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Camping du Grand Etang de Saint Estèphe

Camping du Grand Etang de Saint Estèphe

France, Aquitaine, Dordogne, Saint Estèphe

05 53 56 88 34
05 53 05 65 60
1 June - 15 September.

Ref: FR24635

Alan Rogers Review

In the heart of Périgord Vert to the north of the Dordogne, this former intercommunal campsite is now operated by the Semitour Périgord group. Located on the shore of a lake in the Parc Régional Périgord-Limousin, this small, simple site offers 41 large pitches, some with partial shade, and most with a gentle slope. All fully serviced with 10A Europlug. The lake, which was created by the monks of a 12th-century abbey, is now used for watersports. The village of Saint-Estèphe has a bakery and a small supermarket, whilst Nontron, capital of Périgord Vert, offers a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants, a weekly market, and a 12th-century château.

Nontron is just one of many interesting towns and villages in the area. Brantôme is an attractive town whose outstanding feature is the Benedictine Abbey overlooking the River Dronne; it was founded by Charlemagne in 769, destroyed by the Vikings a hundred years later and rebuilt in the tenth and fifteenth centuries; its Romanesque bell-tower is one of the oldest in France. Historic Rochechouart has an impressive thirteenth-century château, whilst Thiviers is the region’s capital for foie gras.


One clean toilet block is centrally located and has good provision for disabled visitors. Washing machine and dryer. Activities room. TV room. Table tennis, volleyball, tennis, boules and football. Play area on beach. Supervised lake swimming (July/Aug). Fishing and canoeing. Snack bar, bar and gourmet restaurant (in a former mill) beside the lake. The lake beach is classified as ‘Handiplage’, fully equipped and adapted for disabled visitors.

  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Onsite
  • Fishing on Site
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Riding Nearby
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Lake/River Swim
  • Pets allowed
  • Shop Nearby
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site



St Estèphe is 60 km. southwest of Limoges. The most straightforward route is probably from N141 25 km. west of Limoges. Head south on D675 for 47 km. through Rochechouart to village of Augignac; at crossroads at southern end of village turn west towards St Estèphe (site signed). Lake and site are to right in 2.3 km.

Location Coordinates

  • Decimal Degrees (DD)
    Latitude Longitude
    45.5937 0.67293
  • Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
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Tente Lodge
(2 bedrooms, sleeps 5: 2 doubles, 1 single, bunk bed, pillows and blankets provided)

2 bedrooms, sleeps 5: 2 doubles, 1 single, bunk bed, pillows and blankets provided

Eating fitted kitchen with microwave, fridge
Outside table & chairs
Pets accepted (with supplement)
Charges Low Season (from) €290 per week
High Season (from) €390 per week
Season 1 June - 15 September
Mobile Home

Pets not accepted
Charges Low Season (from) €0 per week
High Season (from) €0 per week
Season 1 June - 15 September