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Camping Castanhada

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Ardèche THE VANS
  • In the heart of the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Park
  • 500 meters from the Chassezac river
  • 40 minutes from the Chauvet 2 Cave

welcome to camping Chestnut

With its view of the mountains and its proximity to the Chassezac river and the typical village of vans, le Camping Chestnut offers you an ideal setting for a holiday with family or friends under the sun of Southern Ardèche.

You will enjoy a family welcome, where simplicity rhymes with conviviality. Throughout your stay, you can take advantage of the various services offered (snack / bar, laundromat, bowling green, etc.), refresh yourself in the aqua-play area, or participate in the evening entertainment in a joyful and good mood until 23:00 p.m., to respect everyone's rest.

You can travel to Vanséenes lands to discover the Ardèche culture and its many museums, traditional markets and local products. You will discover the most secret corners of the Ardèche, its typical small villages or its ancestral caves (Cocalière cave, Aven d'Orgnac, Chauvet cave, etc.). Thus, you will explore the Ardèche from all angles. Canoeing, canyoning, climbing, caving, via ferrata, mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding await you. The Ardèche will reveal its treasures to you between cliffs, mountains and breathtaking views. To consume without moderation!

If you want to stay in a camping family on a human scale, and enjoy the breathtaking nature of southern Ardèche, stop at the camping Chestnut !

Le camping is ideally located 800 meters from the village of Les Vans where, in addition to an exceptional heritage, you will find all the amenities. 

At 500 meters, the Chassezac river will offer you unforgettable bathing moments!


Le camping is committed to a sustainable development approach, by sustainably reducing water and electricity consumption on the camping. The infrastructures of the camping are made with natural materials and only local shrubs and plants are used. Steam cleaners and eco-labeled cleaning products are exclusively used on the camping. camping will give you a welcome booklet on your arrival with a practical guide to selective sorting within the camping.

At the entrance you will find containers for recyclable waste, glass containers and a composter placed at your disposal in the vegetable garden. The camping raises awareness among its customers through various means of display, its welcome booklet and documents on the economical management of water, energy and waste.

Equipment at camping castanhada

For the youngest at camping Chestnut

Children of all ages will find their happiness in the Camping Chestnut !

First of all, a wooden playground with slide will delight the youngest. Then, a space with trampoline and ping-pong table, as well as board game tables, will be the occasion for good times and giggles. Then, from June 30, children will meet in the water fun area with bouncy castle and two 6-meter slides.

As for the older ones, they can meet near the snack bar, around the table football or the outdoor pool table.

Multisports ground

At the heart of camping, a beautiful grassy play area equipped with a multisport net, will also allow you to practice your favorite sports: volleyball, badminton, etc.

Pétanque bowl field

The pétanque court will be an opportunity for great games of boules. 


Le camping Also offers you a large screen television so that you do not lose any great sports time during your holidays. 

Chicken coop

In addition, to the delight of all, a henhouse has been installed within the camping.


A selective sorting area is present on the camping. You will thus find all the useful information on the subject in the practical sorting guide provided with your welcome booklet.

services at camping castanhada

Rentals / Sale

Le Camping Chestnut will provide you with during your stay, subject to availability, refrigerators, baby cots but also gas planchas. the camping also offers for sale, comfortable disposable sheets and European plugs.


Le camping will lend you ping-pong rackets if needed.


You can order breads and pastries at the reception of the camping in July-August.


You will find at the reception of the Camping Chestnut all the tourist information necessary for a successful stay in Ardèche. You can book your outdoor activities on site: via ferrata, caving, canyoning, climbing, paddle boarding and canoeing fishing.

Le camping sets up a late arrivals service, so that your arrival is never a source of stress!


To stay connected during your holidays, wifi will be offered to you throughout camping (paid service).

Catering at camping Chestnut

The Vie'happy awaits you to eat in the camping Castanhada. The snack bar will offer you chopped steaks and fries, homemade hamburgers, salads, pizzas (on site or to take away)… You can order roast chicken. A breakfast service is set up in the morning, to take advantage of the terrace and the first rays of sunshine. For pleasant moments with family or friends, the Vie'happy is also a cocktail bar and ice cream parlor. 

Groups welcome at Camping Chestnut

Le camping offers a personalized group welcome for your family or friendly events. The reception of groups will then be possible during the opening period of the camping, except from July 14 to September 1. The team of camping will therefore advise you as best as possible, and will organize with you the program of your stay according to your needs and your desires: themed meals, evening entertainment, etc. Likewise, outdoor activities (supervised or not), such as canoeing, paragliding, climbing, canyoning or hiking can take place. You will be accommodated in mobile homes and chalets. Several options are then possible: half-meals possible, breakfasts, etc. Finally, you will benefit from specific prices and special conditions.

Entertainmentau camping castanhada

Entertainment is offered in high season (July-August). First, your stay will begin with a welcome drink to get to know each other. 

The youngest will benefit from evening entertainment (karaoke evenings, etc.). Sound, play of light and laser will delight the youngest… as well as the older ones!

You will also have the opportunity to participate in the many activities, accessible to all, offered within the camping. During the day, pétanque tournaments and molkky games are organized for pleasant moments of conviviality. You will also have the opportunity to discover free of charge with a professional guide, the local natural curiosity, the Païolive wood.

In addition, certain paid activities can be set up by the camping, like the discovery of the Ardèche along the water thanks to a canoe day on the Chassezac.

Need to relax and rejuvenate? The Camping Chestnut Also offers Vinyasa yoga sessions every Wednesday in high season with Angelina, certified yoga teacher and creator of Yoga Feeling. The lessons are done in small groups, the necessary equipment will be provided to you. All levels, men and women, will be welcome! Due to limited places, it will be necessary to reserve at the welcome drink.

Finally, in the evening, you will enjoy the various entertainment: Wednesday dances and mussels and chips, karaoke evenings, bingo lotto ...

To prepare your stay, go to pages Accommodation, Themes et Tourism.




  • Late arrivals service
  • Personalized group reception


  • Order breads and pastries
  • Snack bar / takeaway options

Practical life

  • Sale of disposable sheets and European plugs
  • Paid wifi service
  • Loan of ping-pong rackets
  • Activity reservations
  • Rental of refrigerators, cots, gas plancha



  • Welcome drink


  • Petanque tournaments
  • Canoe days
  • Parts of molkky


  • Evening entertainment for children
  • Karaoke evenings
  • Dance evenings / mussels and fries


  • Yoga class
  • Free discovery of Païolive wood with a guide
  • Loto-bingo


Aquatic center

  • Aquatic inflatable structure


  • Baby foot
  • billiards
  • Trampoline
  • Ping-pong
  • Board games tables
  • Pétanque bowl field
  • Multisport field with net


  • Playground

Practical life

  • Large screen TV
  • Sorting space


The Ardèche will prove to be as exciting for nature lovers as it is for culture and architectural heritage enthusiasts! On foot in ancient medieval towns or by canoe along the water, discover the heritage of Southern Ardèche.



If you want to stay in a camping family on a human scale and enjoy the breathtaking nature of southern Ardèche, the camping Chestnut is for you!



Enjoy your stay at camping Chestnut to experience rich and intense holidays in the South-Ardèche.


Average rating of the establishment

8.66 / 10

97 reviews


Services and facilities




Activities and entertainment



Quality / price ratio

9.3 / 10

Fabienne R Welcome camping

Type of stay:

In family with child (ren)


Tent and car or caravan package or camping bus (electricity in supplement, European plug not included)

Period of stay:

August 2021 7 days

Posted the :



Detailed note


Camping very pleasant, very well located, very friendly welcome We will return, for sure. We were in canvas. Small downside, it would be really good to replant a few trees in order to have shade on all the pitches

Accommodation Reviews:

Spacious location.

Response from the establishment:

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to drop a message. the camping remains very green despite the tornado of June 20, 2021. Part of our efforts is to deal with nature; some trees must be mastered, others will be planted; we continue to plant shrubs because we want to ensure the best possible comfort for all, between vacationers who want shade, others who want to be able to easily capture ... we are confident and the camping Castanhada will remain a green setting in which families and friends will spend great vacations again and again. See you soon, Florence, manager

9.1 / 10

CLAIRE D Welcome camping

Type of stay:

In family with child (ren)


Mobilhome PREMIUM air-conditioned 2 bedrooms Sunday / Sunday

Period of stay:

August 2021 21 days

Posted the :



Detailed note


Proximity to the river, town center and supermarkets


Accommodation Reviews:

Air conditioning

Lack of space, too tight for 5 people ...

Response from the establishment:

Hello Madam Deviras, thank you for this message. I take note of your remark and I will take it into account this winter for the organization of the next season. I am delighted that you had a wonderful stay at the camping located just right, between nature and amenities. We look forward to welcoming you again, Florence, manager

8.75 / 10

Julie s Welcome camping

Type of stay:

For sharing


Tent and car or caravan package or camping bus (electricity in supplement, European plug not included)

Period of stay:

September 2021 1 days

Posted the :



Detailed note


The staff try to be there as much as possible, to help us and to make us have a good stay. The location is great.

Accommodation Reviews:

Great location.

Response from the establishment:

Hello Ms. Suez, thank you for the time spent writing to us. Due to the lack of an employee on the snack / bar side at the beginning of September due to sanitary constraints, Patrice and I did our best to meet everyone's needs. Our policy is well-being, good humor and relational quality in a peaceful and rejuvenating green setting. It was a great meeting, to be repeated! Florence, manager

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