LA BAUME CAMPSITE | EUROCAMP HOLIDAY REVIEW

La Baume review

A couple of weeks ago we went on our second Eurocamp holiday to the La Baume Campsite in France. Last year we stayed at Marina Di Venezia in Italy and had such a brilliant time that we couldn’t wait to book another Eurocamp holiday for this year.

Here’s our review of the La Baume Campsite…

Eurocamp

So first of all, if you don’t know much about Eurocamp yet, let me fill you in.

Eurocamp has lots of parcs across Europe, including France, Holland, Switzerland, Croatia and more. Eurocamp holidays are self catering so you have the freedom to create a holiday that is right for you and your family. You might want to stay at the parc and relax by the pool or get out and about exploring the local area like we did. You can read more here about why we love Eurocamp holidays here.

“We build holidays around you. Not us. We’ve over 180 parcs in wonderful locations throughout Europe, each offering its own unique recipe of active adventures, peaceful moments and soothing treats. The mix is different, but the promise is the same: holidays the way you want them.”

Location

La Baume is located in Frejus on the French Riviera. It’s about 40 minutes from Nice airport, which is where we flew to. But you could also fly into Cannes airport which I believe is slightly closer.

The area of Frejus and Saint Rapheal is absolutely beautiful and definitely worth venturing out of the parc to visit. If you want to explore further afield like we did, St Tropez, Nice, Cannes and Monaco are all under an hours drive away. If you don’t want to hire a car, you can book excursions through the parc.

Accommodation

We stayed in a 3 bed Azure 2019 mobile home, which was lovely. It was spacious, clean and modern, perfect for our family. You can read more about the Azure mobile home and other accommodation options here.

In the Azure mobile home is a spacious living area and kitchen complete with sofa and dining table. Off the main living area is a double bedroom, two twin rooms, a toilet and a shower room.

One of my favourite things about Eurocamp holidays is the spacious decking area outside, which came in handy for meals and was perfect to sit out on with a glass of wine in the evening when the kids were asleep.

Pools

I don’t know about you but one of the first things I look at when booking a holiday is the pools. The kids would happily spend all day, every day in the water so I need to make sure there’s going to be plenty there to keep them entertained. La Baume certainly didn’t disappoint…

La Baume is actually linked to the La Palmeraie Campsite so you have access to both pool complexes. This was great as it meant the kids could pick which pool they wanted to go to each day and ensured they didn’t get bored of the same waterslides.

My only issue with the pool area was that the floor around the children’s pool was quite rough and uncomfortable to walk on. I assume it was to ensure that children didn’t slip over but because sandals weren’t allowed around the pool it made walking around quite tricky.

“The parc boasts two magnificent pool complexes with a three-lane waterslide, lagoon pool with slides, a covered pool on two levels, and a great toddler pool with plenty of fun water features. Surrounded by palm trees and lush plants, these pools transport you to a tropical paradise whilst the indoor play centre brings the kids fun and laughter all season long.”

Things to do

Aside from swimming, there’s lots of other things going on at La Baume Campsite. Why not try volleyball, archery, table tennis or football? There’s even a large kids playground at the parc, which my two loved. There is also a kids club with free activities for children six days a week from May to September.

In the evening there’s a kids disco, plus other evening entertainment and shows. You can find out more about what’s on at La Baume here.

Restaurants

The only slightly disappointing thing about La Baume is that there is only one restaurant on site. At Marina Di Venezia last year there were three restaurants to choose from. Of course you could cook for yourself, order a takeaway pizza, eat outside of the parc or even have a BBQ, so there’s still options. But it just would have been nice to have a little choice when it came to restaurants.

We did find food a little tricky in France as a lot of restaurants didn’t have kids menus and the food was a bit too adventurous for our two fussy eaters. But the food in the restaurant at the parc was perfect and there was a kids menu available which was great.

Parc facilities

The parc has everything you could possible need during your stay, so if you don’t want to leave the campsite, you really don’t have to. You’ll find a supermarket, gift shop, laundry service, etc.

Wifi is available at the parc but you do need to purchase it. You can buy a card from the main reception which I believe was €15 per device for the week. It was good wifi too, it meant we were able to stream TV shows in an evening and the kids watched YouTube videos without any buffering at all.

Our thoughts

We had a fantastic holiday at the La Baume campsite. Our mobile home was great, the kids absolutely loved the pools and the location meant that we could easily explore the beautiful French Riviera. After our second Eurocamp experience we’re even bigger fans than we were before and can’t wait to do it again!

Have you ever been on a Eurocamp holiday?

Thank you for reading.

*Disclaimer – Our accommodation was provided free of charge for the purpose of this review. However flights, car hire, food etc was all paid for by us*

8 Comments

  1. August 17, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    I’ve never thought of going to a eurocamp but this park looks like a perfect base to explore. How far was it to to travel to the other places ?? Xx

    • Emma
      Author
      August 18, 2019 / 4:37 pm

      It was great. Under an hour to everywhere we visited xx

  2. Catherine
    August 18, 2019 / 8:59 am

    Were there a lot of mosquitoes?

    We are just back from Union Lido in Venice (totally amazing!!) and the mosquitoes were pretty mean!!
    Was thinking of booking la Baume next year but curious of the mosquitoes??

    FYI – we went to Duinrell near Amsterdam last year – also totally amazing!!

    • Emma
      Author
      August 18, 2019 / 4:39 pm

      We did Marina Di Venzia in Venice last year and I was eaten alive by mosquitos! This time everyone told me that I wouldn’t get any bites in France but I still managed to get two. Nowhere near as bad as Venice though. x

  3. Catherine
    August 18, 2019 / 8:24 pm

    Oh that’s great! 2 is nothing in comparison to Venice!!
    I think we are going to book La Baume for next summer. I’ve heard lots of great reviews and when I read your blog and saw how many day trips you did, you sold it to me – thank you!!
    We have been going with Canvas holidays. Haven’t tried Eurocamp yet (bar when I was 8 year’s old!) but will take a look.
    Thanks again for ur fab blog. I’ll be going back to it and making notes next summer!!
    Catherine x

    • Emma
      Author
      August 19, 2019 / 12:32 pm

      Glad to have helped you! And I hope you enjoy La Baume as much as we did 🙂 x

  4. September 4, 2019 / 10:52 am

    We have been thinking of doing a Eurocamp holiday next year, we have never been on a one before but they look ideal for families of five like us as hotel rooms are hard to find. It looks like you all had a great holiday, the pools look great fun x

    • Emma
      Author
      September 11, 2019 / 2:21 pm

      Yes, they are perfect for a family of five. I would definitely recommend, we love Eurocamp x