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Review: Camping Le Bois de Valmarie

Accommodation - Camping/caravan site

Le Racou, Argelès-sur-mer, Pyrenees-Orientales, France

A five-star camping site

  • By SilverTraveller nang

    6 reviews

  • May 2013
  • Family including children under 16
  • Relaxation

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First of all, the location of Bois de Valmarie is ideal. I found it using streetview, and realized that, while most of the campsites in Argeles are in the town (even those which are near the beach), this one is different. A five-star site, it is separated from Argeles by a marina and a long paved path lined with palm trees, and surrounded by woods, so it is very quiet. It is only a five-minute walk from the beach at Le Racou, a tiny village with one main street. Racou has enough restaurants and snack places, as well as bars, to provide a pleasant evening without crowds. It also has a little grocery store run by very friendly and helpful people. Also, a small hotel. Racou is next to the coastal path which leads to Collioure. I do not recommend this for older people unless you are quite fit. (Walking poles would be useful.) I was in my early 60s and terrified. If you are fit for it, the views are stunning. But there are many other, less demanding/steep walks in the area.

But to return to Bois de Valmarie, it has everything: pool and flume, spa area (this is new since we went there), store with fresh bread and pastries every morning, a restaurant, kids’ club and playground (do bring the grandkids), a large laundry pavilion, and different size caravans. The caravan our party of 6 stayed in was a 3-bedroom and 2-bath (one was ensuite) which is ideal when you have 3 generations together. Different camping /tourism companies rent caravans there (Eurocamp, Vacances Soleil, Holiday Parks Europe….) or you can contact BdV directly on +33 (0)4 68 81 04 61.

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  • discerning-traveller
    7 days ago
    A useful review. Thank you
  • Patriciamichael
    13 days ago
    Sounds like an excellent campsite in a great location, thanks for highlighting it, will check it out when we can!