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ESTAING, Pyrénées Natura

Midi-Pyrenees

Selected because as its name suggests, this site is situated 1000m high in the Pyreneen mountains and is a true paradise for nature lovers. It is a spacious verdant site with stunning views all round. Beautifully maintained with an abundance of trees, plants and flowers, the new owners have created a warm welcoming and very peaceful atmosphere. They are keen to share their love of nature and the beauty of their region with all their visitor. Guided walks allow you to see Pyrenean chamois, marmots, eagles, vultures and lammergeiers. Respect for the environment is a very important aspect of the site's ethos. Via Natura.

Campsite website

http://www.camping-pyrenees-natura.com/fr/?lang=en

Detailed campsite information

Campsite inspected

Yes

Local authority rating

4

Location

Lourdes 23km. Argelès Gazost 11km. Tarbes 46km. Pau 81km.

Grid reference

N 42° 56' 29 W 00° 10' 38

Latitude

42.9405382

Longitude

-0.17769120000002658

Tour operators

None.

Suitable for

All nature lovers and those keen to explore the Pyrenees either on foot or by bike.

Accommodation

Accommodation description

15 two bedroomed mobile homes for 4/5 persons.

Pitch description

Generous sized, flat, grassy pitches divided by shrubs giving a very spacious feel. Only breathable groundsheets are allowed. Special VIP or premium pitches 130m² with 10 amp electricity, water & drainage, garden furniture, sun loungers, parasol, fridge, barbecue and storage shed.

Pitch size

66 (47 touring)

Hook up

3, 6 or 10 amps - all pitches. Water & drainage - 6 pitches. Tents only - 5 pitches.

Motorhomes information

Motorhome service point. 4 hardstanding pitches. If you come with basics, you do not need to leave the site except on foot.

Activities Onsite

Activities on site

Cycle and mountain bike hire. Sauna. Solarium. New lounge area behind the reception with comfortable chairs. Giant chess, draughts and Connect sets. Games room above bar, with pool and TV. Children's play area. Telescope on tripod in middle of site for bird-watching. Auditorium, a sound-proof room to play musical instruments.

Entertainment

Daytime guided walks direct from site. The GR10 route runs near the site. Unforgettable evening walks several times a week with head torches supplied by the campsite - you share your meal with fellow hikers in a mountain shelter. Rafting trips and horse riding in Estaing can also be organised.

Cycle hire

Yes

Activities Offsite / Places to Visit

Excursions

Numerous walking and mountain biking circuits. Cirque de Gavarnie, Lourdes. Col d'Aubisque, Col du Tourmalet, Pont d'Espagne, Pic du Midi.

Sports and Activities

Fishing, Cycling

Campsite Rules

Pets allowed

Yes

Campsite Facilities

Services

Small shop selling basics and fresh vegetables. Serve yourself and pay at reception. Pre-order bread. Comfortable bar area in lovely stone-faced building with upholstered seats and pretty terrace. Amazing selection of beers and whiskies on offer. Excellent varied take-away menu including set price 3-course meals. The bar/restaurant/takeaway is also open to passing cyclists and walkers. Barbecues allowed. Dogs accepted. Wifi.

Motorhome service point

Yes

Swimming pool information

No swimming pool, but little beach on stream running beside site, good for paddling. Swimming is possible in any of the 20 lakes nearby. There is an open-air heated pool in Arrens Marsous 4km.

Sanitary facilities information

Two well-equipped toilet blocks, immaculately maintained. Push button temperature control showers with hook, rail, shelf and stool outside. Individual wash cubicles. Toilets with toilet paper. Disabled facilities. Baby room. Washing machine and tumble dryer. Chemical waste point.

Campsite Directions

Directions

From Argelès-Gazost take the D102 towards Col d'Aubisque. Stay on this road past Arras-en-Lavedan for 8km and then turn left onto the D13 to Bun. Continue through Bun and turn right at the junction with the D103. The site is a further 4km along this road with the entrance to your right.

Contact Information

Telephone Number

05.62.97.45.44

Address

65400 Estaing

Web Address

http://www.camping-pyrenees-natura.com/fr/?lang=en

Email Address

info@camping-pyrenees-natura.com

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Bernie

Accommodation

Motorhome

Date of Stay:

08/2011

Fantastic spot if you really want to get away from it all and yet enjoy a degree of comfort

Overall Impression
5/5
Welcome
5/5
Cleanliness
4.5/5
Pitch Size
5/5

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