Book Rene Oltra Camping at Cap d’Agde
There is a lot of information on camping in the resort village on capdagefrance.co.uk also and this includes the information on actual booking. In short, you must visit the web site of the camp site owners who are Rene Oltra.
Booking to stay in the camp site If you wish to book to stay with a tent, motor home or in one of the chalets, you will have to book through the company Rene Oltra who own the camp site. The main office is based just inside the main entrance to the camp site area and you can book a camping pitch or chalet via their website (www.chm-reneoltra.com) . If you need to email direct then their email is: email@example.com. Many of the staff in the Rene Oltra office spoke English and they are usually very helpful.
Facilities in the Camping area
Each camp spot has its own power and water supply, thus you can hook up everything for power when you arrive. The camp spots are large and can accommodate caravans, motor homes or car tents. Some people make quite extravagant set-ups – particularly those staying in the camping area for several months.
Useful Tip and Advice
The camp site supply is 5 amps and you should not need more then 10 meters of lead. You need the round blue plug – this plug is EU standard and used at many sites in Europe. You can draw 5 amps corresponding to 1100 Watt.
Within the camp site, you will also find a laundry room, a pizza van/unit, main office (where you can purchase Internet login time and use the safe deposit boxes), a bakery and a few others stalls. Overall the site is many people’s favourite area in the resort to stay and it does tend to have a very relaxed and secure feeling.
Showers and Toilers (Restrooms)
Visitor Review: The facilities are clean and well maintained and all of the showers and restrooms are co-ed. After the initial “shock”, it didn’t bother me at all. Showers are typically a series of open stalls, normally two rows facing one another. Not all the showers on the camp ground are warm showers, and warm water is not always turned on, but I never had a problem. There are plenty of warm showers facilities around the campsite, and their operation times seemed convenient. Toilets are mostly French (stand up/crouch, etc.), but there are a few sit down.
Access and Wristbands
When you sign on arriving in he camping area, you will be issued with wristbands which allow passage on and off the campsite with unrestricted access to all areas of the beach and ‘village’.
Do you have to prebook or just turn up?
We recommend that you book before arriving. The campsite hookups are usually the three round pin type (one slightly bigger than the other two). Some pitches however have a different type (normal French socket I think). The reception area will sell or rent you an adaptor (round normal type to French type) if needed. There’s a good bazaar in the ‘town’ which also has electrical bits and pieces. No way you’ll be stuck. There’s a fridge hire service too if needed. If you’re driving down stock up on wine and cheese at the Super U in Cap d’Agde before going into the Naturist Quarter.
Regarding the layout of the camp area, it’s big, rectangular and made up of pitches all more or less the same size, nearly all shady. I’d say you are best off going for a pitch near to the beach and close to the bread and grocery shop inside the site, which means allée A,B,C,D,E,F, numbers around 80 to 140. This means you’ll have a good walk to reach reception (always a pleasant walk) and the town, but if like us you only go there in the evening that’s no problem. It also means you don’t see cars, trucks, dressed people. You can easily walk everywhere in the village.
“My wife and I actually found we loved the first time but the second time was even better – especially because we stayed on the campsite, which opens up a whole new world.”
“The chalets are superb. They are fairly modern and in very good condition & have everything you need i.e. fridge, microwave, sheets, pillow slips (French pillows are more square as opposed to rectangular that I am used to). Crockery, glasses, cutting board and knives, kettle etc. Only complaint was the pressure of the shower but that was easily fixed as I was able to use one of the main open shower blocks around the camp. I was next to a newly built shower complex that was excellent and the showers had great pressure.
The camp-ground is superb. You can be live without clothes 24/7 and it is an easy walk out to the beautiful beach – makes for the best holiday, great tan, lost weight, fit and active at the end of it – beats sitting at a desk in front of a computer by a long way!
Safe Deposit Boxes
There are safety deposit boxes at main Reception, just ask when you are in there and they will allocate you a deposit box. There may be a small fee involved.
More Tips and Advice – Camping in Cap d’Agde
There is a large sporting good store in Beziers not for from the Cap, on D612/N1112, just off the A9 autoroute. I believe they are Decathalon and Intersport. There may be another closer to Agde in the center where Hyper-U is located. There’s also a huge sporting good store in Montpellier, right next to Ikea.