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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 7 juin 2018

Early June News

A week of June passed already and it has been busy - but not exactly tranquil! The sunny weather we had in May has been followed by warm, but very stormy weather in June.  Not what was on order for our stalwart campers! 



The last weekend of May saw our restaurant open with a group combining their visit to the Camera Museum with a meal on the terrace in the sunshine.   The visit even made the local paper.....


We even had a coach load of people visit the museum!  He managed to drive out of our exit without any problems....Derek! 



The Whit week holidaymakers made the most of the warm weather and the kids used the pool every day.  Some of the campers starred in the local Tourist Office video about accommodations in the area.  The video will appear on their website in due course.  




June 1st started much better than 2 years ago when the site was evacuated!  Many of the evacuees joined us for a Barbecue and Live Music evening with Cleliacoustic.  The weather stayed dry!  
Danielle singing with Clelia

Melanie's class visited us for an English cooked breakfast brunch on Saturday morning, teachers past and present (and some parents).  The occasion to mark 'our' final month at Francueil Primary school; an episode that started when Rebecca joined in March 2002.  


The help of some of our campers was invaluable


There have been a few testing times as well;  

Apparently this tree wasn't big enough to be seen and was hit by a reversing caravan.  The driver sped off without mentioning it! 


Note: We have moved one of our music evenings in early July so as not to clash with a World Cup football match - Bruno now appearing on 5 July.  

vendredi 25 mai 2018

25 May News

We've been open for 3 weeks and we've had a good number of visitors and the weather has been warm and generaly dry. 

Jean-Louis' contribution to Royal celebrations! 


We had a visit from Decathlon (the sports goods store) and their training team, testing their tents and backpacks and other camping equipment on site mid-month. 



The Royal Wedding on the 19th was watched in the bar by an enthusiastic audience accompanied by sausage rolls, nibletts, home-made scones and a 'wedding' Victoria sponge cake!  


The bar opens this evening and the restaurant starts tomorrow (26 May) for another season of steak-haché, fish'n'chips and boeuf bourguignon!  Open every evening (except Wednesday) through to 6 July and then all day thoughout the summer until 27 August when we return to having a Wednesday night off!  

As with most organisations we have to let you know about GDRP (or RGPD in French!) : 







samedi 12 mai 2018

May News

THE CAMPSITE IS OPEN 

It seemed to arrive a little too suddenly, but the site opened last Saturday in glorious sunshine and blue skies.  Many people arrived and spent an excellent sunny week on site, helped by 2 French 'jours feriés' (Bank Holidays) to boost the numbers.  

Just before the crowds arrived! 

Never really crowded in May

Making the most of the sunshine and the river
We have been joined by a new member of staff this year - Anaëlle - who has been guided by an old hand - Violaine - through the intricacies of the reception and booking system.  Greg is still mowing, cleaning and fixing things.  Our girls have been helping out this past week and have given a fresh look to the play-park train. 
The train looking young again! 
As time moves on, things change and a couple of our regular clients have decided to sell their caravans stored in our barn on an annual basis. They don't want to tow them back to the UK and are looking for new owners here on site.  If you are interested please get in touch with John on the usual email:  lemoulinfort@wanadoo.fr  .  Both are large family caravans and will come fully equiped with awnings etc.