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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 mars 2018

March news

The first week of March gone already and what a busy one.  The girls are off school for their ‘February Half term’, we’ve not gone away and have visited a couple of local attractions while carrying on with the jobs at the site and the house – snow and other weather phenomena permitting!!

We visited ZooParc de Beauval in St Aignan (half an hour from the site)...
Baby Manatee born October 2017

The famous baby Panda

Always changing and improving well worth a visit even if you’ve been before.  It is classified as one of the top 10 zoos in the world.  Last year’s improvements to the ‘Land of the Lions’ are excellent and this year the bears are due to be re-housed among the other ongoing changes.
Discounted tickets to the zoo are available from the site during the season.

We also visited (some of us for the first time) the Caves des Roches in Bourré (20 mins from the site) One of the few mushroom growers still operating in the area (at one time there were 60 in Bourré alone).  Although they now make more from the tourist visits than the production of mushrooms!
Sculptures inside Cave des Roches
Shitake mushrooms growing in the caves

Our very own camera museum has had many visitors from the local area as Jean-Louis continues to re-arrange and improve the displays.  
We’ve seen a local newspaper journalist, the local TV station (TV Tours) and our ‘député' of the Assemblé Nationale, Mr Daniel Labaronne – our MP.

TV Tours filming in the museum

If you have any cameras that are gathering dust or on their way to the skip, bring them with you this summer….

Sarah is away this week on a CLEAN Language training course in the UK- fitting it in between her individual clients, the French CLEAN Association's Spring Conference in Paris next weekend and all her other commitments.  If you’d like to know more about what she does, go to: www.sarahscarrattcoaching.com

One bit of sad news a few weeks ago – Greg’s dog ‘Cayenne’ passed away.  She was very old and losing her faculties – but still very sad time for him. He has recently acquired a new dog as companion and guardian – look out for her during the season.

We are still looking for a couple of staff members, particularly for June and September.  If you have the urge to work hard in the sunshine for a couple of months – get in touch.

jeudi 8 février 2018

February news

The winter seemed to have been going quickly with snowdrops and daffodils peaking through, then February came around and this happened: 

Hard to believe folks come here for their summer holidays and walk around in shorts and t-shirts! 
But they do...

The vines like the cold - at the right time of year!

Hope everyone is keeping warm wherever you are. 

mercredi 17 janvier 2018

January 2018

Already the 17th of January!

Happy New Year to all our friends and customers. 

The end of 2017 was spent in a frozen New York City with temperatures not getting above 0 degrees for the whole time we were there and reaching a low of -18°C !

We had to dress appropriately!! 

The new year has started wet and windy as expected, the level of The Cher is very high!  

...but the guys have been able to start work on the tree pruning. 

We were invited to Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht by the Caravan and Motorhome Club for their annual meeting.  
We were very pleased to accept their Small Campsite Award.  

Bookings are steadily coming in, as are artists for our summer music evenings (the full list will be on the Entertainment pages shortly). 
We are still looking for summer staff - so if you know anyone.......