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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 10 décembre 2018

December news

Autumn hasn't yet turned into Winter, with mild tempertures and soggy, misty days throughout November and early December - maybe we'll get some snow for Christmas...

The biggest news - other than protests and Brexit - is the work on the bridge between Francueil and Chisseaux.. It seems to be progressing well: 

The road surface was sawn into blocks

Each block was lifted away and crushed

Eventually it was all removed, now to make it ready for the new pre-formed surface.. 

They found the holes dug into the structure to accept dynamite in the case of advancing troops!
The bridge was built during the 50s....

 We have been out and about researching new walking routes for Friday mornings:
Good weather for fungi! 
 John was invited to the National launch of the New Range Rover Evoque in Tours. 
The Range Rover Evoque launch

If you would like to make a provisional booking for 2019, we’re happy to take your details and reserve you a pitch but we won’t take a deposit until 1st April, so you’ll be able to cancel or amend your booking free of charge until then.  Please note that the bar/restaurant will be closed on Wednesdays, including during July and August.

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. 

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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).