A dream campsite in the Country of the Bastides
Le Moulin de David is a magnificent 4-star campsite in Gaugeac, municipality of the Perigord, located in the South of the Dordogne. Exceptional holiday resort, it has all the ingredients for nature and old stone lovers to spend a great holiday...
A campsite where tourists feel good
It is in the heart of the Perigord Pourpre that we find camping Le Moulin de David. Oasis of serenity and freshness in the heart of a region where tourism is an art of living, although it is greatly helped by the presence of an important historical and cultural heritage, this establishment is a paradise for family holidays.
Built around a charming and refreshing little river on a green 16-acres property, this campsite has mainly chosen to offer space to its guests. That's the reason why there are only 160 pitches, making le Moulin de David one of the less dense campsites of the Perigord, in regards to the population!
Among these 160 locations, 56 are occupied by comfortable and equipped mobile homes accommodating 4 to 6 people. 8 others are occupied by more original accommodations: Caribbean bungalows, Victoria lodges and Niagara lodges on stilts. They offer a comfort level equivalent to the mobile homes, and are harmoniously implanted in the surrounding wooded environment.
The balance shows that 96 pitches are reserved for 'real' camping so to speak. Ranging from 80 to 150 m², these pitches are spread over the property, offering the tourists the choice between sunny, fully shaded or half shaded plots.
A perfect family holiday resort
If the space and the low density of equipments and accommodations, in regards to the size of the property, provide serenity and comfort, a welcome asset when the holiday begins, this does not mean that guests will get bored.
On the contrary even, le Moulin de David has all the necessary facilities to gaurantee a quality stay in the Dordogne: swimming areas, sports fields, areas for games, sports and fun leisure activities, evening entertainment, etc.
There are two swimming areas on the campsite. The first one includes a swimming pool and a paddling pool for the little ones to take their first steps in the water under the watchful eye of their parents. The second is a natural pool of 600 m² nourished by the small river that crosses the campground. Perfectly developed with lawned borders allowing tourists to relax on the grass or to practice different fun activities (e.g. a sandbox for children). It also has two water slides and a giant trampoline installed in the middle of the pond. Its maximum depth is 1.4 m, and several times a week it turns into a water polo field and welcomes various water games organized by the summer team.
Among the other facilities of the campsite, we mention the four game areas for children, one for every age group, and the second giant trampoline (installed on land this time!) that engenders every season a great success among the youngest kids...
The Dordogne, a Department filled with history
If a holiday on campsite Le Moulin de David means relaxing in the middle of nature, it also meant to discover the Dordogne, a Department filled with history. The 100 castles, bastides and charming villages found in the Perigord region are all witnesses of this history. Among these, some are nowadays part of the most beautiful villages of France, like Monpazier, located less than 4 kilometres from the campsite.
Monpazier is a famous fortress in an exceptionally well-preserved rectangular form. Built according the will of the King of England when the Aquitaine was still part of the Albion Kingdom, it has resisted the religion wars, which were very violent in the region, and the ravages of time.
Sarlat is also one of the most beautiful villages of France and is less than an hour's drive from le Moulin de David. Its medieval alleys and half-timbered stone houses attract thousands of tourists every year.
South of Sarlat, some 40 kilometres from the campsite, the village of La Roque Gageac is a must-see sight of the Perigord. Crossed by the Dordogne River, it is overhung by a majestic castle and a troglodyte fortress.
Even though we find many and varied historical remains in the Dordogne, the Department also boasts a few important prehistoric sites. The most famous being the cave of Lascaux and its replica Lascaux II, located at 70 kilometres from Gaugeac...