Saturday, 25 February 2017

A very French campsite in Spain at Calig

Our pitch at Camping l'Orangeraie 
We have enjoyed sitting out in glorious sunshine this week at the beautiful Camping l'Orangeraie which is situated just outside a small historical town called Calig. The French-owned campsite is surprisingly green for Spain and pitch boundaries are made up of various trees and shrubs. There are some fabulous old olive trees dotted about which we think we read are a thousand years old - they certainly look as though they could be! Staying here is a little more expensive than at Didota or Ametlla. With our ACSI card the price is €17 per night to include electricity and wifi, and with water right by our pitch. A 10% discount is offered for stays of ten nights or more and we don't think we will have any problem with staying at least that long. It's wonderfully peaceful here. The sanitary block seems new and is very good. There's lots of scalding hot water and plenty of room in the shower cubicles.

We took a walk into Calig on Tuesday for Market Day. It's about a ten minute walk along a pretty quiet road to get to the town. The market itself was very small and a bit of a disappointment, but we enjoyed walking around sightseeing. For shopping there is a good bakery and two small supermarkets, plus we saw a couple of greengrocers and a butcher.

Calig is proud of its 13th century fortified tower which looms up from narrow streets in the town centre. There is also an obligatorily oversized church, Sant Llorenc, and we spotted numerous historical details such as large medieval doors and interestingly tiled facades.

The local area is primarily agricultural with mostly almond and mandarin orchards. We have already spent an afternoon walking along camis exploring (actually Dave has been out twice) and hope to go further afield by bicycle one day too because it is reasonably flat here. In the meantime we will just keep soaking up the sun, sat on our loungers with a good book each, awaiting the daily stroll past of the shepherd with his flock of sheep to set the campsite dogs barking!

Sant Llorenc 
Tiled facade in Calig 


  1. omg your posts make me crave Spain SO BADLY!!! I hope I can go visirt my family this year. I'll print all your posts and bring them with me :)