Ref: FR15190

Camping le Petit Bois

France, Auvergne, Cantal, Ruynes-en-Margeride

+33 4 71 23 42 26
23 April – 18 September.

Alan Rogers Review

With views across the Auvergne countryside, this pleasant site on the edge of a small traditional French village is a comfortable and convenient break in your journey when using the A75 motorway. The interesting village has a bar and a small restaurant serving inexpensive meals. There are 90 touring pitches, all with electricity (6A), 20 also have water and drainage. Some are level with views over the village, some on the hilltop among trees and others on sloping, grassy land with panoramic views of the Monts du Cantal and the distant volcanic mountains.

Nearby is the Viaduc de Garabit, built by Gustave Eiffel using techniques he later employed in the construction of the Eiffel Tower. Mont Mouchet is a moving memorial to the 4,000 members of the Maquis who died fighting for their country’s freedom in the Second World War. The historic town of Saint-Flour also offers a choice of shops, bars and restaurants. Opportunities for walking, cycling and climbing are plentiful, while motorists will find a number of signposted routes including one starting in Ruynes and exploring the little-known villages and countryside of La Margeride.


The main central heated toilet block has preset showers, washbasins in cabins, toilets for children and excellent en-suite units for disabled visitors (although building is on a hill, so access may not be easy). Baby bath can be borrowed and used in disabled unit. Washing machines. Motorhome services. Play areas. Children’s club twice weekly plus weekly family entertainment evening (July/Aug). TV room with table tennis table. Pétanque. Mobile homes and wooden huts to rent. WiFi (free).

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Bar Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Book Online
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Nature
  • Pets allowed
  • Outdoor Pool Nearby
  • Outdoor Pool on Site
  • Riding Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site


Leave A75 exit 30 taking D4 signed Ruynes-en-Margeride. After 6 km. follow signs for village and campsite. Site is 500 m. southwest of village and is clearly signed.
Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
44.99904 3.21908
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N44 59 56 W3 13 8



1 bedroom, sleeps 4: 1 double, 2 singles, bunk bed, pillows and blankets provided

Living heating
Eating oven, coffee maker, fridge
Outside table & chairs
Pets accepted (with supplement)
Charges Low Season (from) €110 per week
High Season (from) €220 per week
Season 23 April - 18 September

Special Features

  • Nature
    • Dogs welcome
    • Footpaths within 500 m of the site
    • Riding/pony trekking within 1 km