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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.

vendredi 21 décembre 2018

End December News

Our last update before Christmas

For anyone who didn't receive our card this year - make sure we've got your full postal address next year! 

Looks like they've stopped work on the bridge for the year.  The old concrete has been removed and replaced with level(ish) version!  Just awaiting the next layer in the New Year. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.  
Hopefully our paths will cross in 2019.

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....
Jean-Louis continues to 'acquire' new exhibits for the Camera Museum.  His latest is a set of home-made Amateur Radio Equipment from the 50s and 60s.  If there are any 'Radio Hams' able to show him how it works....

 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.