Friday 7th August - Sunday 9th August
Our kind of heaven!
Since arriving in the South of France we were becoming more and more aware of the sheer numbers of other people who were also in the South of France. As we pulled out of Montpellier Plage we decided it was time to get away from the crowds and head an hour inland.
Camping Municipal Le Grillon is small campsite owned by the local village. It was small, quiet and perfect. The site had really generous pitches all with lots of natural shade. There was a snack bar and gourmet restaurant onsite, and lovely pool big enough for 17 people to enjoy safely.
When we talked to the boys about why they loved this site so much, it came down to the small size and "community" feel. They made friends with french children who were also staying at the site. They went swimming, played table tennis, climbed the climbing frames and hung out with other tweens and teens. On the big sites, the children and young adults often gravitate in to "packs" that it's difficult to join when we are only onsite for a day or 2.
The toilet blocks were clean; solid 3 star facilities and absolutely adequate for what we needed.
On our second night at the site, Steve and I went for a romantic meal in the restaurant - it was exquisite. Absolutely delicious local produce cooked and presented in a classic French style.
For just €30 per night, Camping Municipal le Grillon was our favourite site of the 2020 Summer Trip.
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