Alan Rogers Review
On a wooded headland just 40 km. west of Marseille and within easy reach of the wonderful Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue, this site, previously operated as Camping l’Arquet, took its new identity early in July 2014. There are 200 pitches of which 120 are for touring units, with electrical connections (10/16A) available and a choice of shaded or semi-shaded locations; the remaining pitches are occupied by mobile homes and chalets for hire. You can climb down to rocky bays or stroll along to the sandy Plage du Verdon. Nearby Martigues has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.
This coastline has a variety of fishing harbours with opportunities to try local dishes and wines and numerous steep-sided rocky coves known as calanques. Just north of Martigues is the Grand Parc de Figuerolles with walking and mountain biking tracks though the pine forest and garrigue, as well as a children’s farm, an adventure park, a cinema and a bowling alley. Just along the coast is Carry-le-Rouet, known locally as the ‘Pearl of the Côte Bleue’, whose harbour and beaches are well worth a visit. Days out in the Camargue could incorporate visits to the historic town of Arles and to picturesque Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
Sanitary facilities are reported to be clean. Laundrette with loan of iron/ironing board. Bar and restaurant. Bread and pastry shop, grocery, newsagent. Aquatic park with main pool, paddling pools, fun pool, and la Paillotte (a straw-roofed poolside ice-cream and drinks hut). Extensive programmes of entertainment and activities. Multisports court. Games room. Clubs for children, juniors and teens with varied programme of activities. Direct access to the sea, lake, or river.
- Accommodation to Rent
- Bar on Site
- Fishing on Site
- Childrens Play Area
- Seaside Beach Onsite
- Outdoor Pool on Site
- Shop on Site
- Takeaway Food
- Pets allowed
Martigues is 40 km. west of Marseille. Site is 12 km. south of the town. From A7 Valence/Marseille 15 km. north of Marseille, take exit for A55 southwest towards Martigues. In 10 km. turn south on D9 towards Carry-le-Rouet. At roundabout take second exit on Rue de la Bergerie and bear right onto Chemin de la Batterie to site on left in 1 km.
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Latitude Longitude 43.33056 5.05712
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