great use of the barbecue supplied.

Facilities & Activities at Le Belledonne

A gentle animation team will organise enough events to keep you busy without you feeling too bossed around, if you know where I’m coming from. They’ll organise table tennis, footie, treasure hunts (great for the kids and that gives you some down time), volley ball and aqua gym between 1st May and 31st August.

There is a small family restaurant on site where they serve regional specialities and have a simpler children’s menu. The restaurant overlooks the pool and also has a small friendly bar. There is also a takeaway serving pizza and chips.

La Bellebonne has an Impressive four pools with all with different depths and sizes and even one with a plunge pool for its waterslides. All of this is set against a stunning mountain backdrop – what could be more perfect. For more grown up pleasures there’s a sauna and haman (it’s a steam bath, I had to look it up myself!) available all season. You can keep yourself very busy at Le Belledonne with tennis, table tennis, good old footie, badminton, volleyball, jogging with tracks and fitness obstacles and boules. Boules is always at the end of the list but don’t underestimate it. It’s hugely competitive and great fun so get stuck in and give it a go.

Outside of the park you’ll find windsurfing, horse riding and fishing, all within a mile of the gates. Travel a bit further and you have golf, and kayaking. While you’re here you can take the kids to local towns such as Allemont, just over a mile away. It’s a picture postcard alpine village, and you should try to find the butchers the bakers and any other food shop you can think of – kids will love them. It’s so different to Morrisons and Sainsbury’s (and Tesco to!). The area is also great for walking and cycling (cycle hire is available a few miles down road from camp) with the family. One of the best local attractions is the Chartreuse Distillery where monks still distil the age old liqueur and have largest ageing cellar in world.

Five Reasons to Book a Family Holiday to Le Belledonne

  • Scenery
  • Fresh air
  • Peace and quiet
  • Great local walks
  • French food

Family Travel Guide to The Alps – France

The Alps is not something we usually associate with France but to have the combination for stunning alpine scenery with great French favourites such as food and drink makes for a very special place.

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  1. Phillipe

    A cosy and welcoming site where you can speak freely to the owners. Lots of young families from all over including France, Holland and UK. The site had nice spots and our mobile home had an amazing view. The pool was great especially on the hot days. The playground provided some entertainment although if you have older children you may have to look offsite for more suitable activities.

    Would recommend for young families and those who enjoy the great outdoors.

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