L’Ile des Papes, a 4 star campsite at the gateway to Avignon
In Villeneuve lès Avignon, a delightful little medieval town in the Gard nestling on an island on the Rhône, the Sandaya L’Ile des Papes campsite is located. In the vicinity of Avignon and the famous Palais des Papes (a palace and miniature Vatican for 14th century popes), this superb holiday resort rated 4 star offers a multitude of entertainment and activities, and has numerous quality facilities…
An island amidst the Rhône, between the Gard and the Vaucluse
With the L’Ile des Papes, discover an exceptional campsite located on an island slap bang in the middle of the Rhône river, whose waters define the border between the Gard and the Vaucluse départements. Only five minutes from Avignon, this outdoor establishment invites you to discover Provence in the most delightful way.
So that your stay in Avignon is as delightful as possible, this campsite offers you a wide selection of holiday rentals and quality pitches by the water's edge. Suited to everyone’s needs, the offering on this establishment proves the most comfortable, with the development of numerous complementary services. These include beds made on arrival or even the possibility of including end-of-stay cleaning in your rental price.
These holiday rentals on the L’Ile des Papes provide remarkable facilities, all featuring an equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a delightful terrace area as a minimum. The mobile homes are intended to be cosy, warm and spacious, so that their occupants feel good there, as when at home!
The campsite also accommodates holidaymakers wishing to stay on-site in canvas tents, in caravans or campers, as there are several categories of pitches. These lovely plots, partially shaded with water and electricity, are marked out so as to respect everyone’s privacy. Lastly, this establishment also has 50 pitches having a flat surface, specially given over to camper van owners.
Activities and entertainment for everyone, facilities suitable for everyone’s needs
On the L’Ile des Papes campsite, several shops and services are on hand for you. Amongst these a grocery offers all types of food products, including a multitude of regional produce. However, if you simply haven’t the desire or the time to cook, you can go to the restaurant on the campsite. This offers dishes with the flavours of the South of France, suited to everyone’s needs. To perfect your evening, do not delay in taking part in activities organised at the end of the day. Dance evenings, karaoke evenings, cabarets, plenty to have a good time as a family or with friends on this fabulous island on the Rhône!
For holidaymakers enjoyment, this 4 star campsite in the Gard has thought of everything. An indoor games area, equipped with a football table and billiards, an 18-hole mini golf course, as well as numerous sports facilities with free access. In the daytime you should know that several sports tournaments and activities, each equally convivial, are organized. Lovers of ping-pong, petanque or football, don’t delay in taking part in these activities, which are always the opportunity for having delightful encounters! The Ile des Papes campsite team also offers a multitude of walking trips to explore the region.
A further major facility on this establishment is the water park! Relaxing on comfortable sunloungers around the swimming pool, cooling down in the recreational pool, putting in several strokes and even hurtling down the water slides…How delightful! Your little ones will make the most of the delights of water, as a superb paddling pool with water games and a water slide is available for them.
Children will have a dream holiday on the L’Ile des Papes campsite! Everyone can meet up and have fun on the campsite playground. Designed for children aged 3 to 12, this area includes slides, a climbing wall and even an inflatable structure. You should also know that in this Provençal establishment, your little ones can have fun in a kids club. From aged 4 to 7 or 8 to 12, numerous play, craft and creative activities are offered by a team of qualified activity leaders. Teenagers are also well provided for, as a teens clubs is specially given over to them. Coming up with a show, coordination games and sports activities, it is the opportunity for them to create superb holiday memories.
A perfect campsite for discovering the wonders of Avignon and its region
The Camping l’Ile des Papes campsite enjoys an absolutely idyllic location in the Gard, as it is only located a few kilometres from a delightful city in Provence: Avignon. Here there are numerous treasures to discover, such as the “Musée Calvet” museum and its modern-art inspired works, the “Eglise Saint-Didier” church and its Gothic style or even the fabulous “Jardin des Doms”, rated as a “Jardin remarquable” since 2003, given its cultural, aesthetic and botanical significance. The bucolic district of the dyers is also a must-see when you’re in Avignon. Amongst its cobblestone streets running alongside the canal and its stone façades, you will be amazed.
You cannot leave the l’Île des Papes campsite, without having visited the magnificent Palais (the palace and mini-Vatican of 14th century popes)! Considered as the largest Gothic construction of the Middle Ages, this highly magnificent building is open to the public for free. If you would prefer having a guide and to learn more about the history of this cultural location, numerous guided tours are also on offer to you.
Lastly, do not delay in taking a look around the various producer markets located near this Gard campsite. In charming small towns such as Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon or Vedène, you can have your fill of regional flavours. Black truffles, olive oil, liquorice and pélardon (cheese with white rind maturing with dotted blue moulds) - the greatest difficulty is choosing!