Ref: FR03040

Camping Champ de la Chapelle

France, Auvergne, Allier, Braize

+33 4 70 07 82 46
25 April - 7 October

Alan Rogers Review

Champ de la Chapelle is a six-hectare site in the Forest of Troncais. It is mainly well maintained and there is mature parkland with a large area for those who prefer a taste of wild camping. It is ideal for families who want to get away from it all. The 72 touring pitches are slightly sloping, up to 250 sq.m. and there is plenty of shade and open space. Electricity (10A) and water is available to 64 of the pitches. It is the policy of the owner to keep the site quiet and unsophisticated (no discos here) and the reward is the wealth of wildlife. The area is a paradise for nature lovers, cyclists and walkers. There is no professional entertainment, but guided nature walks, campfires and stargazing are all possible.

As would be expected in a site of this kind, the playground and sports facilities are basic and could be the source of some noise in summer. Children who enjoy nature and wildlife seem to be very well provided for by the enthusiastic campsite owner, whom we met. She clearly enjoys providing stories and activities for the children and was very friendly and approachable. There is a wealth of good information on the area.


Sanitary block includes washbasins in cabins. Low toilets for children. Laundry facilities. Bar cafe and bread to order (high season). Unheated pool (from 15/5). 2 play areas. Courts for volleyball, flip-ball, netball, football, pétanque and a 9 hole foot golf course. English, French and Dutch books can be borrowed. Free WiFi.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar on Site
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Book Online
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Kids
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Pets allowed
  • Outdoor Pool on Site
  • Shop on Site
  • Small Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Walking
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site

The Campsite Says...



MOST SAT NAVS WILL ACCEPT 'CHAMP DE LA CHAPELLE' as this is a hamlet as well as the campsite location, the postcode is 03360

The campsite is easily accessible from the A71 both from the north and from the south and then take the D2144. From the south head to Meaulne and take the D28 about 3 miles up the D28 and follow the signs to the campsite.

From the north leave A71 at exit 8 and follow signs for Montlucon all the way through Saint Amand Montrond. When you have left Saint Amand continue south on the D2144 and a mile after passing the village of L'etelon turn left onto D798A, signed Saint Bonnet Troncais, after about 1.5 miles you will come to a roundabout and the campsite is signposted from there.

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
46.64291 2.6557
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N46 38 34 W2 39 20