Camping la Tuilerie
- Location and surroundings - not a lot close by, pleasant spot though
- Pricing and value for money
- Facilities available - even has pedalos, but no fresh water taps!
- Access for larger vans
Lots of things going on at this site, will keep the kids entertained.
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Regular readers will recall Camping la Tuilerie at Boult, near Besancon, frequented by the Kon-tiki last September. This campsite is also called Camping la Tuilerie. The campsite is in the Moselle region, not too far from Nancy, Metz and Chateau Salins. The route from Basel to Calais and vice versa has seen the Chateau Salins “toll-free route” used many times, but without a stay in the area.
Whilst the campsite was easy to find, access to it was not quite so straight forward. The approach road is not the widest of boulevards but a VERY sharp left hand turn is then needed to join the private road to the site…
Despite full lock, the Kon-tiki was unable to complete this manoeuvre. As a result, the job was stopped whilst a three-point turn was carried out. I had looked at the option of driving past the site, making a U-turn and then having a gentle right hand turn to make. However, this is not possible as the road passing the campsite is a dead-end, with no where any wider to make a turn!
Once a bit of clever steering has been mastered, access to the site is via electronic barrier. No choice of pitch was offered, but I was offered the largest pitch available. The owner/manager had clearly spotted the size of the ‘van
Camping la Tuilerie has many “features” on site…
In addition to the “standard spec” of a site, Camping La Tuilerie has a boating lake with pedalos, play area, eatery and more besides!
Swings, slides and a climbing frame in the children’s play area
Add to this clean facilities with showers, toilets, hand basins, an out-door pot wash and washing machine, what more could you want for a stay in France? Well two things were missing…. There was no chemical disposal point – I was advised to empty the cassette down the toilet, which is OK. However, you, like me, are probably used to having water nearby and a hose to have a “swill out!”. The other missing item was, well, a fresh water tap. The only fresh water has to be collected from the pot wash. The flow rate here is slow and it took ages to fill a ten litre jerrican.
Getting out of the site was a little easier than getting in. It would have been easier still had I noticed the “official” road in and out!
Camping la Tuilerie is in a nice location though. If those two little drawbacks don’t bother you, then it’s worth a visit, either as a transit stop or for a longer stay.
Details and prices are on the site’s website.