Chateau de Castelnaud is a stunning medieval castle which is located in the village of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in the Dordogne region of France. Overlooking the Dordogne river between Beynac and La Roque Gageac, Chateau de Castelnaud holds a formidable position. We visited the chateau during our visit to Saint Avit Loisirs campsite where we stayed with Eurocamp.
The Saint Avit Loisirs charge card is a very clever idea which we haven’t come across before on our travels camping in France. Saint Avit Loisirs is a brilliant campsite which we visited this summer and can be found near to Le Bugue in the Dordogne region of France. When we arrived at the campsite we booked into reception and were informed about the Saint Avit Loisirs Charge Card.
Saint Avit Loisirs in the Dordogne was the first major campsite we decided to visit on our summer holiday in 2016. The Dordogne is certainly one of our favourite regions of France and this is down to it’s wonderful rivers, scenery, history and of course the weather. We chose Saint Avit Loisirs for one reason and that is due to it’s wonderful swimming pool complex.
“What do I need to drive in France?” is a question that we get asked time after time and it’s obvious that many people don’t look into it carefully enough before heading off across the channel. This was quite evident during our latest camping holiday when we were in the queue at Dover and were handed a leaflet from a P&O employee detailing what we’d need when driving in France.
Camping International at Maisons Laffitte near Paris was our choice for a stopover campsite this summer. We had decided to cross the English Channel from Dover to Calais on a midday crossing and as our first main campsite was Saint Avit Loisirs in the Dordogne, we decided that we wanted to stay somewhere near to Paris to allow us a shorter journey the following day.
Autoroutes are the French version of motorways and are generally the easiest and quickest way to drive in France. The majority of Autoroutes are run by private companies for the government and they therefore charge fees or tolls for you to travel along them. Although it’s possible to drive in France without using the Autoroutes, we wouldn’t recommend it for those on long journeys.