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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 juillet 2018

More July news..

The second half of July started with our traditional Bastille Day Barbecue and Live Music.  This year Georges, Jean and Pascal were our entertainers for the evening along with some willing (and less willing!) actors for our very rough guide to the history of the French Revolution!  Which ended with a rendition of the Marseillaise.

Actors and translators!
Who knew that Louis XIV was known as Luigi in Italian!! 

The evening ended with an excellent firework display
The Chenonceaux-Blere Tourist Office has invested in a three wheeled electric bike to take their information leaflets to the tourists.  It will be visiting the site regularly during the summer.   

Leaflets and maps - no ice-creams! 
 Viginie entertained us last week with her special mix of classic hits and modern tunes. 

The Vedettes Club de France from St Pierre des Corps came to visit the Camera Museum and had their own mini car show on pitch 2,3 and 4!  
"Vedettes" on the campsite
Bruno and Lison performed their last concert on the site together - she is now a qualified Osteopath so has a 'real' job!  We wish her well.  Bruno will return very soon (9 August).  

We are lucky to live in the countryside with open spaces, grass, trees and plants.  There are also many, many creatures to watch and admire as you sit on the campsite, overlooking the river.  Kingfishers are frequent sights as are cormorants, seagulls, swifts, swallows, swans and otters.  There are others that have every right to be here, but are not so attractive to tourists, but they are to be tollerated and admired in the same way; such as moles, ants, mice, wasps, coypu and snakes. 

A snake saying 'hi'!
We will be watching the Lunar Eclipse on 27 July and hopfully taking some pictures - which will appear here soon... 

jeudi 12 juillet 2018

Mid July Already!

Since our last update a lot has happened, and most of it in warm, sunny weather!  

We've been entertained by Yann the Mann: 

Everyone got up and danced with Bruno: 

Berlinski CampingReisen had a good evening and danced themselves into the night. 

Some of us learnt what happens when you ride a bike just after it rains!.....

Then there has been the football.....never mind there's always next time! 

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.