This is our personal opinion of staying at Le Belledonne in the Alps and also our view on the Eurocamp Esprit caravan. We stayed at this park for 3 nights and we had 2 caravans between 4 adults and 2 children. I have done many Euro Camp holidays in the past when I was younger with my family so now I have my own family I wanted to start with them to they can have their own Euro Camp memories.
At this Eurocamp parc they only have the 2 bed Esprit Caravans, Safari Tents and the Classic Tents. We decided for the caravan as we are not too keen on proper camping in tents (wandering around in the dark to the toilets during the night doesn’t appeal to me!)
Our Views On The Esprit Caravan
Upon arrival at the park and getting taken to our caravans we were very impressed with them. We each had a modern looking 2 bedroom Esprit, which had 1 double bedroom and one twin bedroom (with a bunk bed and one single bed). I had the impression the caravans would be cramped but they were bigger than I thought.
The open plan living area was spacious with the kitchen area having a full size fridge freezer, microwave, oven and storage areas. There was a foldaway dining table and plenty of seating space in the livingroom. A radio was also included but we never used these. There was enough storage (especially wardrobe space) for all your things and the cot fitted in the second bedroom with ease. I thought the cot would be in the living area but one of the beds folds away to make space for the cot.
From the living area there were two patio doors which led out onto the nice decking area which had a table and chairs and a parasol, BBQ and a clothes airer. Remember for this type of caravan you have to pre buy bedding unless you bring your own.
Now for the cons
- Annoying whistle kettle as I call them. Could do with a proper kettle instead
- Our caravans had no A/C which was definitely needed. Such a shame but didn’t spoil our stay as my husband had bought his big fan with him.
- No toaster
As you can see not much wrong with the Esprit Caravan and the cons I’ve listed other people could be fine without. Eurocamp staff were much more helpful and friendly. They gave a wonderful welcome meeting and gave us leaflets. That’s how it should be done. Well done Trevor and his wife!
Esprit Caravan Features:
- 2 bedrooms
- Living/dining area
- Oven, grill and gas hob
- Full size fridge-freezer
- Mosquito nets and blackout blinds/curtains in all bedrooms
- Stereo iPod dock
- BBQ where permitted
Extras that you can book (if required):
- Linen, towel and duvet hire
- Essentials pack
- Toiletries pack
- Welcome pack
- Bed guards
- Travel Cot/Linen
- Changing Mat
- Baby bath
RNC Le Belledonne
We had some problems finding the park but once we found it our first impressions were good. Nice and clean, not over crowded and well laid out. Pool was great our boys enjoyed it very much and had fun (our eldest son is scared of water and we have been trying for ages to get him to try and swim, so getting in the pool was a big achievement!) You also get given a card for the kids if they are between 3 and 12 years old. They can get free stuff with it. We didn’t use it but it seemed a good idea.
We didn’t use the restaurant as we headed up Alpe d’huez one night and then into Le Bourg-d’Oisans and Allemont on the other nights. Although we had a look at the restaurant menu and it didn’t look too bad if you didn’t want to venture out or want to cook. Only negative we had for this park was only 2 washing machines on site and one was broken during our stay. Which meant long queue for the remaining working washing machine. A full list of facilities can be found below:
Food & Drink:
- Snack Bar
Swimming, playing, sports and recreation
- 2 swimming pools
- Recreational team (from May to September)
- Playground equipments
- Tennis court
- Volleybal field
- Table tennis
- Training circuit
- Supermarket (7km)
- Bike maintenance workshop
- Internet and WiFi hot spot
- Adapted sanitary block for handicapped guests
Nearby you have
- Nearest Lake: 6km
- Nearest Town: Allemont 2km
- Nearby Towns:
- L’Alpe D’Huez: 20km
- Château de Vizille: 20km
- Grenoble: 45km
We would stay at this park and in the Esprit Caravan again. We enjoyed it and wished we could have stayed longer!!
* Reviews are our own opinion. We haven’t been paid in anyway for writing this.