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DOUSSARD, La Ravoire

Campers Score8.6
Overall Impression 9.0
Welcome 8.0
Cleanliness 10.0
Pitch Size 7.0
Activities 9.0
Selected because this delightful little site is renowned for its quiet peaceful atmosphere and is only 800m from the lake. Situated on the western side of Lake Annecy near Doussard, it enjoys stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The profusion of flowers and well trimmed hedges create a good first impression and it attracts a good cross-section of nationalities. A cycle track next to the site will take you to the town of Annecy which is a bonus as the roads are very busy in high season. There are good beaches along the lakeside and plenty of places to visit in the area by bike, on foot in the mountains, or for day trips by car. The site has recently been sold and has a dynamic new owner, so some changes can be expected.

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Detailed Campsite Information

4th May to 11th September 2017
124 (60 touring)
4 two bedroomed wooden chalets for 4/6 persons. Two and three bedroomed mobile homes.
All ages, but particularly for those who prefer a quiet ambiance.
Doussard 3km. Annecy 18km.
N 45° 48' 09 E 06° 12' 35
Flat, grassy divided by low hedges. Not enormous, up to 100m² but good size for area.
5, 10 or 15 amps . Water & drainage - 21 pitches.
No motorhome service point, but suitable if you have bikes.
Pretty pool area by bar which includes a rectangular pool 17m x 6m, paddling pool 4m x 4m, and separate basin for a waterslide. A proper sun terrace has recently been created.
Table tennis. All weather sports pitch for basket ball and volleyball. Boules pitch. Children's play area. Bouncy castle. Indoor games area with pool and table football. TV room above bar.
No organised entertainment. Plenty to do in the area: swimming in lake 1km, fishing, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, cycling, mountain biking, walking in mountains and para-gliding. Mini-golf 1.5km. Rafting 7km.
One excellent toilet block, attractively tiled and kept immaculately clean. Separate ladies and gents. Push button temperature controlled showers with hooks, shelf and rail. Individual wash basins. Toilets with toilet paper. Good washing up area with stainless steel sinks. Disabled facilities. Baby room. Laundry. Chemical waste point.
Small shop with basics, pre-order bread. Bar/snack with take away service - pizzas, lasagnes, tartiflette, chips - every evening from 6pm (01/06 – 05/09. Shops in Doussard and St Jorioz. Barbecues allowed. Dogs accepted. Wi-Fi.
One British tour operator and one French tour operator on 25 pitches.

Excursions / Places to Visit

Excursions/Places to visit
Talloires 13km, Annecy 18km, Le Grand Bornand and la Clusaz, Geneva 60km, Chamonix a day trip.

Useful Information

- Heated- Baby Pool
- Fishing- Cycling- Walking- Sailing / Windsurfing
- Chalet



From A41. Exit at junction 16 signed Annecy and Albertville. Then take the N508 to Albertville along the western shore of the lake. After the village of Duingt continue for 1½ km until you arrive at traffic lights in the centre of Bredannaz where you should turn right. Follow signs for the site. The entrance to the site is on your left after a further 400m.
From Albertville. Take the N212 north to Ugine and then the N508 in the direction of Annecy past Doussard village. The turning to the campsite is on your left just after the hamlet of Bout du Lac. The site is signposted from here.


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Sarah Campsite Score 8.6

Holiday Details

Own Tent
The site was well run with a small but adequate shop and takeaway which was reasonably priced. The pool was good and never too busy. It was one of our best camping holidays probably because the site is in a beautiful location and there was a fantastic cycle path which runs along one side of the lake. The path was located just outside the campsite and was very easy for our youngest child to cycle on. You can cycle to Annecy or catch the ferry, swim in the lake, hire pedalos. Fantastic!
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