L'Ile des Papes

from £17.25 to £43.05 Per unit

Overview

  • A popular site for couples

    Great site for couples

  • A popular site for families

    Great site for families

  • Campsites ideally located for experiencing local culture

    Great site for culture

Set on an island between the river Rhône and the Rhône canal.

This relaxing, well-maintained, modern Provençal site makes a convenient base for a terrific area rich in scenery and history. There's medieval Villeneuve, beautiful Avignon with its Pope's Palace, the famous vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and breathtaking Roman sites such as the amphitheatre at Orange and the Pont du Gard aqueduct. Easy day trips include Van Gogh's Arles, the Camargue, the Ardèche, majestic Mont Ventoux and Provence's lavender-scented hills and gorges. In springtime, don't miss the bizarre source at Fontaine de Vaucluse, where the fully formed river Vaucluse rises straight out of the ground. 

Owned by the Trigano group of sites.

Location

Villeneuve-lès-Avignon centre three miles, Avignon four miles, Orange and its Roman amphitheatre 13 miles, Pont du Gard 17 miles, Fontaine de Vaucluse 33 miles, top of Mont Ventoux 46 miles, Van Gogh's Arles and the Camargue 48 miles. Modern facilities set next to a small inlet of the river Rhône.

Pitches

Open or part-shaded pitches; with or without electricity (10A).

Information

Low Season
An excellent base for exploring western Provence and its Roman and natural sites, as well as being a good stopover for the Mediterranean coast.

High Season
Busy, especially during Avignon’s very popular July festival; lively entertainment in evenings; in easy reach of many highly notable sites.

Worth noting
- BBQs permitted (gas and electric only)

- Dogs welcome

- Please note that some facilities may not be available for the full opening period of the campsite

- Ice pack freezing

- THE SITE BARRIER is open from 0700 to 2300

Site Accessibility

Flat access to reception. Flat access to special separate male and female washrooms including: shower with grab rail and seat; washbasin; wc with grab rail. Flat/gently sloping terrain, with main routes and pathways of tarmac or compacted earth/gravel. Flat access to bar/restaurant. Swimming pool access through footbath.

Facilities

L'Ile des Papes has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Outdoor pools

    Outdoor pools

  • Bar

    Bar

  • Snacks and take-away

    Snacks and take-away

  • Play area

    Play area

  • Freshwater fishing

    Freshwater fishing

  • Activities and entertainment

    Activities and entertainment

  • Washing machines

    Washing machines

  • Wi-Fi not on pitches (charge).

    Wi-Fi not on pitches (charge).

  • Paddling pool

    Paddling pool

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant

  • Shop

    Shop

  • Cycle hire

    Cycle hire

  • Canoeing trips

    Canoeing trips

  • Modern wash blocks

    Modern wash blocks

  • Communal BBQ areas

    Communal BBQ areas

Reviews

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4.3

Large Commercial site, part of the Campeole group.

This review is for L'Ile des Papes

Large Commercial site, part of the Campeole group. Situated on an island between two channels of the Rhone, close to the Barrage de Villeneuve (Dam). Site has a mix of Touring pitches, statics and pre-erected tents. There were three different areas for tourers and tents, we were on the area furthest from reception. The pitches here were mainly dirt and stones with very little grass. Other areas had more grass. We had some afternoon shade on our pitch. Toilet & shower facilities were modern and well maintained. No seats on toliets, and paper was on large rolls outside the cubicles. There were several dotted about the site. Bread and croissants available from the site restaurant each morning. Nice pool with separate kids area with fountains etc. There is entertainment (disco or similar) most nights in the bar, with music till midnight, which could disturb you. This was usually advertised by staff touring the site on golf buggies with loud speaker. I can imagine that the noise of the water coming through the sluices in the dam could be annoying if you were at that end of the site. The site is nicely situated close to Avignon and its attractions. There is an hourly bus to Avignon from the site gates (check timetable, doesn�t run at lunch time) which is useful as parking in Avignon fills quickly! Yes there was noise from cicadas, but any inland site this far south you will get them.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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2.7

We booked the site with friends quite a few months ago to ensure we had pitches next to each...

This review is for L'Ile des Papes

We booked the site with friends quite a few months ago to ensure we had pitches next to each other. after the long two day drive, we arrived to be told by reception that a French motorhome had parked on one of our pitches but we could have the pitches either side! Or, we could find two other pitches next to each other somewhere else, which we did but on a less attractive part of the site. The camp is quite remote with nothing else around for some 6km and wifi is quite expensive. And no one advertises that the cicadas are noisy from 0900 to 2100 and can drive you nuts!!!! Coupled with the football pitch/playarea in the middle of the site, the dam and the cicadas, its not a quiet place. Very very underwhelming!!!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 3

Pricing

Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.

Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.

Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 1 week, please call 024 7767 0375.

Contact Centre Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

(Closed 1.00pm-1.30pm on Wednesday, closed Bank Holidays)

Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm (January)

More information on pricing can be found here.