Lou Castel, a 4-star campsite in the Périgord
Lou Castel, one of the most beautiful campsites in the region of Sarlat, lies three kilometres from Castelnaud la Chapelle, a small village in the Perigord, famous for its fortress overlooking the Dordogne Valley. Nestled in the heart of a forest, this 4-star campsite has no shortage of attractions to appeal to holidaymakers…
A campsite in the heart of the Périgord Noir (Black Périgord)
Tourist country par excellence, every year the Périgord Noir attracts tourists from all over the world. Some of them choose to stay on the Lou Castel campsite. This is a pertinent choice as this outdoor establishment, nestled in a forest three kilometres outside of Castelnaud la Chapelle, and 15 kilometres from Sarlat la Canéda, seems to be the ideal holiday resort for exploring the region.
Green and wooded, at first sight it is difficult to distinguish Lou Castel in the surrounding forest, an important asset that guarantees peace and quiet for the campers. The pitches, mostly semi shaded, equipped with or without an electric supply, are all spacious and comfortable.
A comfort which occurs, on a much larger scale this time, in the many rentals that this exceptional campsite proposes. From the mobile home to chalets, gîtes and caravans to the canvas tent, there is something for all tastes and all budgets on the Lou Castel campsite. The mobile homes are well equipped and comfortable. Ideally fitted out for families, they can, depending upon their layout, accommodate up to 7 people!
To get even closer to nature, the best option is a to stay in one of the campsite's unusual accommodations. The caravans for example, combine comfort, the modern and originality while you enjoy a “Bohemian” holiday…
For a dream stay in the Dordogne
Amongst the facilities of this 4-star campsite in the Périgord, note the superb water park, heated to 28°C. It features an indoor pool of 70 m², an outdoor pool of 100 m², an ultra-modern fun zone of 220 m² for children, as well as three water slides. Equipped with an aqua-brake system, i.e. without reception pool, they combine fun and security for young and old.
Children can also have fun at the campsite mini-club, open five days a week during the two summer months, and offering those aged 5-11 fun and sports activities. Children can also enjoy a playground, inflatable structures, ping-pong tables, a multi sports ground and a game room. At the edge the wood, the campsite has an forest playground, offering children a genuine treetop adventure course!
And while they are having fun, parents can afford themselves a moment of well-being by enjoying the presence and the services of a professional beauty specialist to have a body or a face massage.
In Castelnaud le Chapelle
Besides enjoying both a delightful setting and environment, the Lou Castel campsite also has a highly enviable location. Indeed, three kilometres from the establishment, the village of Castelnaud la Chapelle counts among one of the most famous tourist sites of the Perigord. Its fortress that dominates the Dordogne River is majestic and wonderfully well-preserved. It houses a Museum of War in the Middle Ages, where children and adults can discover the weapons of besieged cities at that time.
Some 15 kilometres from the campsite, the town of Sarlat la Canéda is also one of the most popular tourist places of the region. Capital of the Black Perigord, it has a medieval urban centre, among the largest in the world and its market counts as one of the most popular places in the surroundings. It must be said that the Dordogne and its gastronomy offer very famous regional products like the truffle or the foie gras, true evidence of the great French cuisine.
Even if medieval castles, charming villages and prehistoric caves are real tourist assets of the Perigord, also note that it is possible to descend the Dordogne Valley by canoe, to hike along the many regional trails, to mountain bike or even to wander in the forests and collect mushrooms, depending on the season!