France, Auvergne, Puy-de-Dôme, Brassac-les-Mines
- 04 73 71 27 23
- Open (touring pitches):
- 1 April - 30 September.
Alan Rogers Review
Camping l’Insolite is a pleasant municipal site located on the banks of the River Allier, in the southern part of the Puy-de-Dôme department. The site has just 34 touring pitches, all with electricity, and ranging in size from 70 sq.m. There are also 12 fully equipped and colourful Mongolian yurts to rent. Site facilities include a drinks machine, an open barn for play and wet weather, and salmon fishing (licence available). The town provides good facilities just off site, including a multisports pitch and a large children’s play area. There is an outdoor swimming pool a short distance away, in Brassac-les-Mines. All of these amenities are free to campers.
Brassac-les-Mines is an interesting little town located between the River Allier and Alagnon, and is best known for its mining history. The mining museum in Brassac is a ‘must see’ and has a labyrinth of galleries telling the story of the men who worked in extremely difficult conditions for many years. By way of contrast, this region offers some excellent walking and cycling opportunities, with miles of waymarked routes to explore. The Pilgrim Route to Saint Jacques de Compostela passes right next to the site. If there is no-one at the site on your arrival, just phone the town number at the entrance.
Sanitary block with new facilities for families and disabled visitors. Fresh bread in high season.
- Bar Nearby
- Fishing on Site
- Childrens Play Area
- Facilities for disabled visitors
- Outdoor Pool Nearby
- Shop Nearby
- Takeaway Food
- Pets allowed
- Small Site
From Clermont-Ferrand follow A75 south and take exit 18 towards Charbonnier/Brassac. Merge onto A76 and go across three roundabouts. Turn left onto D34A and left again into Brassac-les-Mines. Follow signs to the site.