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Naturist campsite Le Petit Arlane ***

Route de Riez, 04210 Valensole, France

Welcome to the naturist campsite Le Petit Arlane

Opening dates : April 15, 2017 - September 30, 2017
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In the heart of Le Verdon Nature Park in Provence, Le Petit Arlane Naturist Site stretches across 70 hectares of untamed countryside. As soon as you get to the campsite you are greeted by a lovely view of the huge fields, either lavender blue or sunflower yellow depending on the year. And one of the many treats our naturist holidaymakers enjoy is to pick a few sprigs of lavender or some sunflowers as a souvenir of their stay.

Le Petit Arlane campsite gets its name from a nearby Gallo-Roman farm, just one of the numerous historic sites to discover in the Le Verdon region (castles, churches, fountains, mills, and more), so if you love history and old stone, prepare yourself for a fascinating trip back into ancient times.

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In the heart of Le Verdon Nature Park in Provence, Le Petit Arlane Naturist Site stretches across 70 hectares of untamed countryside. As soon as you get to the campsite you are greeted by a lovely view of the huge fields, either lavender blue or sunflower yellow depending on the year. And one of the many treats our naturist holidaymakers enjoy is to pick a few sprigs of lavender or some sunflowers as a souvenir of their stay.

Le Petit Arlane campsite gets its name from a nearby Gallo-Roman farm, just one of the numerous historic sites to discover in the Le Verdon region (castles, churches, fountains, mills, and more), so if you love history and old stone, prepare yourself for a fascinating trip back into ancient times.

At the Petit Arlane you will find a naturist campsite which is reasonably flat and is set in the midst of a forest of white oak and holm oak trees. The campsite has been intentionally restricted to just a hundred or so pitches, creating a quiet, friendly family atmosphere. Everyone ends up getting to know each other and many friendships are formed despite the various language barriers.

One of the main attractions of Le Petit Arlane naturist campsite is obviously the two nearby lakes, each one measuring 5000 m², which provide a home for a peaceable family of ducks along with a turtle that you can often glimpse in the evening. Fishing enthusiasts should remember to bring their gear – the lake is brimming over with trout and carp.

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Reception

AccueilReception is open from mid-April to the end of September, 8 am to 7 pm.
You will find all the information you need to make your holiday a success.

Bar/restaurant

RestaurantThe restaurant (open evenings only), the refreshments bar and the covered terrace are all to be found by the poolside.

You’ll enjoy the traditional cuisine, with mixed salads, meat and fish dishes, and of course the dish of the day. And if you’re into pizza, don’t miss Patricia’s specials!

All the dishes on the menu and the pizzas are available for a sit-down meal or to take away.

Grocery store

EpicerieHere you will find bread and pastries, seasonal fruit and vegetables, local produce, postcards and a few souvenir gifts.

Don’t forget to order your bread for the next day!

Showers and toilets

SanitairesThe campsite has four sanitary units dotted around the site.
Facilities for the disabled are next to the swimming pool.

Swimming pool

PiscineThe swimming pool is very safe for kids.
It is 0.20 m deep at one end and then slopes gently to reach a depth of 1.20 m, making it ideal for children to play under the supervision of their parents.

It is also perfect for aquagym.

Laundry

LaverieWashing machines and a tumble drier are available on the campsite.
A washing machine token costs €5 with the washing powder included. A tumble drier token costs €1.50 per 20 min.

Sheet hire

Location-de-lingeYou can either bring your own sheets or hire them when you get here.
The cost is €9 / sheet / week.

Wi-Fi

Free of cWifiharge at Le Petit Arlane. The areas covered are the restaurant terrace, the poolside and the library.

Baby kit

Lit-bébéYou can borrow a folding cot, a bathtub, a baby changing mat and a high chair from the campsite, so feel free to travel light.

Naturist walks

You will enjoy strolling along the naturist walking trails which offer you a discovery of the local flora, such as rosemary and wild orchids.

There are two circuit lengths, 2 Km and 4 Km.

Boules

PétanqueA French naturist campsite without a boules pitch is not worthy of the name! In keeping with tradition, the campsite regularly organizes tournaments.

Apparently, the Dutch are getting increasingly expert at the game…

Table football and table tennis

Tennis_de_tableCan be played in the games room behind Reception.
Get into practice, because there are plenty of tournaments with prizes! Ping pong tables are also installed outside.

Archery

Tir-arcArchery is free of charge every morning in high season (except Saturday) from 10 am to 11 am for children and 11 am to noon for adults. All the archery gear and protective equipment is loaned to you.

The initiation lessons are given by a highly qualified instructor!

Sport fishing

PêcheKeen anglers can settle down by the lakeside and practise their favourite sport.
The fish are mainly trout and carp, and should be released after being caught.

Don’t forget your rods!

Wellness

Bien-êtreSavour the delights of a Swedish massage by the poolside.

Our qualified masseur receives every day in peak season from 10 am to noon and 2 pm to 5 pm. You can also have a holistic massage or targeted massages focusing on your feet, for example – a great way to unwind after a long walk.

The sauna is free of charge and available to all. All you have to do is let Reception know you are coming in the morning. The sauna will be ready for you from 7 pm to 10 pm.

Aquagym

AquagymEvery morning in peak season, starting at 11 am, our sports coordinator offers aquagym sessions to wake your muscles up gently and keep your body nicely toned for the day.

Children’s playground

aire-jeux-socnat-naturismeOur playground has a brand new agility course for children.

Crafts

Activités_artisanalesAt Le Petit Arlane activities shared by kids and adults are very popular.

Manual crafts are ideal in this respect. You will learn how to make wicker nesting boxes for birds and plenty of other fascinating things.

TV room and library

Home_TV_&_bibliothèqueKeep tuned to the latest news, watch a good film or follow the Tour de France: just settle down comfortably in an armchair at the Home TV.

Or if you’d rather read, there are hundreds of books available.

Music evenings

SoiréesThe music evenings at the Petit Arlane naturist campsite are a roaring success. Several times a week as the evening sets in, groups play summery tunes to get you dancing on the restaurant terrace.

On a quieter note, you can also listen to some fabulous jazz and Blues, as campsite managers George and Patricia are big fans.

As the schedule of events changes each year, there will be plenty of surprises in store for you next season!

Riez market

Marché_de_Riez8 Km from the campsite, Riez market offers a rich array of foods such as vegetables, honey, charcuterie and bread, as well as flowers and shrubs. It is held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings all year long, while in July and August there is also a night-time market on Thursday evenings.

Lavender Festival

Fête_de_la_lavandeNot to be missed. On the third Sunday of July, discover the Lavender Festival with numerous exhibitors offering their products made with lavender and honey. You can watch lavender-cutting demonstrations, visit distilleries and, for the more daring among you, fly over the fields in helicopter. But even if you miss the festival, you can always walk or ride along the Lavender Route.

Gréoux-les-Bains spa resort

Cure_Gréoux_les_bains13 Km from the campsite, the Chaine Thermale du Soleil has a hot-water spring boasting therapeutic benefits that were already famous back in Roman times. The spa covers 28,000 m² on two floors, and no fewer than 105 staff members will care for you throughout your stay. Most of the treatments on offer are for rheumatology and respiratory problems.

Sainte-Croix Lake

Lac_de_Sainte_CroixOne of the most beautiful in Provence, Sainte-Croix Lake stretches over a surface area of 22 Km². It is the result of the construction of an EDF dam, and offers every imaginable aquatic delight, from bathing to pedalos and electric boats. During a stroll around the lake’s shores you are bound to find a secluded spot where you can practice naturism in peace and quiet.

Descent of the Le Verdon Gorges by canoe

CanoëTake a canoe down the Le Verdon Gorges which start at Quinson, 33 Km from Valensole, and end in Esparron Lake. The gorges are a wild, natural channel with steep sides. Stop off on the way and visit Sainte-Maxime Chapel

The Ridges Route

Route_des_crêtesThis 23 Km route can be taken by car and follows the clifftops overlooking the banks of the River Verdon. Along the way you will come across fifteen or so points offering a breath-taking view of the emerald river and the polished cliff faces. Don’t forget your binoculars, as you will be able to observe numerous rock climbers as well as animal species (eagles, vultures, wild boar, chamois…)

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie Faience Factories

Moustiers32 Km from Valensole, find out about this unique, refined form of pottery with its world-famous designs. Visit the Faience Museum and call in at a workshop were you can witness the extraordinarily painstaking work of the craftspeople.

Mobile-home 4/6 persons - 2 rooms

Surface area : 23m² + 6 m² covered terrace

Amenities :
  • Living room fitted with a table, 2 chairs and a daybed.
  • Kitchen fitted with several crockery storage unit, 4 plate gas stove, fridge, micro-wave oven, coffee machine.
  • Room 1: 1 bed 140×190, 2 bedside tables, 1 wardrobe, blackout curtain.
  • Room 2: 2 beds 80×190, 1 bedside table, 1 wardrobe, blackout curtain.
  • Bathroom with shower cabin
  • Separate toilet.
  • Blankets and pillows are supplied.
  • Outside wooden picnic table.

Accessories :

All our accommodations are equipped with plates, glasses, cutlery, cups, pans, saucepans, stewpots, kitchen utensils, broom, shovel, bucket and mop.

Options :

  • Sheets rental: see directly with campsite front desk when arriving.

Rates according to period of the season 2017

  • 15/04 28/04 37 Per nigh
  • 28/04 02/07 39 Per nigh
  • 01/05 09/07 37 Per nigh
  • 05/05 08/05 39 Per nigh
  • 08/05 24/05 37 Per nigh
  • 24/05 28/05 39 Per nigh
  • 28/05 02/06 50 Per nigh
  • 02/06 05/06 52 Per nigh
  • 05/06 20/08 50 Per nigh
  • 08/07 15/07 60 Per nigh
  • 15/07 01/10 441 Per week
  • 22/07 29/07 476 Per week
  • 29/07 19/08 546 Per week
  • 19/08 / 49 Per nigh
  • 26/08 / 43 Per nigh
  • 02/09 30/09 37 Per nigh

Prices guaranteed until 30 April 2017. After this date, they may be modified.

mobil-home 15/04 28/04 28/04 02/07 01/05 09/07 05/05 08/05 08/05 24/05 24/05 28/05 28/05 02/06 02/06 05/06 05/06 20/08 08/07 15/07 15/07 01/10 22/07 29/07 29/07 19/08 19/08 / 26/08 / 02/09 30/09
Per nigh Per nigh Per nigh Per nigh Per nigh Per nigh Per nigh Per nigh Per nigh Per nigh Per week Per week Per week Per nigh Per nigh Per nigh
Mobile-home 4/6 persons 37 € 39 € 37 € 39 € 37 € 39 € 50 € 52 € 50 € 60 € 441 € 476 € 546 € 49 € 43 € 37 €
Mobile-home 5/7p comfort 41 € 43 € 41 € 43 € 41 € 43 € 54 € 57 € 54 € 64 € 490 € 560 € 602 € 54 € 46 € 41 €

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