Le Domaine du Petit Lac camp-site is located just above the north west tip of the Lac de Sainte-Croix sandwiched between le Petit lac and the D957 and is very easy to find with good signposting in both directions.
This camp-site is one of many along the D957 towards Lac de Sainte-Croix at the end of the Verdon gorge, all are similar and offer equal facilities, however this camp-site is slightly different as it sits next to Le petit lac, a small lake that can be used for swimming, kayaking and sailing.
On arrival, we checked in at the front office, the staff had an ambivalent attitude and we paid upfront for two nights costing 27.80 Euros for one tent and a car. We also paid for some WI-FI time, which was quite expensive at 5.50 euros/hour.
The camp-site accommodation comprises of static wooden holiday chalets, bungalows and mobile homes along with plots for pitching tents. Our tent plot was spacious and we had room to park the car next to the tent and was divided from the adjoining plot by a small hedgerow.
The wash block facilities were clean and modern, with all the usual components, toilets, showers, sinks, washing/drying machines and a place to wash up after cooking/dining. Other facilities included a children's play area, barbecue area, pétanque terrain, tennis courts and mini golf, although the mini golf course looked like it had seen better days.
At the front entrance there was a public telephone box, first aid point and a snack bar with seasonal opening times selling pizza and chips although in late September this was shut. Just beyond the entrance was a car park suitable for large vehicles such as coaches.
Le petit lac or the small lake next to the front office has a large walled off area for swimmers and a sandy beach for sun bathing.
In conclusion this camp-site is no better or worse than the numerous camp-sites in the local area, however it has a good range of static accommodation and the benefits of the small lake. Its ideally located for trips to the quaint local villages and for providing a base to take advantage of the many outdoor pursuits that the region has to offer.