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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.

mercredi 5 mai 2021

May news

May already, and the site isn't open as originaly planned.  It will hopefully be open by the end of the month as people are allowed to move around again.  Foreign visitors will be allowed into the country from 9 June, but the travel conditions are not yet known - so keep an eye on the news channels. 

April was very dry and very cold, as in many parts of Europe.  The Cher River is particularly low at the moment: 

Very low Cher

Dry mill stream

But it does mean we've had sunny skies and the flowers have been blooming. 

Flowers on our palm tree

Local attractions are opening up slowly; Clos Luce, Chaumont and the Pagoda are opening their outside spaces this week.  No news yet about the opening up of Chenonceau Castle.  The Zoo de Beauval should be opening for the last week of May. 

jeudi 8 avril 2021

April News


March ended and April started very warm and sunny, but it didn't last for long as with many in the northern parts of Europe.  

The 'colza' fields were glowing yellow but the vines don't like freezing temperatures at this time of year - the 'vignerons' have been lighting fires (big round bales of hay) next the thier vines to keep the temperatures above 0.  They employ large fans to keep the air moving, even resorting to helicopters hovering low over the vines to keep the frost away.  

A change of scene at Le Moulin Fort this week as the local landscaping company used the site to test some new battery powered Husqvarna - we got some grass and hedges cut in the process!! 

Although we have been able to start preparing the site: 

....the start of the season looks iffy!  
France is now in another lockdown situation and travelling for 'non-essential' reasons is limited to 10kms ... the restrictions will last until 3 May at the earliest.
Watch this space for an update of our planned opening. 

Meanwhile in Chenonceaux village they have created a 'one-way' system!  Should be fun in the summer....

Essentially: going west to east - nothing changes.
From east to west you are diverted around the back of the village and rejoin the main road at the Bon Laboureur.  

lundi 8 mars 2021

Mars news

March is here and the first definite signs of Spring.  Not a great deal is happening as we await positive news about the posibilities of opening for the summer.  The cases in France are not going down and the vaccinations are not going up quick enough!  Luckily other parts of Europe are doing better.  So fingers are crossed for open borders and leisure travel in the summer. 
In the meantime - some pictures of the emerging new life from around the site. 

Needless to say we have plenty of space if you want to visit ....  email us lemoulinfort@wanadoo.fr , our booking conditions are flexible if things go pear-shaped again!!