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A friendly and welcoming atmosphere

In the heart of the Loire valley, the site is an ideal base for visiting the many chateaux, gardens and other tourist attractions in the area.

Enjoy the most beautiful chateau in the loire valley

The Chateau of Chenonceau is 1.5km downstream and is well worth a visit.

Enjoy the many attractions next to the campsite

Beauval zoo, Leonardo Da Vinci's house, hot air balloon flights, Chateau of Chenonceau, Amboise, Chambord... So many things to do !

The pool is really fun !

It’s deep so it’s good for practising diving and there’s a little pool to splash about in when you get tired.

Ideally located for this fascinating region

Stay at Le Moulin Fort to discover the land of chateaux, gardens and wine in the heart of France.

lundi 12 novembre 2018

November news

The Autumn is moving slowly into winter as the leaves fall and the temperatures drop.  Only one frosty morning so far, but a lot of rain..!  

The work on the bridge is progressing helped by several bits of heavy duty machinery!  

First they drilled holes along the "parapet"

Then cut along the road edge, chains through the holes and lift out the section.
Put it in a truck and crush it on site! 
Almost all removed..

All gone. 

The next stage is to remove the road surface... pictures next month. 

jeudi 4 octobre 2018

October news

The 2018 season has been and gone - and what a season, what weather and how many people? 
We have had a great season, only a handful of wet days throught the year and lots and lots of happy campers.  

We had some great events with Bruno, Virginie, Yann and others entertaining us on the long summer evenings.  

A few statistics from the past season: 

'You' consumed at the bar;
3,150 litres of 1664 beer
300 litres of Magners
835 litres of Gourmandiere wine 

You ordered from our boulangerie; 
5700 baguettes
7400 croissants
1500 pain au raisins

In total, 9,674 people arrived on site (some people came back several times!) Thank you. 


The blue sky continued to the end of September (and is still here now - 4 October).  

The site is now empty and almost put to bed for the winter. 

The big story over the coming months will be the work being carried out on the bridge at the end of the site.  The signs went up just before we closed to announce the reopening date (if all goes to plan!) - 15 June 2019.  

They did start on time and are currently removing and re-routing all the electric and telephone cables attached to the structure. 

We'll keep you informed of any significant changes.  

We intend to open on 23 MAY 2019 in time for the Whit holidays in the UK.  The closing date will be the last Sunday in September (29th). 

jeudi 26 juillet 2018

More July news..

The second half of July started with our traditional Bastille Day Barbecue and Live Music.  This year Georges, Jean and Pascal were our entertainers for the evening along with some willing (and less willing!) actors for our very rough guide to the history of the French Revolution!  Which ended with a rendition of the Marseillaise.

Actors and translators!
Who knew that Louis XIV was known as Luigi in Italian!! 

The evening ended with an excellent firework display
The Chenonceaux-Blere Tourist Office has invested in a three wheeled electric bike to take their information leaflets to the tourists.  It will be visiting the site regularly during the summer.   

Leaflets and maps - no ice-creams! 
 Viginie entertained us last week with her special mix of classic hits and modern tunes. 

The Vedettes Club de France from St Pierre des Corps came to visit the Camera Museum and had their own mini car show on pitch 2,3 and 4!  
"Vedettes" on the campsite
Bruno and Lison performed their last concert on the site together - she is now a qualified Osteopath so has a 'real' job!  We wish her well.  Bruno will return very soon (9 August).  

We are lucky to live in the countryside with open spaces, grass, trees and plants.  There are also many, many creatures to watch and admire as you sit on the campsite, overlooking the river.  Kingfishers are frequent sights as are cormorants, seagulls, swifts, swallows, swans and otters.  There are others that have every right to be here, but are not so attractive to tourists, but they are to be tollerated and admired in the same way; such as moles, ants, mice, wasps, coypu and snakes. 

A snake saying 'hi'!
We will be watching the Lunar Eclipse on 27 July and hopfully taking some pictures - which will appear here soon...