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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.

mardi 10 novembre 2020

November

As the world is in another state of lockdown - although it  varies extremely from one country to another - not much has been happening at LMF.  

Normally October half-term is when we visit friends and relatives in the UK - not so much this year.  We also start making plans for Christmas - not so much either....  

So we find ourselves stranded at home.  Sarah is extremely busy with her coaching and training - obviously all online.  Check out her website www.sarahscarrattcoaching.com or her LinkdIn and Facebook pages for details.  Rebecca is in Denmark, Danielle 'doing University from home' and Melanie going to school (but not as school should be!). 

The campsite still looks attractive in the autumn colours: 




They have just taken out the 'needles' from the barrage and the Cher is now much quieter than it is in the summer.  

Barrage de Chisseaux

We also had our own Autumn-Watch and rescued a Blue-tit that had got trapped in the wood shed!  


If you would like to look forward to something in 2021 - The Tour de France route has recently been released and it will be going from Tours to Chateauroux on 1 July via Amboise - Chenonceaux - Montrichard.


For more detail about the full route go to : www.letour.fr 

vendredi 2 octobre 2020

October - SITE CLOSED - season summary


"The season that never was"

2020 will be remembered for many things - all of them influenced in some way by a virus!  The season at Camping Le Moulin Fort is no exception. Our original opening date of 7 May was forgotten about very early on as we enjoyed the lock-down (confinement) with our girls safely at home.  

We were then 'allowed' to open on 2 June - but there were no clients and the borders were still closed - so we didn't open until 26 June when we had 3 families on site!  
July was fine and a good number of campers visited but still 40% fewer than in 2019 (which hadn't been a good July anyway!).  We saw some familiar friendly faces who were determined to have a holiday in the French coutryside. 

The first 2 weeks of August carried on this theme, still with fewer people than normal from all countries, we we're able to have our usual music or barbecue evenings, but everyone had a fine time and the weather was kind.  Then on 14 August the bubble burst on what had looked like a good September - "only essential travel to France allowed for the Brits" !!  All of our regular September visitors (and those that had postponed their June holiday) cancelled.  September was deathly quiet 65% down on 2019 - our bar/restaurant takings were down 88%! We were able to keep staff to a minimum and enjoyed the help of Sarah's Mum and Dad throughout the month. 




2019 had already been a mediocre year due to the very changeable weather and the uncertainty about Brexit.  So, although we can survive the winter any more instability in international travel in 2021 will have very serious consequences.  






 

lundi 7 septembre 2020

September

September is usually our favourite month as we get to calm down after the hectic summer and enjoy our regular customers and friends in a more cozy atmosphere. 

This year we haven't had the 'hectic summer' and we haven't had our regular customers' visit!  The weather is fine and the few people we have on site are enjoying the quiet site! 

We thought that if you can't visit this year we'd create a video to bring back some of your memeories of year's gone by.  You can access it here:  


https://youtu.be/WXuG-qpkKNc


2021 - our prices and opening dates are on the tarifs page and you can already make provisional bookings.  Do note however that with all the bookings that have been deferred from 2020, riverside pitches are few and far between at certain times of the year - particularly end of July and early September. Send us and email with your enquiry.  lemoulinfort@wanadoo.fr 

After the experiment of 80km/h on all departmental roads, many departments have returned to 90 km/h - however not on all roads!  The 37 department returned some of the main 'trunk' roads to 90 km/h on September 8th - see the map below.  The D976 that links Montrichard and Bléré is one of the roads concerned.  However, the D976 between Bléré and Tours is still has an 80 km/h limit!  The D140 (on the north bank of the Cher) from La Croix en Touraine to St Pierre des Corps has returned to 90 km/h!  


Proof of a 90 km/h sign

Keep your eyes on the signs!! 👀