• 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
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  • Parc size:
    Small - 300 Pitches

  • Opening Dates:
    27/04/2018 - 08/09/2018
    26/04/2019 - 14/09/2019

  • Nearest Airport:
    Nimes (FNI) - 110km

  • Recommended Port:
    Calais - 943km

  • Direct Access to River:
    Ardeche - Direct Access

  • Nearest Town:
    Ruoms - 5km

  • Relaxed

By the foot of the château and the banks of a river

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 - part of what makes La Bastide en Ardèche special!

At this Dutch-owned parc you can choose between strolling along the river’s edge or even a canoe trip through the limestone gorges. 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 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 a pool complex on parc, which includes a pool especially for kids.

  • Near a Town (5km)

  • Waterslides

  • Cycle Hire

  • Canoeing

  • Football

  • Fishing

  • Table Tennis

  • Gym

  • Horse Riding

  • Badminton

  • Dog Friendly

  • Car Recommended

  • Volleyball

  • Parc-run Kids' Clubs

  • Small Parc


Esprit 3 Bed

Esprit 3 Bedroom

  • 3 end bedrooms - 1 double bed, 2 twin bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8 (Max 6 adults)
  • Central living/dining area with double sofa bed
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Esprit 2 Bed

Esprit 2 Bedroom

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom with a bunk bed
  • Sleeps 7 (max 6 adults)
  • Living/dining area with double sofa bed
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Safari Tent Sleeps 5

Safari Tent Sleeps 5

  • Wooden decking
  • 2 spacious bedrooms
  • Equipped kitchen area, complete with fridge
  • Wooden dining set
Safari Tent Sleeps 5 ›
Safari Tent Sleeps 6

Safari Tent Sleeps 6

  • Wooden decking  
  • Sleeps 6 (Max 4 Adults)
  • 2 spacious bedrooms
  • Equipped kitchen area, complete with fridge
  • Wooden dining set
Safari Tent Sleeps 6 ›

Pitch Information

Pitches: 80 m2 - 100 m2

All pitches on this parc generally have some shade and a grassy surface.

Vehicles Information:

  • Cars can be parked on the pitch
  • There are no charges for parking on the pitch
  • Motorbikes are allowed on pitch


  • Dogs are allowed in our accommodation (details of units allowed can be found on the 'important information' tab)


  • Gas BBQs are allowed
Pitch Types Open Dates
Mobile Homes Mobile Homes

27/04/2018 - 08/09/2018

26/04/2019 - 14/09/2019

Safari Tents Safari Tents

27/04/2018 - 08/09/2018

26/04/2019 - 14/09/2019


The opening dates of pool complexes are correct at the time of collection at the beginning of the season, but are subject to change. It is possible that the campsite may close outdoor pools in poor weather and/or in low season.

Pool Complex

Open dates

27 Apr 2018
8 Sep 2018


Type Location Heated Size / Depth Features
Rectangular Outdoor
  • Size: 200 m²
  • Depth: 0.5 m - 2 m
  • Heated in low season only
Children's Pool Outdoor
  • Size: 20 m²
  • Depth: 0.1 m - 0.8 m
  • Heated in low season only
  • With small toddler slide


Suitable for Length Minimum Age/Height Lanes Notes
All the Family 2
All the Family 1

Extra information

  • Sunloungers available
  • Sun Terrace available
  • Swimming lanes are available twice a day.
  • Everyday at 8pm half an hour of water fun for children with all inflatables allowed


  • Inflatables not allowed
  • Parental Supervision is required at all times

Kids' Clubs

La Bastide en Ardèche Campsite Site Run Kids' Clubs

campsite kids' clubs

This parc runs its own kids’ clubs, and you’re welcome to make use of these throughout your holiday. We don’t however, have any involvement in these clubs or how they are organised, including the quality of activities available. *Please check details of timetable of activities, and if sessions need to be pre-booked, directly with the campsite staff. Consent forms may be required.

  • Open: 01/07/2018 - 31/08/2018 *
  • Available for: over 12s
    3 to 12 years
  • Description: There will be painting, drawing, and games
  • Languages: Dutch
  • Available to all customers

Facilities and Amenities

The opening dates of facilities are correct at the time of collection at the beginning of the season, but are subject to change. It is possible that some facilities may be closed in low season, please ask our reservation team at the time of booking, if there is a facility which is key to your holiday.


  • WiFi is available (charges apply)

  • Internet access available (charges may apply)

  • Credit cards accepted: Eurocard, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa

  • A safe is available to use Charges apply

  • Languages spoken: Dutch, English, French, German

  • Other Services: Bookings for outdoor activities, beauty treatments, bike hire. Help and advice with restaurant, garage, doctor or vets appointments.


  • Minimarket: Open: 27/04/2018 - 08/09/2018


  • Number of bars: 1

  • Opening dates: 27/04/2018 - 08/09/2018 (bars may only open for part of this period)


Restaurant - La Bastide

  • Location: At the campsite entrance.

  • Opening Dates:

    27/04/2018 - 08/09/2018

  • Terrace: The restaurant has a terrace area for dining


  • Opening Dates:

    27/04/2018 - 08/09/2018


  • Opening Dates:

    27/04/2018 - 08/09/2018

  • Terrace: The restaurant has a terrace area for dining


  • Children's Disco

    07/07/2018 - 25/08/2018

  • Family Disco

    07/07/2018 - 25/08/2018

  • Animation Team:

    01/05/2018 - 31/08/2018

    Aqua Gym

    BBQ evenings


    Evening shows



    Sports tournaments

    Talent competitions

    Theme nights

  • Games room

    Table football

    Pool table

  • TV room

  • Cinema

Laundry and Sanitation

  • Toilets

  • Children's toilets

  • Hot showers

  • Baby changing facilities

  • Baby baths

  • Dishwashing sinks

  • Laundry sinks

  • Washing cubicles

  • Washing Machines

  • Dryers

  • Irons available

  • Modern facilities

Sports and Activities

Whilst our range of parcs are ideal for relaxing holidays, they also offer you plenty to do when you feel like being a little more active.

The following activities are available on parc:

The following activities are available on parc (all season unless indicated otherwise):

Sports Information

Table Tennis

  • 4 Table Tennis tables


  • 1 Secondary pitch available


  • 1 Badminton court


  • 1 Volleyball net

Running track



  • 2 Boules pitches
Activities Information


  • Permit is required

Horse Riding


  • 3 Playground areas


  • Standard bikes - child available
  • Standard bikes - adult available
  • Mountain bikes - child available
  • Mountain bikes - adult available
  • Helmets available
Sports Information


  • Lessons are available
  • Canoeing trips are organised with transport from the site.


The activities detailed are available all season, unless indicated otherwise. This information is subject to change, and it is possible that some activities may have a charge and/or may remain closed in low season. Please check at the time of booking if there is an activity or facility which is key to your holiday.

Important Information


  • Only Gas BBQs allowed

  • Bed linen and towels can be hired. Please order your linen no later than one week before departure.


  • A car can be parked on a pitch

  • Motorbikes are allowed on the parc and the pitch

  • There is no charge for additional vehicles


  • Dogs are allowed in the following accommodation:

    • Esprit

  • Dogs must be on a lead at all times

  • Number of dogs allowed: 1


  • There is a barrier in operation

  • Barrier closing time: 22:45 hrs


  • This parc is suitable for customers in wheelchairs. Wheelchair-adapted accommodation is only available on selected parcs, please check before booking.

  • The following areas of the parc are wheelchair friendly:

    • Bar

    • Pool area

    • Reception

    • Restaurant

    • Sanitation blocks

    • Shop

  • There are disabled toilets on site


Sampzon, Domaine de la Bastide reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Eurocamp couriers
Value for money
Overall Holiday
Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 33 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
7 out of 10


The couriers were very helpful. We had to move from our safari tent to a caravan because it was a 10minute round trip to the ablution blocks. The block close by was closed. All the washing machines were out of order. The pool and camp grounds were great!
Confirmed guest: 13 May 2018
Published on: 17 May 2018
9 out of 10


St Jean d'Aulps
Excellent holiday given it was early May! The campsite was not full and it was easy to get a sunbed. The couriers were very good. The bungalow was really well equipped.
Confirmed guest: 13 May 2018
Published on: 16 May 2018
9 out of 10


Isle of Wight
This was a lovely part of the holiday. The Ardeche is beautiful and tranquil. Great for hiking in the mountains and other outdoor activities. The campsite we stayed on was small, quiet and peaceful. Ideal for couples wanting a quiet stay. Don't go here if you want excitement and nightlife because you won't find it! Very cheerful, friendly staff who speak excellent English even though we speak French. Nice little shop and a great little (very clean) pool. Slightly older fashioned camping and all the better for it.
Confirmed guest: 20 September 2017
Published on: 04 October 2017
10 out of 10


Lovely area. Great for walking, nature and relaxing in the sun. The couriers, Chris and Ayla were excellent- friendly and helpful suggesting lots of places to visit.
Confirmed guest: 09 September 2017
Published on: 22 September 2017
8 out of 10


Brampton, Cumbria
Great setting, site is not too big. RCN staff are excellent. Our Eurocamp couriers were a bit lacking. Never really bothered to seek us out to see if everything was ok. A few 'missed you' cards left at our tent. The previous year Jim and Bridget were always around but not obtrusive. You see, I still remember their names! This years duo lacked personality.
Confirmed guest: 30 August 2017
Published on: 10 September 2017
8 out of 10


Great site though bit of a trek to the toilet block
Safari tent missing few items, cutlery, mirror but otherwise great
Very very loud music until midnight from camp on other side of the river which was really annoying
Facilities at sight great
Confirmed guest: 28 August 2017
Published on: 10 September 2017
8 out of 10


Very family friendly, we'll run campsite. The Dutch-run RCN site is thoughtfully run with good facilities and helpful, friendly staff. There are only a small number of Eurocamp pitches so it does have a strongly Dutch feel, but adults and kids alike were very friendly. Great pool and slides very much enjoyed by the kids. Pitches quite close together but the park has a "Silence after 11pm" rule which is well adhered to, so is peaceful at night (in our week, anyway!).
Confirmed guest: 27 August 2017
Published on: 03 September 2017

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