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Le Château de Fonrives
Set in the grounds of a privately owned Château on the borders of the Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne, this family run site is peaceful in low season but a hive of activity in high season. The hedged pitches are on grass and many have water taps. The electric hook-up is just 6amps electricity, so care is needed with the use of electric BBQs, kettles and microwaves.
Facilities include a Fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi, two swimming pools, water slides, sun terraces, crazy golf, tennis, pétanque, and lake fishing. There is a charge for some of the facilities in high season. Wi-Fi is available around the bar, restaurant and sun terraces. English is spoken and pets are allowed. There is a motorhome service point. You can walk into the little village of Rives through the park’s own woods.
9th April to 1st October 2011
From €15 per night including electricity, outfit and awning for two people in low season.
Children under 6 years; from €2
Additional people over 6 years; from €4
Prices exclude booking fee and refundable barrier key deposit.
Prices should be checked before you make your booking.
Eat and drink
We enjoyed our meal in the site restaurant, but in Villeréal you can find hotels or a number of eating places offering regional cuisine or simple crepes or Italian style.
You are not far from wine producing areas of Bergerac for tasting and buying, many châteaux and Bastide towns and in Villeréal, on Monday evenings throughout the summer, discover and taste local products. http://www.france-voyage.com/communes/villereal-16709.htm
From Villeréal, take the D207 towards Issigeac. Keep on this road and the park will be on your left. It is signposted in Villeréal.
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There are five hard standing motorhome pitches
A path around the lake has exercise points
There is also a childrens play area
In addition to a motorhome service point there are also 5 special pitches with electricity, water and drainage
Large open pitches
Mini golf and tennis on site
Part of the reception
Pitches with shade
There are 3 lakes on site
View of the pool area from the top of the slides
Details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.
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