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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.

jeudi 26 décembre 2019

Christmas 2019

Christmas Decorations in Tours Centre
We too have had a 'bumpy' year!  Which has finished off quite clamly considering the events of the summer.  If we don't have your full address on file you may not have received our Christmas card with all the news; below is a copy. 

2019 Christmas Card
We have had our 3 girls at home for the Christmas holidays, although getting them here wasn't as easy as it coul dhave been.  The strikes by teh railway workers meant that Danielle returned from Paris a few days earlier than planned, but in a 'car-share' rather than by train.  We drove to Nijmegen in Holland to collect Rebecca and Pieter for the same reason!  

No trains!! 
We have had a relaxing couple of days making the most of the mild weather (not at all Christmassy!).  After the dry summer, the Autumn rains have refilled the Cher and the grass on site has regained its green-ness!  

Camping Le Moulin Fort from the bridge
We ventured to the castle for photo opportunities...and to check it is still there!  

Chateau de Chenonceau
A number of you pre-reserved your pitch for teh 2020 season whilst you were on site last summer.  If we haven't been in touch yet to confirm the dates and take a deposit, can you please get in touch by email (lemoulinfort@wanadoo.fr).  
For all new clients; we have PLENTY of spaces available throughout the 2020 season.  
The site opens on 7 May and closes 27 September. 
Please get in touch by email to make a reservation. 

Best wishes to everyone for a safe and prosperous 2020.

vendredi 20 septembre 2019

2019 Season

Apologies for the hiatus in updates-we’ve had a funny old season.

Bookings at Christmastime were 40% down compared to 2018 and by July, the situation had barely improved.  We frequently had more staff working in the bar/kitchen than customers and it was a very worrying time.  Just as the campsite started to fill up, John spent 8 days in hospital with a nasty eye infection and although now back at home, he’s still on antibiotics and eye drops and can’t see out of his right eye!  Luckily, our fabulous campers stepped up and really helped out, moving caravans, shopping, leading Sarah’s weekly walks, gardening and so on.  And even now, we are regularly helped in the kitchen by a team of volunteer washer-uppers!  Ironically, we are busier now than we were in July and we’re cooking 20-40 meals each evening.  We've started our Eat-ups menu and we think we’ll have eaten everything up by Sunday .. when we move into the last week, low season, and we can start winding down.  We’ll keep you posted with our news over the winter!

Chenonceau Castle

14 July Fireworks

Always a repair to be carried out! 

All customers welcome at the bar!

Pitches 2 and 3 in June

Pitches 2 and 3 in September
Very sore eye! 

View from a balloon

Sarah's Friday Walk - not led by Sarah for once! Thanks Trevor. 

dimanche 30 juin 2019

End of June

June has come to an end – it seems to have been a long month here....
Thanks to Chris Greenwood for this picture of Chenonceau Castle
The rain and cold gave way to an intense HeatWave during the last week with temperatures reaching 40C and in the high 30s all week.  The departures due to the heat were even more impressive than the departures due to the rain earlier in the month. 

“the dogs can’t cope with the heat”
“we’re moving to the coast to get away from the heat”
“we can’t sleep in the tent in these temperatures”

Statements heard as people checked out earlier than planned.  All very valid reasons.  So much so that the site is now nearly empty.  The 29 June 2018 we had 93 pitches occupied, the same date this year only 44.  The bookings for the coming week aren’t going to improve things much either.  We will just have to hold tight until the schools break-up (5 July in France).

We are very grateful to the hardy few who’ve stuck out the highs and lows of the month and enjoyed the river, the calm and the friendly banter. 

We were visited by Rotel Tours and their Rolling Hotel – the driver managed to only slightly damage one of our bushes in this turning around manoeuvre!  We will see the bus again in early August. 

Remember the ASCI, Camping Key and ADAC Campingcard are valid until 5 July and then again from 26 August. 

The summer seems to be stretching ahead of us indefinitely at the moment.   We will have fireworks and our big barbeque on 14 July as usual.