Le Ruisseau, Bidart, France


Meet Le Ruisseau campsite’s biggest and muckiest celebrity, Le Grand Cochon. This sizable character occupies prime position at the campsite’s little farm. As does this guy…Can’t See For Lookin’.


Imagine our delight to discover a small menagerie of animals tucked away at the back of the campsite’s grounds. As well as the pig and chickens the farm has llamas, rabbits, goats, Shetland ponies and donkeys. Le Ruisseau was our first stop on our French adventure. Its a peaceful, family orientated campsite with gorgeous views across to the Pyrenees. I don’t know whether it was the tranquil setting, air or atmosphere but we slept so well. We spent most of our days onsite, relaxing around the pool area; me swimming and my son sliding. Then me sliding as well.

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In the evenings we went for little walks around the farm, kid’s play area and the campsite’s two lakes. The lakes were devoid of any ducks or visible wildlife except for a lone swan and a goose who appeared to be inseperable. Everywhere the swan went the goose followed and vice versa, they seemed the best of friends. The campsite operates a free bus service to the nearby beach at Bidart, from here you can catch a further bus into Biarritz, which we did on the hottest day of the holiday. Good news if you catch the connecting buses, a long wait in the sweltering heat if you don’t. It left me half a stone lighter and considerably sweatier, heaven knows how Big Pig felt in the forty degree heat.


Lake at Le Ruisseau

Lake at Le Ruisseau

After four relaxing nights we were ready to move onto our next destination. Le Ruisseau is great for a short stay and a good base from which to explore the Basque coast. It is well equipped with a little shop, two bars, restaurant, take away, spa and an abundance of table tennis courts.

Camping Le Ruisseau des Pyrénées – Rue Burruntz – 64210 Bidart (France) – Tel.: Mail : contact@camping-le-ruisseau.fr





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