Fantastic lovely campsite. Très heureux
Just a quick word on Camping Saint Paul in Lyons la Foret. We're leaving after three fabulous, relaxing days here. When we arrived at 19: 30 the reception was closed! I parked up and Sian wandered in. She came back beaming! “Someone said, have a drive round, choose a pitch and come and tell us who you are tomorrow. ” Music to our ears after an epic prep for what is to be a yearlong adventure exploring Europe. This campsite is fab. We chose a hardstanding with ehu. The pitch was roughly 11 m wide and 8.5 m deep. Enough gravel for Squeaky to sit happily with dry tyres, grass; hedges on three sides, enough for the drive away awning and a lawn to boot - The site is a mixture of touring pitches, Statics, long stay caravans and chalets. It cost us 24 € a night, this included free French chit chat at the weekend with a chilled out, laid back buzz, and a free totally quiet Monday after most of the tourers left by 09: 00. We're kinda new to this full timing thing and certainly new to Motorhoming on the continent but I'm sure we haven't misjudged this site. There is a swimming pool, just off site, (300 m from our pitch) this is free to peeps staying. There is a sign outside reception that states that budgie smugglers are obligatory for men, but I wore my shorts, as did the kids, and there didn't seem to be a problem. There's a couple of play areas for the kids, and three Petanque pitches for the big kids. At the weekend Petanque was de riguer on the pathways between the pitches as well. The loos are always clean. I'm sure this is not due to an overzealous army of workers rather than a sense of ownership that comes with a site that is diverse. Great showers too (free, no tokens) Washing machines (tokens) Washing up facilities (two sizes of basin) (I have been in smaller baths then the big basins)) the site is in a shallow valley, well sheltered, plenty of trees, etc. If you're not into baking your own bread you can order it for the following morning from the shop (is that the right word). If you're not of a mind to cook they'll rustle you up some grub. We fed ourselves but I saw the stuff they were eating in their lunch breaks and it looked deelish! If you get bored chilling out, the village centre is less than a klick away and is beautiful, with a square and everything… The villagers even go there??? Sitting around chatting and drinking gord knows what. Not a bit like Maidstone! We couldn't have wished for a better place to catch our breath, even the boys loved it, yes both of them… and that is rare!!!