Sites et Paysages la Forêt
France, Midi-Pyrénées, Hautes-Pyrénées, Lourdes
- +33 5 62 94 04 38
- 26 March - 31 October.
Alan Rogers Review
As its name suggests, camping La Foret can be found in a peaceful, wooded valley just one kilometre from Lourdes. This 4.5-hectare site has a relaxed atmosphere and a popular restaurant serving traditional specialities. The 98 grass pitches are level and shaded; 68 are for touring and have 3 – 10A electricity (French plugs) and easy access. The remainder are occupied by tastefully arranged chalets and mobile homes for rent and the owner has created a ‘tents only’ area where car-owners leave their cars on a designated car park close by, making it a very safe place for campers with young children. The newly-created farm animal area with its geese, hens and a pig, all of whom are allowed out of their compound in the evening to get to know campers, is very popular with animals and humans alike. The heated swimming pool with jacuzzi and paddling pool area has splendid views of ‘Le Grand Couvent’ at the sanctuary of Lourdes
This campsite is perfect for visiting Lourdes (a bus runs from the site four times every day). The 7.5 km petit train ride will take you via the old quarter, the upper town and the major monuments, or you may just wish to take the waters at the sanctuary and visit the Grotto. The Funiculaire du Pic du Jer offers panoramic views and there are several interesting museums. Within easy reach are the Cirque de Gavarnie and the spa town of Bagnères-de-Bigorre.
Sanitary block has hot showers and wash basins in cubicles. Facilities for babies, children and disabled campers. Washing machine and dryer. Motorhome services. Bread to order. Bar with TV. Restaurant (evenings only in low season). Snack bar. Heated swimming pool, paddling pool and jacuzzi (1/6 – 30/9). Play area. Trampoline, volleyball, boules, basketball, junior football. WiFi throughout (charged) No charcoal barbecues as there are five fixed barbecues. Daily bus service to Lourdes.
From Pau take D937 towards Lourdes, turn south on D13 before Lourdes and follow signs to site.Link to campsite location map on google
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