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St Avit Loisirs Reviews

St Avit Loisirs Reviews

St Avit Loisirs Holiday Park

Situated in the warm and sunny Dordogne region, St Avit Loisirs is a real 5 star camp site. This site really is one of the best in the region. From its stone built reception complex to luxurious woodland surroundings you know this place is going to be something else. With its man-made lazy river feature (that’s a gentle water slide for beginners to you and me) you can see how much effort has gone into making St Avit Loisirs as special as it is.

Accommodation here ranges from 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms chalets to tent accommodation with two or three bedrooms. If you’re looking for something a bit special then the three bedroom two bathroom comes with a special mezzanine area that makes for brilliant indoor play space. Each chalet is the home from home (you know fridge/freezer, oven, grill, gas hob) you’d expect and with some added extras that you might not such as stereo iPod docks and hairdryer thrown in

There’s no need to feel left out if you are camping either, the tents are well-appointed on luxury pitches around the edge of the park and will have brand new interior canvasses for 2012.

Facilities & Activities at St Avit Loisirs

It’s worth starting with activities for the little ones. Well, how best to put it… Spoilt for choice? How lucky are they? There are a full 9, yes I did say 9, children’s clubs offering all sorts of activity. Macs Pirate Mayhem at Macs Fun Station, Soccer Station (go on take a wild guess), shipwrecked ay Base Station, we could go on for hours like this. There really is something for all tastes and for all ages. Best thing is to check when you arrive but allow sufficient time to look at everything on offer!

Keeping you busy seems to be a watchword at St Avit Loisirs, there so much to do. Within the camp you’ll find a bewildering array of things to do, tennis, table tennis, all the balls (basket, foot and volley), archery (sharp intake of breath), quad biking (and another), trampolining and badminton (that’s shuttlecocks not horse trials). There is a driving range and you can hire bicycles including all the protective gear to help you explore the lovely Dordogne country side.

St Avit Loisirs water facilities here really do deserve a special mention. Whether you choose outdoors or indoors the pools areas are well laid out and provide lots of fun for all ages. There are water slides for those hectic thrill seekers whilst those looking for something gentler can use the clever lazy river. Just downhill enough to get some movement but not steep enough to cause you to break the sound barrier.

Outside of the site there is a further raft of activities including fishing, golf, mini-golf (why not call it crazy golf – much more fun) and horse riding. These are all within short drives of the site. Speaking of outside the site, if you are going to venture outside take the kids to Le Bugue, the local town and just enjoy the French cafe lifestyle. Trips out to places such as La Roque-Gageac, a small village clinging spectacularly to the side of gorge, and Sarlat will give the kids a view on a completely different way of life. The area also boasts an aquarium at Perigord Noir and for something completely different….limestone caves….stacks of them. Perhaps the best are at Le Gouffre de Padirac and Lascaux

If you’re looking for a food treat then look no further than the beamed auberge (read French country pub) style restaurant featuring local cuisine. The restaurant is open between the end of March and mid-September but closes every Monday. For the less adventurous palate they do offer a simpler children’s menu. There is also a snack bar where energy levels can be topped up with French delights such as a Croque Monsieur. The snack bar also serves as a take away with the usual pizzas, salads, sandwiches burgers and a local plat du jour for those who can’t tear themselves away from the lazy river, water slide or other activities.

Evening entertainment focuses around the bar. Alongside a full entertainment programme you’ll find regular karaoke and disco nights to keep those activity levels high.

Five Reasons to Book a Family Holiday to St Avit Loisirs

  • Lovely woodland setting
  • Fantastic pool complex
  • Beautiful countryside
  • Busy children’s entertainment programme
  • Good on site catering

Family Travel Guide to Dordogne – France

The Dordogne is a little further to travel from the UK but you should rest assured it’s well worth it. Warmer summer temperatures, longer days and more hours of sunshine all wrapped up in one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions make this a place to remember.

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  1. P Lewis

    We’ve now been to St Avit Loisirs two times and are looking at visiting for a third time, both times we booked through Holiday Break (Eurocamp & Keycamp). The accommodation was pretty much the same both times with Keycamp perhaps just edging it – the decking is lovely and great for dining out in the evenings.

    The pool complex is incredible, the crazy river which you went down on with rubber rings was so much fun, it never got boring. Both the takeaway and restaurant are good value and very tasty – the prices are reasonable.

    The kids have so much to do onsite and the kids clubs do such a great job at keeping them entertained. The site cater for all ages upon till around 12 it can be little noisy. The playground is overlooked by the bar area which is great for parents. The local scenery is incredible get out and see it!

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