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La Bastide en Ardèche, Sampson, Ardeche & Auvergne

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Parc reviews

Parc highlights

  • Close to the superb Pont d’Arc beauty spot

  • Set at the foot of Le Château de Sampzon

  • Direct access to the Ardèche River, perfect for canoeing

It’s understandable that a river as beautiful as the Ardèche is bound to get busy in summer. So imagine having your own private beach... and that’s part of what makes La Bastide en Ardèche different!

At this Dutch-owned parc you can choose between strolling along the river’s edge, lazing on the sun-warmed banks, or if you fancy going further afield, a canoe trip through the limestone gorges is a great choice. Staying close to home will be suitably impressive, too. The parc rises from the grounds of the 17th century Château de Sampzon, a turreted castle surrounded by thickly wooded slopes. Explore the grounds - on horse, cycle or foot - and you’ll find a sunny spot perfect for a picnic. Or you could choose to dine out at the parc’s restaurant or bar. When it’s time to keep cool, you’ll discover two swimming pools on parc, including one especially for kids. 

On parc

The following facilities are available:


  • Languages spoken: French, English, Dutch, German
  • Other services: Check in/out, general information, weather forecast, safety deposit boxes, cycle hire etc. Some facilities are closed on Mondays.
  • Internet available
  • Wifi available at a charge
  • Credit cards accepted: Mastercard, Visa


  • Minimarket: Open 04/04/2014 - 30/08/2014
  • Main shop: Open 04/04/2014 - 30/08/2014


  • Restaurant: Traditional family restaurant - also opens lunchtimes in high season - closed Monday and Tuesday in low season Childrens Menu. Regional Specialities. Location: Close to the pool Open 04/04/2014 - 27/09/2014
  • Take-away: Fast food and pizzas - closed Monday in low season Open 05/04/2014 - 28/09/2014
  • Pizzeria: Open 04/04/2014 - 27/09/2014


  • Bar Traditional - closed Monday and Tuesday in low season Open 04/04/2014 - 27/09/2014 Location: In the restaurant, next to the swimming pool


  • Children's Disco: Open 01/07/2014 - 31/08/2014


  • Animation Team: Various - for all ages. Open 01/05/2014 - 15/09/2014
  • Television Room: satellite tv


  • Washers: 5 x machines €5.00 per load
  • Dryers: 2 x machines €4.50 per load


  • Hot Showers
  • Baby Baths
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Toilets
  • Children's Toilets
  • Dish Washing Sinks
  • Irons

Additional Information: €20.00 deposit required for iron

Some facilities remain closed in low season, please check at the time of booking if there is an activity or facility which is key for your holiday.


This authentic parc offers a small but perfectly formed pool complex. The main pool is great for all the family while there is also a shallower pool for the toddlers. Surrounded by a plethora of greenery and lined with sunloungers, these pools are perfect for an active or inactive session. To really make the most of the facilities in the area why not take a drive to the spa which offers a sauna, whirlpool and a Jacuzzi.

Suitable ForLocationHeatedFreeOpening Dates & Features
Pool 1FamilyOutdoor

01/04/2014 - 01/10/2014

Pool features

Pool 2ChildrenOutdoor

01/04/2014 - 01/10/2014

Pool features


Opening DatesFreeAdditional Information
Sauna30km from the campsite
Whirlpool30km from the campsite
Jacuzzi30km from the campsite
Solarium5km from the campsite

Pool features

Size: 300m²

Depth: 0.40m - 1.80m

    Size: 48m²

    Depth: 0.05m - 0.40m

      Extra information

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      • Sunloungers (Free)
      • After closing time children can bring inflatables for half an hour of fun, Pool is heated in low season

      Regulations: T-shirts not allowed, Inflatables not allowed, Parental supervision required


      Our stylish accommodation offers all the charm of camping without the compromise on comfort, with the majority of our mobile homes featuring decking, allowing you to make the most of al fresco living. 

      Details of accommodation which can found on this parc is listed below. Use the search form to check availability of accommodation (with or without decking/air conditioning) for your chosen holiday dates.

      Accommodation on sale for 2014 Holidays

      • Espirit 2 Bed

        Esprit 2 Bedroom

        • 2 bedrooms - 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom with bunk beds
        • Sleeps 7 (max 6 adults)
        • Living/dining area with double sofa bed
        • Oven, grill and gas hob
        • Full size fridge-freezer
        • Modern bathroom
        • Mosquito nets and blackout blinds/curtains in all bedrooms
        • Stereo iPod dock
        • Microwave
        • Hairdryer
        • BBQ where permitted

        More info

      • Classic Tent

        Classic Tent

        • Classic Tents offer our best value prices
        • Real beds and a complete kitchen including a grill and gas hob
        • Electricity for a domestic fridge, lighting and socket for your mobile phone
        • Flexible layout can be configured to suit your party by easily changing the partitions for either 2 or 3 bedrooms
        • Patio furniture

        More info

      • Safari Tent

        Safari Tent - Sleeps 6

        • Wooden decking
        • 2 spacious bedrooms
        • Equipped kitchen area, complete with fridge
        • Wooden dining set
        • Wooden sun loungers
        • Electric heater

        More info


      There are 300 pitches on this site.

      Pitch sizeSurfaceInfo

      26/04/2014 - 07/09/2014

      Mobile Homes100m²

      26/04/2014 - 07/09/2014

      Safari Tents100m²

      26/04/2014 - 07/09/2014

      Getting to La Bastide en Ardèche

      Getting to mainland Europe is now easier than ever before, thanks to the Eurotunnel and a vast choice of ferry crossings and many of our parcs are conveniently located close to airports serviced by low-cost airlines, which means you can be on holiday in no time at all.

      At Eurocamp we believe in making our holiday parcs not only easy to enjoy, but also simple to get to. So whether you decide to self drive or fly drive, we'll help to make sure your journey is as hassle-free as possible.


      • RCN La Bastide en Ardèche
        1, Route d'Alès
        07120 Sampzon
      • GPS Co-ordinates
        N 44° 25' 22.548''
        E 4° 19' 18.084''


      • Montpellier (MPL): 139km
      • Nimes (FNI): 110km

      Public transport

      • Local Railway: Montelimar TGV, 50km
      • Services to: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Avignon

      Planning your route

      • Self-drive

        Are we nearly there yet?

        Getting to mainland Europe is now easier than ever before with a vast choice of self drive or fly drive options.

        More info

      • Guide to driving abroad

        Your driving guide

        Our guide to driving abroad is full of useful tips to help make your journey as smooth as possible.

        More info

      • Car hire

        Car Hire

        Whether we are arranging your flights for you or not, we can offer you excellent value car hire. We have teamed up with Europcar to provide collection from your airport.

        More info


      The following activities are available:

      On ParcNearbyInfo
      Minigolf10km from the campsite
      Playgrounds3 playgrounds
      Horse Riding10km from the campsite

      Fresh water fishing (Various)

      A permit is required

      Pony-trekking10km from the campsite

      Open 01/04/2014 - 01/10/2014

      1 full size court, Artificial

      Table Tennis

      Open 01/04/2014 - 01/10/2014

      4 tables


      1 five-a-side pitch


      Open 01/04/2014 - 01/10/2014

      1 court


      Open 01/04/2014 - 01/10/2014

      1 court

      Gymnasium5km from the campsite
      Archery10km from the campsite

      Site arranged tournaments available


      Minimum age 7 years - animation team sometimes supervise

      Open 01/04/2014 - 01/10/2014


      Open 01/04/2014 - 01/10/2014

      Equipment hire

      Cycle hire
      • Open 01/05/2014 - 15/09/2014
      • You may be charged for this activity.
      • Mountain Bikes available
      • Adult bikes available
      • Child bikes available
      • helmets available
      • 7km from the campsite


      • Type: Canoeing, canyoning, survival camp, fishing, wine tasting, horse riding, quad riding.
      • Cost: From €4.00 to €50.00 depending on excursion

      Some facilities remain closed in low season, please check at the time of booking if there is an activity or facility which is key for your holiday.

      Kids' Clubs

      Eurocamp kids clubs do not operate on this parc, however there are activities which are organised by the parc themselves, which you can take advantage of whilst on holiday.

      Local attractions

      The following local attractions are available:

      Out and about

      This parc is close to the Pont d’Arc (9km), with its beautiful views, lush scenery and prehistoric caves.  You can try a variety of water sports including river canoeing and kayaking.  There are also plenty of villages to explore and relax as you watch the world wander by.  Why not try Labeaume which is only 5.3km away.  Or go back in time and travel 13km to Le Château de Montréal , which is steeped in history with its Renaissance courtyard, medieval costumes* and workshops* -  you can even get married there! *Summer time only


      • Nearest river: Direct access


      • Nearest town/village: Ruoms: 5.0km

      Places of interest

      • Balazuc: 10km
      • Aubenas: 25km
      • Montelimar: 50km
      • Nimes: 96km
      • Avignon: 129km


      La Ferme aux Crocodiles

      The Crocodile farm houses 500 crocodiles in all shapes and forms, in a gigantic tropical greenhouse of 6500m2. Designed especially for them and for your pleasure. Explore the strange life of crocodiles through the medium of explanatory signs designed by scientists or enjoy a guided tour.


      Tropical waterpark with wave machine, slides and crazy river.

      Children have to be accompanied by adults.

      Atlantide Park

      A huge tropical aquarium with 52 aquariums and a tropical river. Includes fish from around the globe including piranhas, sharks, and electric eels. Shark feeding exhibitions (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays). There is a shop and restaurant.

      Grottes de St.Marcel

      Discovered in 1838 of geological, archeological & general tourist interest. 40 kms of Galleries. A one hour tour includes a sound and light show & a reproduction of a prehistoric painting. Outside there is a walk of interest to Botanists which passes near a Dolmen and a Menhin. Approximatley 20kms from Vallon.

      Parc Ornithologique des Isles

      A shaded area of more than 2 hectares in which to admire birds either in total freedom or caged. There is a wide variety of species including macows, parakeets, ostriches, pheasants etc

      Château des Adhémar

      The Château de Adhémar is one of the most important examples of Medieval architecture of the valley of the Rhone. It was built by the family of Adhémar de Monteil at the top of a hill dominating the city which bears its name. (Montelimar means 'the small mount of Adhémar'.) There are tours in English, German and Dutch

      Château de Suze-la-Rousse

      A château that originally belonged to the Princes of Orange. It was built as a fortress in the 12th Century and was altered in the 15th Century. At its heart there is an Italianate courtyard over arcades. The château is associated with a line of influential nobility of the Beaume-Suze family

      La Bambouseraie

      Fascinating exotic place, in beautifully calm natural surroundings. The visitor is encouraged to re-discover the wonder of this unusual garden. The visit will take 1hour and 30mins and there is an option of a 30mins guided tour which takes which departs every 15mins. Schedules are displayed at the entry desk.

      Steam Train

      A blow of the whistle, a jet of steam and the Lokomotive starts up for a trip of 13km, between viaducts and tunnels to discover the "gardens" valley and its fabulous panoramas.

      Find out more about Ardeche & Auvergne

      Parc information


      • Vehicles are allowed on pitches


      Dogs are allowed on this site. Must be kept on a leash. Maximum of 1. Dogs are allowed in : All accommodation types except Aspect, Vista, Espace, and Safari tent.


      This Parc has facilities for disabled people. Please contact our Customer Sales Staff for more information.


      • Number of pitches: 300

      • Pitch size: 100m²

      Parc reviews

      Sampzon, Domaine de la Bastide reviews collected by Reevoo

      Value for money
      Eurocamp couriers
      Overall rating
      Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 35 reviews
      Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
      10 out of 10


      Had a great time and we were well looked after by our Eurocamp couriers during a heavy storm and were upgraded to a safari tent which we are definitely booking for next year!
      Thanks Eurocamp!
      Confirmed guest: 09 September 2013
      9 out of 10


      very good couriers, great location.
      Confirmed guest: 06 September 2013
      9 out of 10


      Everything excellent except for one small thing. There were no stoppers in the sinks for washing up. The bowl works fine for everything except the barbecue grill, which is messy anyway. Please either tell people they need to bring a universal sink plug ( I have one but did not bring it!), or give the couriers some to sell. Once you're there you're stuck.
      Confirmed guest: 30 August 2013
      8 out of 10


      Overall, this was a lovely holiday. In particular, the onsite 'animateurs' (think redcoats) were brilliant in leading entertainment. The site is nice, clean and shady with a great pool.
      Reservations - it's Dutch owned and 90 per cent of guests were Dutch, which is ok, but it feels like a Dutch colony in France. The restaurant is limited and caters more for Dutch taste but if you like chips etc. you'll be ok.
      Plenty to do nearby - the treetop ropes/monkey wires place up the road is very good value. We enjoyed kayaking (shop around offsite for better price) but be warned - if you're not experienced (like us), it's easy to capsize. They're a bit more laid back about it than you would expect in the UK.
      Overall, would recommend with a solid 8/10, notwithstanding those small reservations.
      Confirmed guest: 25 August 2013
      5 out of 10


      The park is populated by 90% of Dutch families, and the park staff only speak dutch and English. If we had wanted to go to Holland then we wouldn't have booked a holiday in France!
      Everyone friendly enough but it didn't feel like France and the pitches across the whole site where vey close together with very little privacy. First time with Eurocamp having been on holiday with Canvas Holidays for over 10 years and not overly impressed to be honest.
      Confirmed guest: 24 August 2013
      9 out of 10


      Barry and Lesley were fantastic, a great credit to you. Helped to make it a great holiday
      Confirmed guest: 23 August 2013
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      • Parc size:Medium - 300 pitches
      • Opening dates26 Apr - 7 Sep 2014
      • Nearest portCaen Ouistreham (CAE) - 898km
      • Nearest airportNimes (FNI) - 110km
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