WhatStove?

Franco Belge Camargue stove

Overall Rating:

4.5 flames

based on 4 reviews    (View rating breakdown)
Franco Belge Camargue stove

The Franco Belge Camargue is a solid cast iron stove with a weight of 130kg.

Due to the size it can take quite a long log - length up to 410mm.

Technical Data
  • Height: 690mm
  • Width: 630mm
  • Depth: 385mm

Add your review of this stove

Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 5 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4.5 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4.5 flames
How well does the airwash work 4 flames
Controllability 4.5 flames
Handle operation 4.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4.5 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Problem with back heatsheild

    Robin Clark 6 years ago

    We have the newer version of this stove that has a rear metal heat shield (part No 45 on the stove diagram 305114 - BACK HEATSHIELD). This has burnt through after about 3 to 4 years of use
    and it is proving very difficult to locate a replacement. Our local pub has the same stove and has also had to replace this plate (around £60 to replace). I'm a little worried about the long term reliability of the stove as it will no doubt become more and more difficult to buy a new plate every 3 years or so.
    Overall rating:

    3 flames

Most Popular Review

  • franco belge camargue

    Sally-ann Buxton

    The best you can buy, we have had it for over 20yrs with not 1 problem, a family of 6 in a old farmhouse so it has some use, we love it! Packs some heat out too, we bought the enamel green colour
    which looks as good as the day we bought it.
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Franco Belge Camargue stove

  • Wonderfull

    Martin Walton 7 years ago

    Never thought a woodburner could give off so much heat, only takes a few logs and its set for the night, got a roomheater in my other room fed with coal, a country 6, does not come near this
    stove, best heat I have ever had!
    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Still going very strong

    Davina Glading 8 years ago

    Well for the 16th Winter we rely on our old faithful. The Franco Belge Camargue has been the heart of our drawing room since 1996. Apart from some slight corrosion on the baffle plate it is as good as new. In the 16 years we have only had to replace one side brick, one back brick (both after being biffed by an over-eager husband with logs) and the door rope. It is used daily for about 5 months of the year and has never let us down. The airwash works well, only with an occasional clean needed. We do tend to use wood during the daytime and some coal in overnight to keep the heat going to re-stock in the morning. This routine works well for us.

    Stove expert replied: Fantastic, must be a good stove, hardly any replacement parts in 16 years.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames