Bringing your dog to France

If you are thinking of bringing your furry little friend to France with you but are not sure what you need to do, here is some information to get your dog ready for travel.  In order for your dog to travel it needs a doggy passport.  You can request one of these from your local vet.  In order to get a dog passport your dog needs to be microchipped and have a rabies injection or rabies booster at least 21 days before travel.  If you would like to see exactly what is required for your dog please visit the official Government checklist or just ask at your local vet for taking your dog abroad.  Please shop around because our local vet wanted over £200 for the passport and injection.  Before we came to France we got ours from Pets at Home who have many branches throughout the UK.

 

Once you are in France and you a preparing to return to the UK you are required for your dog to receive a tapeworm treatment from a qualified vet 1-5 days before the return journey back to the UK.  More information can be found here

 

We have a lovely little French Bulldog of our own and we have a very good english speaking vet in Roumazieres, about 10-15 minutes from the campsite.  It is very easy to get an appointment for the next day.  

 

We would be more than happy to arrange an appointent for you and your dog at our vets while you are here.  Or if you would like to arrange this yourself here is the contact information for the vet.

 

Zone Artisanale Bois Marque
16270 Roumazières Loubert
France
+33 5 45 30 35 59

Dog friendly for friendly dogs!

Here at Camp Laurent - our moto is dog friendly for friendly dogs! While some of us can't imagine travelling without our dog, others can't imagine travelling with them.  If you keep your dog under control and clean up after them, we can create a happy environment for all our guests.  We tell our guests visiting Camp Laurent with their beloved pet that your dog may be off the lead if they are under control. We also ask that no ball games are to be played in the Camping field itself, We have other large areas of land including 400m of river frontage where you and your dog can run around and play.  After all this is a campsite not a dog park!  Our little French Bulldog Lucy looks forward to making some new friends here at Camp Laurent. 

cool in the charente  *****

Written by Gwill on August 8th, 2013

Booked for a week and still here 2 weeks later... peaceful, relaxing, laid-back, excellent and clean facilities, no disco & no kids great for getting away from it all and seeing the real France. All hosted by the easy going Tracey & Peter. 

Written by Phoebe on January 1st, 2014

We stayed in August '13, had an unforgettable time.  A true escape.  Relaxing atmosphere after a warming welcome from Tracey and Pete.  Made us feel at ease enjoying a drink together in the evening.  Friendly fellow campers.  Felt comfortable on site.  Great facilities.  We used their canor along the river one day and it was so tranquil and secluded, unforgettable paddle with the damsel flies.  We are looking forward to a return in the future!!

fantastic   *****

Written by Johnandjane on August 11th, 2013

We stayed for two weeks in August.  The site is peaceful, calm and laid back.  Quiet, as it is adult only which we like but hard to find in France.  There are no 'set' pitches so you have the freedom to locate where you want and there is enough space no to be on top of  each other.  There is an above ground pool which is great when it gets hot.  Tracey and Peter are great hosts, they can't do enough for you but give you lots of space.  Exactly what you want on a campsite.  The location is great, in a stunning part of the Charente.  The stars at night are breathtaking as there is no light pollution.  We have really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this site.  

peace and quiet  *****

Written by Chris on September 7th 2013

We stayed in July/august.  This is a superb rural site within easy reach of Confolens and many small French villages.  Not too far away are some superb swimming lakes.  The site is very well kept by Pete and Tracey who make you feel very welcome and find nothing too much trouble.  The facilities are first class with plenty of hot water and space to get changed.  As this is an Adult only campsite you can enjoy the company of other like minded people with plenty of space around you.  The swimming pool is superb for a dip to cool down in the day or late in the evening.  You can find a nice relaxing spot down by the river to read a book or do a spot of fishing.  It is even possible to borrow the campsite canoe.  All in all I thoroughly recommend this campsite to anyone wishing to get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful rural countryside.