La Bastide en Ardèche, a campsite by the river…
Dominated by the high towers of the Sampzon château, located on the banks of the Ardèche river, the La Bastide campsite in the Ardèche offers one of the most amazing holiday settings. In the heart of the Vivarais region, in the vicinity of the Vallon Pont d’Arc and the Gorges de l’Ardèche (Ardèche gorges), this establishment rated 5-star and a member of the RCN group leaves nobody impervious to its charms…
A waterfront campsite in the Ardèche...
It is just a stone’s throw from the confluence of the Ardèche river and the Chassezac tributary, in the commune of Sampzon in the Vivarais, that the La Bastide campsite is located in the Ardèche. This top-of-the-range open-air hotel enjoys a location which could not be more advantageous, since it runs alongside the river and has a sandy beach on its banks, enabling residents to easily access the water course for a swim.
The site occupies wooded and lush grounds over nearly ten or so hectares. Space is important and on-site holidaymakers can enjoy vast pitches to put up their tent or set up their caravan or camper. La Bastide en Ardèche also has a varied range of holiday rentals, taking the form of mobile homes and safari tents.
These rentals can accommodate, depending on their layout, between 4 to 6 persons. Some of them have a dream location by the water. From the terrace, holidaymakers can admire canoeists going down the river during their trip leading them to the famous Pont d’Arc, marking the gateway to the magnificent Ardèche gorges.
An aquatic park and top activities!
These gorges are located only a few kilometres downstream of the campsite. So as to get there, you should head towards Vallon Pont d’Arc, less than a quarter of an hour by road from the campsite. This town is home to a multitude of shops and restaurants and the leading supermarket is 2 kilometres from La Bastide en Ardèche.
Services that you can also find even within this Ardèche campsite, since it has a grocery, launderette, bar, restaurant, snack bar -pizzeria, information point, library and others. You should also note that the entire campsite has Wi-Fi network coverage.
Regarding facilities on this luxury campsite in Sampzon, and more specifically intended for holidaymakers’ leisure, the water park delights children and adults in equal measure! Fully heated, it consists of a swimming pool, paddling pool and landing pool for the water slides.
The Ardèche, exceptional landscape and heritage
The campsite also has a games room with billiards and table football, pétanque court, ping pong tables, volleyball court, fitness equipment, sports ground and two play areas, one intended for small children whilst the other is intended for slightly older children. On site, it is also possible to hire bicycles and canoes to go down the Ardèche river.
In July and August, there is an activity team on the campsite. This arranges a multitude of activities, equally in the daytime for children and in the evening for the entire family.
The Ardèche is one of the loveliest departments in France. Each year, tourists flood in from all over Europe, to make the most of its breathtaking landscapes, historic and cultural heritage exceptional in all respects, gastronomy and tourist attractions. Amongst these, the descent of the Ardèche gorges by canoe is a must-see, as well as the visit to the site of the Caverne du Pont d'Arc (Pont d'Arc cave). Visits to the villages of Balazuc, Labeaume, Joyeuse and Saint Montan are also highly recommended, as is the Aven d'Orgnac subterranean cave site, the Bois de Païolive forest, and even the ancient city of Alba la Romaine...