Le Capeyrou, a campsite by the Dordogne river in Beynac et Cazenac.
At the foot of the fortress in Beynac et Cazenac, an imposing stronghold opposite the highly impressive Castelnaud la Chapelle castle, both overlooking the Dordogne valley, the Le Capeyrou campsite is located. This campsite by the river, a member of the Romanée group, proves to be a genuine haven of peace and greenery.
The perfect spot for an outdoor holiday in the Dordogne
Le Capeyrou is a campsite enjoying one of the loveliest locations in the Dordogne. By the eponymous river, offering those who wish to the chance to swim and set sail in a canoe, this establishment is also located at the gateway to the village of Beynac et Cazenac, one of the loveliest in France (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France) with cobbled streets, stone houses and a castle listed as a Monument Historique (historic building) overlooking the entirety.
From the campsite, the view over the fortress astonishes holidaymakers, who can make the most of this unique panorama, as much from the pitch where they have set up their tent, caravan, camper or converted van as from their holiday rental. Located by the river, the pitches on this campsite in Beynac et Cazenac enjoy an average surface area of 80 m². They are flat, laid to lawn and marked out by hedges, trees and shrubs. Moreover, two sanitary blocks are available for campers.
As regards holiday rentals, these take the form of the comfortable Tiny House and out-of-the-ordinary canvas lodges. Perfect for a glamping stay in the heart of the Périgord region, these accommodation solutions combine comfort and facilities in small spaces, to meet all needs so campers want for nothing during their holiday.
A campsite with direct access to the river
This campsite in the Dordogne also has numerous recreational and sports facilities. For example, there is a delightful swimming area here, with heated swimming pool and children’s paddling pool. Around the pool, there are sunloungers so swimmers can rest, sunbathe and once again, enjoy the view of the castle!
To have fun, children can go to the campsite play area where titter-totters and swings, a slide, wooden house, rope pyramid and roundabout are located. Fully enclosed, the campsite is also ideal for young holidaymakers looking for adventure to allow their imagination to run free by building, and why not, a wooden raft by the river!
The other Le Capeyrou facilities include a football pitch, volleyball and pétanque court, ping-pong tables and billiards table etc. As regards services, the campsite notably offers a lovely “Aromae” restaurant area, where you can enjoy sweet or savoury boards, to share as a family or with friends. There is also a laundry, bicycle hire area and grocery on the campsite, whilst the neighbouring village has various shops such as a bakery, butcher, bar, restaurants and mini-market.
Head for the old buildings in the Périgord region
What better than a stay on the Le Capeyrou campsite to discover the Dordogne and its numerous treasures? To begin with, it’s not worth the trouble of taking your vehicle. It suffices to simply go out of the campsite, to visit of of the most beautiful medieval villages in the department, that of Beynac et Cazenac. Dominated by an impressive fortified castle, also worth the trip, the gateway to the village and its old houses are barely around 100 metres from Le Capeyrou.
Many other castles and citadels are near the campsite, starting with the Castelnaud la Chapelle castle located 4 kilometres from here. This is home to a Museum of War in the Middle Ages, and visitors can in particular discover here numerous working siege engines. Still along the Dordogne river, La Roque Gageac is one of the loveliest villages in France (with the “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” designation). Domme has one of the best walled towns in the Dordogne to discover.
A further must-see located near the campsite is the town of Sarlat la Canéda. This is 12 kilometres from Beynac et Cazenac. There is an amazing historic heritage here, with numerous listed buildings and picturesque old medieval alleyways. Although Sarlat is equally famous for its local markets and street entertainment, it is also the gourmet capital of the Périgord area and there are numerous restaurants offering dishes incorporating local specialities being Cèpe mushrooms, nuts or even the truffle.