Near the tiny village of Bellegarde in Gascony just south of the Dordogne is this typical Gascogne farm with small family run 3 star campsite having views of the Pyrenees and surrounding countryside and a large swimming pool. Set in 22 acres of rolling farmland and woods with large pitches, superb showers, toilets and wash-basins including facilities for the disabled, laundry/drying room, washing up sinks and shop for essential provisions. Terrace cafe/bar serving breakfast, snacks, evening meals and all day refreshments. 4 km away is the village of Masseube with local shops, a supermarket, restaurants and a bank. The area has a mild stable climate with plenty of sunshine and offers something for everyone; vibrant markets with fresh local produce, such as foie gras and Armagnac (reputedly the oldest brandy in the world) ; several thermal spa towns; the historic town of Auch, Toulouse; a scenic ride to the Pyrenees, Biarritz on the coast and less than 100 km to Spain. Also available; Farmhouse Gite and family Mobilehome. Cycle hire, children's play area internet access and free wi-fi. Nearby tennis courts, golf courses, horse riding and water sports including fishing, canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing and sailing. Camping Aux Mêmes is recognised by “Cool Camping” as one of the top 100 campsites in France and is one of anwb's inspected sites. English, French and German spoken. Open April to end of September.
Colin and Carol
Derby, United Kingdom
5th November 2014
Small campsite with big welcomeWe have been to this campsite before and continue to love its enduring charm. It is a relaxed site, where nothing is too much trouble for the owners, who make you feel part of their family. The setting is stunning with views to the Pyrenees and surround by rolling countryside in every direction.
Skipton, United Kingdom
8th November 2012
Atmospheric siteLovely location. Interesting but not well known area of France. Jan & Peter excellent hosts (loved the dogs). Although we did not have a pet this seemed to be a very 'pet friendly' site. This site was originally going to be a stopover on the way to the Perigord but stayed for 4 nights and will certainly return should find ourselves in that area again.
22nd November 2011
Aux Memes is in a most beautiful and tranquil part of France and your campsite reflects thisAux Memes is in a most beautiful and tranquil part of France and your campsite and gite both reflect and epitomise this beauty and tranquillity. We feel that you have managed to combine both simplicity and high standards to provide a campsite that is welcoming, homely clean and well managed. Your own easy going and relaxed natures only help to make the experience of staying at Aux Memes more enjoyable. Your attention to detail is shown in the small things that you provide, for example: the bats and balls to go with the Table tennis table, the maps and books of the area over and above the norm, the bicycles, the daily bread service, washing line (with clothes pegs!!) and much more. Alongside this is your willingness to share your knowledge and love of the area. As hosts you were attentive to the needs of your guests, be that when a certain person was stung in the mouth or when a child needed a doctor or a family need an interpreter – all of these seem to be beyond the basic job description of running a campsite. It is in the details that Aux Memes excels and it is these details that make this site and gite so special. The food at the weekends was delicious, well presented and good value for money. We ate ‘out' with you more often than we intended (or budgeted for!) - On a practical point we felt that the pitches on the campsite are generously proportioned and there is no sense of being overcrowded. We suspect that those of us with tents could find some of the pitches restrictive due the slope of the ground. The only thing that causes us to hesitate recommending this site to others is that we want to keep this gem a secret. Not to share this site with others would be selfish and so we would, and have already, recommended Aux Memes to others.
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2nd August 2011
Beautiful and Peaceful Rural SiteWhat a Gem of a site. We stayed here for 4 nights in July and wished we could have stayed longer. We had a wonderful pitch both with water and electricity connections to our pitch. We were over looking the countryside and the Pyrennes. It was just so peaceful and relaxing. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived by the owners Jan and Peter. Everything on the site was immalculate from the lovely little swimming pool with sunbeds and parasols provided to the toilet and showers. A small bar and restaurant was also available on site together with a small shop. We can highly recommend this site (although we would prefer to keep it hush hush incase it gets to crowded) We will definately be returning to this site and for a longer stay the next time.
Bodmin, United Kingdom
13th July 2011
BrilliantProbably the most perfect spot to camp in and tour from and it's close to the Pyrenees The countryside is beautiful, the weather is usually pleasant and sunny. The welcome from the owners Jan and Pete is warm, helpful and friendly and you are made to feel at home and comfortable. The facilities are well thought out, clean and well appointed. The bar is a welcome respite after a day of touring!! All in all I can thoroughly recommend this site!!
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