The chil­dren at our campsite

In July and August chil­dren occupy an impor­tant and spe­cial place at our campsite.

Dur­ing that period we pro­vide a var­ied pro­gram of super­vised activ­i­ties, which will enable them to enjoy their hol­i­days to the full !

In the morn­ing our youngest guests are wel­comed at the Children’s Club, which has its ‘seat’ in the bar. There they take part in cre­ative activ­i­ties such as draw­ing, paint­ing, cut­ting and past­ing, but also singing and danc­ing and play­ing games.

On other occa­sions we bake pan­cakes and piz­zas, which the chil­dren will dec­o­rate in their own spe­cial way before eat­ing them …

Games like trea­sure hunt, live bingo and live strat­ego also form part of the pro­gram, as well as ‘thrilling’ lantern parades (in the dark!), with lanterns made by the chil­dren themselves!

For the older boys and girls there are games and com­pe­ti­tions such as vol­ley­ball, table ten­nis and water polo.

The whole fam­ily can have fun dur­ing an evening of ‘moon­light swim­ming’, par­tic­i­pate in a bar­be­cue with live music, or enjoy a lovely summer’s evening walk through a pic­turesque medieval village.

For the sports enthu­si­asts there are orga­nized canoe trips on the river Drôme, or the Adven­ture Park ‘Indian For­est’ for an excit­ing climb­ing experience.

Summer’s evening walks at Mir­mande and Crus­sol Cas­tle (alternately)

At reg­u­lar inter­vals through­out the sea­son, we pay a visit to the charm­ing medieval vil­lage of Mir­mande (listed as one of the most beau­ti­ful vil­lages of France). Our stroll uphill through the mean­der­ing paved streets takes us to the pretty romanesque church of Saint Foy at the top of the hill.

Or we visit the ruins of Crus­sol Cas­tle, a 12th-​century medieval fortress perched on a rocky spur oppo­site Valence, look­ing down on the Rhône Val­ley. We begin our walk at the car park below the cas­tle ruins. At the top we are rewarded with fan­tas­tic views !

(We go by car from Saint Lau­rent du Pape to the park­ing area at Mir­mande or Crus­sol Cas­tle, where our walk starts.)

Our activ­ity pro­gram will run from the begin­ning of July until the last week of August.

Pad­dling pool

Our camp­site dis­poses of a large L-​shaped swim­ming pool (320 m2) and pad­dling pool (50 m2), both safely fenced off.

The pad­dling pool is pro­vided with mini slides for tod­dlers. Here the chil­dren can bring their own lit­tle buck­ets and balls to play with.

On the sunny ter­race there are deck chairs and para­sols (for the parents !).

The pool water is not arti­fi­cially heated.

Baby room

The large toi­let block in the lower camp­ground has a baby room with spe­cial facil­i­ties for babies and chil­dren : children’s toi­lets, a children’s shower, a baby bath tub and a baby chang­ing mat.

Jeu de boules

Our jeu de boules/​pétanque court is located close to the swim­ming pool under the shel­ter of plane-​trees, which makes a game of pétanque enjoy­able, even in mid­sum­mer !
Every spring, as tra­di­tion has it, we orga­nize friendly tour­na­ments against the ‘pétanque’ play­ers of our village.

Vol­ley­ball Court

A busy activ­ity at the vol­ley­ball court ! Play­ers young and old ardently take part in the weekly vol­ley­ball match.

Pad­dle Pool

In July and August games for tod­dlers are orga­nized in the pad­dle pool : water games, danc­ing and singing, or just splash­ing around… Par­ents are wel­come to join in !

Table Ten­nis

Out­side the bar there is a roofed area for play­ing table ten­nis. As this is also a meet­ing place for the young, there will always be some­one there to play with.

Children’s Play­ground

Besides the famil­iar see­saw and swing, there is also a nice lit­tle steam train, which will stim­u­late the imag­i­na­tion of the youngest. A chal­leng­ing climb­ing frame will cer­tainly seduce the big­ger ones.


Descend­ing the Ardèche river is a real chal­lenge, and a unique oppor­tu­nity to dis­cover the wild and spec­tac­u­lar scenery of the Gorges of the Ardèche and its amaz­ing nat­ural phe­nom­e­non : the Pont d’Arc.



Climb­ing, clam­ber­ing and slid­ing. The chil-​dren have the time of their life, while enjoy-​ing an excit­ing day full of action and adven-​ture. For the entire fam­ily to take part in.



Dis­cover on your bike the old rail­way through the Eyrieux Val­ley. Now under the name of ‘Dolce Via’, it forms a mag­nif­i­cent cycle track between St. Lau­rent du Pape and Le Chey­lard, while run­ning through a wild and pic­turesque landscape.


Con­tact Camp­ing La Garenne

franceOpen from the 1st of April till the 1st of Octo­ber 2018


phone0033 (0)4 75 62 24 62

house383 Mon­tée de La Garenne
07800 Saint Lau­rent du Pape
Ardèche France

SARL au cap­i­tal de 9.147,50€ — Siret 350 350 401 00013
RCS Aube­nas B 350 350 401 — N°TVA FR52 350 350 401