We spent over a decade visiting St Jean staying at our brother in law's house. A lovely town, great restaurants, lots to see both nearby and further afield. Well worth a week's stay. We haven't stayed at this campsite but have seen it from outside and love the location by the lake - which we invariably visited at least once during each holiday. Now the house is sold we may well come back, this time to stay at the site.
This could be a nice stop over camp site if the swimming pool was open throughout the day, the rules about entering the pool were more relaxed, and the staff were friendlier. Our children want to go to the pool a number of times during the day. It was either closed or we were not allowed to supervise them unless we strip to our swimming costumes and showered in front of officious staff. Trying to explain that sometimes we just wanted to watch the kids and read fell on deaf ears. There is an outside desk but you cannot see the pool so that is unsafe. If you like to undress, shower and dress half a dozen times a day then you will be fine. Alternatively you could just wear speedos all day long but I am sure that would breach the hygiene rules too. Some common sense would be welcome.
Stayed here for one night travelling south to north. Perfect location literally minutes off the motorway with easy access. Town looked nice with lake but didn't have time to explore. Nice facilities and a lovely clean well cared for pool. They are very clear that shorts not permitted in the pool and while we were there an Englishman kicked off about this - but it's their pool and we felt his behaviour was unreasonable. Nice easy check in, bread orders taken, quiet spot.
We have stayed at this campsite as a night stop on several occasions and it now deserves my 4 stars especially due to the wonderful new toilet block absolutely fantastic. It would have earned from me 5 stars if the owners were not so miserable neither of them can hardly crack a smile. The first time we visited we unfortunately queried (yes we were polite) the need for the production of ID. Well you would have thought by the owners reaction that we had threatened them with physical violence. We were after all only staying one night and paid up front. We also have an ASCI card and the site's write up in the ACS book clearly states that an ASCI card is acceptable and ID is not required. We have never in all our years (16) of camping in France been asked to produce ID when checking into a campsite. It may be that as we normally pay in advance they do not have to worry that we will sneak off without paying. Please may I stress it was not the asking for the ID that was the problem it was the reaction of the owners to our request for clarification that was so surprising. As said for us it is a good overnight stop.…
This site has a really nice feel to it. It is located right next to a beautiful lake and river with a lovely park next to it. The kids loved it. The site is well kept and the although the pitch was small we had enough room to set up the campervan. The swimming pool is small, but nice to cool off in. They are strict about showering and the clothes not being worn etc. There was a little stall set up selling local produce when we were there and a free bouncy castle. The BBQ area was well situated and the shower and toilet block was well kept. No loo roll though, so take some with you. A nice stop over on the way back from SW France.