Frequently asked questions
Which electric current should we choose? 6 amp or 10 amp?
Almost all our electric sockets are of the continental-Europe type.
We can lend you adaptors if you don’t have any.
Choose 6 or 10 amperes: 6 amperes (around 1300 watts) corresponds to the consumption of a fridge, lights, chargers, a microwave oven, etc. You need 10 amperes (around 2200 watts) when you have a household electric kettle, an electric barbecue, air conditioning, a hairdryer, etc.
The reception is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from the beginning of June to 15 September. Outside these dates, from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 to 7 p.m.
Shops at the campsite entrance
Eric and Sophie’s grocery store open every day
Nathalie’s bakery (great cakes!)
Isabelle and Marc’s butcher’s
Can I go to Beynac on foot?
We are in the village of Beynac, so you can do everything on foot! There is a very nice restaurant-inn 20 minutes away, the other (three) restaurants are a 300/400 metre walk along the River Dordogne. There are also two snack bars near the Chateau entrance. Chemist’s, post office, tourist office and a doctor are all in the village, 300m away.
It takes between 20 and 40 minutes to go up to the Chateau, but it’s really worth it!
A walk along the river path is very pleasant and will take you to Castelnaud (2.5km) or La Roque-Gageac (4km)
Are there set days for arrival?
Only for the Adventurer tents in high season, which is on Saturday. For the rest of the campsite, you can arrive on any day that suits you.
What is a Maximum Comfort Pitch and a Standard Pitch
A standard pitch measures 100/110 m², with access to electricity possible (6 or 10 amperes)
A maximum comfort pitch measures 130/140 m², with access to electricity possible but also with water and drainage access. Ideal for caravans and campervans.
Where are the beaches on the banks of the Dordogne?
The first beach is 300 m away, along the footpath around the campsite. This beach is also the arrival point for canoeing trips. If you carry on walking along this path you will find lots of other small beaches.
Can I go fishing from the campsite? And what about canoeing?
Fishing is permitted in the River Dordogne. There are a number of good "spots" (used by local people) near the campsite. Fishing licences can be bought at the reception.
Canoeing trips begin directly from the campsite (no need to get the car out :)), with 10 or 22 km trips. Trips begin in the morning or the afternoon. Ask for details at the reception.
Is it easy to go cycling near the campsite?
There is a great cycling path that starts in Castelnaud (2.5km) and follows the Céou stream. Another path begins in Sarlat, along a former railway line.
It is also nice to discover the region along the smaller roads. Watch out for the steep climbs outside the valley!
Are there any hiking trails?
A number of hiking trails leave directly from the campsite, from 8 to 15 km. But there are also paths towards other hiking trails. Free maps are available at reception.
What about washing machines?
There are two washing machines and one clothes dryer. An iron and an ironing table are available from reception.
Are any activities organised?
There is a musical evening once a week in high season. We don’t have a kids club or organised activities for teenagers. We deliberately chose not to have a Club package. But the children themselves come up with ideas for sports tournaments and other activities, which we pin up on the notice board and which we help out with organising if need be.
On different evenings during the week we have meal stands (Thai, snacks, omelettes, etc.).
Are bathing shorts permitted in the swimming pool?
Bathing shorts are allowed.
Once you’re here, don’t hesitate to ask us for something! :)
Une fois sur place, venez nous solliciter! :)
Does the campsite have Wifi?
Wifi is available free of charge at the reception, in the bar, on the terrace and in the closest pitches. We decided not to have Wifi on all the site. Getting together in a living environment is the chance to meet, chat, to ask for information about the sites to visit or to play some of the games that are available for free (Connect 4, Jenga, Trivial Pursuit, darts, etc.). A computer is also at your disposal.
Can we reserve online?
We deliberately chose not to have an online reservation system. We want to make contact with you, to find out what kind of pitch you are looking for.
Whether you have small children who still take a nap, for example, because then you will need some shade in the afternoon for them.
Or if you are a couple and would like a pitch with a view of the Chateau to share a little drink in the early evening while watching the Chateau light up.
Whether you prefer the sunshine or the shade.
Or if you have a caravan and, to make life easier, you want to have access to the water supply and the drainage system to avoid going backwards and forwards to the sanitary facilities.
And why not a place on the riverbank?
We try to take these and many other points into account and find the place that you need.
And none of this is possible when everything is done by machines...
Little simple things (but without labels...)
Little things that help protect the environment: energy-efficient lightbulbs, lighting in the toilets and the swimming pools with a timer at night to save energy, using vinegar for lime scale in the toilets rather than corrosive products, soft soap for the floors, automatic taps to save water, recycling of rubbish (sorting of glass, cardboard and plastic containers, paper, other), which we explain to all new guests to make recycling easier. A whole lot of things that we have been doing at our campsite for a long time!
How to come the easiest way at the campsite
Coming from Paris by the A10-A71 and the A20, take the exit Souillac (don’t take the exit Sarlat by the A89) and follow the road to Sarlat (20 km). Once at Sarlat, at the first roundabout take the direction of Bergerac/Beynac. After 10 km, Le Capeyrou is on your left hand side just passed Beynac village entrance.
Coming from the south (Toulouse) A20 take the highway exit at Souillac and follow the same road as described above.
How do I connect to the evacuation and water?
Evacuation is available on "great comfort" pitches. The evacuations are equipped with caps with a diameter of 40mm. Consider a sufficient length of pipe (between 10 and 15m). The valves are fitted with a nose fitting.