La Pélonie - a 4 star campsite in the Périgord
Eighteen kilometres from Périgueux and Lascaux, in the heart of the Périgord Blanc (White Périgord) the La Pélonie campsite is located. Situated in the recently established commune of Bassillac et Auberoche, this campsite rated 4 star occupies a wooded and in bloom 4-hectare park, which has indoor, heated and outdoor pools. There are also mobile homes, pitches, facilities and a restaurant. Plenty for spending an unforgettable family holiday, on this Dordogne campsite!
A family-oriented and green campsite in the Dordogne
On the La Pélonie campsite, you’ll especially enjoy the charm, tranquillity and authenticity of this establishment, rated 4 star in the Dordogne. Campers can set up their pitch slap bang in the middle of oak trees, silver birches and poplars, on shaded pitches of 80 m² to 100 m², separated by hedgerows. In the summer season, rosebushes, banana trees and other fragrant flowers, give off a delightful scent of summer and the countryside.
Should you wish to combine outdoor life and comfort, many rentals, including the “Floralis”, “Sarlat”, “Lascaux”, “Baynec” or “Lilas” mobile homes are on offer to you. These are fully equipped with a kitchen area, covered terrace and garden furniture set. For even greater peace and well-being, you may opt for accommodation in the “Premium” area with reversible air-conditioning and a dishwasher, located on high ground, to make the most of the breathtaking view over this wooded and green campsite in the White Périgord. Moreover, all campsite holiday rentals have a television.
Once settled in, you can go off to explore the water park, its 2 heated swimming pools (one being indoor), its paddling pool, water slides, and sunbathing area, before heading for the bar terrace for refreshments. Having enjoyed an ice cream in the shade of a parasol, children can play in the playground below. You can thus make the most of an aperitif with friends, whilst keeping an eye on your children.
A relaxation, wellness and discovery stay, in the south-west of France
In the high season, every morning children meet up with their activity leader, for fun and creative activities, in the form of make-up and dance workshops, team games, sports tournaments or treasure hunts. To be missed on no account: the presentation of horses and ponies by the village riding school, taking place every Monday. Children have the chance to stroke or brush the animals, and ultimately to book a ride on the heights of Saint-Antoine d’Auberoche at a special rate.
Adults can also let off steam in a cheerful friendly atmosphere, by playing basketball, volleyball or football, within the entirely new city stadium ground on La Pélonie. Unless they wish to try their hand at archery, following the wise advice of an activity leader. Every Wednesday, you have the chance for an introduction to canoeing on the Vézère: the wildest river in the Dordogne! And come Sunday evening, thrill-seekers can take part in Laser Game...
Come nightfall, you will discover both festive and warm night-life on this attractive campsite, through its musical performances, live concerts and barbecue evenings. Do not miss the weekly tasting of the delicious “Cochon de Lait” (suckling pig), tastefully cooked on a spit!
Go out in search of the 1,001 splendours of the Périgord
Your stay on La Pélonie is the ideal opportunity to use it as a base, and visit the entire Dordogne. Hence, the campsite is 20 minutes by road from Périgueux and Lascaux, 15 minutes from Rouffignac, 20 minutes from Hautefort and Saint Léon sur Vézère and 30 minutes from Les Eyzies, Le Bugue and Terrasson. It is also 40 minutes from Sarlat and Brantôme, with other locations in the vicinity.
Périgueux, the capital of the Périgord, is rich in 2,000 years of history! Visit the amazing Saint-Front cathedral, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, see the Tour de Vésone, the remains of a Gallo-Roman temple dating back to the second century, and make the most of an open-air Jazz concert during the “Macadam Jazz Festival”, every Tuesday evening in July and August.
Explore the archaeological sites of Lascaux, also called “the Sistine Chapel of Prehistory” with prehistoric art, and their amazing caves, identically reconstructed. This enables you to go underground, and admire the paintings of bulls, stags and bears painted 19,000 years ago.
Lastly, make the most of your stay in the Périgord, to go all over the magnificent village of Roque-Gageac, built at the foot of a cliff on the edge of the Dordogne river. You will be seduced by its alleyways, its troglodyte fort, its tropical vegetation, and its small church, overlooking the valley. On the way home, stop at Sarlat-la-Canéda. Stroll through the cobblestone alleyways of this magnificent medieval town, admire its heritage and fill up on the wonders of Périgord gastronomy: truffles, foie gras (gavage-fattened duck or goose liver), walnuts, Cèpe (Porcini) mushrooms…not forgetting Cabécou soft goat’s cheese, strawberries and, of course, the wines.