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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 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!! 
 

lundi 1 février 2021

February 2021

 February is already upon us.... The world is still on 'pause' and planning for the future is tricky.  


However....The sun will come out again - the ferries will sail and the drive through the French countryside will become a reality once more.  Until then, you can make bookings at Le Moulin Fort knowing that if things go pear-shaped again you can change you reservation up to 7 days before your expected arrival for no charge, and if you need to move the booking to next year you can... 

Meanwhile....it's been raining!!  


The Cher is rising and the lower bank of the campsite is now underwater.  No where near flood level though.



The chateau is still here....cold and empty!   

They have started work on the bridge at Civray.  They are removing the metal parts (put in place temporarily after WWII!! ) and making it have 2 way traffic and a cycle lane!  It will be closed until January 2022 at the earliest. 


Map of the bridge closure

A crowd gathered for the 'event'

The centre of the bridge has already been removed

Good progress so far, although the high winds and rising river levels have slowed things down.